Company Secretary Career in India- subject modules in the Executive program

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Like mentioned in our previous articles, the rapid corporatization has increased the demand for Company Secretary’s in corporate functions in the recent times.
If you are a graduate (or above) and considering a career in CS you have the advantage of becoming one. Please read our article addressing the target audience.
Graduates, post-graduates (excluding Fine arts) and those who have passed the final exam of ICWAI / ICAI or the final exam of other accountancy Institution recognized by the Council of the Institute in India or abroad can directly enroll to the Executive Program. The Foundation course can be waived off in their case. A pass in the Executive Program helps you gain eligibility for the Final course.

Note: Registration for each examination should be done at least nine months prior to the month of examination. Examinations are held in June and December almost every year

The subject modules in the Executive program are:
Module I:
General and Commercial Laws (IGCL)
Company Accounts and Cost & Management Accounting (ICA&CMA)
Tax Laws (ITL)

Module II:
Company Law (ICL)
Economic, Labor Laws
Securities Laws and Compliances
The subject modules in the Final program are:
Module I:
Company Secretarial Practice
Drafting, Appearances and Pleadings

Module II:
Financial, Treasury and Forex Management
Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency

Module III:
Strategic Management, Alliances and International Trade
Advanced Tax Laws and Practice

Module IV:
Due Diligence and Corporate Compliance Management
Governance, Business Ethics and Sustainability

A piece of advice and guideline: A candidate finishing his professional program is required to gain practical hands on experience. The motive here is to supplement the new graduate the know-how of the functioning of the Corporate Sector. This in return helps to create a regiment of professional industry ready Company Secretaries. Sound theoretical base and practical exposure helps an individual to pursue his career both as a member of the managerial team and also as an independent practicing professional.

Fifteen months of practical experience is required in recognized companies or under a practicing Company Secretary duly approved for this purpose. Also, the students need to undergo another fifteen days of training with the registrar of companies, financial or banking institutions, etc. Moving on, there will be an additional fifteen day Secretarial module training program. The plus point here is, students with ample practical experience may be exempted from undergoing the training.

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