ICAI Increases Number of Reading Rooms across India
The Institute of Chartered Accounts of India (ICAI) has decided to generously add to its list of existing reading rooms across the country – up to about 40. This endeavor by ICAI makes the journey towards becoming a CA a bit more endurable for aspiring students. CA is a highly competitive exam, with thousands of students appearing for the CA Final exam every year. It requires more than dedication and determination to crack the CA examination – it also takes a proper atmosphere and infrastructure.
As rightly identified by ICAI, several students across country do not have the required ambience in their homes to fully focus on studies for the CA examinations. This can prove to be detrimental to a student’s preparation and considerably reduces their chances of cracking the CA exams.
So, how can students benefit from ICAI’s reading room facility? Will it help students to improve their chances of clearing the exams? Read on about ICAI’s reading rooms:
- Open to CA students at all levels: Whether you are appearing for the CA Foundation or CA Intermediate exam, the reading room facility is available to all. It is not restricted to CA Final year students only. As long as you are pursuing CA, you can directly get in touch with ICAI and register yourself to avail the reading room facility in lieu of a nominal fee (which may be refundable).
- Conducive environment for students: Studying for CA requires a conducive environment which will keep distractions to a minimum. The library-like atmosphere of the reading room promotes discipline and seriousness, encouraging students to sit at one place and read for long hours.
- Sound infrastructure: Reading rooms are well-equipped to cater to all the preparatory needs of a CA aspirant. A reading room can individually accommodate about 50 to 100 students. They have fully functioning libraries, containing a plethora of books and other valuable resources that can benefit students. Some reading rooms also grant computer access to students as and when required.
- Helps students who cannot attend tuitions: Reading rooms serve as an invariable ground for CA aspirants to exchange notes, ideas, preparation strategies and the latest happenings in the world of CA. Such interactions are productive and can add to the advantage of both parties, especially in case of students who cannot attend tuition for whatever reasons.
All said and done, the reading rooms by ICAI are an invaluable asset for CA students. During the course of interactions with CA aspirants, ICAI was drawn to the realisation that more students are in need of such initiatives.
According to ICAI, several students lack the place or the facilities required to prepare for a course as extensive as CA back at home. The course demands great focus, and reading rooms are designed to facilitate such focus. Most of the reading rooms start functioning early in the morning and are open till as late as 10 PM at night. Even working professionals who are preparing for CA can avail the benefits during the after work hours.
Back in 2014, Bengaluru reported an enrollment of about 25,000 students for the ICAI reading room facility. There were 93 reading rooms all across India then. ICAI has been striving to increase the number of reading rooms to 150 to facilitate the studies of more CA students.
Thanks to their unceasing efforts, ICAI has been able to open up reading rooms in several states of late. New reading rooms have come up in cities like Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Jamnagar, Navsari, Nashik, Pimpri and Belgaum. Four new centres have opened up in Thane and two more in Bengaluru. All in all, 40 new reading rooms have been introduced by ICAI towards the end of 2017.
A shoutout to all CA aspirants: Reach out to ICAI to enquire about the reading rooms near you and register immediately to reap the benefits. With CA exams knocking at your door, this is by far the best thing that could have happened to you!
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