ICA to invest Rs 100 crore for setting up 150 centres

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Kolkata, Jul 11 (UNI) The Institute of Computer Accountants (ICA) plans to invest Rs 100 crore for setting up 150 centres as part of its expansion plan in the country this fiscal, ICA Chairman N K Shyamsukha today said.

'' This year we plan to come up with another 150 centres in addition to the present 300 across the country. We are looking at an investment of over Rs 100 crore to fund our growth plan, '' he told reporters.

With the expanded network, ICA would focus on retail managment and spoken English course besides its computer accountancy course.

ICA had a projected investment of more than Rs 200 crore in 2009-10, he said.

To a question, he said while setting up the additional 150 centres, the thrust would be on the southern region, mainly in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh.

ICA was also planning to establish centres in each district Head Quarter by March 2008.

Mr Shyamsukha said for the first time, ICA had announced the first-ever course on 'Hardware and Networking with international certification from Microsoft and Redhat'.

'' A few more courses are on the pipeline and research work is on for the same at the moment, '' he added.

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