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CA. (Dr.) Debashis Mitra
Chairman, Board of Studies (Academic) - 2020-21


CA. (Dr.) Debashis Mitra is a senior member having an extensive experience of more than Thirty three years. Besides being a practicing member, he is a Cost Accountant, Company Secretary, Law graduate and a qualified Information Systems Auditor. He was awarded Ph.D. for his Thesis ‘A Critical Study of Select Indian GAAP, US GAAP & IAS / IFRS.’

Being a trainer in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Corporate Laws, he has trained officials from many a corporate and non-corporate entities including Central/State PSUs and Office of Comptroller & Auditor General of India (CAG). An avid speaker, he has addressed numerous Conferences of Chambers of Commerce and reputed Institutes in India & abroad.

As an accomplished professional having immense knowledge of trade and industry, he is currently serving as an active member of several prestigious Boards, Forums and institutions in India and abroad viz. Quality Review Board established by Govt. of India, Board of Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) India, the Board of Governors of Assam Down Town University and Audit Group of Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants (CAPA). He also represented ICAI in Uday Kotak Committee on Corporate Governance set up by SEBI as well as the Committee set up by Ministry of Corporate Affairs for revision in CARO.

A seasoned strategist and leader to the core, he is the President-elect of Rotary Club of Calcutta, the oldest running Rotary Club in Asia, Vice President of the Board of Accountants’ Library, one of the oldest Accounting Institutions in India, member of the Finance Sub-Committees of Calcutta Club Ltd. as well as former National President of The Institute of Internal Auditors (India).

He has held key positions as former Chairman of the Eastern Indian Regional Council of ICAI as well as Guwahati Branch of ICAI.

Dr. Mitra is serving the second consecutive term in the Central Council. Besides helming the affairs as Chairman, Board of Studies of ICAI (Academic) and as Director, Accounting Research Foundation, he is also holding the Vice Chair at Auditing & Assurance Board and member of Disciplinary Committee, Bench 4 of ICAI.

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