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A record 3,600+ participate in International Conference of CA Students in Kolkata

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The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), through the Board of Studies (BoS), organized two-day International Conference of CA Students on the theme of “Drishti se Srishti” in Kolkata on 22nd and 23rd June 2024. The conference provided a platform for accountancy students from India and abroad to come together, allowing them to engage with peers from diverse countries and emphasized innovative viewpoints aimed at expanding the horizons of students within the accounting community.

Participants presented their research and insights through papers on a broad spectrum of subjects. The event witnessed the participation of more than 3600 students from across the globe, setting a record attendance at the International Conference of CA students.

The conference was inaugurated by CA. Ranjeet Kumar Agarwal, President, ICAI, along with CA. Charanjot Singh Nanda, Vice-President of ICAI, CA. (Dr.) Debashis Mitra, Past President, ICAI, Advocate Vijay Kumar Jhalani, Government Nominee, CA. (Dr.) Rajkumar S. Adukia, Chairman, BoS and CA. Sridhar Muppala, Vice Chairman, BoS in the presence of Management Committee Members of EIRC. Prof. Santa Dutta (De), Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calcutta, was a distinguished guest at the conference.

(Dr.) Rajkumar Satyanarayan Adukia, Chairman, Board of Studies said, “The International Conference of CA Students represented a significant opportunity for accounting students and professionals to engage with industry experts, gain valuable insights, and expand their professional horizons. We are very happy to host this event in Kolkata, a city whose seven alphabets represent its unique essence: Kfor Knowledge, Ofor Optimism, L for Literary, K for King-size, A for Artistic, T for Talented, and A for Authentic. The diverse sessions and esteemed speakers underscored our dedication to advancing education and professional development within the accounting fraternity.”

Over the course of two days, participants engaged in a series of enlightening sessions and discussions. A key feature of the event was a thought-provoking panel discussion focusing on “Why Passing the CA Exam is the First Priority & How to Do It,” where practical insights and strategies for exam success were shared. Technical sessions covering areas such as taxation, auditing, Artificial Intelligence, CAs Beyond Accountancy and the Digital Metamorphosis were also on the agenda, providing participants with the latest knowledge and tools necessary for success in their accounting careers.

Addressing the media, CA. Ranjeet Kumar Agarwal, President, ICAI said, “ICAI is committed to provide world-class education, training and professional development opportunities to create global professionals. Initiatives such as holding CA Intermediate & Foundation Course exams thrice yearly, incorporating advanced technologies like AI, Data Science, and Blockchain in the curriculum, launching a Digital Learning Campus with Self-Paced Online Modules (SPOM), and programs enhancing communication and soft skills, ensure more opportunities and holistic development of the students”

The International Conference of CA Students organised by the Board of Studies and hosted by EIRC and EICASA of ICAI was an enriching experience for accounting students and professionals alike. With a diverse range of sessions covering key industry topics and featuring esteemed speakers, the conference aimed to foster learning, networking, and innovation within the accounting fraternity. Attendees were encouraged to register promptly and take advantage of this unique opportunity to gain valuable insights and expand their horizons in the field of accountancy.

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