Company Secretary Course

Looking for a prestigious and fulfilling career? Career as a Company Secretary just might be what you’re looking for! Company secretary course is one of the most sought after and financially rewarding courses in India.

This is a distance learning course and the training is given by ICSI (The Institute of Company Secretaries of India) that regulates the profession of company secretaries. Provision of oral coaching classes is also available, but it is optional. The course material is provided by the institute at the time of registration.

Fee Structure CS Admissions
  • CS Foundation Programme Rs.3600/-
  • CS Executive Programme
  • Rs.7000/- for Commerce Graduates
  • Rs.7750/- for Non Commerce Graduates
  • CS Professional Programme Rs.7500/-
  • CS Foundation Programme –
  • 31st March / 30th September
  • CS Executive Programme –
  • 28th February / 31st May / 31st August / 30th November

Note: Examinations are held twice a year in June and December

The role of a Company Secretary can be diverse and vital as mentioned below:

  • In-house legal expert: Company secretary can work as a compliance officer for the Company.
  • Corporate Laws Expert: A company secretary can work as a corporate law, securities laws and corporate governance expert.
  • Chief advisor: Company secretary can work as a chief advisor to the board of directors.
  • Corporate Planner: The position also takes care of the corporate plans and strategies of the company.

Levels to Become a Company Secretary

Level Eligibility Minimum Duration Maximum Duration Papers
Foundation Programme Class 12 pass 8 months Needs to be completed within 3 years of registration
  1. Business Environment and Entrepreneurship
  2. Business Management, ethics and Communication
  3. Business Economics
  4. Fundamentals of Accounting and Auditing
Executive Programme Clear Foundation Programme/ Graduates from all disciplines except Fine Arts can directly enrol 12 months Needs to be completed within 5 years of registration for the Executive Programme Module I

  1. General and Commercial laws
  2. Company Accounts, Cost andManagement Accounting
  3. Tax laws

Module II

  1. Company Laws
  2. Economic and Labour Laws
  3. Securities Laws Compliances
Professional Programme Cleared Executive Programme 12 months Needs to be completed within 5 years of registration for the Executive Programme Module I

  1. Company Secretarial Practice
  2. Drafting, Appearances and Pleadings

Module II

  1. Financial, Treasury and Forex Management
  2. Corporate restructuring and insolvency

Module III

  1. Strategic Management, Alliances and International Trade
  2. Advance Tax Laws and Practices

Module IV

  1. Due Diligence and Corporate Compliance Management
  2. Governance, Business Ethics and Sustainability

Institute of Company Secretary of India

Institute Address Contact Details
ICSI Agra B-623 Kamla Nagar Agra Uttar Pradesh – 282004 Phone: +91-562-2581174 / 2180341 Fax: +91-2181618
ICSI Ahmedabad ICSI-Maneklal Mills Complex S-2, B-Tower Chinubhai Towers Ashram Road Ahmedabad – 380009 Phone – 079-26589343,32918705 Email:
ICSI Ajmer 381, Naya Bazar, Ajmer 305 001 Ph : 0145-2420375, 2424175, Fax : 2421092
ICSI Allahabad Triveni Kunj Flat-G, 2nd Floor 338-A Sadiapur Allahabad – 211003 Mobile : 9415306147
ICSI Alwar 42, Raghu Shopping complex Scheme No. 10, Vijay Mandir road, Alwr, Rajasthan Phone -0144-2370975
ICSI Amritsar Share Plaza, 3 MM Malviya Road, Near Adarsh Cinema, Amritsar Ph.- 0183-2227271, 2228072,
Mob: 98142553943
ICSI Aurangabad Office No. FR-9, First Floor Kuber Avenue-B, Rana Nagar, Jalna Road Aurangabad – 431005 Phone – 0240-2451124 Email:
ICSI Bangalore Sheriff Chambers, III Floor Rear Block, 14 Cunningham Road, Bangalore -560052 Ph.-080-2286574,2261861,2287158
ICSI Bareilly C-59 Butler Plaza, Civil Lines, Bareilly (UP) Ph:0581-2477027
ICSI Bhilwara 10/54 Amar Bhawan, Punjabi Gali, Bhopal Ganj, Bhilwara -311001 Ph.-01482-225844
ICSI Bhopal 148, 2nd Floor, Anchor Manson, M P Nagar Zone – II, Bhopal -462011 Ph : 0755-2577139
ICSI Bhubaneswar Plot No. 676, (Nr. Maharishi College of National Law), Saheed Nagar, Bubaneswar -751007 Ph.-0674-2545274
ICSI Calicut Ist Floor , “SHANTH”, Wayanad Road, Calicut -673 001 Ph.-0495-2762239/2762338
ICSI Chandigarh GGDSD College, Sector – 32-C, Chandigarh Ph.-0172-2661840
ICSI Coimbatore 217, New Scheme Road, Near Mani Higher Secondary School, Pappananickenpalayam, Coimbatore -641 037 Ph.-0422-2212617
ICSI Dehradun 12 Dronpuri, General Mahadev Singh Road, Dehradun -248 001 Ph : 0135-2620816
ICSI Dombivli Satchidanand Society (Ground Floor), Tilak Road, Near Old Post Office, Dombivli (East) -421201 Ph :0251- 2445423
ICSI Faridabad 948, Sector – 16, Faridabad -121007 Ph.- 0129-2290058
ICSI Ghaziabad B-23 Nehru Apartment, Nehru Nagar, Near Nasirpur Railway Crossing, Ghaziabad -201001 Ph.-0120-2796668
ICSI Goa “Indraprastha” (6th Floor)Opp. Govinda Building, Menezes Braganza Road, Panjim 403 001 Ph.-0834-2435033