During the middle of 1978, a few young Madras
(Chennai as it was then) based Chartered Accountants, met
periodically to discuss matters of professional relevance
and significance and to widen their knowledge, exposure and
skills, and to share their experience in the profession.
The success of such meetings prompted the
formation of THE CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS STUDY CIRCLE and thus
the First Meeting of the official CASC was held on 29th December
1978. Since then, till date, meetings have been organised
every month, without a break - a record of sorts for any form
of Organisation. With the success of the meetings and the
ever-increasing issues in the fields of accountancy, audit
and corporate law, the meetings began to be held twice each
month since 1990. The days and the timings are also fixed
on the second and last Thursdays of each month at 6.30 pm
and are seldom changed.
A committee of management consisting of the
members of CASC, manages the affairs of the organisation.
The management committee has a perfect blend of young and
old who give their time and resources to the organisation
Beginning as a forum for the discussions
on Tax and Corporate Laws, CASC has become a full-fledged
treasure house of talent creation, refining, culturing and
mobilisation. The silver jubilee of CASC was celebrated in
There are a number of people who have made
their first speech or presented their first paper under the
banner of CASC. The best young speaker is identified and honoured
in the annual general meeting of organisation each year.
The organisation is proud that many of its
members have become men of great eminence, including two of
its members being occupants of coveted position of the President
of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a number
of members have been serving in the regional and central councils
of ICAI, ICSI, chambers of commerce and other bodies. The
members of CASC are interspersed in the society and more particularly
in practice and in the industry.
The membership of CASC is in the form of
life and annual member. The composition of the members includes
lawyers, company secretaries, consultants, and members of
other allied and related professions.
Besides our regular meetings, the CASC organises
with regularity, workshops, refresher courses, seminars and
group discussions on all profession related subjects and topics
in its acquired self contained, fully Air-conditioned Premises
at a Central Location in Chennai with the state of the art
Every year, scholarships are granted to meritorious
students of the CA course through the various endowments created
by member and their families.
The residential conferences conducted by
CASC, an annual feature, are awaited eagerly by all the members.
The programmes conducted in exotic places at affordable rates
coupled good learning experience are booked well in advance.
The monthly publication of CASC, namely "The
CASC BULLETIN" is very popular and has attracted subscribers
far and wide. The magazine is given to all the members free
of cost. It has a well-established and high quality reader
base and contains the relevant treasures for both the members
in the industry and in practice in all the areas of interest.
The publication also focuses on professional opportunities,
sunrise avenues and other thought provoking articles, exchange
of problems and solutions and a digest of recent decisions,
notifications and circulars. The subscription is nominally
priced and the subscription is open to all.
CASC through its research and publication
team has brought out various books of professional interest.
The book titled "Corporate Audit Checklist" has
a unique distinction be being fully sold out within four weeks
of its launch and the second reprint was released to meet
The CASC solicits membership to the organisation
or subscribe to the news bulletin from professionals including
chartered accountants, lawyers, company secretaries, management
consultants, academicians, executives, and all those who are
concerned with Taxation, Corporate laws and other allied fields.
The Chartered Accountants Study Circle completed its 30th
years of dedicated service on 29th December 2008 and in this
regard a full day Conference was organised on 23rd August
2008 at Hotel Savera, chennai. About 250 delegates from all
over South India participated in the Conference.
The Chartered Accountants Study Circle had
successfully celebrated its 11th Annual Residential Conference
at Hotel Deepa Comforts in Mangalore. More than 80 delegates
participated in the conference. There were also conducted
many entertainment programmes for children.
Recently the Chartered Accountants Study Circle along with
the Society of Auditors and other Professional organization
have been conducting seminars, refresher course and public
meetings. Seminars and workshops are also jointly conducted
for the benefit of students pursuing the Chartered Accountant