For those who are looking for updates on the Company Secretary course syllabus, they are either students registered for the computer secretary course or are aspiring to apply for the same.
Company Secretary is highly coveted career in India like other countries. Large companies with paid up share capital of over five crores are required by law to employ company secretaries on their rolls. Such professionals are required to ensure that the board of a company functions in accordance with legal and statutory requirements of a country or state and abides by the corporate laws.
The Institute of Company Secretaries of India is the sole institute in India which conducts such a professional course in India. Those who wish to apply for the same, need to obtain the necessary information from the institute’s office or the ICSI website.
The Company Secretary course keeps getting updated to keep the CS professionals in tune with the latest happenings in corporate law, managerial practices and other government policies. The course syllabus details can be found on the ICSI website. There have been some amendments to the course details since August. Changes have been made to nomenclature of the different courses such as the foundation, intermediate and final courses have been renamed as foundation, executive and professional programmes respectively. The groups have been also been renamed as modules. The revised foundation programme consists of English and business communication paper, economics and statistics, financial accounting and elements of business laws and management.
The executive programme consists of two modules. The first module consists of the following subjects – general and commercial laws, tax laws and company, management and cost accounting. The second module consist of company law, economics and labour laws and compliance and securities laws.
The professional programme or the final course consists of as many as four modules. While the first module consists of CS practices, the second module consists of financial, forex and treasury management, corporate restructuring practices; the third module consists of strategic management, advanced tax laws and the fourth module consists of governance, business ethics, compliance management and similar subjects.
Other changes include the dates of applying for the different programmes; the qualifying marks for the different courses, exam schedules and so forth. These details can be easily accessed at the ICSI website and one can be updated regularly of any changes which are being implemented by the institute.
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