- What is meant by online learning or e-learning?
As the word eLearning suggests, the training material is designed in an electronic ('e') format. As a concept, elearning is not dependent only on the Internet or on Intranet; it can involve a greater variety of equipment, CD-ROMs and DVDs being examples of these.
For CSMER, the learning material will be provided to you online. A Learning Management System (LMS) will help you interact with your faculty, and will record your scores for the assessments. Videos and other relevant learning material will also be shared on the LMS.
- How is online learning better than classroom learning?
Online learning, or e-learning, as it is called, is better than a traditional classroom in the sense that it helps learners and trainers overcome time, attendance and travel-related difficulties. In other words, it is learning that is accessible 24/7. This is anywhere, anytime learning, in addition to being flexible and convenient.
- I have never used a computer before, so how will I be able to attend the online class?
First-time computer users can take the help of peers and colleagues to take them through the course access process, and to learn how to surf through the program. You can get comfortable in accessing the program in less than an hour. Initially, you may be a bit slow in using the program, but with time, you will get as comfortable with it as any regular user. Therefore, lack of experience with using a computer is not a limiting factor for anyone who wishes to enroll for the online program.
- I don't have a computer or an internet connection at home. Does that stop me from joining the program?
You can access the program from your office, if you are employed, or from your nearest cyber cafe. Internet access charges have reduced tremendously, and one can surf the internet at very nominal prices now.
Q. Don't you think classroom teaching is more effective than e-Learning for the resolution of our queries and difficulties?
A. It has been observed that in a classroom session, people shy away from asking questions. Repeated questions may also become difficult to handle. Also, every candidate has different ability, aptitude and grasping levels. E-Learning helps you with self-paced learning and personalised faculty support to take you through the entire course.
Feedback from our current students has made us conclude that people prefer an online medium as the preferred mode of learning.
- How is the program structured?
The program consists of four modules, with a minimum of 10 assignments to be completed by the candidate. The program also has a game based learning module called the Stock Market Challenges module, which the candidate will have to complete as part of the final exam.
- What are the various modules/topics covered in the certificate program?
CSMER consists of four modules. The modules and the topics within each module are outlined below:
- Module 1: Getting Introduced
- Basics of Investment
- All about Equity Shares
- Primary Markets: IPO
- Secondary Market
- Trading, Clearing and Settlement
- Module 2: Analysis
- Introduction to Analysis
- Economic Analysis
- Industry Analysis
- Company Analysis
- Technical Analysis
- Module 3: Investing & Portfolio Management
- Investing in Stocks
- Investor's Behavior
- Online Trading
- Short-Term Trading
- Portfolio Management
- Module 4: Introduction to Derivatives,
- Commodities & Mutual Funds
- Mutual Funds
- Equity Derivatives
- Introductions to Commodities & Commodity Trading
- Live Project
- Plus Quiz Sessions, Case Studies, Practical Assignments and exercises
- How do I get my login id and password?
Once we receive your fees for the program with all the registration details, our back-end technical team will generate a unique login id and password. This will be mailed to you at your registered email address.
- Whom should I contact in case I have a problem during the login process?
If you face any problem while logging into your account, you can get in touch with our customer care team, who will help resolve the issue and ensure interruption-free program access.
- Where will I have to go to attend the classes?
You can login into the program using your login id and password from your office, a cyber cafe, or even from your own residence. To attend the program, all you need is a computer, a headset with a microphone, and internet connectivity.
- How are the classes conducted?
The classes are conducted online, and not in a traditional brick-and-mortar classroom. One can complete the lessons at one's own pace. Our in-house research suggests that taking the course material session-by-session, with an hour of learning per day, is the ideal pattern. It is advisable that a candidate preferably study for an hour a day, because this ensures an optimum retention level.
- Do I have to attend the classes daily, as per the time table of the Dalal Street (DSIJ) Academy?
