About Us

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is the premier professional accountancy body of the country, established in July, 1949 under the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949, (Act No. XXXVIII of 1949) enacted by the Parliament to regulate the profession of Chartered Accountancy in India. The ICAI has achieved recognition as a premier accounting body not only in the country but also globally, for its contribution in the fields of education, professional development, maintenance of high accounting, auditing and ethical standards since its inception. The ICAI is the second largest accounting body in the world. As a part of Institute’s responsibility to regulate the profession of Chartered Accountancy, the Institute enrolls students for the Chartered Accountancy Course, imparts theoretical education and monitors practical training to be undergone by them as per the requirements of the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988. The Institute undertakes educational activities through its Committees.

Students Skills Enrichment Board (Board of Studies-Operations) works with a view to strengthen student services, the SSEB has prepared a dedicated Reading Room Portal for Students.

Functioning of the Reading Room Portal

In order to provide conducive reading environment to our students and helping the weaker section who are finding it difficult to concentrate on their studies owing to shortage of space at their residence, the Reading Rooms, Additional Reading Rooms and Libraries are being operated through the coordinated efforts of our Regional Councils and Branches. It is desired to develop a user friendly Reading Room Portal to help students to Register themselves from anywhere anytime for a day/ a week / a month by paying Fees directly to the selected Centre through Paytm/ Credit card/Debit card/Net banking/ Paytm Wallet etc. At present 170 Reading Rooms/ libraries are being run by our Regional Council and branches. This facility also helps those students who are coming from remote areas to study in metros and bigger cities.

The link of Reading Room Portal is: https://readingroom.icai.org/

The students can get the details of Reading Rooms located all over the country by clicking on the link https://www.icai.org/post.html?post_id=15672 . Further, to look the seats availability they can login to the portal by clicking the above link https://readingroom.icai.org/ by first registering to the portal and then using their Registration No. as user Id and password their date of birth in ddmmyyyy format.