Sub: Memorandum of Understanding between ICAI and University of Madras
It gives me immense pleasure to inform you that for the first time in India, two pioneers of Commerce and Accountancy education namely the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and University of Madras have joined hands by entering into an MoU to promote commerce education to the highest level and to contribute towards nation building.
In a well attended function today, the MoU was signed by the undersigned on behalf of the ICAI and Dr. T. Leo Alexander, Registrar, University of Madras in the presence of Mr. R. Kannan, IAS, Principal Secretary to the Government of Tamil Nadu, Higher Education Department and Vice-Chancellor, University of Madras, Col. Dr. G. Thiruvasagam, CA Jaydeep N Shah,Vice President,ICAI, CA V.Murali,Chairman,Board of Studies, Central Council members – CA S Santhanakrishnan, CA Anuj Goyel, CA P Rajendra Kumar and many other dignitaries.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aims at providing an opportunity to the Members/Students of ICAI to enhance their knowledge and skills by offering Graduation and Post-graduation Courses in Commerce and Management. Recognising the subjects studied at the entry stage (CPT), Intermediate stage (PCE/IPCE) and Final stage of Chartered Accountancy Course, the University of Madras is launching special professional integrated courses in Bachelor of Commerce(B.Com)/ Masters in Commerce (M.Com)/ Bachelor in Business Administration(BBA)/ Masters in Business Administration (MBA) for students/members. On the sidelines of this signing, both the Institutions have also agreed to carry out research, leading to award of M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees.
The degrees offered under the MoU will add value to the Members/Students of ICAI to enhance their knowledge and skills on one hand and at the same time the University of Madras will be enriched by enrolling highly technical and motivated students of ICAI. More details on the MoU are available on the website of the ICAI www.icai.org
I am sure that this MoU will enrich both our Members and Students in a long run.