Honble Governor of West Bengal, Shri La. Ganesan, lays foundation stone for ICAI Centre of Excellence

Kolkata 4th September, 2022:  The Hon’ble Governor of West Bengal and Manipur, Shri La. Ganesan, formally laid the foundation laying stone for Institute of Chartered Accountants of India’s (ICAI) Centre of Excellence (CoE) at Rajarhat New Town, Kolkata, by unveiling a plaque. A Bhoomi Pooja ceremony was performed which was attended by the Hon’ble Governor of West Bengal, President, ICAI, CA (Dr.) Debashis Mitra, Vice-President, ICAI, CA Aniket Sunil Talati, ICAI members, guests and dignitaries.

“The Centre of Excellence, which would be an academic and research hub, is expected to be completed by the first half of 2024 with a capacity to handle five hundred students and other professionals. The CoE complex would be a green building with modern amenities and hostel facilities,” said CA (Dr) Debashis Mitra, President, ICAI.

“ICAI is planning to give free auditing tools to the members to combat the challenges of artificial intelligence and go for audit in a situation where the technology has to be changed and put in place a new ecosystem,” CA (Dr) Mitra said.

ICAI, established by an Act of Parliament in 1949, has nearly eight lac students and over 3.6 lac members at present.

About ICAI

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), established by an Act of Parliament in 1949 has proven its mark as an elite world class institution devoted to uphold the values of transparency, accountability and integrity. With over 3.60 lakh members and over 7.65 lakh students, ICAI is the world’s second largest accounting body. Through its 5 Regional Councils, 166 Branches, 44 Overseas Chapters & 33 Representative Offices, the Institute is taking forward its agenda of inclusive growth & continues to add glory to the profession.

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