Company Secretary Course Details

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Company Secretary as a Career

Company Secretary is a prestigious and financially rewarding career which also brings about a high level of job satisfaction.

By virtue of their combined knowledge of multiple fields of law, finance, management and corporate governance, a Company Secretary becomes the fundamental link between the company and its:

  • Board of Directors
  • Shareholders
  • Government and other agencies

A Company Secretary is:

  • An in-house legal expert; a compliance officer of the Company.
  • An expert in corporate laws, securities laws and 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
  • A corporate planner and strategic manager

The qualification of a Company Secretary can be obtained by passing the CS exams organised by The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). The ICSI membership is crucial to getting a corporate as well as state and government jobs.

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How to become a Company Secretary after Class XII

The student who wishes to pursue CS as a career after 10+2 has to undergo 3 stages to become a Company Secretary. These courses are:

  • Foundation Programme
  • Executive Programme
  • Professional Programme

Besides the courses, a CS aspirant has to undertake Practical Training for the duration of 15 months. All CS aspirants may initiate the training after successfully completing the Executive Programme.

How to become a Company Secretary after Graduation

The student who wishes to pursue CS as a career after graduation has to undergo 2 stages to become a Company Secretary. These courses are:

  • Executive Programme
  • Professional Programme

Besides the courses, a CS aspirant has to undertake Practical Training for the duration of 15 months.
All CS aspirants may initiate the training after successfully completing the Executive Programme.

How to register for CS Programs

Foundation Programme
The CS Foundation Programme is of eight months duration. It can be pursued by all students who have passed Class XII irrespective of whether their chosen stream was Arts, Science or Commerce.

Executive Programme
The CS Executive Programme can be pursued by a graduate of all streams except Fine Arts.

Professional Programme
The CS Professional Programme can be pursued only after clearing the CS Executive Programme.


Training
An aspirant has to undertake 15 months of Management Training in companies sponsored by ICSI or under the guidance of a Company Secretary in Practice after passing the Executive or Professional Programme.
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 their name i.e. Associate Company Secretary.

Admission to CS Courses: Important Dates

Admission to the CS Course is open throughout the year. Examinations are held twice a year in June & December.

Cut off dates for admission to CS course:

For Foundation Programme 31st March for December Exam in the same year
30th September for June Exam next year
For Executive Programme 28th February for December Exam in the same year
31st August for June Exam next year

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CS EXAM Faculty Subject:  Classroom Program No of Lectures SIS Book  My Desk
CS- EXECUTIVE NEW PROGRAM DTC CL-CS Jurisprudence, Interpretation & General Laws  60 YES
DTC CL-CS Company Law  60 YES
DTC CL-CS Setting up of Business Entities and Closure  40 YES
DTC CL-CS Taxation 60 YES
DTC CL-CS Corporate & Management Accounting  60 YES
DTC CL-CS Securities Laws & Capital Markets  50 YES
DTC CL-CS Economic, Business and Commercial Laws  45 YES
DTC CL-CS Financial and Strategic Management  60 YES
DTC CL-CS Executive - Module 1 220 YES
DTC CL-CS Executive -Module 2 215 YES
DTC CL-CS Executive -Module 1 & 2 Both 435 YES
CS EXE OLD SYLLABUS DTC CL-CS-Company Accounts and Auditing Practices 55 YES
DTC CL-CS-Cost and Management Accounting 55 YES
DTC CL-CS-Economic and Commercial Laws 45 YES
DTC CL-CS-Industrial, Labour and General Laws 45 YES
CS- FOUNDATION DTC CL-CS Foundation Cracker 233 YES
DTC CL-CS Foundation - Business Economics 48 YES
DTC CL-CS Foundation - Business Environment and Law 60 YES
DTC CL-CS Foundation - Business Management, Ethics & Entrepreneurship 60 YES
DTC CL-CS Foundation - Fundamentals of Accounting and Auditing 65 YES
CS- PROFESSIONAL DTC CL-CS professional -Secretarial Audit, Compliance Mgt. and Due Diligence 38 YES
DTC CL-CS professional -Corporate Restructuring, Valuation and Insolvency 33 YES
DTC CL-CS professional -Financial, Treasury and Forex Mgt. 52 YES

CS Exam 2018: Syllabus

Foundation Programme

4 papers

  • Business Environment and Law
  • Business Management, Ethics and Entrepreneurship
  • Business Economics
  • Fundamentals of Accounting and Auditing

Executive Programme

8 papers

Module 1

1. Jurisprudence, Interpretation & General Laws
2. Company Law
3. Setting up of Business Entities and Closure
4. Tax Laws

 

Module 2

5. Corporate & Management Accounting
6. Securities Laws & Capital Markets
7. Economic, Business and Commercial Laws
8. Financial and Strategic Management

 

Professional Program

10 papers

Module 1

1. Governance, Risk Management, Compliances and Ethics.
2. Advance Tax laws
3. Drafting, Pleadings and Appearance

 

Module 2

4. Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence
5. Corporate Restructuring, Insolvency, Liquidation & Winding-up
6. Resolution of Corporate Disputes, Non-Compliances & Remedies

Module 3

7. Corporate Funding & Listings in Stock Exchanges
8. Multidisciplinary Case Studies (The examination for this paper will be open book examination)
9. Electives 1 paper out of below 8 papers
  • 9.1 Banking - Law & Practice
  • 9.2 Insurance - Law & Practice
  • 9.3 Intellectual Property Rights - Laws and Practices
  • 9.4 Forensic Audit
  • 9.5 Direct Tax Law & Practice
  • 9.6 Labour Laws & Practice
  • 9.7 Valuations & Business Modelling
  • 9.8 Insolvency – Law and Practice