Board of Studies is the primary educational wing of the Institute. It is responsible for formulating and implementing the policies and programs relating to the education of students pursuing Chartered Accountancy course. It imparts education mainly through distance education mode. The mission of the Board of Studies is to provide a strong foundation of knowledge, skills and professional values that enables students to grow as wholesome professionals and adapt to changes throughout their professional career.
Preparation and continuous revision of comprehensive study materials covering all the subjects prescribed for study by the students undergoing the Chartered Accountancy courses viz.,CPT, Intermediate (IPC) and Final and their distribution to students registered for various courses through regional offices and select branches. Other educational inputs as an effective aid for students include, suggested answers, Revision Test Papers, Periodical supplements, etc. are also prepared on a regular basis.
Organizing oral coaching classes (Revision/Intensified) at various centres, with the assistance of Regional Councils and Branches
Delivering Lectures to the Students in classes/crash courses organised by Regional Councils/Branches.
Co-ordination of activities relating to Publication of Hindi Study Materials
Publication of booklets on various aspects of Self-development such as Personality Development, Public Speaking, Communication Skills, Preparing for Examinations, Time and Stress Management, etc.
Provision of all the BoS publications on the Institute’s website, arranged course, paper and chapter-wise.
2. CAREER COUNSELING:
Counseling the students through correspondence, E-mail as well as personal discussions.
3. ORIENTATION PROGRAMME:
Designing of course contents, preparation and revision of Background material for Orientation Program.
Managing the scheme of Orientation Program for Intermediate (IPC) Course students for completion of Orientation Program course before appearing for the first time in Intermediate (IPC) Examination through Regional Office and Branches of Regional Councils specifically accredited for the purpose.
4. GENERAL MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS COURSE (GMCS):
Formulating syllabus, preparation and revision of Background materials for GMCS course at two levels.
Co-ordinating the arrangements for holding Course on General Management and Communication Skills in a consistent and uniform manner
Organization of Residential Courses for students at Centre of Excellence (CoE) and NIFM
5. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TRAINING (ITT):
Setting up of computer labs to provide for Training in Information Technology
Designing course syllabi and preparing course material for ITT and Advanced ITT Program and delivery in uniform & consistent manner.
Managing the scheme for the 100 hours Information Technology Training Course by Branches of Regional Councils/Regional Councils specifically accredited for the purpose.
Provision of e-Learning for the CPT, Intermediate (IPC) and Final courses on the Students Learning Management System at http://StudentsLMS.icai.org enabling students to learn anytime and from anywhere at their convenience. This e-Learning is Mobile Enabled – Students can study even using mobile phones and tablets.
Provision of e-Learning DVD’s for CPT Course, Intermediate (IPC) Course – Group-I, Intermediate (IPC) Course – Group-II, Final Course Group-I and Final Course Group-II enabling students to study at their convenience without the need for internet, waiting for content to download and costs thereto. These DVD’s provide Chapter Wise (a) Study Material, (b) Practice Manual, (c) e-Lectures, (d) PowerPoint Presentations, (e) Podcasts and (f) Self-Assessment Quiz. These DVD’s are also Mobile Enabled – Students can copy the content on the Memory Card of Mobile Phones/ Tablets, to study anytime, even on the move.
Organizing Live Webcasts on “How to prepare for CA Exams”, Accounting Standards and “Strategy to qualify and excel” in respective subjects of the CA Course and selected topics also. Video on Demand (VoD) of these webcasts are also available for view anytime and anywhere.
Administration of Need-based, merit-based, merit-cum-need based and Endowment Scholarship schemes for the students.
Managing the accreditation scheme for oral classes for the CPT, Intermediate (IPC) Course and Final Course by considering applications seeking grant of accreditation and granting accreditation in suitable cases after taking into account the recommendations of the Regional Monitoring Committees, and by monitoring their performance through the Regional Monitoring Committees as well as by sending appropriate instructions to accredited institutions from time to time.
9. MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MoU) FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE WITH UNIVERSITIES
Undertakes tasks related to Memorandum of Understanding with Indian Universities;
Working out arrangement with Indian Universities of paper exemption scheme; Preparation of study materials for CA/CA students intending to pursue BBA, B.Com/ MBA, M.Com. course.
Assists International Affairs Committee tasks related to Memorandum of Understanding with overseas Accounting Bodies.
10. STUDENTS JOURNAL
Publication of monthly Journal ‘The Chartered Accountant Student’ and its distribution. (including preparation of regular features such as Academic update/articles/case study/quiz contest, etc. for the Journal).
11. SEMINARS, CONFERANCES, CONTESTS ETC. FOR STUDENTS:
Organization of All India Conference of C.A. Students, One Day/ Two Day Seminars, Elocution Contests, Joint Seminars with Universities, Quiz Contests, Moot courts.
Disbursing grants to Regional Councils and Branches for Revision Classes, One-Day/ Two-Day Seminars, Regional Conferences, additional grant to Branches for distribution and sale of study materials and other publications, career counseling programmes, Quiz, Elocution contests
Maintaining liaison with the students associations and their branches and motivating them to organize various educational activities for students in co-ordination with the concerned Regions/Branches
Attending to large number of communications, academic queries received from members/students/ public, relating to various aspects of Education & Training.
Review of books to be purchased for Central Library.
Co-ordinating with the NOIDA Stores and ensuring supply of Board’s Publications to different Regions/Branches.
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