The Company Secretary is:
Role of a Company Secretary
A Company Secretary being multidisciplinary professional renders services in the following areas:
Corporate Governance and Secretarial Services
Corporate Laws Advisory and Representation Services
Financial Market Services
A qualified Company Secretary has openings in Employment and as Practising Independent Professional
Company Secretary in Employment
SELF EMPLOYMENT (PRACTICE)
After obtaining a ‘Certificate of Practice’ from the Institute, Members of the Institute can go for Independent Practice.
Company Secretary as an independent professional
Company Secretaries in Practice also render services in the following areas:
In terms of Company Secretaries Regulations, 1982 (as amended), all students are required to successfully undergo a compulsory computer training programme for becoming eligible to seek enrolment to appear in CS Executive Programme examination.
The Institute, in compliance of the above said requirements, has tied up with
24X7 Study through E-Learning: (http://elearning.icsi.edu)
Web Based Training (WBT)
The student who would like to join the Course after 10+2 pass or equivalent has to undergo three stages to pursue the Company Secretaries Course i.e.
The Student who would like to join the Course after passing the Graduation has to undergo two stages of the Company Secretaryship i.e.
Foundation Programme which is of eight months duration can be pursued by 10+2 pass or equivalent students of Arts, Science or Commerce stream (Excluding Fine Arts)
Executive Programme can be pursued by a Graduate of all streams except Fine Arts / CPT passed of ICAI / Foundation Program passed of ICAI-CMA .
Cut off dates for admission to CS course: .
For Foundation Programme
31st March for appearing in December Examination in the same year
30th September for June Examination next year
For Executive Programme
28th February for appearing in both modules in December Exams in the same year
31st May for appearing in single module in December Examination in the same year
31st August for appearing in both modules in June Exam in the next year
30th November for appearing in single module in June Examination in the next year.
There are 4 papers in CS Foundation Programme
There are 8 papers divided into 4 Modules in CS Professional Programme
Foundation Programme [4 papers]
Professional Program ( new syllabus – w.e.f. 1st September 2013 )
1. Advanced Company Law and Practice
2. Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence
3. Corporate Restructuring, Valuation and Insolvency
4. Information Technology and Systems Audit
5. Financial, Treasury and Forex Management
6. Ethics, Governance and Sustainability
7. Advanced Tax Laws and Practice
8. Drafting, Appearances and Pleadings
9. Electives 1 out of below 5 subjects
9.1. Banking Law and Practice
9.2. Capital, Commodity and Money Market
9.3. Insurance Law and Practice
9.4. Intellectual Property Rights - Law and Practice
9.5. International Business-Laws and Practices
Fee Structure for CS Course
Foundation Programme - Rs. 1200/-
Executive Programme - Rs. 1200/- per Module
Professional Programme -Rs. 1200/- per Module
Last date for submission of application for appearing in the examination
25th March (with late fee of Rs. 250/- till 9th April)
Medium of Examination
Time limit for completing CS Examination
ICSI ORAL TUITION GUIDELINES / PPP GUIDELINES:
Existing Practical experience and training requirements
The students are required to undergo the following trainings:
E-Training (E-SIP, E-EDP and E-MSOP) Initiatives along with total number of students who have been enrolled
The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) in collaboration with Gurukul Online Learning Solutions (GOLS) had come up with an initiative in the form of e-MSOP, in lieu of physical MSOP. e- MSOP is basically a web-based training (WBT) wherein physical presence of the participant at the venue is not necessary. The first such e-MSOP was organized by ICSI-Centre for Corporate Governance, Research& Training (CCGRT), Navi Mumbai and launched on 1st January 2012. eMSOP was launched w.e.f. 1st January 2012
After successful launch of eMSOP eSIP and eEDP were also launched on 14th April 2012.Students may undergo programmes at their ease.
q After qualifying the CS Professional Programme and on completion of training as provided under the CS Regulations, a candidate is enrolled as an Associate Member of the Institute and he can use the descriptive title “ACS” after his / her name.
Further Academic Pursuits
The Headquarters and Regional Offices offer placement services to the Members of the Institute:
Prizes, Merit Scholarship and Merit-cum-Means Assistance
ICSI Students Education Fund Trust
CATEGORIES OF STUDENTS / ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
Economically backward students with good academic records
Academically Bright Students
For Students with Family Income up to Rs.1,00,000 per annum
For Academically bright Students without any limit on their Family Income
Minimum 65% Marks ( or equivalent CGPA ) in both Matriculation ( Class X ) & Senior Secondary ( Class XII) Stages
Minimum 85% Marks (or equivalent CGPA ) in both Matriculation (Class X ) & Senior Secondary (Class XII) Stages
Minimum 65% Marks ( or equivalent CGPA ) in both Matriculation ( Class X ) & Senior Secondary ( Class XII ) Stages and 60% Marks in Bachelor’s Degree Stage / or 65% marks in aggregate in CPT of ICAI / or 65% marks in aggregate in Foundation exam of ICAI-CMA
Minimum 85% Marks ) or equivalent CGPA ) in both Matriculation ( Class X ) & Senior Secondary ( Class XII) Stages and 70% Marks in Bachelor’s Degree Stage / or 75% marks in aggregate in CPT of ICAI / or 75% marks in aggregate in Foundation exam of ICAI-CMA
Nature and Extent of Financial Assistance: Eligible students shall be fully exempted from paying the Registration / Admission Fee, Postal Tuition Fee, Exemption Fee and other fees usually payable at the time of admission to Foundation/ Executive Programmes.
