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Milestones

Milestones of Ernakulam Branch of SIRC of ICAI

  • Sri. Kerala Varma Thampuran , one of the pioneers of our profession, had served as the first member from Kerala to the Central Council of the Institute during 1955-1958
  • Sri. P Sukumara Menon, Partner, M/s Menon & Menon, Ernakulam served as the members of the Southern India Regional Council during 1964-1967
  • The first Branch of the Southern India Regional Council in Kerala, the Ernakulam Branch, was set up on 1st December 1967.
  • Late CA T. Velu Pillai elected as the First Chairman of the Ernakulam Branch and CA. Venugopal c Govind as Secretary and CA, Abraham Joseph as the Treasurer.
  • Sri. S. Prabhakar, partner, M/s Varma & Varma, Ernakulam was elected to the Central Council for the period of 1976-1979
  • "The Kerala Chartered Accountants Society" was formed and registered on 14th January, 1977.
  • Ernakulam Branch hosted the Tenth Regional Conference of ICAI on 29th and 30th January, 1977 at Lotus Club
  • Purchased the land for the Branch on 23rd May, 1978
  • Sri. S. Prabhakar, partner, M/s Varma & Varma, Ernakulam was re-elected to the Central Council for the period of 1979-1982
  • Foundation stone for the Branch Building laid by CA. A.C. Chakraborhti, President ICAI on May 20th 1985
  • CA.P.A. Nair, President, ICAI Inaugurated the Branch Building on 22nd August 1986
  • The Best Branch of the Institute - 1986
  • Started collecting CA Exam application form in the year 1993
  • CA. B.P. Rao President, ICAI inaugurated the first floor of the Branch Building on 19th October 1994
  • Most Active Branch of the SIRC - 1994
  • Commendation Award - 1995
  • Active Branch Award - 1996
  • Active Branch Award -1997
  • Active Branch Award -1998
  • Active Branch Award 1999
  • Highly Commended Performance Award 2001
  • General Management Communication Skills (G.M.C.S) class started in the year 2001
  • CA. R. Bupathy, President, ICAI inaugurated the air conditioned conference hall at first floor of the branch on 18th November 2003
  • The First Branch to receive Accreditation for conducting classes for Professional Education I & II (PE-I & PE-II )
  • The Best Branch Award - SIRC - 2005
  • The First Branch in Kerala to receive Accreditation for conducting 250 hrs Compulsory Computer Training (C.C.T.P) / Information Technology Training
  • The Best Branch Award (All India) - 2007
  • First Online exam for the 100 hrs ITT course on 28th , January 2007
  • Started Collecting Common Proficiency Test (CPT) registration form in the year 2007
  • CA. Sunil H Talati, President, ICAI inaugurated the annexe building on 23rd May 2007
  • Newly renovated ITT centre inaugurated by CA. V.C. James, Central Council Member on December 2007
  • The Best Branch Award (All India) 2008
  • Highly Commended Performance Award 2009
  • Started collecting Integrated Professional Competency Course (IPCC) registration form in the year 2009
  • Opened a new State wise Store Point and Sales Counter in May 2009
  • First Online CPT exam in August 2009.
  • It is the largest Branch in the State with more than 1500 members and more than 5000 students
  • Started Collecting Membership renewal fees from 2009
  • Presently the third largest branch in South India
  • Ernakulam Branch hosted the “JNANA MARGA” 42nd Regional Conference of Southern India Regional Council of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India on 27th & 28th November 2010 at Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium, Kochi
  • The Best Branch Award (All India) - 2010
  • Purchased New Land and Building for Ernakulam Branch of ICAI -2011
  • Conducted Certificate Courses on IFRS -2011
  • International Study Tour to Srilanka & Malayasia - 2011
  • Conducted Certificate Course on International Taxation – 2011
  • The Best Branch Award (All India) - 2011