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ICAI CA Course Highlights and Benefits


ICAI CA Course Highlights and Benefits, Over a period of time, The Institute Of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) with all its efforts has acquired a leading position in Indian Economy. Various successful steps have been taken by the Institute such as Introduction of Direct Entry Scheme to the CA course. This can be indeed very helpful for all the graduates who want to join the CA course and have secured prescribed percentage of marks. Under the direct entry scheme the graduates are not required to give Common Proficiency test and can directly prepare for CA IPCC.

There is a scheme for Intermediate passed out students of CS & ICWA which allows them to join CA IPCC directly and are not required to give Common Proficiency test.

ICAI in order to help students in their studies have arranged READING ROOM facilities for all the students. There are thousands of Reading room across the country for helping CA students in their studies. E-learning facilities, Online learning, E-lectures are amongst various facilities provided by CA institute. The conduction of mock tests also helps students to prepare for their examinations.

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Other courses like General Management and Communication Skills (GMCS) course which is mandatory for all the students are helpful for their personality development. Information Technology Training (ITT) is also offered by the ICAI for imparting advanced education about computer systems.

ICAI conducts various conferences and conventions at national and other levels. Besides these, Chorus is also arranged by the ICAI for students for their fun and entertainment.

After clearing Group 1 of Chartered Accountancy Course, students need to undergo articleship under a practicing CA for a period of three years. Students also get stipend while undergoing this articleship. Thus, practical training is also provided to CA students as a part of their syllabus.

ICAI CA Course Highlights and Benefits

ICAI CA Course Highlights and Benefits

Let us have a detailed analysis on each of the above mentioned points:

Direct Entry Scheme:

  • The introduction of direct entry scheme allows graduates who have secured specified percentage to join CA intermediate directly and thus they are not required to give Common Proficiency Test.
  • This Scheme has been initiated from 1st August, 2012.
  • Specified Percentage: Commerce graduates requires 55%
  • Graduates other than commerce Graduates requires 60%
  • Candidates Passing CS Executive Exams conducted by ICSI OR candidates who have cleared CMA Inter held by Institute Of Cost & Works Accountant of India.
  • Candidates who are enrolled by Direct Scheme have to start their articleship training before appearing for IPCC. Such Students have to complete at least 9 months article ship before appearing for CA IPCC EXAMS.

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General Management & Communication Skills (GMCS) 1

  • GMCS was introduced to equip students with Presentation skills, interpersonal Skills, Group Discussion, Stage daring, Appropriate Communication Skills
  • Students have to undergo GMCS 1 during their first year of articleship.
  • Students acquire GMCS completion certificate post completion of this course.

Information Technology Training Programme

  • It provides training to students about Computer Fundamentals, Operating Systems, MS Word, MS Excel, Database, MS office, Accounting packages, E-filing.
  • Students have to undergo ITT Training for 100 hours.
  • Training has to be completed before enrolling for Articleship and after passing foundation.

Orientation Programme

  • The objective of Introduction of orientation program is to equip students with effective communication and presentation skills, to inculcate values of integrity and independence in students.
  • Course contents include Academic & Technical Guidance, Conversational Skills, Office Procedures, and grooming, Business Environment.
  • Orientation program should be completed by a student before enrolling for Articleship and after passing foundation.

Information Technology Training – 2

  • Students who have registered for articleship from 1st 2013 are required to undergo ITT-2, also called as Advanced ITT.
  • ITT-2 is a 100 hrs program.
  • Students will be provided relaxation from their offices for completion of ITT-2 course as it is mandatory by ICAI.

General Management & Communication Skills – 2

  • GMCS-2 is a 15 days course mandatory for CA students.
  • Students are required to complete GMCS-2 course in last year of their articleship.
  • Students will be provided relaxation from their offices for completion of ITT-2 course as it is mandatory by ICAI.

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  • All these courses on computer training & personality development help to build confidence and train the students for their professional career ahead.
  • The CA course has a vast coverage of topics, thus, imparting highly professional education.
  • The CA curriculum is updated and modified very often to make sure the students are up to date with the going trends.

So, apart from providing the best level of education, our Institute also focuses on the overall growth of the student.

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About CA Ridhi Dhoot

The writer is a Chartered Accountant & a Licentiate Company Secretary. You can reach out to her at [email protected]

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