CS - Foundation Programme : Syllabus and Books

ICSICS (2008)FP : Foundation Programme • Syllabus and Books

English and Business Communication

CS_FP :: Foundation Programme
Paper 1 : English and Business Communication
[One paper: Three Hours – 100 marks]

Level of Knowledge :

Working knowledge.

Objective . . .

To help students acquire competence in English to use the language.

Detailed Contents . . .

Part A : English (50 Marks)

1.Essentials of Good English
Grammar and usage; enriching vocabulary, words - multiple meaning, single word for a group of words - choice of words - words frequently mis-spelt; punctuations, prefix and suffix; parts of speech; articles; synonyms and antonyms; tenses; idioms and phrases; foreign words and phrases commonly used; abbreviations and numerals; pronunciation. Latin, French and Roman words which are used in abbreviated form like “e.g., RSVP, viz. etc.”.
2.Essay Writing
Essays on matters of current interest on trade, commerce, industry and profession.
3.Precis Writing
Preparation of summary of office notes; summary of matters appearing in economic and commercial dailies and journals for use in committee meetings in the office; summary of decisions taken in meetings and conferences.

Part B : Business Communication (50 Marks)

4.Business Communication
Meaning and significance of good communication; principles of business communication; means of communication - oral, written, visual, audiovisual; essentials of a good business letter, etc.
5.Business Correspondence
Personnel : drafting of interview letters, call letters and offer of appointment; provisional appointment orders; final orders of appointment.
Purchase : requests for quotations, tenders, samples and drawings; test order; complaints and follow-up.
Sales : drafting of sales letters, circular letters, preparation of sale notes with conditions of sale; status inquiries; reports to sales manager such as sales promotion matters.
Accounts : correspondence with various agencies : customers - regarding dues, follow up letters; banks - regarding over-drafts, cash credits and account current, insurance companies - regarding payment, renewal of insurance premium, claims and their settlement.
Secretarial : correspondence with shareholders and debenture-holders pertaining to dividend and interest, transfer and transmission, Stock Exchanges, Registrar of Companies and various authorities like Reserve Bank of India, SEBI.
Miscellaneous : Resume, letter of application, goodwill messages, condolence letters.
6.Administration and Miscellaneous
Drafting of telegraphic and facsimile messages, messages through electronic media; public notices and invitations; representations to Trade Associations, Chambers of Commerce and public authorities.
7.Inter-departmental Communication
Internal memos; office circulars; office orders; office notes; representation to chief executive and replies thereto; communication with regional/branch offices.
8.Preparation of Press Releases.

Readings

TitleAuthorPublisher
English Grammar, Composition and Effective Business Communication; M.A.Pink & S.E. ThomasS.Chand & Company Ltd., 7361, Ram Nagar, Qutab Road, New Delhi-110055.
English Grammar and Composition;G.S.MudambadithayaVikas Publishing House Pvt. Ltd, A-22, sector-4, Nodia-201301 (U.P.)
A Text Book of English Grammar, Composition and Translation;Sunita SharamaVikas Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., A-22, Sector-4, Nodia-201301(U.P.)
Business Communication K.K.SinhaBusiness Communication Galgotia Publishing Company Ltd., 6A/4, Karol Bagh, New Delhi-110005.
Business Communication & organization management;Varinder Kumar & Bodh RajKalyani Publishers, Chaura Bazar, Ludhiana-141001.
Professional Communication Skills;Alok Jain, Pravin, S.R.Bhatia, A.M.SheikhS.Chand & Company Ltd., 7361, Ram Nagar, Qutab Road, New Delhi-110055.
Business Communication; Homai Pradhan, N.S.PradhanHimalaya Publishing House, Ramdoot, Dr.Bhalerao Marg, Girgaon, Mumbai-400004.
Essentials of Business Communication;Rajendra Pal & J.S.KorlahalliSultan Chand & Sons, 23, Daryaganj, New Delhi-110 002.
A Guide to Business Correspondence & Communication SkillsA.N.KapoorS.Chand & Company Ltd., 7361, Ram Nagar, Qutab Road, New Delhi-110 005.
Business Communication;U.S.Rai & S.M.RaiHimalaya Publishing House, Ramdoot, Dr.Bhalerao Marg, Girgaon, Mumbai-400 004.
Communication for Business;Shirley TaylorLongman, Pearson Education Asia, 482 F.I.E, Patparganj, New Delhi-110 092.
Essentials of Business Communication;Reddy, Appannaiah, Nagaraj Raja RaoHimalaya Publishing House, Ramdoot, Dr.Bhalerao Marg, Girgaon, Mumbai – 400 004.
Business Communication;Ramesh M.S.Pattanshetti & Madhumati M.Kulkarni R.chand & Co.,1 Ansari Road, Daryaganj, New Delhi-110 002.
English Grammar and Composition;Rajendra Pal & Prem LataSultan Chand & Sons, 23, Darayanganj, New Delhi-110 002.

