The CA IPCC/IPCE (Chartered Accountancy - Integrated Professional Competence Course/Exam) is designed for being pursued by the students along with their graduation or higher courses. As such there is no restriction in pursuing the course along with any formal graduation or Post Graduation course.
IPCC requires the student to undergo compulsory articleship training with a practicing Chartered Accountant for a three year period. Such training would commence only after the student has got through group I of the IPCC or the ACT course.
Restriction during ArticleshipA student undergoing articleship training is permitted to take up only one additonal course from among the specified courses, during the period of training. Thus, if a student takes up a formal graduation course in an unrelated stream, he/she might face a problem in getting permission for continuing with that course during articleship.
The restriction will be in force only during the 3 year period of articleship training.