CAREER OPTION AS A COMPANY SECRETARY (C.
The growth and expansion of corporate sector due to liberalization
and globalization has resulted growth in demand for specialists in
almost every sphere. Company Secretary is such a specialized
A company secretary is one who is responsible for efficient
management of the corporate sector and act as an advisor in legal
matter. He co-ordinates various departments of the organization,
ensures compliance of company legislations and advises directors
on statutory requirements of the company. Apart from this, he also
looks after finance, accounts, legal, personnel and administrative
A qualified company secretary has openings in Employment and as
Practising Independent Professional
Companies with a paid up share capital of Rs.5 crores 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
Membership of the Institute is recognized for appointment to
superior posts and services under Central Government.
Self-Employment/Practising Company Secretaries
After obtaining a ‘Certificate of Practice’ from the Institute,
Members of the Institute can go in for Independent Practice.
Every company having a paid-up share capital of Rs. Ten Lakhs or
more but less than Rs. Five Crores is required to engage the
services of a Secretary in Whole-Time Practice for issue of
•Pursuant to Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement, Practising
Company Secretaries have been authorized to issue Certificate
regarding compliance of conditions of Corporate Governance as
stipulated in the Clause.
The CS Course is :
Recognized by the various Universities for admission to PhD Course
and appointment of Lecturers in Commerce & Management
Stages to become a Company Secretary
The student who would like to join the Course after 10+2 has to
undergo three stages to pursue the Company Secretaries Course i.e.
In addition, the student has to undergo Practical Training for
about 15 months which a student may opt to start after passing the
Executive Programme or after Professional Programme.
The Student who would like to join the Course after passing the
Graduation has to undergo two stages of the Company Secretaryship
Besides, the student has to undergo Practical Training for about