Students should refer a good dictionary, grammar and thesaurus book.

Economics and Statistics

CS_FP :: Foundation Programme
Paper 2 : Economics and Statistics
[One paper: Three Hours – 100 marks]

Level of Knowledge :

Basic knowledge.

Objective . . .

To provide basic and conceptual understanding of economic concepts, principles of economics and statistical tools to interpret and analyse various economic phenomena.

Detailed Contents . . .

Part A : Economics (50 Marks)

1.Nature and Scope of Economics
Definition, nature and scope of economics; micro and macroeconomics; positive and normative economics; working of economic systems with special reference to the capitalistic, socialistic and the mixed economies.
2.Demand and Supply Analysis
Utility analysis - total utility and marginal utility; law of diminishing marginal utility; law of equi-marginal utility; consumers’ equilibrium; law of demand; elasticity of demand; law of supply, elasticity of supply; demand and supply equilibrium.
3.Production, Costs and Revenue Analysis
Factors of production, meaning of production, laws of returns; returns to scale; cost concepts and cost curves; revenue concepts and revenue curves.
4.Market Forms and Equilibrium of the Firm and Industry
Market forms - meaning and characteristics; price and output Introduction of New Syllabus of the Company Secretaryship Course Student Company Secretary 36 November 2007 determination and equilibrium of firm and industry under perfect competition, monopoly and monopolistic competition.
5.Basic characteristics of Indian Economy
Role of Agriculture, Industry & Service Sectors in the development of the Indian Economy; National income of India – Concept, significance, trends and measurement of national income.
6.Select Areas of Indian Economy
Population – size and growth and impact of population on economic development; unemployment –nature, various measures to reduce it; foreign trade and India’s balance of payments. Five Year Plans and economic development; fiscal policy and national budget.
7.Money and Banking
Concept of money – its functions; Commercial Banks – role and functions; quantity theory of money; credit creation; Reserve Bank of India and its functions and monetary policy.
8.Economic Reforms and Liberalisation
Major economic reforms since 1991; Globalisation and its impact on Indian Economy; concept of WTO- an overview.

Part B : Statistics (50 Marks)

9.Descriptive Statistics
Definition and functions of statistics, statistical techniques commonly used in business activities, law of statistics, limitations of statistics.
10.Collection and Presentation of Statistical Data
Primary and secondary data; Classification and, tabulation of data; frequency distribution of data; diagrams and graphs.
11.Measures of Central Tendency
Mean, median and mode, geometric mean and harmonic mean.
12.Measures of Dispersion
Range, quartile deviation, mean deviation, standard deviation.
13.Correlation Analysis
Meaning, significance, nature and types of correlation; Karl Pearsons coefficient of correlation; rank correlation.
13.Index numbers and Time Series Analysis
Familiarisation with the concepts relating to index numbers and time series (Simple Numerical Problems).

Readings

TitleAuthorPublisher
Micro Economic Theory; H.L.BhatiaModern Publishers, Gulab Bhawan, 6,
Bahadurshah Zafar Marg, New Delhi- 110 002.
Micro Economic Theory;M.L.JhinganKonark publishers Pvt. Ltd., A-149,
Vikas Marg, Shakarput, New Delhi-110 092.
Economic System and Micro, Economic Theory; S.K.AgarwalaGalgotia Publishing Company, 6A/4, WEA, Karol Bagh, New Delhi-110 005.
Macro Economic – Analysis and PolicyD.D.ChaturvediGalgotia Publishing Company, 6A/4, WEA, Karol Bagh, New Delhi – 110 005.
Macro Economics;D.M.MithaniHimalaya Publishing House, Ramdoot,
Dr.Bhalerao Marg, Girgaon, Bombay-400 004
Money Banking, International Trade and Public Finance;D.M.MithaniHimalaya Publishing House, Ramdoot,
Dr.Bhalerao Marg, Girgaon, Bombay-400 004.
Principles of Economics;D.M.MithaniHimalaya Publishing House, Ramdoot,
Dr.Bhalerao Marg, Girgaon, Bombay-400 004.
Indian EconomyRuddar Datt & K.P.M.Sundaram S.Chand & Company Ltd., 7362, Ram Nagar,Qutab Road, New Delih-110 055.
Quantitative Techniques;S.P.Gupta, P.K.Gupta & Man Mohan Sultan Chand & Sons, 23, Daryaganj, New Delhi-1110 002.
Business Statistics;R.S.BhardwajExcel Books, A-45, Narayana, Phase-1, New Delhi-110 028.
Fundamental of StatisticsA.K.Aggarwal & Sahab Singh Frank Sons, Daryaganj, New Delhi-110 002.
StatisticsR.S.N.Pillai & V.Bagarathi S.Chand & Company Ltd., 7361, Ram Nagar, Qutab Road, New Delhi-110 055.
Business StatisticsS.Saha New Central Book Agency, Kolkata.
Quantitative Techniques;B.M.AggrwalSultan Chand & Sons Pvt. Ltd., 23, Daryaganj, New Delhi-110 002.

