The Palace City of Mysore, always knows as a seat of knowledge, started to grow industrially in the late 1970’s. The Mysore Chapter was founded on 8th March 1980, under the Chairmanship of CS. A.R.G. Subramaniam. The voyage of Mysore chapter has kept phase with the industrial growth of Mysore. The chapter at present has 49 members and 2500+ students.
The unstinted support of members, dedicated services of office bearers and commitments of the students of the Chapter through all these years has helped the Chapter to sustain its unique presence and position among professional institutes in this region. The Chapter has been adjudged as the best chapter of the Institute in its grade for the year 2007, 2009, 2011 & 2012.
The Mysore chapter, in the earlier years had to pass through a tough journey as it could not afford a separate office. The office bearers stood by the Chapter by allowing the Chapter to operate from their offices and homes. It was only in 2002 that the Chapter moved to separate rented premises, keeping in mind the need of the students, who had by then started growing in number. The chapter functions from 10 AM to 8 PM on all days of the year.
Mysore Chapter, though having a small number of members, has proved time and again that it is not the numbers but the quality which makes all the difference.
The programs conducted by the Mysore Chapter covered varying ranges of profession subjects and topics from Information Technology Act to Arbitration & Conciliation, Patents, Industrial Laws etc.
Mysore Chapter organized a national level conference in 1997. It has started and sustained the tradition of having a day long program within 7 days of the Union Budget every year. The Chapter celebrated its Silver Jubilee in 2005-06 and many programs were held during that year. The Silver Jubilee Celebrations began with a 3 days residential program.
In 2007, the Chapter held about 1/10th of the Investor Awareness Programs conducted by the Institute.
In August 2008, the chapter conducted the Nationals of 6th All India Moot Court Competition. A 2 day joint program was organized jointly with ICSI-CCRT on Board Governance, Risk Management and Corporate Compliance Management which was attended by delegates from all over India.
Irrespective of its financial position, Mysore Chapter has been an excellent source of encouragement for the students. The members have been relentlessly putting efforts in spreading the importance of the course among students and industries through various means and methods, like Direct and Surrogate media publicity, Career Guidance Programs, Appointment of Counsellors etc.
Students are the backbone of the Chapter. Effective student involvement during the recent years has further boosted the Chapter activities. The Chapter encourages multi-skill development of its students by conducting different competitions on a weekly basis. By conducting programs throughout the year, students of the Chapter are given hands on training in organizing seminars and presentations. The students are also being encouraged to attend seminars organized by other Chapters of ICSI.
In 2007, the students started participating participated in the National Level competitions of ICSI. They won the 5th Moot Court Competition and were adjudged runners up in the Company Law Quiz and Elocution Competitions.
In 1996, Mysore was confirmed as an Examination Centre. Since then the Chapter has been conducting oral coaching classes. Since many years now, the students have been conducting Study Circle Meetings on all Sundays of the year. These collaborative study circle meetings have been very helpful to the students as depicted in very high pass percentage for the students of the Chapter. The pass percentage of the students of the Chapter has always been better than the National Average.
Chapter encourages the students by recognizing meritorious students. Adarsh Charitable Trust of Mysore has instituted “The Padma Chakravarthy Memorial Award for Excellence in ICSI Examinations” under which successful students from the Chapter are given Cash Awards. S.N. Harish Memorial Trust has instituted “S.N. Harish Memorial Award” for the “Most Deserving Student”.
The Chapter started its own e-Newsletter in December 2003, which has been very well accepted in the professional community. The e-newsletter reaches more than 18000 professionals across the country and has received lot of appreciation from its readers. It has created a platform for students and members to express themselves, to share their thoughts, experiences and knowledge. The Chapter has been a trendsetter for starting such innovative ways of spreading knowledge.
The Chapter has developed a lasting bondage between its members and also their families by periodical family get together coupled with cultural programs. The Chapter has also organized educational trips for students, which were memorable. The chapter celebrates Independence Day every year. Sports Day and Talents day have become regular events for the chapter where members and students participate with equal enthusiasm.
The Chapter has launched its online discussion forum on 15th August 2007. The discussion forum has been very well received by the professionals across the country.