As it is rightly said, “learning never stops”. This statement goes appropriate with the profession of CA/CS/CMA, a focused mind, deep rooted concentration and learning even if a CA/CS/CMA is 70 years of age.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has paid these qualifications with a well-deserved reward, where it has announced that students who qualify for the Chartered Accountant (CA), Company Secretary (CS), or Cost and Works Accountant (ICWA) exams will be treated equivalent to postgraduate degree holders.
“The UGC had received requests from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) and the Institute of Cost Accountants of India, to consider the qualification being awarded by them — CA, CS and ICWA, equivalent to post-graduation degrees,” the UGC said in an official order.
IMPORTANT QUESTIONS RELATED TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT
Will CA/CS/CWA degree will be considered as POST GRADUATION DEGREE for ALL PURPOSES such as:
No CA/CS/CWA degree to be considered as POST GRADUATION DEGREE only for 58 Phd. Universities specified by UGC.
It has been clearly stated in the Public announcement by University Grants Commission
“To consider CA/CS/ICWA qualification equivalent to PG Degree for appearing in UGC-NET”
The National Eligibility Test (NET) is conducted on behalf of University Grants Commission (UGC) for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility of Assistant Professorship, Junior Research Fellowship or both, for Indian Universities and Colleges.
CS Nagendra D Rao, president, the ICSI said, “This recognition will open up another world of opportunities for company secretaries. Such recognitions reaffirm the fact that with the increasing focus on good governance, the demand for Company Secretaries, as skilled professionals, is both ubiquitous and inevitable.”
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