Much Awaited Decision: CA/ CS/ ICWA Qualification will be Considered as Post Graduate Degree for Appearing UGC Net

The University of Grants Commission (UGC), on 15th March, 2021, said that CA/ CS/ ICWA Qualification will be Considered as Post Graduate Degree for Appearing UGC Net.

UGC said in its letter that UGC had received requests from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), and the Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICMAI) to consider the qualification being awarded by them, Le, Chartered Accountant (CA), Company Secretary (CS) and Cost and Works Accountants (ICWA) respectively, equivalent to Postgraduate Degree.

To consider this, a Committee was constituted by the UGC The Commission, in its 550 meeting held on 18 February, 2021 considered the recommendation of the Expert Committee and resolved as under:

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