Is there any scholarship/ fee concessions are available for CA pursuing students?
Yes. Students who are pursing CA Course can avail the following scholarships/ fee concessions: 1. Merit Scholarship: The students whose names appear at SI.No.l to 10 (in case the rank at SI. No. 10 continues to SI. No. 11 or to SI. No. 12 or so on, all such rank holders) of the respective Merit lists of Common Proficiency Test (CA Foundation | CA CPT), held in June/December, Intermediate (IPC) Course Examination held in May/ November every year are selected for award of Merit Scholarship @ Rs.1500/- and Rs. 2000/- per month respectively. Rank holders of Common Proficiency Test (CA Foundation | CA CPT) who have registered for Intermediate (IPC) Course (Intermediate (IPC) Course Students) will get Scholarship for a period of 18 months while the Rank holders of Intermediate (IPC) Course (Final Students) will get for a maximum period of 30 months/remaining period of their articleship. 2. Merit-cum-Need based Scholarship: All students (other than covered under Merit Scholarship) whose names appear in the Merit list of Rank holders of the Common Proficiency Test / Intermediate (IPC) Course and whose parents total income is not more than Rs. 1,50,000/- per annum are eligible to apply for award of Merit-cum-Need scholarship. The students who would be selected for award of scholarship will be granted @ Rs. 1500 p.m for 18 months to rank holders of CA Foundation | CA CPT who have registered for Intermediate (IPC) Course and for a maximum period of 30 months/ remaining period of articleship to rank holders of Intermediate (IPC) Course who have registered for articleships. Total 60 scholarships are awarded every year under this category. 3. Need-based and weaker sections Scholarship: Students of Intermediate (IPC) Course and Final Course are eligible to apply for award of Need- based Scholarships provided their parents’ annual income is not more than Rs. 1,00,000/- per annum. The students who would be selected for award of scholarship will be granted @ Rs. 1250 p.m for 18 months to Intermediate (IPC) Course students and for a maximum period of 30 months/remaining period of articleship to Final students. Total 200 scholarships are awarded every year under this category. Two scholarships are reserved every year for physically handicapped students. The payment of scholarship is liable to be discontinued in case the recipient does not pass the Intermediate (IPC) Course/Final Examination in the first two eligible chances. For SC/ST/OBC category students, an additional amount of Rs.100/- p.m. will be paid on submission of a certificate/ documentary proof duly attested by a gazetted officer or a member of the Institute. 4. Scholarships under Endowment Schemes: In addition to the above, scholarships are also awarded under different Endowment Schemes created by individual donors/ Joint Corpus formed by donors. The criteria applied are the same as in case of Need-based scholarship. First three rank holders of CA Foundation | CA CPT will be granted full exemption from the payment of registration fees at the time of registration for Intermediate (IPC) Course including registration fee for 100 Hours Information Technology Training. Such fee exemption will be continued at the time of registration for Final Course provided the student passes both groups in Intermediate (IPC) Examination in the first attempt. In other words the first three rank holders of CA Foundation | CA CPT need not pay the Final fee if they pass the Intermediate (IPC) Examination in the first attempt. Effective from November, 2010 examination onwards, top 10 rank holders of the Intermediate (Integrated Professional Competence) Examination and Final Examination are exempted from payment of fee for attending residential programme on Professional Skills Development Programme. 19. What are the concessions available for Differently abled students while pursing CA Course? Differently abled students are defined as follows: (a) Blindness – “Blindness” refers to a condition where a person suffers from any of the following conditions, namely: • total absence of sight; • visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 (snellen) in the better eye with correcting lenses; or • limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of 20 degree or worse. (b) Low vision – “Low vision” means a person with impairment of visual functioning even after treatment or standard refractive correction but who uses or is potentially capable of using vision for the planning or execution of a task with appropriate assistive device. (c) Leprosy cured – “Leprosy cured” means any person who has been cured of leprosy but is suffering from • loss of sensation in hands or feet as well as loss of sensation and paresis in the eye and eyelid but with no manifest deformity; • manifest deformity and paresis but having sufficient mobility in their hands and feet to enable them to engage in normal economic activity; • extreme physical deformity as well as advanced age which prevents him from undertaking any gainful occupation, and the expression “leprosy cured” shall be constructed accordingly. (d) Hearing impairment – “Hearing impairment” means loss of sixty decibels or more in the better ear in the conversational range of frequencies. (e) Locomotors disability – “Locomotors disability” means disability of the bones, joints or muscles leading to substantial restriction of the movement of the limbs or any form of cerebral palsy. (f) Permanent and total loss of voice. (g) Any other physical disability which is not covered above, but permanently suffering from 50% or above, as the case may be, submit an application for consideration on case to case basis. A differently abled student has to submit a certificate of suffering from disability, certified by a physician/ surgeon/oculist working in a Government hospital, as the case may be. Differently abled students, who are suffering from a disability as stated above, are eligible for full exemption from payment of registration fees at CA Intermediate | CA IPCC and Final levels. Differently abled students are exempted from Orientation Programme Differently abled students, suffering from permanent disability of 50% or above are exempted from attending Orientation Programme. These students are also exempted from payment of fee related to Orientation Programme i.e. Orientation Programme registration fee of Rs. 1,000/- and course fee of Rs. 3,000/- for undergoing course. Differently abled students are exempted from payment of ITT fee Differently abled students, suffering from permanent disabilty of 50% or above are exempted from attending ITT classes, but they are required to self-study and pass two test papers specially designed for the purpose. These students are also exempted from payment of fee related to ITT i.e. registration fee of Rs. 2,000/- and course fee of Rs. 4,000/- for undergoing course.