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The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

Three Months' Residential Programme on Professional Skills Development
Three Months’ Residential Programme
Professional Skills Development
(General Management, Personality Development and Communication Skills)
The Institute has decided to organise a three months’ residential programme for CA students particularly who have recently passed the Final examination or are undergoing the Final Course. The programme will help the students in imbibing the professional skills required for effective functioning in business organisations and profession. The Programme would focus on development of communication skills, personal qualities, interpersonal and teamwork skills, working in a complex and turbulent environment, problem solving skills and leadership skills.
The course would be organized by the Institute and would be administered by the National Institute of Financial Management, Faridabad (NIFM). The faculty would be drawn from NIFM, academia, industry and the profession.
Course Content
The programme would be divided in six modules covering:
  • Developing personal traits

  • Corporate communications

  • Strategic management

  • Practice development and management

  • Professional business environment

  • Multi-disciplinary case studies

The programme would also include extra-curricular activities (study tour/industrial visits, yoga, meditation and cultural activities).
Course methodology
Modern education techniques would be used to make learning wholesome and interesting. The methodology will involve:
  • Class/group Discussion

  • Management Games

  • Role Plays

  • Simulation Exercises

  • Case Studies

  • Project preparation

The students would have access to high quality 24×7 computer facility of NIFM
General Management and Communication Skills
Students of this programme would not be required to undergo GMCS course separately.
The course duration to be considered as part of Articled Training
Under Explanation (2) to Regulation 59 of the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988 participation in the Three Months’ Residential Programme on Professional Skills Development will be considered equivalent to undergoing articled training. Thus the period during which the training is undergone will be considered as part of Articled Training.
National Institute of Financial Management (NIFM)
The NIFM was set up in 1993 by the Government of India with the Finance Minister, Government of India as the President of the society. NIFM has evolved itself as a centre of excellence in the areas of Financial Management and related disciplines. It regularly conducts Management Development Programmes for the officials of Civil Services, Central and State Governments. NIFM addresses the requirements of both public and private sector. It also offers Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (Financial Management), Consultancy and Research and International Training Programmes.

National Institute of Financial Management, located in Faridabad, has a campus of 42 acres. The Institute is beautifully landscaped and offers calm and serene academic environment. They have adequate training infrastructure along with library, computer labs, residential faculty, sports, outdoor theatre and auditorium.
The programme would be completely residential in the campus of the National Institute of Financial Management, Sector – 48, Pali Road, Near Badkhal Lake, Faridabad.

Location map to reach NIFM – Click here.
The programme is scheduled to start from 28th April, 2008 and will be of 12 weeks duration.
Campus Interview
Special Campus interview for participants of the programme will be held.
Financial Assistance
Concessional Financial assistance in the form of a loan from banks to finance the course is also available.
Course Fee
Rs. 48,000 per participant. The course fee includes tuition fee, course material, computer time, boarding, lodging (on single/double room sharing basis), local field visits, etc. Being the first course, the ICAI has subsidized the programme heavily.
Only limited seats are available.
Interested students may fill in the registration form and send it to Shri Shaleen Suneja, Sr. Assistant Director, ICAI Bhawan, C-1, Sector-1, Noida 201 301. Telephone number 0120-3054820, Mobile: 9810938177, Email