1. Objectives:

The Orientation Programme aims to equip the entrants of the profession –

  • To familiarize with various dimensions of the Indian Accountancy Profession.
  • To develop effective communication and presentation skills.
  • To groom and motivate the entrants to be knowledgeable and skilled professionals.
  • To expand the significance of practical training in the life of a professional.
  • To foster values such as integrity, transparency and Independence in the budding professionals.

2. Eligibility:

  • CPT route students who are registering for Accounting Technician Course exclusively shall be required to undergo Orientation Course before appearing in the ATE.
  • Students coming through CPT route for Intermediate (Integrated Professional Competence) Course shall be required to complete Orientation Programme before registering for practical training.
  • Candidates entering through Direct Entry Route also are required to undergo Orientation Course before joining for practical training.

3. Duration:

The duration of the course shall be 90 hours (15 days X 6 hours per day).

4. Teaching Methodology:

Multiple methods including lectures, case studies, presentations, group discussions, management games, Projects etc. will be used.

5. Fee:


Batch Transfer Fee for non-informing about their absence from OC classes

Students who would not inform about their absence after confirmation of allotment of a batch, at least 3 days before the commencement of the OC batch, a Batch Transfer Fee of Rs.500/- be imposed to such students w.e.f. 01.04.2015. (No waiver in any case shall be allowed.)

The organizing center shall collect this fee from the student in the form of a Demand Draft of Rs.500/- in favour of Secretary, ICAI payable at New Delhi, and send it to Board of Studies.

6. Attendance :

Students are required to complete the Course without discontinuity.

7. Exemption from payment of fees to Disabled Students:

Disabled Students, suffering from 50% or above permanent disability are exempted from payment of fee and compulsorily attending Orientation Course. Such students can either opt to (i) attend all the classes or (ii) appear in two test papers of 3 hours each after a period of 15 days from the date of registration after thoroughly studying the OC Study Manual. In case the student opts to take the tests, the Programme Organizing Unit (POU) may contact the Director, Board of Studies to obtain the test papers.

The following shall be regarded as disability-

Blindness – “Blindness” refers to a condition where a person suffers from any of the following conditions, namely:

total absence of sight;

visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 (snellen) in the better eye with correcting lenses; or

limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of 20 degree or worse.

Low vision – “Low vision” means a person with impairment of visual functioning even after treatment or standard refractive correction but who uses or is potentially capable of using vision for the planning or execution of a task with appropriate assistive device.

Leprosy cured – “Leprosy cured” means any person who has been cured of leprosy but is suffering from

loss of sensation in hands or feet as well as loss of sensation and paresis in the eye and eye-lid but with no manifest deformity;

manifest deformity and paresis but having sufficient mobility in their hands and feet to enable them to engage in normal economic activity;

extreme physical deformity as well as advanced age which prevents him from undertaking any gainful occupation, and the expression “leprosy cured” shall be constructed accordingly.

Hearing impairment – “Hearing impairment” means loss of sixty decibels or more in the better ear in the conversational range of frequencies.

Locomotors disability – “Locomotors disability” means disability of the bones, joints or muscles leading to substantial restriction of the movement of the limbs or any form of cerebral palsy.

Permanent and total loss of voice – a disabled student has to submit a certificate of suffering from disability, certified by a physician / surgeon / oculist working in a Government hospital, as the case may be.

8. Dress Code:

Students, while undergoing Orientation Course, shall adhere to the formal Dress Code as per the local culture and tradition.

Advisory Dress Code:- Male Students: Full Sleeves Shirts and Trousers; Female Students: Sarees/ Salvar Kurta/ Suit. While appearing before the appellate authority, they may also wear a suit and a tie

9. Click here to download Application Form www.puneicai.org

All the batches will be held at :-

Phadke Sankul,

1785, above Phadke Hall,

Near S.P.College, Tilak Road,

Pune 411 030