The best part of online learning is that one can access to the course anytime, anywhere in a 24/7 learning environment. Unlike in a physical classroom, there are no fixed timings or time table in this case. This effectively translates into complete convenience and flexibility.
- How do I attend the classes?
Please refer to point no. 10 of Academics FAQs
- What do you mean by self-paced learning?
Self-paced learning means a teach-yourself method, where one has all the content of the program at one's disposal, and can go through the program at one's own pace. In self-paced learning, individual learners need to be highly disciplined and motivated, since they have to learn without a faculty member or trainer necessarily leading them all the time, like in a traditional classroom.
- Will the faculty be conducting classroom sessions?
No, in the self-paced learning method, there is no direct intervention of the faculty by way of conducting classroom sessions.
- What kind of faculty support can I expect through the course duration?
You could contact our faculty through chat, message or on phone.There is a chat window to help you interact with the faculty online. You can also send messages through our LMS when the instructor is not available online. If you prefer to have a verbal discussion, then you are welcome to call our support centers or request a call back.The faculty stays along with you through the entire duration of the course. Generally the faculty members are available online between 10.00 am and 6.00 pm IST.
- Do you provide course material/notes for the program?
We do not provide a printed copy of the course material. The entire course content is available online.
- Who will assist me for the assignments/project work?
You will have access to a panel of experts who can help with your queries and difficulties.
- Who will assess my assignments/projects?
Your faculty, or a panel of experts, would assess your assignments/project work.
- What is the fee structure for the program?
The fee structure comprises registration fees, tuition fees as well as examination fees in one cumulative component.
- What are the various fees I would have to pay to join the program?
The CSMER program fee is Rs 9999/- (Rupees Nine Thousand Nine hundred and Ninety-nine). All applicable taxes are additional.
- How do I make the payment for joining the program?
You can pay online using your Credit/Debit card through our payment gateway, by visiting our websitehttp://academy.dsij.in.You also have the option of making payments through Demand Draft/Cheque /Money Order. All payments need to be made in the name of DSIJ Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai. In case you wish to pay by DD, Cheque or Money Order, you will need to send us the instrument details via mail. Your login access key will be sent only after the realisation of the payment by DSIJ Pvt. Ltd.
- Is there any installment facility for paying the fees?
No, there is no installment facility provided for paying the fees.
- If the need arises, can I ask for my fees to be refunded?
Refunds are not allowed under any circumstance.
- Is the 'Dalal Street (DSIJ) Academy' affiliated to or recognised by any university?
Currently, the 'Dalal Street (DSIJ) Academy' is not affiliated to any conventional or open university. All courses conducted under Dalal Street (DSIJ) Academy are certified by DSIJ. However, in future, as and when we are affiliated to any university or authorised body, we shall inform candidates about the same. Please do visit our website for all updates and announcements.
- Does the industry recognise your certificate/diploma programs?
DSIJ is a well-known entity in the stock market research and investment domain. We are market leaders and enjoy a highly respected standing in the industry. Our brand acceptance in the market is also very high. In the end, what matters is that the industry accepts our certification with or without affiliation, and that is the best recognition for any certificate or diploma program.
- In case I have any queries, how do I get in touch with the faculty?
In the most unlikely event that the faculty members associated with the program do not answer any or all of your queries, you can get in touch with our customer care either on the phone, live chat or email. Your query shall be then answered by the faculty in the least possible time.
- Will I be able to meet the faculty on a one-to-one basis?
You may not be able to meet the faculty members personally, but you can always raise your query through one-to-one chat support with your faculty. You may also email your query to the faculty in case it is offline.
- Since you say it is 24/7 learning, can I get support for all my problems at any time of the day?
The basic aim of our customer care team is to provide quality and satisfactory support services for all our esteemed candidates in the event that they come across any problem while undergoing the online program. Both administrative as well as technical support will be available during the working hours, although the course access is on a 24/7 basis. In case you have a problem after the working hour support timings of the customer care team, you can still send in your query, and the same will be taken up during the following work schedule.