VIJAYAWADA: Students, who attended the first day’s sessions of the two-day national convention organised by the Vijayawada chapter of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) Friday, observed that the interactive sessions were very useful and that these kind of national events would go a long way in helping them learn the subject well.
A chartered accountant from Chennai, Sarvana Prasanth, who addressed the convention, advised the students to develop communication and inter-personal skills to scale greater heights in life.
He said the students were lacking employment skills and pointed out that attitude, skills and knowledge were the basic elements one must have to impress upon the recruiters. He advised the students to be open-minded and said that team management skills would determine the growth of an employee. “Learning will take you to higher levels of earning,” he added. As many as 3,000 CA students are taking part in the event.
The objective of the programme is to improve the awareness levels on CA course and to impart personality development skills among the students. A variety of programmes such as paper presentations on accounting, auditing, taxation, Indian economy, financial reporting and discussions on strategies to succeed in CA examinations followed by cultural events were organised throughout the day.
Chairman of the Board of Studies (ICAI) M Devaraja Reddy said, “One has to accept criticism and should always be optimistic to sustain the competitive spirit.” He also gave several tips to the students on how to fare better in exams and later interacted with students and clarified their doubts on career opportunities.
Student Council chairman V Rama Mohan Reddy told the Express that the students will benefit from such events. MPs Kesineni Srinivas and Konakalla Narayana Rao took part in the inaugural session and underscored the need for chartered accountants in developing the nation.
Meanwhile, despite the organisers’ claims that the event was a grand success, 700 students were sent back due to lack of arrangements.
Number of CA students in the country = more than 10 lakhs
Number of CA students in the state = 2,50,000
Number of CA students in Vijayawada = 20,000
Pass percentage of CA students all over the country = 9
Registrations for CA course in the country = 50,000 per month