Story of Chandan Agarwal – CA From Kolkata

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Chandan Agarwal was born on 5th January 1990, as the youngest child to Dr. Suresh Kumar Agarwal and Anita Agarwal. His father, Dr. Suresh Kumar Agarwal, was a Homeopathic Doctor and mother was a homemaker and had two elder sisters.

Chandan had a keen interest in sports as a child and stood First in his early days in School Race and other Sports Competitions. He was a sincere and obedient child, while at the same time was extremely playful and full of life. He was always loved by all around him and was considered as the nucleus of the family or whichever group he belonged to.

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Chandan completed his schooling (O Levels and A Levels) under Cambridge University, U.K., and was a straight “A” student. He was the recipient of the prestigious Keynes Scholarship during his school days for excellence in Accounting and Finance and was the Asia topper for Accounting and Economics. His learning acumen and ability to incorporate them in practical real-life projects was remarkable.
Chandan received Scholarships to several Universities in the USA for his under-graduation, but he chose to complete B.Com (majoring in Accounting and Finance) under Calcutta University and simultaneously enrolled himself in the professional course of Chartered Accountancy.
He graduated from B.Com with First Division and First Class and was a Letter Mark achiever in the course of Chartered Accountancy, where he scored more than 90, considered extremely rare, in subjects like Taxation and Finance.
Chandan is heading his Chartered Accountancy Firm – Chandan Agarwal & Co., offering Auditing and Assurance, Tax, GST, IFRS, Business Management Services, Corporate Finance, Outsourcing and Risk Consultancy services. He has worked with various sectors including Retail, Manufacturing, Hotels, FMCG, Mining, etc.
Chandan Agarwal also offers Wealth Management and Asset Management services advising clients on various investment modes, associated risks, and creating financial awareness.
Chandan Agarwal is also heading Pragyan International University, a Private University approved by UGC, Govt of India, which was established by his family trust – Pragyan Foundation, in Ranchi. It is one of the only 240 Private Universities in India, and aims to offer specialized courses like Spirituality, Yoga, World Peace, etc. not offered by any Institution worldwide.
Pragyan International University is coming up over 30 acres of land (approx 1800 cottahs) and spread over 3,00,000 Sq Ft which will house both Academic and Administration wings, with Hostel facilities.
Chandan is a keen traveller and has travelled around the world, including U.K., France, Germany, Netherlands, Romania, Italy, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, etc. He also keeps a keen interest in luxury cars and is currently driving a Mercedes and Audi, besides cars like Hyundai and Honda. His next pick would be a convertible car.
Chandan believes in giving back to society as this is the only way of achieving holistic growth for the economy. He contributes regularly to various Trusts and Foundations working for the welfare of the underprivileged and is currently sponsoring the education of more than 100 schoolchildren annually. He also plans to introduce a Scholarship for 50 students annually in the name of his late grandfather.
For his contributions to Society and Community Welfare, Chandan was awarded the 2018, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Award in New Delhi.
Chandan is not politically or religiously inclined, but does believe in Spirituality and treating everyone equal and harming nobody. He has a keen interest in Politics and may join a local party at a future age.
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