India – UAE Agreement on Chartered Accountancy

Indian Union Cabinet has given its approval for the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in 2011 and Renewal of MoU between the Institute of Chartered Accountants, of India (ICAI) and Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), United Arab Emirates.

The renewal of the MoU with the HCT, UAE is on the following terms:-

  1. ICAI will provide technical assistance to HCT by reviewing the current curriculum of HCT related to accounting and finance;
  2. ICAI will recommend introduction of new/revised courses and modules that will facilitate HCT students to write ICAI’s Technical professional Examination with aim to acquire membership of ICAI;
  3. ICAI   will   provide   technical   assistance   in   holding   ICAI’s professional examination for qualified HCT students;
  4. ICAI will collaborate to provide seminars and workshops for HCT students and faculty;
  5. ICAI   will   provide   specialized   relevant  Adjunct   faculty   on mutually agreeable basis;
  6. ICAI will provide certification courses for HCT students;
  7. HCT  will   provide  facilities  to   hold   ICAI’s   professional   and technical exams;
  8. HCT and  ICAI  will  encourage faculty and  student exchange programmes;
  9. HCT and ICAI will collaborate to hold professional development and technical events, seminars and conferences at various HCT’s colleges in UAE. HCT will provide venue for such events and will encourage its students and faculty member to attend these events;
  10. HCT and ICAI will collaborate to offer short professional courses in the domain of accounting, finance and audit in UAE via HCT’s Centre of Excellence for applied Research and Training (CERT).

The proposal seeks to advance the goals on equity, public accountability and innovation.


The ICAI is a statutory body established by an Act of Parliament of India namely The Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 to regulate the profession of Chartered Accountancy in India.

HCT UAE is a community of more than 23,000 students and 2,000 staff based on 17 modern, technology-enhanced campuses in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai, Fujairah, Madinat Zayed, Ras Al Khaimah, Ruwais and Sharjah, making it the largest higher education institution in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

HCT is dedicated to the delivery of technical and professional programs of the highest quality to the students within context of sincere respect for all beliefs and values and has the vision to be an internationally recognized and accredited provider of technical and professional tertiary education.

The mission of HCT is to be a key education fundamental pillar on which a modern nation is built.

The ICAI has considered renewal of the MoU between ICAI and HCT, UAE to work together in strengthening the Accounting, Financial and Audit knowledge base within UAE through this MoU. The MoU with HCT was signed on 4th January, 2011 for a period of 5 years.