UGC and AICTE will soon come out with an updated commerce curriculum, says Prakash Javadekar in Pune

Union HRD minister, Prakash Javadekar, who in his key note address, said that the lethargic attitude portrayed by colleges under universities had to be stopped and that new practices with a practical orientation related to commerce was needed in the syllabus.

pune Updated: Jan 15, 2018 15:02 IST
Nadeem Inamdar
Nadeem Inamdar
Hindustan Times, Pune
Pune,UGC,AICTE
HRD Minister Prakash Javdekar during the International Conference for CA students at Mahalakshmi Lawns on Saturday.(HT PHOTO)

Chartered Accountancy (CA) experts, who had gathered for the international conference for CA students in the city, stressed on the need for a complete overhauling of commerce education being taught at universities across the country. President of the Indian Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), Nilesh S Vikamsey, emphatically said that there was a wide gap between commerce and CA education and that an upgradation of the commerce syllabus was urgently needed to make the commerce degree useful for the students.

His views found support amongst other dignitaries present at the occasion with Union HRD minister, Prakash Javadekar, who in his key note address, said that the lethargic attitude portrayed by colleges under universities had to be stopped and that new practices with a practical orientation related to commerce was needed in the syllabus. “The universities will have to change with the changing times and the commerce field has to be made compatible with the modern requirement of globalisation and digital disruptions. The UGC and AICTE will soon come out with a modern curriculum with regards to the subject, which will be implemented across India ,” he said.

The Pune branch of Western India Regional Council (WIRC) of ICAI, along with the Pune branch of Western India Chartered Accountants Students Association (WICASA) of ICAI, on Saturday, inaugurated its two-day international conference for CA students which was organised by the Board of Studies, ICAI, and hosted by the Pune Branch of WIRC of ICAI and WICASA. The event will see the participation of over 2,500 CA students. The conference will conclude on Sunday (January 14).

Also present on the occasion were other dignitaries including CA Nilesh Shivji Vikamsey (president, ICAI), CA Atul Kumar Gupta (chairman, Board of Studies, ICAI),CA Mangesh P Kinare (vice-chairman, board of Studies ICAI), and CA Shiwaji Bhikaji Zaware (Central Council Member, ICAI).

Vikamsey also dwelt upon the point that India was one of the countries with the largest number of chartered accountants across the world and ICAI wastechnically amongst one of the largest associations with almost 2,70,000 chartered accountants on its roll register globally.

First Published: Jan 14, 2018 15:16 IST