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“No action without research, no research without action”- Kurt Lewin

Research plays a vital role in the evolution of professionals. It allows us to experience a part of the world we haven't yet experienced. The knowledge gained via research contributes to the development and advancement of mankind.

Researchers unlock the unknown, allow for the exploration of the various issues from different perspectives, and fuel a deeper understanding of the subject. The role that research scholars, academicians and research inferences play in the advancement and achievement of national development, and more specifically, sustainable national development, is undeniable.

As an endeavor to maintain the enthusiasm and commitment of the researchers across the globe, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is pleased to announce the 4th ICAI International Research Awards under the aegis of the Research Committee. These awards since their inception in 2020 have been recognizing and honoring professionals, researchers, scholars, academicians, etc. from across the globe for their exemplary research contributions in the area of accounting, auditing, economics, finance, and taxation. The Research Committee of ICAI has also been undertaking various initiatives for the development of research professionals.

The previous editions of the International Research Awards were highly successful where numerous research papers were received and also included notable jury members who are well-known around the world. The last date to apply for the awards is June 30, 2023.

We are happy to invite researchers from across the world and encourage their active participation in the prestigious ICAI International Research Awards 2023.

About ICAI

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is a statutory body established under the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 for regulating the profession of Chartered Accountants in India. ICAI is the second largest accounting body in the whole world with a strong tradition of service to the public interest and to the Indian economy. During its more than seventy years of existence, ICAI has achieved recognition as a premier accounting body not only in the country but also globally, for maintaining highest standards in technical, ethical areas and for sustaining stringent examination and education standards.


Since 1949, the profession has grown leaps and bounds in terms of membership and student base. Starting with a handful of about 1700 members, today, the strength of Indian Chartered Accountant fraternity has grown to over 3.5 lakh members. On the education front, the ICAI began with mere 259 students and today about 8 lakh active students are a part of ICAI.


The Institute functions under administrative control of Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India. It has its headquarters in New Delhi and 5 Regional offices in Chennai, Kanpur, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi. It presently has 168 branches spread all over the country. In addition, it has also set up 44 chapters outside India, 33 Representative Offices and an overseas office in Dubai. The affairs of the ICAI are managed by a Council in accordance with the provisions of the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 and the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988. The Council is composed of 40 members of whom 32 are elected by the members and remaining 8 are nominated by the Central Government generally representing the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Securities and Exchange Board of India, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Commerce & Industry and other stakeholders.


Research Committee of ICAI

The Research Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, set up in 1955, is one of the oldest technical committees that aim to create and support a research culture which will enhance and enrich the quality of services rendered by the profession.

The primary objective of Research Committee is to undertake research and strengthen the institutional capacity in the domain of accounting and other affiliated areas with a view to benefit the profession and nation at large. Research Committee also seeks to create a conducive environment for promoting Research & Innovation activities in the profession through its various Research projects, programmes, workshops, seminars etc. The Committee is dedicated to sharing and developing strategies to promote collaborative global research in the various areas of international importance. The Committee also undertakes approved research projects on current and continuous basis in various areas which are generally published in the form of Guidance Notes, Technical Guides, Studies, Monographs, etc. on generally accepted accounting principles and practices.


Members of the Committee

CA. (Dr.) Anuj Goyal, Chairman, Research Committee
CA. Cotha S Srinivas, Vice-Chairman, Research Committee
CA. Aniket Sunil Talati, President, ICAI (Ex-officio)
CA. Ranjeet Kumar Agarwal, Vice-President, ICAI (Ex-officio)
CA. (Dr.) Rajkumar Satyanarayan Adukia
CA. Chandrashekhar Vasant Chitale
CA. Dheeraj Kumar Khandelwal
CA. Purushottamlal Khandelwal
CA. Dayaniwas Sharma
CA. Sridhar Muppala
CA. Prasanna Kumar D
CA. Rajendra Kumar P
CA. Sushil Kumar Goyal
CA. Rohit Ruwatia
CA. Abhay Chhajed
CA. Gyan Chandra Misra
CA. Prakash Sharma
CA. Kemisha Soni
CA. Sanjay Kumar Agarwal
CA. Hans Raj Chugh
Dr. P. C. Jain
Advocate Vijay Kumar Jhalani
Co-Opted members
CA. Sudhir Kavdia
CA. Narender Rao Bompally
CA. Umesh Himatlal Talati
CA. Kaushik Dhirajlal Shah
CA. Jayesh Dilipbhai Barot
CA. Kunjbihari Shantilal Soni
CA. Satish Kumar Gupta