How to Become A Company Secretary: CS Course

How to Become A Company Secretary: CS Course

How to Become A Company Secretary | Company Secretary Course

Company Secretary(CS) means person appointed by the board of directors of a firm as responsible for ensuring legal obligations of the firm under the corporate legislation. It is a member of ICSI entitled to practice after obtaining a certificate of practice from the Institute. The term “secretary in whole-time practice” this means a secretary who shall be deemed to be in practice under the Act. Today CS is a reputed profession among various professional courses. The CS (company secretary) course is designed and conducted by the body Institute of company Secretary of India (ICSI) that regulates the profession. The course generally combined with theoretical study and practical training. There are various benefits in company secretary course like

  • Professional Degree
  • Reputed job
  • Company requirement
  • High salary
  • Minute book record keeper

Stages covered under CS (Company Secretary):

The students who would like to join the CS Course after 10+2 pass or equivalent has to be cleared following three stages of Company Secretaries Course i.e.

  • Foundation Programme
  • Executive Programme
  • Professional Programme

Students who would like to join Company Secretary after graduation will get admission under direct entry scheme and undergo only two stages i.e. Executive Programme & Professional Programme only.

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Company Secretary Course syllabus is different in different stages.

Foundation Programme:

Foundation Programme in company secretary (CS)  is of eight months duration can be pursued by 12th pass of Science, Arts or Commerce stream (Excluding Fine Arts). There are four papers in foundation programme.

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

 Executive Programme:

Executive Programme in Company Secretary (CS) can be pursued by a Graduate of all streams except Fine Arts. There are two way to get admission into executive programme one is by passing foundation stage of ICSI and second option is direct entry scheme by way of Admission after clearing graduation from any streams or CPT Or Foundation level of CMA. There are 7 papers divided into 2 Modules in CS Executive Programme.

Module-1

  • Company Law
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Economic and Commercial Laws
  • Tax Laws and Practice

Module-2

  • Company Accounts and Auditing Practices
  • Capital Markets and Securities Laws
  • Industrial, Labour and General Laws

 Professional Programme:

The professional programme in company secretary (CS) can be pursued only after clearing the Executive Programme of CS Course. There is no direct entry scheme in professional level. There are 3 modules with different subjects under professional programme.

MODULE 1

  • Advanced Company Law and Practice
  • Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence
  • Corporate Restructuring, Valuation and Insolvency

MODULE 2

  • Information Technology and Systems Audit
  • Financial, Treasury and Forex Management
  • Ethics, Governance and Sustainability

MODULE 3

  • Advanced Tax Laws and Practice
  • Drafting, Appearances and Pleadings

Electives 1 out of below 5 subjects

  • Banking, Law and Practice
  • Capital, Commodity and Money Market
  • Insurance Law and Practice
  • Intellectual Property Rights - Law and Practice
  • International Business-Laws and Practices

Company Secretary Registration Fee Structure:

There are three stages in the company secretary course so registration fee and examination fee are also different in these stages.

CS Foundation Programme              

Registration Fee-

  • Rs.4500/-(For handicapped students it will be 1500/- only and for ST/SC students it will be 50%)

Exam Fee-

Rs.1200/-


CS Executive Programme                 


Registration Fee-

  • Rs.9000/- for Commerce Graduates / CPT passed of ICAI / Foundation passed of ICAI-CMA
  • Rs 10,000/- for Non-Commerce Students
  • Rs 8,500/- for CS Foundation passed students

(For handicapped students it will be Rs.2000/- only and for ST/SC students it will be 50%)

Examination Fee-

Rs.1200/- Per Module   



CS Professional Programme


Registration Fee-

Rs.12000/- (For handicapped students it will be nil and for ST/SC students it will be 50%)

Examination Fee-

Rs.1200/- Per Module

Medium of Examination-

The CS Institute conduct the examination in English as well as in the Hindi language. (Except Business Communication subject of Foundation Program)

Qualifying Marks in Examination-

A candidate has required minimum 40% marks in each paper and 50% marks in aggregate of all subjects for passed the Foundation / Executive / Professional examination.

Institute of company Secretary of India (ICSI) Training under CS Programme-

  • Student Induction Programme (SIP) - 7 days training. Within six months of Registration to Executive Programme have to appear in Executive Program Examination.
  • Compulsory computer training program- Student required doing compulsory computer training for 70 hours for becoming eligible to seek enrolment to appear in executive programme examination
  • Executive Development Programme (EDP) - After passing the Executive Programme and before commencement of 15 months.

