ICSI students had concerns with the June 2023 results. The students have taken the issue to social media. ICSI warned the students and denied the thoughts of the students. The students commented on the results as a matter of disciplinary action. The ICSI has advised the students to maintain determination and follow discipline to be successful. A blog is here to reveal the situation and the voice of the ICSI students.
June 2023 results:
ICSI examination two times per year. The students write examinations in June and December. The result of June 2023 was out in August. On August 25 the ICSI results were out. The professional program students received their results by 11 AM. The executive program students received their results by 2 PM. The result was not up to the expectations of the students. The pass percentage of the examination is 9.07, 7.86 and 13.11. The pass percentage is comparatively low to the previous year. The pass percentage of 2022 year goes as 22.07, 18.17 and 18.90. The students of ICSI are raising concerns towards the evaluation. The students also post their observations on social media. The negative comments affect the standard quality of the ICSI. The pass percentage of the CMA 2023 final examination stands at 2.86 and 12.44. The CA pass percentage shows up as 11.91 for group one, 31.43 for group two and 8.33 for both groups. The pass percentage of the CA final in 2022 was 11.09 for both groups and 21.39 and 18.61 per cent for the first and second groups. The numbers are quite low for all the professional examinations. The pass percentage depends upon the syllabus, coaching and employment opportunities. The students require maturity to understand the reason behind the failure. The reason can be within control and out of control. Hard work and repeated hard work are the answer to this situation.
The student’s concerns:
The students of June 2023 received the answer papers from the institute. The students express negative comments as the marks are comparatively low. The students say that the teachers have given zero or one mark to the five and ten-mark questions. ICSI say that fair evaluation is given priority in the ICSI evaluation system. ICSI warned the students to keep the correspondence confidential. The emails and complaints should reach the concerned authority in responsibility and not to the third party. Students are planning to run a campaign on social media to collect support from others. The teachers also support the students. The students are creating awareness through YouTube videos and social media posts. One of the students from ICSI says that the students are left with only the option of fighting. ICSI is not ready to acknowledge mistakes on the answer papers, and the institute is hell-bent on destroying CS students’ future career growth.
The students felt that in the age of social media, the students have the right to question the results. Some students have tagged MCA, regulators and other higher authorities in their posts. ICSI expressed the distress and said these actions are subject to disciplinary actions. ICSI further said that the student’s answers are gauged in the light of relevancy, conceptual clarity, objectivity, and intent of the question. The examiners are acting as per the instruction of the institute. The answers and evaluation are according to the marking system of the ICSI. The institute advises students to learn for the examinations with student company secretary journal, study materials, legislations, bare acts, and delegated legislation.
Why social media is a good tool for students?
Social media is viewed as a hindrance to education. The reason is tech addiction, social comparison issues, data theft, cyberbullying, and reduced attention. Social media is a channel to create new connections, stabilise networks and strengthen relationships. Students find sharing and caring for others as an interesting game. Social media impart some good habits also. The following points throw light on the good habits of students with a habit of social media usage:
- Students react to social issues in a safe environment. Students hesitate to talk about politics and gender differences openly. The social media channel unites the personalities from different age groups. This connection promotes social awareness among the students.
- The public speaking abilities of students get boosted by social media. Students understand the issues around them and react to the issues through comments. Criticism is the first step towards acceptance. The students understand the need to criticise bad things and appreciate good things.
- Social media reduces the gender differences. Social media help the young generation to understand mental health. The students understand the importance of a healthy relationship through social media.
- Social media reduces stress and increases positive thinking. The students participate in competitions, workshops and helping groups through social media. In times of flood and natural calamities, the student’s power reaches the needy people through social media groups.
- The mantra of using social media is to enjoy the connections and be mindful of the negative things.
On October 4, 2023, SMT. Droupadi Murmu, the president of India, graced the 55th foundation day of ICSI. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman appreciated the waive-off of the registration fee to the Agniveer and defence personnel families. ICSI donated 11 lakh for the education of martyr’s daughters. The finance minister appreciated the work of ICSI. The finance minister said that the Indian government is promoting ease of doing business, and this works by removing unnecessary compliances. The corporate affairs secretary said that the incorporation of companies and LLP are higher by 11 per cent this year. Corporate governance, ease of doing business and incorporation are the business operations handled by professionals with company secretaryship qualifications. The finance minister said that company secretaries have the potential to bring in the change. Company secretaries are the pillars of India. The concerns of the students are a matter of fact. The perspective of ICSI shows the pressure of creating the best professionals in the world.