Introduction to Company Secretary Course:

A Company Secretary belongs to the higher managerial position who is responsible for the efficient administration of the organization ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements. The Company Secretary is an in-house legal expert, expert in corporate laws, securities laws & capital market and corporate governance. He is Chief advisor to the board of directors on best practices in corporate governance.


After pursuing a course as Company Secretary one can enroll as ‘Licentiate ICSI’ at his/her option until completion of training requirements. Company secretaries are the company’s named representative on legal documents, and it is their responsibility to ensure that the company and its directors operate within the law. They also take care of corporate planning and strategic management.


If you qualified for the 10+2 then you need to pass three stages Foundation Programme, Executive Programme, Professional Programme to become Company Secretary. If you are a graduate then you can skip Foundation Programme  and do the rest.

Colleges and Institutes offering Company Secretary Course in India:

These are the top colleges in India which provide a deep insight about Company Secretary Course:

  • The Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Delhi
  • School of Open Learning, Delhi
  • S K Somaiya College of Arts and Science and Commerce, Mumbai
  • Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Nodia
  • Mumbai University, Mumbai
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad
  • Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore
  • Sri Medha Junior College, Hyderabad
  • National Institute of Information Technology, Delhi
  • SDC-S D College, Barnala
  • DSC- Dyal Singh College, Delhi
  • Pune University, Pune
  • DAVC- D A V College, Amritsar
  • Mohan Lal Sukhadia University, Udaipur
  • Seth Anandram Jaipuria College, Kolkata

Career Prospects

Future in India:

A qualified Company Secretary either works in a big organization as an employee (Company Secretary) or becomes an independent practicing Company Secretary. In India there are 22,000 Company Secretaries (CS) who are either working as employees in an industrial organization or practicing independently. In 2020, India will need at least 50,000 additional Company Secretaries as the industry and commerce is growing due to globalization.

Future Abroad:

After the globalisation of services through WTO and GATS, the field is opening in various countries for practicing Company Secretaries as well.  India is entering into bilateral Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreements with countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Mauritius etc.  ICSI has entered into an MoU with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, UK. Numerous opportunities are available for company secretaries in foreign countries.

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