Two Pune Colleges Offer Professional Courses in Accountancy

The Ness Wadia College of Commerce and the Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce have tied up with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants ( ACCA ) for a professional course in accountancy, which will be internationally recognized and will be equivalent to a master’s degree in the United Kingdom.

The course will be optional for students of these colleges. Finishing the course will qualify them as complete finance professionals.

In a press conference on Monday, MM Andar, principal, Ness Wadia College of Commerce said, “In tune with the vision of the college, the ACCA programme strengthens the industry-academia linkage. Being globally accepted, the ACCA programme consolidates accounting knowledge, offers a global qualification and also brings in new opportunities in the business world.”

ACCA signed a memorandum of understanding with these two institutions to ensure better coordination among them to offer the ACCA qualification. Students at both colleges will be able to complete the ACCA qualification exams, which are based on international financial reporting standards, valued by employers around the world.

“We are happy to tie up with two premier colleges in western India to enable hundreds of young students to pursue their studies and qualify as complete finance professionals with ACCA,” said Ilham Punjani, business relations manager, ACCA.

Hrishikesh Soman, principal of the Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce, said, “This tie – up will provide opportunities to our students to gain exposure to international accounting practices and also help them to focus on a career in accounting and finance on a global platform.”

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