You can check all the important announcements regarding the CA Examination and the CA Course on ICAI’s Cloud Campus. Click here to read all the recent examination announcements.
The ICAI Cloud Campus (https://cloudcampus.icai.org/ ) is a one stop shop for students pursuing, or are interested to pursue the Chartered Accountancy Profession. It is an anywhere and anytime accessible portal for students and offers a range of services to them. Some of those are:
1. Video Lectures:
In this day and age, students wish to study at the comfort of their preferred location and their preferred time. Thus, ICAI has introduced the concept of video lectures wherein, students, through the ICAI Cloud Campus can avail learning facilities for all the subjects of the CA profession, in both old and new scheme of education and training. (https://cloudcampus.icai.org/page.html?page_id=24)
2. Digital Learning Hub:
The ICAI Digital Learning Hub is an integrated Learning Management System, wherein, you can access various professional and academic content related to the CA profession. The hub contains various free and paid courses to empower your knowledge base. (https://learning.icai.org/iDH/icai/)
3. Recorded Webcasts:
ICAI conducts various live webcasts to enhance the capabilities and knowledge base of its students. However, one may not be able to always attend the live webcasts. Thus, under the cloud campus, recorded webcasts are available for future reference. (https://cloudcampus.icai.org/page.html?page_id=19)
4. Recorded Online Mentoring Sessions:
In order to complement the Study Material, Practice Material and other content provided by the Institute, ICAI conducts various live mentoring sessions for each subject under the CA profession. The recording of those sessions can also be accessed under the Cloud Campus. (https://cloudcampus.icai.org/page.html?page_id=552)
5. BoS Knowledge Portal:
The Board of Studies Knowledge Portal provides all the study content that one may require while pursuing CA. This includes Practice Material, Study Material, Mock Test Papers, and Sample Papers etc. To know more about the BoS Knowledge Portal, visit https://www.caclubindia.com/articles/bos-knowledge-portal-icai-42017.asp or https://students.icai.org/?page_id=4834&newbg=true .
As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India has been conducting online Live Virtual Classes and Live Revision Classes. These classes are free of cost for all students. All you need to do is click the link http://ecpl.live/icai/bos/openclasses/ and attend the class. The detailed schedule for each course can be accessed here https://www.icai.org/new_post.html?post_id=16451 .
7. Central Distribution System:
ICAI has developed an online store portal for its students, wherein, students can access and purchase all the publications of the ICAI that may be relevant to them. Students will be allotted coupons after successfully registering to the course and the same can be redeemed to receive the study material from the Central Distribution System. (https://icai-cds.org/)
8. Reading Rooms:
In order to create a conductive reading environment for students across the country, ICAI has developed the concept of Reading Rooms, Additional Reading Rooms and Libraries. At present, 170 reading rooms are being operated across the country. This facility was specially designed to cater to the students belonging to economic weaker sections of the society, who wish to study in big cities and metros. (https://readingroom.icai.org/)
9. Students Activities:
This portal enables students to register for any student's activity programme. This includes seminars, workshops, conferences, competitions etc. Students can access all the events here and register for the same according to their interest. (https://bosactivities.icai.org/)
10. Registration for ICITSS, Adv. ICITSS and Practical Training Test:
Students of the CA profession have to compulsorily undergo Information Technology and Orientation Course (ICITSS) and Advanced Information Technology and MCS Course (Adv. ICITSS) as part of their training curriculum (https://www.icaionlineregistration.org/index.html). Similarly, all students are required to undertake the Practical Training Test on completion of their articleship (https://pttest.icai.org/). The registration for both of these can be done through the portal.
11. Articles Placement Portal:
Students can register themselves on the Articles Placement Portal, wherein companies with vacancies for articles can connect with students and can hire them. The portal acts as a one stop means for both, the companies and the students. (https://app.icai.org/homepage)
12. Articles Training Resources:
The portal also provides various training resources for articles which helps them in increasing their knowledge base regarding the professional world. These resources can be accessed at https://cloudcampus.icai.org/page.html?page_id=15 .
13. Video Film on E-Books:
The ICAI Cloud Campus also provides video films on various e-books that help the students to understand the concept in a more efficient and clear manner. These can be accessed at https://cloudcampus.icai.org/page.html?page_id=2104 .
14. Examination Portal:
The examination portal offered by the ICAI Cloud Campus offers all the information regarding the examinations of the course. This includes announcements, important dates, applications, information regarding results, FAQs, useful links etc. The examination portal can be accessed at https://icaiexam.icai.org/ .
15. Miscellaneous Services:
Apart from the above, the ICAI Cloud Campus offers various other services that help the students. These include:
a. Announcements of the Board of Studies Portal
b. Information regarding various events
c. Information regarding registration/examination forms of the profession
d. Details regarding the result of Foundation, Intermediate and Final Level Courses
Advantages of the ICAI Cloud Campus
1. One Stop Shop: The ICAI Cloud Campus offers a plethora of services to the students, making it a one stop shop for anything that a student may require while pursuing the Chartered Accountancy Profession.
2. A glimpse of the professional world: The ICAI cloud campus offers numerous lectures, seminars and workshops that prepare a student for the challenges of the professional world. This helps in the student getting a glimpse of what is in store for them in the outside world.
3. Access to the portal anytime, anywhere: In the 21st century, students give ample importance to their comfort, time and cost. The ICAI Cloud Campus portal takes of all of these, as it gives the students, comfort of accessing anything and everything on the portal through their preferred location and convenience. It also saves time and cost of the student as everything can be accessed with the click of a button.
The ICAI Cloud Campus is truly a step in the right direction as it caters to the needs and wants of the students of the 21st century and enhances their knowledge base, with regard to both, academics and the professional world.
Also read about the BoS Knowledge Portal of ICAI here