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    Today CS is a reputed profession among various professional courses. The CS (company secretary) course is designed and conducted by the body Institute of company Secretary of India (ICSI) that regulates the profession. The course generally combined with theoretical study and practical training. There are various benefits in company secretary course like

    • Professional Degree
    • Reputed job
    • Company requirement
    • High salary
    • Minute book record keeper

    Stages covered under CS (Company Secretary):

    The students who would like to join the CS Course after 10+2 pass or equivalent has to be cleared following three stages of Company Secretaries Course i.e.

    • Foundation Programme
    • Executive Programme
    • Professional Programme

    Students who would like to join Company Secretary after graduation will get admission under direct entry scheme and undergo only two stages i.e. Executive Programme & Professional Programme only. Company Secretary Course syllabus is different in different stages.

    Foundation Programme:

    Foundation Programme in company secretary (CS)  is of eight months duration can be pursued by 12th pass of Science, Arts or Commerce stream (Excluding Fine Arts). There are four papers in foundation programme.

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

     Executive Programme:

    Executive Programme in Company Secretary (CS) can be pursued by a Graduate of all streams except Fine Arts. There are two way to get admission into executive programme one is by passing foundation stage of ICSI and second option is direct entry scheme by way of Admission after clearing graduation from any streams or CPT Or Foundation level of CMA. There are 7 papers divided into 2 Modules in CS Executive Programme.

    Module-1

    • Company Law
    • Cost and Management Accounting
    • Economic and Commercial Laws
    • Tax Laws and Practice

    Module-2

    • Company Accounts and Auditing Practices
    • Capital Markets and Securities Laws
    • Industrial, Labour and General Laws

     Professional Programme:

    The professional programme in company secretary (CS) can be pursued only after clearing the Executive Programme of CS Course. There is no direct entry scheme in professional level. There are 3 modules with different subjects under professional programme.

    MODULE 1

    • Advanced Company Law and Practice
    • Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence
    • Corporate Restructuring, Valuation and Insolvency

    MODULE 2

    • Information Technology and Systems Audit
    • Financial, Treasury and Forex Management
    • Ethics, Governance and Sustainability

    MODULE 3

    • Advanced Tax Laws and Practice
    • Drafting, Appearances and Pleadings

    Electives 1 out of below 5 subjects

    • Banking, Law and Practice
    • Capital, Commodity and Money Market
    • Insurance Law and Practice
    • Intellectual Property Rights - Law and Practice
    • International Business-Laws and Practices

    Company Secretary Registration Fee Structure:

    There are three stages in the company secretary course so registration fee and examination fee are also different in these stages.

    CS Foundation Programme              

    Registration Fee-

    • Rs.4500/-(For handicapped students it will be 1500/- only and for ST/SC students it will be 50%)

    Exam Fee-

    Rs.1200/-


    CS Executive Programme                 


    Registration Fee-

    • Rs.9000/- for Commerce Graduates / CPT passed of ICAI / Foundation passed of ICAI-CMA
    • Rs 10,000/- for Non-Commerce Students
    • Rs 8,500/- for CS Foundation passed students

    (For handicapped students it will be Rs.2000/- only and for ST/SC students it will be 50%)

    Examination Fee-

    Rs.1200/- Per Module   



    CS Professional Programme


    Registration Fee-

    Rs.12000/- (For handicapped students it will be nil and for ST/SC students it will be 50%)

    Examination Fee-

    Rs.1200/- Per Module

    Medium of Examination-

    The CS Institute conduct the examination in English as well as in the Hindi language. (Except Business Communication subject of Foundation Program)

    Qualifying Marks in Examination-

    A candidate has required minimum 40% marks in each paper and 50% marks in aggregate of all subjects for passed the Foundation / Executive / Professional examination.

    Institute of company Secretary of India (ICSI) Training under CS Programme-

    • Student Induction Programme (SIP) - 7 days training. Within six months of Registration to Executive Programme have to appear in Executive Program Examination.
    • Compulsory computer training program- Student required doing compulsory computer training for 70 hours for becoming eligible to seek enrolment to appear in executive programme examination
    • Executive Development Programme (EDP) - After passing the Executive Programme and before commencement of 15 months. 8 days executive development programme training is required.
    • Articleship CS Training- 15 months training under company secretary or a company after passing executive or professional programme.
    • Professional Development Programme (PDP) - During 15 months training 25 hours of professional development programme training is required.
    • Specialized Training- Students require undergoing 15 days training after completing SIP, EDP and 15 months of training with professional examination. It will require to training in the specialized agency such as ROC or Stock exchange or Financial and Banking Institution or Management consultancy.
    • Management Skills Orientation Programme (MSOP)- This 15 days training will be required to doing after professional programme and completion of Executive development programme

     

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