References

TitleAuthorPublisher
EconomicsSamuelson & WilliamMcGraw-Hill Education (India) Ltd. B-4, Sector 63,Gautam Budh Nagar, Noida-201 301.
Advanced Economics TheoryP.N.ChopraKalyani Publishers, 23, Daryaganj, New Delhi-110 002.
Advanced Micro Economic Theory; M.Maria John KennedyHimalaya Publishing House, Ramdoot,
Dr. Bhalerao Marg, Girgaon, Bombay-400 004.
Outline of Monetary Economics.A.C.L.Day
Indian EconomyA.N.AgarwalWishwa Prakashan, 4835/24, Ansari Road, Daryaganj, New Delhi-110 002.
Economic Development & Planning in India.L.C.Dhingra & V.K.Garg
Theory and problems of Statistics;Mural R.Spiegal & Larry J.Stephans McGraw-Hill Eduction (India) Ltd., B-4, Sector 63,Gautam Budh Nagar, Noida-201 301.
Statistical MethodsS.P.GuptaSultan Chand & Sons, 23, Daryaganj, New Delhi-110 002.
Business Statistics;S.C.Gupta & Indira GuptaHimalaya Publishing House, Ramdoot, Dr.Bhalerao Marg, Girgaon, Bombay-400 004.
Comprehensive Statistical Method;P.N.Arora, Sumeet Arora, S.Arora & Amit Arora S.Chand & Co. Ltd., 7361, Ram Nagar, Qutab Road, New Delhi-110 055
Mathematics and Statistics for Economics;G.S.MongaVikas Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., A-22, Sector-4, Noida-201 301 (U.P.)
Tenth Five Year PlanGovernment of India Publication.
Economic Survery (latest)Government of India Publication.

Financial Accounting

CS_FP :: Foundation Programme
Paper 3 : Financial Accounting
[One paper: Three Hours – 100 marks]

Level of Knowledge :

Basic knowledge.

Objective . . .

To familiarize and develop an understanding the skills of accounting principles for effective recording of business operations of an entity.

Contents . . .

  1. Introduction to accounting
  2. Recording of transactions
  3. Preparation of bank reconciliation statement
  4. Rectification of errors
  5. Preparation of final accounts (non-corporate entities)
  6. Accounting for depreciation
  7. Accounting for bills of exchange
  8. Accounts of non-profit organizations
  9. Single entry accounts - preparation of accounts from incomplete records
  10. Accounting for consignments and joint ventures
  11. Partnership accounts – simple problems
  12. Insurance claims

Readings

TitleAuthorPublisher
Advanced Accounts, Vol.1M.C.Shukla, T.S.Grewal & S.C.Gupta S.Chand &Company Ltd., 7361, Ram Nagar,
Qutab Road, New Delhi-110 055.
Financial Accounting;R.L.Gupta & V.K.GuptaSultan Chand & Sons, 23, Daryaganj New Delhi-110 002.
Foundation Accounting;J.R.MongaMayur Paper Backs, A-95, Secotr 5, Noida (U.P.)
Financial Accounting;S.N.MaheshwariVikas Publishing House (Pvt.)Ltd., A 22, Secotr 4, Noida- 201 301.
Financial AccountingS.P.Jain & K.L.NarangKalyani Publishers, 23, Daryaganj, New Delhi-110 002.
Fundamentals of Financial Accounting;Ashok Sehgal & Deepak Sehgal Taxmann’s Publication(P) Ltd., 59/32, New Rohtak Road, New Delhi.

References

TitleAuthorPublisher
Business Accounting-1;Frank Woor & Allen Sangster Financial Times Professional Ltd. London.
Principles and Practice of Accounting;T.P.Ghosh, A.Banerjee & K.M.Bansal Galgotia Publishing Company, Karol Bagh, New Delhi-110 005.
Financial AccountingBazely, Nikolai & GroveConcepts and Uses; South Western College Publishing Ohio, U.S.A.
Financial AccountingP.C.TulsianMcGraw-Hill Education (India) Ltd. B-4, Sector 63,Gautam Budh Nagar, Modia-201 301.

Elements of Business Laws and Management

CS_FP :: Foundation Programme
Paper 2 : Elements of Business Laws and Management
[One paper: Three Hours – 100 marks]

Level of Knowledge :

Basic knowledge.

Objective . . .

