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Press Release – March 3, 2014
Launching of ICAI T.V. Channel
ICAI Spearheads Education Revolution in Collaboration with MHRD, Government of India
The first MoU signed between CA. K. Raghu, President, ICAI and Mr. Praveen Prakash,
Joint Secretary [TEL], MHRD in the presence of Dr. M. M. Pallam Raju, Hon’ble Minister of HRD
The Government of India, on January 2, 2009, had launched a centrally Sponsored PlanScheme, namely, the
National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT). This activity
has the potential to revolutionize education delivery across the length and breadth of the country in a
highly cost effectivemanner. For the viewers the service would be free.
In order to make use of the modern technology for its registered students, the Institute of Chartered
Accountants of India (ICAI) has in the past been using all possible ICT modes, including delivery of audio
video lectures extensively through Gyan Darshan etc. The ICAI intends to use the upcoming DTH platform of
MHRD i.e. ICAI T. V. Channel for the benefit of more than 8 Lakh students pursuing Chartered Accountancy
Course across the country.
Signing of MoU – ICAI Spearheads the Education Revolution
In pursuit of fulfilling the objective of Ministry & ICAI to work together on this project, Dr. M. M. Pallam
Raju, Hon’ble Minister of HRD presided over the function, wherein CA. K. Raghu, President, ICAI and Mr.
Praveen Prakash, Joint Secretary [TEL] & Mission Director, NMEICT/MHRD signed the first MoU (on sharing
the MHRD DTH Platform) at the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education,
Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi on March 3, 2014.
Speaking on the occasion Shri M. Mangapati Pallam Raju ,Hon’ble Minister HRD said “DTH channels would be
used for imparting education for the first time, conventionally it is being used only for entertainment. We
have made a beginning with one of the most credible body in the country that is the ICAI. This is a great
synergy between two bodies .” He Further added that such initiative will be of great help in providing useful
content to the students.
CA.K Raghu, President ICAI on this occasion added “The content that shall be beamed through ICAI channel
can be of tremendous help not only to CA students but to commerce students as well. With this facility we
can reach out to the remotest corners of the country.”

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