A new chartered accountant (CA) course has been created. It will have a multi-disciplinary focus, which will substantially broaden the scope of learning for future CAs studying a range of subjects as planned in the 2020 National Education Policy. The new curriculum, which is now being reviewed by the Centre.
There are about eight lakh students in the country studying for the CA exams. On the sidelines of its two-day National Education Summit on Commerce, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) said it is also looking at the possibility of providing tests in computer-based form in Indian languages.
The ICAI, in collaboration with the Association of Indian Universities, the National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT), and the National Council for Teachers Education (NCTE), has also developed a model curriculum for commerce students from elementary school through undergraduate studies.
On the curriculum, Mitra said, “If you don’t learn technology, you are not going to go very far ahead. What is happening globally is something we cannot remain out of it. And accounting if you keep it within the boundaries of the ICAI, then we are not doing justice to accounting.”
According to Mitra, the new curriculum takes a multidisciplinary approach, and credits gained during a CA course will be added to the Academic Bank of Credit.