The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) has a strong presence in India, with IFoA members held in high esteem by businesses, governments and global multinationals.

IFoA membership continues to grow in India and has become the second largest IFoA student membership base after United Kingdom.

Opportunities for actuarial skills are in high demand with employers across India and the globe, and this demand is forecast to grow significantly over the coming years.

The IFoA’s internationally recognised qualifications and ongoing support ensures members in India can make a difference, both locally and on a global level.

What do we offer?

If you have mathematical skills, love playing with numbers, and want to use it to make an impact, then actuarial career is an exciting option for you. You can be part of the profession by being either an Associate, Fellow or an Actuarial Analyst.   

Every year we welcome thousands of members from across the world who chose to be a part of this exciting profession.

Typically, the first step towards becoming an actuary is to sign up for IFoA student membership.

Being a student member gives you access to a range of resources, our online library and exams.

For more information about how the IFoA can help you achieve your career goals, visit our studying web pages and begin your actuarial journey.

We also welcome individuals from other professional bodies to either pursue an actuarial qualification or become affiliated with us. There may be opportunities to obtain credits for the studies you have undertaken already so please do connect with us. A list of recognised membership bodies includes:

Being an actuary: the student member experience

Our student members in India work in traditional areas such as insurance, but also in non-traditional areas such as banking, investment, InsurTech and in digital roles. Read their stories on the wide range of opportunities being an actuary gives you:

Shilpika Agrawal"Helping a non-profit organisation spread awareness about insurance made me realise and understand the social impact of insurance products. Also, I liked the career path of becoming an actuary as it has the right blend of theoretical knowledge and practical experience. All this together gave me a sense of personal pride and a sense of satisfaction during my journey to become an actuary."

Shilpika Agrawal, FIA, Service Delivery Leader, MetLife


Hear from our student members


QAS accredited employers

We are committed to promoting quality assurance at an organisational level to ensure confidence in the work of actuaries in the India region.

Our QAS accreditation recognises employers who are committed to creating a positive environment for actuarial science.

If you would like your employer to be part of this pretiegeous quality accreditation, please do get in contact

Become an IFoA accredited university

The IFoA works with multiple universities across the globe to enhance the quality of actuarial education. Currently, in India we are onboarding the universities who qualify our accreditation checklist and process

Reasons why universities apply for accreditation:

•    enhance their actuarial science programs
•    boost student employability
•    increase their profile worldwide 
•    to introduce their students to wider range of opportunities

List of Accredited Universities in India

  • Patkar-Vardha College, University of Mumbai

Want to be one of the top universities in the actuarial field in India? Are you a member and would like to recommend a university? Contact us, today for more details!

Volunteering opportunities

Volunteering is an amazing opportunity for you to serve your profession and raise awareness about the profession amongst your network.

You can take the first step to become a volunteer by being part of an excellent IFoA 400 club. Find out more about volunteering opportunities.

Currently, we have 500 active volunteers in India.

IFoA offers ample of opportunities to volunteer and make your contribution to the profession.

Get in contact if you’re interested in knowing more about volunteering opportunities in the South-Asia Region.

Latest news/events update

  • Professionalism Seminar for the Deloitte Team in India: 2 July 2021
  • Professionalism Seminar for the Swiss Re Team in India: 29 July 2021.
  • Professionalism Seminar for the Aon Team in India: 20 August 2021.

Past regional news/event updates

  • Professionalism Seminar for the PwC Team in India: 2 June 2021
  • A new member joined the IFoA South Asia Operations: Chunku Pani 
  • Professionalism Seminar for the WNS and K.A. Pandit Team in India: 23 May 2021
  • Professionalism Seminar for the MetLife Team in India: 10 March 2021
  • IFoA’s first virtual India Town Hall: 28 January 2021. This event is scheduled at 11:00 UK Time or 16:30 PM IST.
  • Employer Road Show with Swiss Re: 8 January 2021

About us

The South Asia team commenced its operation in 2017 to support the more than 7000 members in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Srilanka, and Bangladesh. Please get in touch with us if you want to know more about the actuarial profession, or hire actuaries.


Vikas Newatia, Leader, South Asia


Chunku Pani, Member and Stakeholder Manager, South Asia


Divya Shah, Market Coordinator, South Asia


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  • The Growth Mindset for Actuaries

    13 October 2021 - 8 December 2021

    Fully booked.

    This practical course is aimed at actuaries at any stage of their career who want to develop their own growth mindset and apply it to their work setting and personal or professional lifelong learning. The content of the course builds on the lecture given by Dr Helen Wright on Growth Mindset as part of the President’s 2021 Lecture series, and will be delivered over a period of 2 months, from mid-October to early December.

  • Spaces available

    The importance of biodiversity for finance, business and policy is being increasingly recognised. While many studies highlight the overall economic impact that biodiversity loss could have, it is much more difficult to quantify and understand the particular impact that is may have on individual businesses or communities. The management and measurement of these risks is a field where actuaries are well placed to contribute.

  • Spaces available

    The climate crisis and the degradation of our planet will affect societies everywhere. How we address these threats will require solutions that transcend borders. As a global profession, the actuarial community is well-placed to consider and propose effective risk management solutions to help manage the climate crisis.

  • GIRO 2021 Webinar Series

    8 November 2021 - 19 November 2021
    Spaces available

    Join leading experts to discuss key issues, emerging ideas and new research across the general insurance sector.

  • Spaces available

    This is a free webinar with an expert panel providing their views on the ongoing IFoA consultation for proposals regarding changes to the regulatory framework on climate change and sustainability.

    The regulatory consultation sets out, for feedback some proposed approaches that the IFoA are considering in relation to charter commitments under the UK’s Green Finance Education Charter (GFEC) and the regulatory framework, including the Actuaries’ Code.

  • Life 2021 Webinar Series

    22 November 2021 - 26 November 2021
    Spaces available

    Join leading experts to discuss key issues, emerging ideas, and new research across the Life insurance sector.

  • Spaces available

    Content will be aimed at all actuaries looking to understand the issues surrounding mental health in insurance and in particular those looking to ensure products and processes widen access for, and are most useful to, those experiencing periods of poor mental health.