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Company Secretaries Course. A Course that transforms students into Modern Corporate Professionals
The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI):

ICSI is a premier national professional body established by an Act of

Parliament i.e. The Company Secretaries Act, 1980 to regulate and
develop the profession of Company Secretaries.
ICSI functions under the Jurisdiction of Ministry of Corporate Affairs,
Government of India.
Nationwide Network - Headquarters at New Delhi, 4 Regional Offices at
Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi and 70 Chapters across India
(including One Overseas Centre at Dubai).
123 Examination venues across India and an overseas centre at Dubai.
Counsellors at various cities/ remote areas to guide students regarding
the course.

In every Progressive Corporate there's a strong

backbone - The Company Secretary
By virtue of integrated knowledge of multiple disciplines of
law, management, finance and corporate governance, a
Company Secretary is the vital link between the company and:
Board of Directors
Government and other Agencies.
Admission to Eligibility
the CS Course
(Duration :
8 months)

CS Executive
(Duration :
9 months)

Fee Details

10+2 pass or equivalent

of any stream except Fine
Students appeared or
`4500/enrolled for appearing in
10+2 or its equivalent
examination can apply
provisionally subject to
submission of documents
within six months.
CS Foundation Pass /
Graduates of any stream
except Fine Arts/Pass in
Foundation examination of
ICoAI or CPT of ICAI or final
examination of any other
Accountancy Institution in
India or abroad recognised
as equivalent thereto.

Students can
Register online at:

Course: A course that transforms students into modern corporate professionals

The Company Secretary is:

An in-house legal expert; a compliance officer of the company
An expert in corporate laws, securities laws & capital market and
corporate governance
Advisor to the board of directors on best practices in corporate
Responsible for all regulatory compliances of company
Corporate planner and strategic manager
Cut off Dates for Registration
(Admission is open throughout the year)


(Students are provided with the study

material at the time of admission.)

31st March for appearing in December Business Environment and

examination of the same year
30th September for appearing in June Business Management, Ethics and
examination of the next year
Business Economics
Registration is valid for 3 years
Fundamentals of Accounting and

CS Foundation 28th February ( eligible to appear in both

the modules of Executive Programme) /
Pass `8500/31st May (eligible to appear in only one module
of Executive Programme), for appearing in
December examination of the same year
Exam of ICoAI
31st August (eligible to appear in both the
modules of Executive Programme)/
`9000/30th November (eligible to appear in only one
module of Executive Programme) for appearing
in June examination of the next year.
`10000/ Registration is valid for 5 years

Company Law
Cost and Management Accounting
Economic and Commercial Laws
Tax Laws and Practice
Company Accounts and Auditing Practices
Capital Markets and Securities Laws
Industrial, Labour and General Laws

A candidate will be admitted to the Module-I

Professional Programme Examination, if - Company Secretarial Practice
he/she has registered himself/herself as a Drafting, Appearances and Pleadings
student for the Professional Programme at Module-II
least nine calendar months prior to the Financial , Treasury and Forex
month in which the examination
Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency
A student is required to complete the Module-III
Executive & Professional Programmes Strategic Management, Alliances and
within the validity of his/her registration
International Trade
Advanced Tax Laws and Practice
Examination is conducted for
CS Foundation / Executive / Professional
Due Diligence and Corporate Compliance
Programmes twice a year in June and
Governance, Business Ethics and
Applicants belonging to SC/ST and Physically Handicapped category are eligible for concession in the fees.
ICSI Students Education Fund Trust: Provides Financial Assistance to Economically Backward / Academically Bright students with Good Academic Record.

(Duration :
9 months)

CS Executive Programme


Stages to become a Company Secretary:


Executive Programme
(Required to clear online exemption test for Compulsory
Computer Training and undergo Student Induction
Programme to become eligible for appearing in Executive
Programme Examination. )


training of 16 months
(May be pursued after
Executive Programme)

Qualifies for

Distance Learning:

ICSI imparts compulsory postal coaching in Company Secretaries Course by Distance Learning (by Correspondence) enabling students to qualify as
Company Secretaries.
A student is required to successfully complete postal or oral coaching to become eligible for appearing in the examination for Executive/Professional
Students have the option to attend oral coaching classes organized by the Institute at selected places through Regional Councils/ Chapters/ Accredited
Centres on payment of extra fee (fee for oral coaching).

Medium of Examination:

The Institute allows the facility to submit the response sheets to the test papers in English/ Hindi as well as for writing the examination.

Further Academic Pursuits:

CS qualification has been recognized by various Universities for admission to Ph.D. Course in Commerce/ Management/ Law.

A qualified Company Secretary has openings in Employment and can also practice as an independent Professional. The Headquarters and Regional Offices
assist the students and members in seeking Pre-Membership Training and placement respectively.

