Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), New Delhi on 08.11.2023. The MoU was signed by Prof. (Dr) K.S.Sherpa, Registrar, SMU and CA (Dr) Jai Kumar Batra, Secretary, ICAI, New Delhi in the presence of Dean, Dr. Muralidhar V Pai, SMIMS, SMU, Prof. (Dr.) Bidita Khandelwal, Director, DoR, SMU, Dr. Madan Chhetri, Coordinator, FHSSLA, Mrs. Srijana Sharma, Convenor, FHSSLA and Ms. Deepa Sharma, Assistant Professor, SMU. Dr. Pramesh Chettri, Assistant Professor, SMU has Coordinated with ICAI officials for the successful outcome of this MoU.
The objective of the MoU is to extend academic cooperation with ICAI in the field of commerce (B.Com/M.Com) Programmes. The MoU shall facilitate a comprehensive partnership in the areas of joint academic research, innovation, capacity building, professional and faculty development programmes along with sharing of best practices and resources in the areas of commerce and management. Emphasizing on the need for such collaborations, CA Vishal P. Doshi, Chairman, BoS (Academic), ICAI emphasized that this collaboration would not just help in fostering the relationship between the two partner institutes but would also promote integrated UG programmes along with Charted Accountancy course.