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    Which are the top institutions in India providing the Company Secretary course?

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    Company Secretaries are responsible for the administration of corporates, including Public Sector Undertakings. The present situation is that there are so many opportunities but not enough company secretaries. Every company with a capital of over Rs 5 crore needs a full-time company secretary. The Central and State Governments also appoint Company Secretaries in Officer Cadre in many areas.
    Where to study the Company Secretary course in India. Which are the main institutions in India providing the Company Secretary course?
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  • J.K.Shah Institute: This institute is having 30 centers in various places across India. Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Surat, Bangalore and Vadodara and 7 other cities across India. are having these institutes. They give the best coaching for the CS course. They have experienced and friendly faculty. They conduct test series systematically.

    Vinod Gupta Classes: They have 59 centers across India. Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Chandigarh and Ajmer and 34 other cities across India are having this institute. Qualified and experienced faculty.

    Academy of Commerce: They have 16 centers across India. Delhi, Jaipur, Noida, Sonipat, and Gurgaon and other cities are having this academy. It is one of the best institutes available in India for a CS course and it is in service from the last 34 years.

    Vidya Sagar Career Institute provides coaching for CS at 3 centers across India. It has one center located in Jaipur.

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  • It is better to undergo with Institute of Company Secretaries of India for which centers available in almost all major cities. Their website is

  • Please go through the ICSI which provides company secretary course and this institute is in many places in India. Check this link below secretary course

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  • The course of Company Secretary is really tough if one is not familiar with the basics of the course. The course is being run by Institure of Company Secretary of India and to have the right guidance, you may enrol yourself in one of the following institutions so that the inputs received by them will equip you all the qualities essential for a company secretary.
    Some top colleges to persue CS are as follows-
    1) Indira Gandhi National University ( IGNOU)
    2) The Institute of Company Secretary
    3) Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
    4) Devi Ahalya Bai University ( DAVY) Indore
    5) National Institute of Information Technology
    6) Narsee Monjee College of Commerce, Mumbai
    7) Jawahalal Technical University, Hyderabad
    IGNOU will provide the course materials dealing with various facets of Corporate Governance, Taxation Structure, Accountancy etc enabling you to qualify the final examination. You would be assisted by the competent professors of IGNOU to resolve your doubts pertaining to the related subjects.

  • Note that CS (i.e. Company Secretary) course is not offered by any college or university.
    This course is only offered by ICSI (i.e. Institute of Company Secretaries of India). Currently, it has over 50k members and 4 lakhs students have enrolled for it.
    ICSI is the only recognized body that regulates the profession of Company Secretaries in India.

    Here, ICSI conducts CS programmes in three levels namely:
    1. Foundation Programme
    2. Executive Programme
    3. Professional Programme

    To be eligible for pursuing First Level i.e. Foundation Programme, candidate should have passed 10+2 in any stream (excluding fine arts).
    However, if you are a graduate, then you need not to pursue foundation programme. You will have to pursue Executive and Professional Programme only.

    Admission to ICSI programme is open for students throughout the year and exams are conducted in June and December. If a candidate secures at least 40% marks in each paper and 50% in aggregate, then he/she is considered pass for that exam.

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  • Company Secretary is a senior post in a private or public sector company. He basically supports the board of directors and administration and deals with the legal activities of the business. He has got a very responsible coordination work in the organisation. This position is sometimes known as corporate secretary or simply secretary also.

    This course is primarily conducted by the ICSI (Institute of Company Secretaries of India) but there are many other institutes in India which are offering this course. The course basically covers business environment, entrepreneurship, management, communication, ethics, economics, accounting, company law, commercial law, tax law, general law, securities law, accounts & audit practice, secretarial practices, financial & treasury management etc. The complete CS course comprises of the following modules -
    1. Foundation Course – 8 months.
    2. Intermediate/Executive Course – 9 months
    3. Final/Professional Course – 15 months.

    Any student who have passed class 12 can apply for admission to the course however graduate students can seek direct admission to the Intermediate/Executive Course. In most of the institutes the admission is based on the merit of class 12 examination and it is imperative that only the meritorious students would be able to get admission. Some institutes conduct entrance exam also.

    Other than ICSI (Institute of Company Secretaries of India) the following institutes are also offering this course -
    1. Indira Gandhi National Open University.
    2. Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.
    3. Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore.
    4. Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai.
    5. Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad.

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  • Please note that" The Institute of Company Secretaries of India"(ICSI) is the only Indian Institute that providing this Professional course. It is a statutory body constituted under the Act of Indian Parliament and under the jurisdiction of Ministry of corporate affairs'. It has regional council ,Study center and Chapters all over India and center in USA, UK, Singapore and Middle east(NPIO).Official website of the Institute
    Basically commerce oriented course consist of Foundation, Intermediate and Final ,there is no specific time fixed for completion and Two numbers of Exam session in each year. For further details one can visit the official website of the Institute or visit any of the center. It is a very good professional course and after he/she can practice as a Company Secretary or can Join any Company Secretary post with Private or Govt. Corporate. Thanks

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