History of Kannur Branch

Cannanore Chartered Accountants Association was formed by the members of the Kannur area 25 years ago as a registered society with Reg. No. 188/1987 on 10-06-87 and has been super active from its very inception till date. They used to organize regular executive committee meetings, general body meetings, annual general body meeting, CPE Seminars, Residential CPE Seminars etc. In view of their active status SIRC granted permission to start a CPE Chapter which was inaugurated on 03-02-2004. The orientation programme for students under the auspices of board of studies was organized by the Kannur CPE chapter in an excellent way. The Kannur CPE chapter was sanctioned to conduct the 100 hours Information Technology Training Centre to be supervised by them under Calicut branch of ICAI. This was inaugurated by the then SIRC Chairman CA Babu Abraham Kallivayalil on 19-08-2010 in the gracious presence of CA V X Jose, Member SIRC and CA V C James, Past Central Council Member.

On the happy occasion of upgrading as a branch, they miss three bright stars of the profession from Kannur who had to leave for their heavenly abode. Late CA Vijayan who initiated and started the Cannanore CA Association and was also the founder president, CA A I Thomas past president and the young CA K R Ganesh Kumar who was secretary of the association and deputy convenor of CPE chapter.

It is a great honour and privilege that CA Dr. O K Narayanan, Vice President of ITAT Mumbai Bench is one of the distinguished charter members of Cannanore Chartered Accountants Association. The following eminent members have visited Cannanore Chartered Accountants Association on various occasions as faculty, guests, or speakers, in the past.

  • CA G Ramaswamy, Immediate Past President, ICAI.
    CA Madhukar Hiregange, Central Council Member.
    CA P Rajendra Kumar, Central Council Member.
    CA V C James, Past Central Council Member.
    CA Jose Pottekaran, Past Central Council Member.
    CA Babu Abraham Kallivayalil, Past SIRC Chairman.
    CA V X Jose, SIRC Member.
    CA Gopalkrishna Raju, SIRC Member.
    CA Arjun Raj, Past SIRC Chairman.
    CA Venugopal C Govind.
    CA Shaju Sebastian, Chairman, Calicut Branch.
    CA A Ramesh, Past Chairman, Calicut Branch.
    CA Vaman Kamath, Past Chairman, Mangalore branch.

From July 2011 onwards under the dynamic and vibrant leadership of CA P D Emmanuval, CA T K Rejeesh and CA K K Vijayan the Cannanore Chartered Accountants Association and Kannur CPE Chapter has been rollicking in their activities by organizing 8 CPE programmes, 4Batches of 100 Hours ITT Course, Individual Development Programme for Students on Effective Communication, Blood Donation Camp for Members, Family and Students in which 48 units of Blood donated to the District Head Quarters Hospital Blood Bank and the Residential CPE Seminar at Upavan Resorts, Lakkidi in Wyanad on 20th, 21st and 22nd January 2012 was an ever memorable event for the 20 odd participants and their families.


The following are the CPE programmes conducted by the Kannur CPE Chapter in 2011-’12 under the new team:

06-08-2011 Tax Audit u/s. 44 AB of the IT Act CA C Suresh Kumar, FCA.
12-08-2011 Auditors’ Report under Companies Act CA V Sathyanarayanan, FCA.
12-08-2011 Accounting Standards - A seasonal Refreshment CA M C Jayaprakash, FCA.
17-09-2011 VAT Audit CA P J Johney, FCA
22-10-2011 Intangible Assets & Its Valuation Prof Dr Pradeep Kumar Singh
19-11-2011 XBRL Financial Reporting CA Gopal Krishna Raju, FCA
21-12-2011 Taxation of Co-Operative Banks CA P J Jacob, FCA
20-01-2012 Residential CPE Seminar at Upavan Resorts, Prof Vargheese Vydyan to Lakkidi, Wayanad, CA P Mohan. 22-01-2012 CA Jomon K George, CA T V Renjith Kumar & CA Saju Sreedhar.


The detailed report of activities of the Cannanore Chartered Accountants Association in 2011-’12 is as given below: 04-07-2011 Annual General Body Meeting.
04-07-2011 First Executive Committee Meeting.
16-07-2011 24th Anniversary Celebration at The Pearlview Regency, Thalassery.
20-07-2011 Second Executive Committee Meeting.
31-08-2011 First Batch of 100 Hrs ITT Training Centre inaugurated - 19 Students.
05-09-2011 Third Executive Committee Meeting.
06-10-2011 Second Batch of 100 Hrs ITT Training Centre started - 7 Students.
16-11-2011 Fourth Executive Committee Meeting.
26-11-2011 Individual Development Programme for Students on Communication Skills.
17-12-2011 Mega Blood Donation Camp - 48 units of Blood donated.
03-12-2011 Third Batch of 100 Hrs ITT Training Centre started - 17 Students.
02-01-2012 Fifth Executive Committee Meeting.
04-01-2012 Extra Ordinary General Body Meeting.
09-01-2012 Fourth Batch of 100 Hrs ITT Training Centre started - 17 Students.
11-01-2012 Kannur Branch Inauguration Organising Committee Meeting.
17-01-2012 Extra Ordinary General Body Meeting.
25-01-2012 Kannur Branch Inauguration Organising Committee Meeting.

The Association was upgraded as a Branch of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India on 6th February 2012 by the Honorable President CA G Ramaswamy in a grand function held at Hotel Royal Omars, Thavakkara, Kannur. CA Shanmugasundaram, SIRC Chairman presided over the inaugural ceremony. CA Babu Abraham Kallivayalil, Immediate Past SIRC Chairman, CA V X Jose, SIRC Member and CA Shaju Sebastian, Vice Chairman, Calicut Branch of SIRC of ICAI felicitated on the occasion.

6 Students viz., Rasiga Raghupathy daughter of CA R Raghupathy, Krishna Mohan daughter of CA U Mohanan, Hareesh, Shijith, Shaleep and Hari who qualified in the final examination conducted in November 2011were honoured by the branch with President CA G Ramaswamy presenting mementoes to them. Chairman of the branch CA P D Emmanuval proposed vote of thanks. The managing committee includes CA P J Jacob - Vice Chairman, CA Rejeesh T K - Secretary, CA K K Vijayan - Treasurer, CA M C Jayaprakesh - SICASA Chairman and CA U Mohanan - Member. They are sure that with the blessings and guidance of leaders and the senior members of the profession they will be able to run the branch in a very smooth manner. The members and students of Kannur and adjoining areas will be hugely benefited by the branch.