CA/CS/ICWA qualification be considered equivalent to PG Degree

The below notification by UGC is self -explanatory

University Grants Commission

D.O.No.9-35/2016(CPP-II)                                                            15th March 2021

Sub: To consider CA/CS/ICWA qualification equivalent to PG Degree for appearing in UGC-Net


UGC had received requests form the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and the Institute of Cost Accountants of India to consider the qualification being awarded by them, i.e., Chartered Accountants (CA), Company Secretary(CS) and Cost and Works Accountants (ICWA) respectively, equivalent to Post Graduation Degree.

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

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

This is for your Kind information.

With Kind regards,

Yours Sincerly,

(Dr. Surrender Singh)
Joint Secretary


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B E Kumar Prasad
He is a Practicing Chartered Accountant in Bengaluru, India. He has 25+ years of experience in income tax, business setup, and NRI matters. He is also an Insolvency Professional and Registered Valuer (F&SA).Prasad welcomes your comments and questions. Please email him at [email protected]

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