Presidency College signs agreement with ACCA, leading global accountancy body

One of Bangalore’s top ranked business (B) schools, Presidency College, has partnered with leading global accountancy body ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) to enable its finance students to gain an internationally recognised professional qualification by the time they graduate.

Presidency College, which is affiliated to Bangalore University and offers highly sought after courses to 14,000 students, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ACCA, which will result in Presidency and ACCA working closely to offer the ACCA Qualification, equivalent to a UK Master’s degree, to its finance and accountancy students.

Students at Presidency will be able to complete the ACCA Qualification exams, which are based in International Financial Reporting Standards and which are valued by employers around the world, via face to face tuition.

“As an integral part of globalized economy, India is looking forward to move over to International Financial Reporting Standards which will replace the Indian Accounting Standards from April 2015. We would, thus, require a huge number of accountants who are trained in to the new systems. Keeping this in mind, Presidency College has decided to collaborate with ACCA, UK, one of the foremost global body of Accounting Pros, to bring our students to get professionally trained and certified. We are sure that this initiative will prove to be hugely beneficial to our current and future students”

Ilham Punjani, Business Relationship Manager with ACCA said:  “We are delighted to be working closely with Presidency, which is highly regarded in Bangalore for the excellence of its business courses. This agreement will enable hundreds of young students to pursue their studies and qualify as complete finance professionals with ACCA.   Many thousands of young people in more than 170 countries  have realised their ambitions with ACCA and are enjoying successful careers in all sectors, and we look forward to working with Presidency to enable students here to go on to make a significant contribution to India’s business environment and the wider economy in future.”