Anu Parthiban|Oct 17, 2023
ICAI, IGNOU introduce credit transfer, renew collaborative learning process agreement
More than 48,000 ICAI students successfully completed the BCom Accountancy and Finance course through IGNOU so far.
NEW DELHI: The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) renewed the 2007 agreement to facilitate collaborative learning process on Tuesday. In a major announcement, the institutes introduced credit transfer opportunities for ICAI students.
Under the new agreement, ICAI students will be “eligible for credit transfer for courses they have completed through ICAI, up to 50% of the total credits of the IGNOU programme”. Both ICAI and IGNOU have recently updated their curriculum in line with the National Education Policy 2020 guidelines.
“Credit transfers will be facilitated on a course-to-course basis for Foundation, Intermediate and Final level courses,” it said.
On March 15, 2007, an agreement was signed between the two institutions to “facilitate the collaborative learning process, a student admitted in the first stage of chartered accountancy after passing 10+2 standard examination and entry level test of the chartered accountancy shall be admitted to special BCom course of IGNOU.”
Over the years, more than 48,000 ICAI students successfully completed the BCom Accountancy and Finance course and more than 8,000 students completed the MCom in Finance and Taxation course through IGNOU.
“These impressive numbers reflect the profound impact this collaboration have had on the lives and careers of countless students,” the official statement said.
On the introduction of credit transfer, ICAI vice-president CA Ranjeet Kumar Agarwal said: “ICAI and IGNOU are dedicated to shaping the future of education. The credit transfer initiative is just one example of our commitment to continuous adaptability in a changing educational landscape.”
In addition to this, faculty member of both the institutions will explore the feasibility of mapping courses offered by ICAI and IGNOU. They will also jointly organise workshops, seminars, continuing education, training programmes, and academic offerings for practicing professionals, corporate executives, faculty members, research scholars, etc.
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