Chartered Accountancy is a dynamic and promising profession. Over a period of time there has been a paradigm shift in the role of a Chartered Accountant. Gone are the days when a Chartered Accountant's domain was restricted only to Accountancy, Audit  and Taxation. The Chartered Accountants today have proved their expertise in the fields of management consultancy services, risk management, corporate governance, strategic management and other areas of strategic importance. With dismantling of trade barriers and advancements in information technology, the world has become a global village. Globalization has brought to the forefront numerous opportunities for CAs in the areas of National and International taxation, Finance and Corporate Laws.

It is my firm belief that by opting for CA Course, you can surely embark on a satisfying professional career that will help you to reach great heights. The Institute is always very proactive to provide you myriad opportunities to achieve your goals. It organizes Career Counselling Programmes to guide you to choose a career path that is most suitable to your abilities, interest and aptitude. This Booklet "Chartered Accountancy - Global Career and Endless Opportunities" is also a step in this direction. This booklet contains relevant information about, the course contents of the CA course, different entry gateways to the profession, practical training and various opportunities available to students once they become professional CAs. This booklet will surely help students in to making right career choices.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is a statutory body established by an Act of Parliament viz., The Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 (Act No. XXXVIII of 1949) for regulating the profession of Chartered Accountancy in the country. The Institute, which functions under the administrative control of Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India, has five Regional Councils and 146 branches covering the length and breadth of the country. The Institute has grown to cross the mark of 2,40,000 members and about 8 lakh students as of now.

I extend my best wishes to all the students who are all set to undertake CA Course as their career option. I would also like to acknowledge assiduous efforts of staff for playing a pivotal role in fulfilling and shaping the students.

Wishing you all a fulfilling career.