Sunday, May 3, 2009

ICAI - Convocation - 2009

The Convocation for the newly enrolled Members for the period from September, 2008 to February, 2009 will be held as per schedule given below with a view to inculcate a sense of belongingness and attachment with the Institute.

31st May, 2009 [Sunday] - Western Region - Mumbai
07th June, 2009 [Sunday] - Northern Region - New Delhi
14th June, 2009 [Sunday] - Southern Region - Bangalore [except the members belonging to the State of Tamil Nadu]
21st June, 2009 [Sunday] - Southern Region - Chennai [for members belonging to the State of Tamil Nadu]
28th June, 2009 [Sunday]- Eastern Region - Kolkata
11th July, 2009 [Saturday]- Central Region - Jaipur

Details like venue and timings are being finalized and would soon be communicated to the members and prospective members separately by the Regional Councils concerned.

Members who enrolled as Associate members from 1st September, 2008 to 28th February, 2009 would be eligible to receive their membership certificate in person at the Convocation.

Fellow members and members who were granted Certificate of Practice during this period would also be given their Certificate of Practice at the Convocation from the designated counters.

Members and prospective members (i.e. who have passed the Final examination and are yet to apply for membership or application for membership is under process) are requested to wear the Royal Blue Colour Blazer /Navy Blue Colour Blazer respectively and female members may wear saree / business suit while attending the Convocation and receiving the membership certificate. A tie and a lapel pin, saree pin in case of female members will be presented by the Institute at the convocation.

Such students who have passed the Final Examination held in November, 2008 and have not yet enrolled for membership will be presented the Pass Certificates at the Counters. A lapel pin will be presented at the occasion. However, such students if not already enrolled as Member are advised to seek membership of the Institute in order to be a Member of the coveted family of the Chartered Accountants and also be eligible to use the designation Chartered Accountant. It may be mentioned that Section 24 of the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 provides for use of the designation Chartered Accountant only to such persons who are Members of the Institute. In other words, a student who has passed final examination cannot use the designation Chartered Accountant unless he has also enrolled himself as a Member.

Members (Associates and Fellow) enrolled and Certificate of Practice granted to members from 1st September 2008 to 28th February 2009 and Students (prospective members) who have passed final examination in November, 2008 are cordially invited to attend the convocation function on the respective date as per the schedule stated above.