Bangalore, August 7, 2014: ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) today announced its partnership with Bangalore's prestigious institute, Jain University to offer its globally acknowledged accountancy courses. With this tie-up, the students of the institute have an opportunity to earn a degree and ACCA's professional accountancy qualification by the time they graduate.
ACCA has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the institution to roll out its courses.
Students at Jain University will be able to complete the ACCA Qualification exams, which are based on International Financial Reporting Standards, along with their regular degree course.
India's accounting standards will converge with IFRS in the next two years. The course offered by ACCA for Accountancy exams will be equivalent to a UK's Masters Degree.
Jain University is a leader in learning, research and development. The University currently offers over 180 innovative programmes at the Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research levels.
Commenting on the pact, Ilham Punjani, Head of Business Relations, Education, ACCA said: "It gives us immense pleasure to join hands with prestigious establishment in India's IT hub, which promote international collaboration and conduct research activities on long term basis. This collaboration will enable young students to become finance professionals by the time they complete their regular graduation."
Dr Easwaran Iyer, Director of Jain university, said, "We have always encouraged international collaborations in our university to offer programmes that help students gain an international perspective in their chosen field of study. This collaboration with ACCA will ensure better opportunities for our students on the world stage. Post completion of ACCA course, our students will be IFRS ready and geared to meet the increasing demand for accountants globally."
About Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. It aims to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.
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