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ISACA and CSI Sign Memorandum of Understanding in Mumbai to Advance the IT Profession

MUMBAI, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Two major IT organizations in India have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to benefit IT professionals throughout the country. The Computer Society of India (CSI) and ISACA MOU enables mutual collaboration and knowledge sharing for the benefit of the profession.

he MOU, signed by ISACA Director John Ho Chi and CSI President Prof. S. V. Raghavan, notes that the organizations will “advance the global IT profession in India and the professional standing of ISACA and CSI members” by:

  • Strengthening the relationship among ISACA and CSI chapters in India
  • Increasing awareness, use and adoption of the COBIT framework by CSI members
  • Providing standard-setters, regulators and legislators with access to best practices, credentials and educational opportunities offered by CSI and ISACA
  • Conducting joint educational events and research projects related to information systems governance, security, audit and assurance issues in India

“ISACA is pleased to collaborate with CSI on this important mission: to promote information systems governance, security and assurance in India, and to advance the IT profession,” said Avinash Kadam, advisor to ISACA’s India Task Force.

The CSI President expressed the confidence that this collaboration will grow beyond the cooperation between the CSI/ISACA members and will lead toward strengthening academia business and industry interaction. He noted that CSI members’ immediate gain will be to benefit from the ISACA continuing professional development program and access to the publications and learning resources

As a result of the MOU, ISACA will waive its new member fee for CSI members who wish to join ISACA. CSI members will also receive a discount on ISACA’s CISA, CISM, CGEIT and CRISC certification exams.

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About CSI

Established in 1965, the CSI is India’s first and largest non-profit organization in the areas of information processing, computers and communications. The mission of the CSI is to facilitate research, knowledge sharing, learning and career enhancement for all categories of IT professionals, while simultaneously inspiring and nurturing new entrants into the industry and helping them to integrate into the IT community. The CSI is also working closely with other industry associations, government bodies and academia to ensure that the benefits of IT advancement ultimately percolate down to every citizen of India. The CSI currently represents over 100,000 members affiliated to 73 CSI professional chapters and about 562 CSI member institutions (including 499 CSI student branches) in different states and regions of India.


With 100,000 constituents in 180 countries, ISACA ( is a global association providing knowledge, certifications, community and education on information systems assurance and security, enterprise governance and management of IT, and IT-related risk and compliance. Founded in 1969, the nonprofit, independent ISACA develops international IS auditing and control standards, which help ensure trust in, and value from, information systems, and advances and attests IT skills and knowledge through the Certified Information Systems Auditor® (CISA®), Certified Information Security Manager® (CISM®), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT® (CGEIT®) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) designations. ISACA also developed and updates the COBIT framework for governance and management of enterprise IT.