Employment Prospects:

Companies with a paid up share capital of `5 crore or more are compulsorily required to appoint a whole time Company Secretary who is a
member of ICSI.
All companies seeking listing on Stock Exchange are required to appoint a whole time Company Secretary.

Self-Employment/ Practising Company Secretaries:

After obtaining a 'Certificate of Practice' from the Institute, a member of the Institute can go for independent practice.
Every company having a paid up share capital of `10 lakh or more but less than `5 crore is required to engage the services of a Company
Secretary in Whole-time Practice for issue of Compliance Certificate.

Pay Package for Company Secretaries:

Attractive annual salaries ranging between `2 - 5 lakh for fresher members.

24 X 7 Study through E-Learning (

Students can have continuous access to studies and guidance of academic faculty online at any time as per their convenience.
Students throughout the country including rural and semi-urban areas as well as from other countries can avail this 24x7 online study facility as the
portal has global reach.
E-learning is in addition and not in substitution to compulsory postal tuition
The Online CS Course includes :- Web based Training (WBT), Video based Training (VBT), Live Virtual Class room (LVC)

Prospectus & Application Form:

Available at Headquarters/ Regional Councils/ Chapters

Cash Payment: `500/- for Foundation Programme & `500/- for Executive Programme
Post/ Courier- DD/PO: `540/- for Foundation Programme & `540/- for Executive Programme
DD/PO in favour of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India payable at New Delhi.
Students can also register online at our website: by making payment through online payment gateway.

For further details please contact / write to Directorate of Students Services

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI)
C-37, Sector 62, NOIDA 201 301(U.P
Tel: 0120-4522 061 / 071 / 081, E-Mail:;

EASTERN INDIA REGIONAL COUNCIL : ICSI-EIRC Building, 3-A Ahiripukur I Lane, Kolkata 700 019
Phone: 22832973, 22816541, 22816542, 22901065, 2290 2178-79 Fax: 22816542, E-mail:
Chapters: Bhubaneswar: 2552282 Dhanbad: 2205076 North Eastern Chapter (Guwahati): 2600401
Hooghly: 26720315 Jamshedpur: 2234273 Patna: 9234705754 Ranchi: 3254128
NORTHERN INDIA REGIONAL COUNCIL : ICSI-NIRC Building, Plot No.4, Prasad Nagar Institutional Area,
New Delhi-110005 Phone: 49343000 Fax: 25722662 Email:
Chapters: Agra: 2581174 Ajmer: 2425013 Allahabad: 9415306147 Alwar: 9413740652
Amritsar: 2566861, 2227270-71 Bareilly: 2310708 Bhilwara: 329603, 238044 Chandigarh: 2661840
Dehradun: 9411108794 Faridabad: 9136606601-05 Ghaziabad: 4559681 Gurgaon: 2380021
Jaipur: 2707236, 2707736 Jalandhar: 2280315, 9872397506 Jammu: 2475148 Jodhpur: 5102551
Kanpur: 2296535, 2212767 Karnal-Panipat: 3290035 Kota: 2476176 Lucknow: 4109382,7388892362
Ludhiana: 2545456 Meerut: 9212605990 Modinagar: 243048 Noida: 9811231064 Shimla: 9805761656
Sonepat: 9416972240 Srinagar: 9796341055 Udaipur: 2413977 Varanasi: 2507491, 2506077
Yamunanagar: 227541, 9355337541

Nungambakkam, Chennai -600 034 Phone: 28279898, 28222212 Fax: 28268685 E-mail:
Chapters: Bangalore: 22286574, 22287158 Calicut: 2374702 Coimbatore: 2452006
Hyderabad: 23399541, 23396494 Kochi: 2392950, 4050502 Madurai: 2340797 Mangalore: 2216482
Mysore: 2516065 Palakkad: 2544061 Puducherry: 2251151, 9362251151 Salem: 8754340840
Thiruvananthapuram: 2451915 Thrissur: 2327860, 9995639511 Tiruchirapalli: 2461662
Visakhapatnam: 2533516
WESTERN INDIA REGIONAL COUNCIL : 13 Jolly Maker Chambers, No.2, First Floor, Nariman Point,
Mumbai 400021 Phones: 22844073, 22047569, 22047580, 22047604 Fax: 22850109
Chapters: Ahmedabad: 26589343, 32918705 Aurangabad: 2451124 Bhayander: 28183888
Bhopal: 2577139 Dombivli: 2445423 Goa: 2435033 Indore: 4248181, 2494552 Kolhapur: 2659498
Nagpur: 2453276 Nashik: 2509989, 2500150 Navi Mumbai: 27721488 Pune: 24263228, 24260341
Raipur: 3267784 Rajkot: 3059646 Surat: 2463404, 3917164 Thane: 25444478, 25444479
Vadodara: 2331498 Overseas Chapters: Dubai: +971.55.886.8029