Business and Commerce students at Nagindas Khandwala College, Malad (W), one of the best colleges in the western suburbs of Mumbai imparting quality education from last four decades, will now have the opportunity to gain a globally recognized professional accountancy qualification at the same time as they study for their bachelor’s degree as a new partnership has been signed with ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Through this association, students will have the benefit of acquiring a dual degree qualification of global standards paving way for diverse career opportunities not just in India but globally.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the two bodies will mean that the students of Nagindas Khandwala College can gain the prestigious ACCA Qualification, which is benchmarked as being equivalent to a UK Masters’ degree, while they are pursuing their chosen degree at the College. Ilham Punjani - Head of Business Relations, who signed the partnership agreement with Nagindas Khandwala College on behalf of ACCA, said: “ACCA is honored and delighted to be associated with Nagindas Khandwala College to enable young people to gain the professional and academic qualifications. ACCA is committed to working in partnership with colleges in India to produce professional accountants. Many young people who have gained the ACCA Qualification have gone on to enjoy rewarding careers and we are sure the young people embarking on their journeys at Nagindas Khandwala College will enjoy similar success.”
Speaking on the signing of MoU with ACCA, Dr. Ancy Jose, Principal, Nagindas Khandwala College said, “Khandwala College is known for delivering the latest and relevant knowledge to its students. With the vision to ‘create international accountants’, the college has collaborated with ACCA for offering their course to our students alongside B.Com. As a value added programme on campus. The ACCA course will help our students to understand International Accounting practices and I am sure, will also enhance their global mobility.”
Another benefit of studying ACCA Qualification is that it is based on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) – the accounting standards which Indian businesses will be using in the near future. The students will be able to take up the examinations for both the degrees simultaneously. The College is affiliated to University of Mumbai and reaccredited by UGC-NAAC with 'A' Grade.