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March 15, 2021

CA, CS and ICWA Qualifications are equivalent to PG Degree

by CA Shivam Jaiswal in ICAI

CA, CS and ICWA Qualifications are equivalent to PG Degree

Sub: To consider CA/CS/ICWA Quantification equivalent to PG Degree for appearing in UGC-Net

Sir/ Madam,

UGC had received requests from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and the Institute of Cost Accountants of India to consider the qualification being awarded by them, i.e., Chartered Accountant (CA), Company Secretary (CS) and Cost and Works Accountants (ICWA) respectively, equivalent to Post Graduation Degree.

To consider this, a Committee was constituted by the UGC. The Commission, in its 55oth meeting held on 18th February, 2021 considered the recommendation of the Expert Committee and resolved as under

“CA/CS/ICWA qualification be considered equivalent to PG Degree.”

This is for your kind information.

With kind regards,

Joint Secretary