CHENNAI: A commerce student from here has topped the Associate Company Secretary (ACS) examination at all-India level.
Any student aspiring to become a Corporate Secretary, a top managerial position in public listed companies, has to clear three stages of the ACS exam.
B Uma Vaishnavi from Nanganallur secured rank one in the all- India level in the foundation course examination by securing 370 out of 400 marks. The examination, conducted by Nungambakkam-based Institute of Company Secretaries of India, a premier national professional body, is considered as an equivalent to the Chartered Accountant exams.
The 18-year-old girl pursuing her first-year B Com course at AM Jain College at Meenambakkam, managed to clear it with ease by preparing for the course alongside her semester exams.
Earlier, Vaishnavi has also topped in Accountancy by scoring 99 per cent in her school.
By the time the CBSE results were out last year, most colleges had started functioning. But Vaishnavi’s high score helped her secure an admission and pursue a course of her choice.
All it took her was nine months of focused training to crack one of the toughest commerce exams involving legal studies.
The results were out on Thursday and Vaishnavi was the only student from the south to enter the toppers’ list.
“I did expect a good score. But this was totally unexpected,” Vaishnavi told Express, adding that it was the constant motivation from former college principal C R Ravi that made her to take up the ACS course.
Speaking to Express, Ravi said Vaishnavi was an exceptional talent and now they were helping her out to crack the Common Aptitude test so that she could get admission to one of the top B-schools in the country.
Her mother D Vidhyalakshmai is a stenographer in the Income Tax Department and her younger brother B Ganesh Kumar is a Class XII student.