(i)To give an exposure to the students of some of the important commercial laws, the knowledge of which is essential for an understanding of the legal implications of the general activities of a modern business organisation.
(ii)To acquaint the students with the principles of management.

Contents . . .

Part A : Elements of Business Laws (50 Marks)

1.Law
Meaning of law, its significance and relevance to modern civilized society; sources of law.
2.Law relating to Contract – An Overview
Contract - meaning; essentials of a valid contract; nature of contract; performance of contract; termination and discharge of contract; indemnity and guarantee; bailment and pledge; law of agency.
3.Law relating to Sale of Goods — An Overview
Essentials of a contract of sale; sale distinguished from agreement to sell ; bailment ; contract for work and labour and hire-purchase ; conditions and warranties; transfer of title by non-owners ; doctrine of caveat emptor ; performance of the contract of sale ; unpaid seller - his rights against the goods and the buyer.
4.Law relating to Negotiable Instruments – An Overview
Definition of a negotiable instrument; instruments negotiable by law and by custom; types of negotiable instruments; parties to a negotiable instrument - duties, rights, liabilities and discharge; material alteration; crossing of cheques; payment and collection of cheques and demand drafts; presumption of law as to negotiable instruments.
5.Law relating to Partnership – An Overview
Nature of partnership and certain similar organisations; co-ownership; Joint Hindu Family; partnership deed; rights and liabilities of partners including those of newly admitted partners, retiring and deceased partners; implied authority of partners and its scope; registration of firms; dissolution of firms and of the partnership.
6.Elements of Company Law
Meaning and nature of company; promotion and incorporation of a company; familiarisation with the concept of Board of directors, shareholders and company meetings; Company Secretary.

Part B : Elements of Management (50 Marks)

7.Nature of Management and its Process
Meaning; nature of management and its process; planning, organising; directing; coordination and controlling.
8.Planning
Policies and procedures; methods of planning; decision-making.
9.Organising
Structure; principles and theories of organisation; span of management; centralisation and de-centralisation; line and staff functions; delegation; functional organisation; formal and informal organisation; growth in organisation.
10.Staffing
Meaning; nature and functions of personnel management; selection, training and development; performance appraisal.
11.Direction and Co-ordination
Communication; motivation, morale and leadership; internal and external co-ordination; committees in management; management of change; organisation development (O.D.).
12.Controlling
Concepts and basic control process; essentials of a good control system; traditional and non-traditional control devices.
13.Social Responsibility of Business

Readings

TitleAuthorPublisher
A Manual of Mercantile Laws;M.C.ShuklaSultan Chand & Sons, 23, Daryaganj, New Delhi-110 002.
Mercantile Law;N.D.KapoorSultan Chand & Sons, 23, Daryaganj, New Delhi-110 002.
Business Organisation & Management;M.C.Shuklasultan Chand & sons, 23, Daryaganj, New Delhi-110 002.
Fundamentals of Business Organisation & ManagementY.K.BhusanSultan Chand & Sons, 23, DaryaGanj, New Delhi-110 002.
Business Organisation and Management; Singh & ChabraKitab Mahal, Allahabad.
Business Laws and Management;N.D.Kapoor, Dinkar Pagare Sultan Chand & sons, 23, Daryaganj, New Delhi-100 002.
Vishwa Prakasham Vanijak Vidhi(Mercantile Law)M.C.Kuchal Willey Eastern Limited, New Delhi.
Management Concepts and StrategiesJ.S.ChandanVikas Publishing House(Pvt.) Ltd.,A 22, Secotr 4, Noida-201 301.
Principles of Management;T.RamaswamyHimalaya Publishing House, Ramdoot, Dr.Bhalerao Marg, Girgaon, Bombay-400 004.
A Text Book of Business Law; P.P.S. GognaSultan Chand & Sons, 23, Daryaganj, New Delhi-110 002.
Introduction to law of Partnership; Avtar SinghEastern Book Company, 34, Lalbagh, Lucknow-226 001.

References

TitleAuthorPublisher
Commercial Law;Sen & MitraThe World Press Pvt. Ltd., Calcutta.
Principles of Management;P.C.Tripathi & P.N.Reddy McGraw-Hill Education(India) Ltd. Publishing Company Ltd.,B-4, Sector 63, Gautam Budh Nagar, Noida-201 301.
Business Management;J.C.Sinha, V.N.MugataS.Chand & Co., 7361, Ram Nagar, Qutab Road, New Delhi-110 055.
Mercantile Law;S.S.GulshanNaraina, Phase-1, New Delhi-110 028.
A Manual of Business Laws;Dr.S.N.Maheshwari & Dr. S.K.Maheshwari Himalaya Publishing House, Ramdoot, Dr.Bhalerao Marg, Girgaon, Bombay-400 004.
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