In terms of the decision of the Council, Convocation function will henceforth be held twice a year at the Regional Headquarters of the Institute covering the period from March to August and September to April with a view to inculcate a sense of belongingness and attachment with the Institute.
Accordingly, the first Convocation function will be held as per the details given below:- Sunday, the 09th November 2008 Mumbai Western Region Sunday, the 16th November 2008 New Delhi Northern Region Sunday, the 30th November 2008 Chennai Southern Region Sunday, the 07th December 2008 Kolkata Eastern Region Sunday, the 14th December 2008 Jaipur Central Region
Details like venue and timings are being finalized and would soon be communicated to the members and prospective members separately by the Regional Councils concerned.
New entrant members who enrolled as Associate members from 1st February, 2008 to 31st August, 2008 as also the Fellow members admitted during this period would be eligible to receive their membership certificate in person at the Convocation. All members who were granted Certificate of Practice during this period would also be given their Certificate in person at the Convocation.
Members and prospective members (i.e. who have passed the Final examination and are yet to apply for membership or application for membership is under process) are requested to wear the Royal Blue Colour Blazer /Navy Blue Colour Blazer respectively and female members may wear preferably saree while attending the Convocation and receiving the membership certificate/Certificate of Practice. A tie and a lapel pin, saree pin in case of female members will be presented by the Institute at the convocation.
Such students who have passed the Final Examination held in May, 2007, November, 2007 & May, 2008 and have not yet enrolled for membership will be presented the Certificate of Pass if not already given. A lapel pin will be presented at the occasion. However, such students if not already enrolled as Member are advised to seek membership of the Institute in order to be a Member of the coveted family of the Chartered Accountants and also be eligible to use the designation Chartered Accountant. It may be mentioned that Section 24 of the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 provides for use of the designation Chartered Accountant only to such persons who are Members of the Institute. In other words, a student who has passed final examination cannot use the designation Chartered Accountant unless he has also enrolled himself as a Member.
Members (Associates and Fellow) enrolled and Certificate of Practice granted to members from 1st February 2008 to 31st August 2008 and Students (prospective members) who have passed final examination are cordially invited to attend the convocation function in their respective regional headquarter as per the schedule stated above.