A Company Secretary is an expert in company law, corporate and securities law. He/She is a vital link between the company and its board of directors, shareholders, government and regulatory authorities. A qualified company secretary has openings in employment, and can also practice as an independent professional.
There are three stages to pursue the company secretary course:-
- Foundation Programme
- Executive Programme
- Professional Programme
CS Foundation Programme
Duration – 8 months
Entry Level – 12th pass
Eligibility – Senior Secondary Examination (10+2) Passcandidates in science, commerce, arts stream (excluding fine arts) are eligible for admission.
Admission is valid for three years.
Fee payable at the time of admission: Rs.4500/-
Prospectus – Available at headquarters/regional councils/chapters.
For CS Foundation programme prospectus can be attained through cash payment of Rs. 200/- or by post/courier through Demand Draft/PO of Rs. 250/- in favour of “The Institute of Company Secretaries of India”, payable at New Delhi.
- Headquarters -ICSI House, 22 Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi -110003. Ph: (011) 45341078/77. Website: www.icsi.edu.
- Northern India Regional Council-ICSI NIRC Building, Plot No.4, Prasad Nagar Industrial Area, New Delhi -110005. Ph: (011) 4934300. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admission Procedure: Admission is open throughout the years. Students can register online on www.icsi.edu by making payment through online payment gateway.
Important Documents to be submitted at the time of registration: Senior Secondary Pass Certificate or Mark Sheet, Date of Birth, Passport Size Photograph. Provisional Admission is allowed subject to submission of proof of passing senior secondary examination within 6 months.
Subject Papers – There are four subject papers in Foundation Programme.
- Business Environment and Entrepreneurship
- Business Management, Ethics and Communication
- Business Economics
- Fundamentals of Accounting and Auditing
Examination is conducted twice a year in June and December.
Examination Fee: Rs. 1200/-
CS Executive Programme
Minimum Qualification: CS Foundation Examination Pass/Foundation Examination Pass from the Institute of Cost Accountants of India/Common Proficiency Test (CPT) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)/ Graduation in any discipline other than fine arts.
Duration: 9 months
CS Professional Programme
A student is admitted to the Professional Programme after passing the Executive Programme.
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