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Company Secretary

The profession of Company Secretaries is regulated by ICSI (The Institute of Company Secretaries of India) under the Company Secretaries Act, 1980. This Institute has 73 offices spread all over the country. Of the four regional centers Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai and Delhi, the latter houses the headquarters. Company Secretary Certificates are awarded to students also qualifying them as Institute members. The appointment of a Company Secretary is mandatory for all companies having a two-crore and above capital according to the Companies Act, 1956. Moreover, the appointment of a Company Secretary is a must for all companies listed on the stock exchange. The CS (Company Secretary) Course is recognized by many universities for Ph.D. admission as well as lecturers in Commerce and Management colleges.

Recognition has been given to ICSI membership the with regard to appointment of high level positions in the Central Government. As of date more than 21042 are members out among which 3523 have ICSI Certificates. Currently the student toll has crossed 1,50,000.

Company Secretary Course

The Course of Company Secretary includes the Foundation Course, Intermediate Course and Final Course. After the successful completion of these three level of the Company Secretary Course, the student is eligible for qualification as Company Secretary.

Eligibility for CS Foundation Course

Excepting Fine Arts the students of any stream of Art, Science or Commerce can apply for admission to this foundation course. The Foundation Course Admission requires 10+2 pass eligibility. The duration of this CS Foundation Course is eight months and on successful completion of the same the Executive and Professional Examination follows along with Practical and Modular Training in orde to practice as a qualified Company Secretary.

CS Foundation Course Admission

Foundation Program: Prospectus and application form is issued @ Rs. 200/-for cash payment and Rs. 250/- in case of postal or DD payment favoring 'The Institute of Company Secretaries of India", to any of the nearby ICSE office in the area, among the 73 in India. In Delhi- ICSI NIRC Building, Plot No. 4, Prasad Nagar Institutional Area, Rajendra Place or C 37 Sector 62, Noida, GB Nagar District, U.P.

Company Secretary Course Exam

Examination in CS Foundation Program: December 2010
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CS COURSE Syllabus

The Company Secretary Course includes Company Laws, Banking and Insurance, Practising CSm Corporate Governance, chartered secretary, international perspective, finance and accounts, economic, labour and general laws and WTO among others

CS Salary

The salary of a Company secretary can range between 25500 to 50000/- p.m.

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