CS Company Secretary

Company Secretary or a Qualified CS is:
• An in-house legal expert; a compliance officer of the Company.
• An expert in corporate laws, securities laws & capital market and corporate governance
• Chief advisor to the board of directors on best practices in corporate governance
• Responsible for all regulatory compliances of company
• Corporate planner and strategic manager

How to Become CS | Company Secretary Course Details

Stages to become a Company Secretary:

1. The student who would like to join this CS Course after 10+2 has to undergo three stages to pursue the Company Secretaries Course i.e.
• Foundation Program
• Executive Program
• Professional Programme

2. In addition, the student has to undergo Practical Training for about 15 months, which a student may opt to start after passing the Executive Program

3. The Student who would like to join the Course after passing the Graduation (Example: B.com) has to undergo two stages of the Company Secretaryship i.e.
• Executive Program
• Professional Program
Besides, the student has to undergo Practical Training for about 15 months.

4. Foundation Program, which is eight months duration can be pursued by 10+2 pass students of Arts, Science or Commerce stream.

5. Executive Program can be pursued by a Graduate of all streams except Fine Arts.

6. Professional Program can be pursued only after clearing the Executive Program of Company Secretary Course.

7. Training: A Student has to undergo 15 months Management Training in Companies sponsored by the Institute after passing the Executive or Professional Program or under the guidance of a Company Secretary in Practice.

8. After qualifying Professional Examination and on successful completion of training a candidate is admitted as an Associate Member of the ICSI and can use the letters ACS after his/her name i.e. Associate Company Secretary.

Note: Admission to the Company Secretary Course is open throughout the year. Examinations are held twice a year in June & December.

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