ISDC Direct Centre in Collaboration with ACCA Launched

KOCHI:
A new collaboration in India between ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and ISDC Direct (the International Skill Development Corporation) has been agreed so that ISDC Direct students can study for the ACCA Qualification alongside their undergraduate degree.acca
The first ISDC Direct centre was launched at a special event in Kochi by Lucia Real-Martin, Director Emerging Markets ACCA, Pravinth Rajratnam, Dean of ISDC Direct, T N Presad, director of Administration of ISDC, and Mohammed Sajid Khan, Head of International Development ACCA.
Under the terms of the collaboration, ISDC Direct will provide opportunity for students across India to study the ACCA Qualification in parallel to their undergraduate degree, through dedicated ISDC Direct centres.
Lucia Real-Martin, ACCA’s Director Emerging Markets, says: “I am delighted to announce the launch of ISDC Direct inIMG_9338 collaboration with ACCA. ACCA, as the global professional body for accountants, is committed to helping enrich young people's careers, organisations and society; with the
professional skills required of finance professionals to contribute to economic growth and development, in India and around the world.
Accountants’ skills are more important than ever to support businesses large and small to deliver sustainable growth. It is therefore with great pleasure that we announce this collaboration with ISDC to fulfil this opportunity. Through this collaboration, we aim to offer increased accessibility to the ACCA qualification to those that through ambition and application wish to become professionally qualified ACCA’s’’
‘We have recently launched a new report called Professional accountants – the future which reveals bright prospects ahead for the accountancy profession – but with a call for it to be ahead of the curve on all fronts – trained to the highest standards, looking beyond the numbers and with a global mindset. For ACCA, this collaboration really resonates with this research, as it serves as a great opportunity for students who want to be ahead of the curve by gaining a degree and a professional qualification, and of course being trained by ISDC Direct to the highest standards.”
Pravinth Rajratnam adds: “The new collaboration will enable ISDC Direct to bring ACCA to the young aspirants in India to attain the globallyisdc recognized and accepted ACCA Qualification at most affordable price through the ISDC Direct Learning Centre Network across India”
As one of the largest ACCA Approved Learning Providers in India, ISDC Direct will be offering the ACCA Qualification in its centres in Bangalore, Kozhikode, Coimbatore, Kochi, Mangalore and Thiruvananthapuam, and through its support centres in Chennai Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi.
The collaboration means that students currently pursuing their undergraduate courses in a recognised institution will be eligible to enrol for ACCA through a dedicated ISDC Direct tuition centre.
Lucia Real-Martin concludes: “This collaboration links perfectly to one of ACCA’s core values – that of opportunity. We are committed to opening up the profession to people of ability and talent, and that is just what we are doing in India with ISDC Direct”
Pravinth Rajratnam concludes: “This Collaboration is the step forward and finest action to skill India to cater the great demand of business & accounting professionals for the economic growth and development of the country”

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