Depending upon their performance in the CS Examinations, the students may also be exempted from payment of Examination Fee and also the fees payable at the time of admission to Executive Programme and Professional Programme (for students admitted to Foundation Programme) and Professional Programme (for students admitted to Executive Programme).
Please note that under all above mentioned provisions, student concerned is firstly required to make the full payment of the requisite fees and then submit his/her claim for refund in the prescribed application form. If found eligible, his/her fees will be refunded.
Registration of students (Online at www.icsi.edu):
Online registration facility is available at Institute’s student portal www.icsi.edu Students are advised to follow the instructions carefully. The fee can be remitted through Debit/Credit Cards /Net Banking facility.
After filling the particulars, making the payment of fees and uploading the scanned copies of desired documents, the system gives the Registration Number instantly.
ICSI - IGNOU Course
BACHELOR OF COMMERCE (B.COM) WITH MAJOR IN CORPORATE AFFAIRS AND ADMINISTRATION
Eligibility for Admission:
(a) 10 + 2 or its equivalent ; and
(b) Registration in Company Secretaryship, Foundation Programme.
Students who have passed Company Secretaryship Intermediate/Executive Programme Course shall also be eligible for admission.
Medium of Instruction: English and Hindi.
Fee Structure: Rs. 4800/-
Programme Structure: This programme comprises of:
Duration of the Programme: Minimum 3 years and maximum 6 years
MASTER OF COMMERCE (M.COM) IN BUSINESS POLICY AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
Eligibility for Admission:
(a) Graduate in any discipline or equivalent qualifications from a recognized University/Institute.
(b) Passed in Company Secretaryship Executive Programme.
Candidates who have already passed the Company Secretaryship course shall also be eligible for admission.
Programme Structure: The programme consists of:
Medium of Instruction: English and Hindi.
Fee Structure: Rs. 6000/-
MOU with ICSA, London The ICSI and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, UK (ICSA) after satisfying the high standards of examination and appreciating each others activities in promoting the best practices in Company Secretaries and professional education & administration signed an MOU which provides for reciprocal exemptions on mutual basis.
Members of ICSI are exempted from passing 14 out of 17 papers and are required to pass the following three core papers to acquire the membership of ICSA:
• Corporate Law
• Corporate Secretaries
• Corporate Administration
Members of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, in good standing for a period of two years, can avail of the benefit of the MOU.
The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) and Chartered Institute for Secrutites and Investment, London, have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), in terms of which ICSI inter alia will offer certain units of CISI qualifications in capital markets, commodity markets, fund management, wealth management and investment banking as electives to both its students & members. This will provide them an exposure to the Securities & Investment industry apart from an internationally recognised qualification.
MOU with Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (MAISCSA)
ICSI has signed an Memorandum of Understanding with Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (MAICSA). The MOU will help students and members in attending the training programmes, exchange of course material and undertake research projects.
Exemption from individual paper(s) of the Executive Programme Examination
A candidate shall be exempted from the following paper(s) of the Executive Programme examination if he/she possesses the qualification(s) specified against each paper, having secured 50% or more marks in the aggregate and applies for exemption on or before last date for enrolment for the examination paying requisite exemption fee which at present is ` 1,000/- per paper :
1. Industrial, Labour and General Laws: A Degree in Law (three years or five years integrated) from a recognised University/Institute either constituted under an Act of Parliament or approved by AICTE/AIU.
2. Cost and Management Accounting: M.A. (Corporate Secretaryship)/ M.Com./M.B.A. (with Advanced Accountancy as one of the subjects at B.Com/B.B.A./B.A. (Corporate Secretaryship) level and with full paper in Cost Accounting/Management Accounting/Financial Management at M.A. (Corporate Secretaryship)/M.Com./M.B.A. level having secured 50% marks in the subject concerned) from a recognised University/Institute either constituted under an Act of Parliament or approved by AICTE/AIU.
A candidate who has done Post Graduate Diploma in Management will be considered for exemption from the paper (CA & CMA) only if he/she submits documentary evidence from AICTE/AIU to the effect that PGDBM issued is equivalent to MBA.
3. Tax Laws and Practice: M.A./M.B.A. (Corporate Secretaryship) from a recognised University/Institute either constituted under an Act of Parliament or approved by AICTE/AIU.
4.16.5 Paperwise Exemption to Cost Accountants
A candidate who has passed the Final examination of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India, shall be exempted from the following papers of the Executive Programme examination on making an application together with attested copy of the Final Pass certificate and the requisite exemption fee @ ` 1,000/- per paper on or before the last date of submission of enrolment application for the examination:
1. Cost and Management Accounting (Module I, Paper 2)
2. Tax Laws and Practice (Module I, Paper 4)
3. Company Accounts and Auditing Practices (Module 2, Paper 5).
A candidate who has passed the Final examination of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India shall be exempted from the following papers of the Professional Programme examination on making an application in this behalf together with attested copy of the Final Examination Pass Certificate of Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI-CMA) and the requisite exemption fee @ ` 1,000/- per paper on or before the last date for submission of enrolment application for the examination :
CS Helpline: 011- 4150 4444
For further details please contact / write to
ICSI HOUSE, 22 Institutional Area,
Lodi Road, New Delhi 110 003
Tel: 011-4534 1000, 4150 4444 Fax: 24626727
Directorate of Students Service
The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI)
C-37, Sector 62, NOIDA 201 301(U.P.),
Tel: 0120-4522 061 / 071 / 081,
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