The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) is a premier national professional body constituted under an Act of Parliament, namely the Company Secretaries Act, 1980 to regulate and develop the profession of Company Secretaries. The ICSI functions under the administrative jurisdiction of Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India.
The Institute of Company Secretaries of India awards the certificate of bestowing the designation of Company Secretary (CS) to a candidate qualifying for the membership of the Institute. Membership of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) has been recognized for appointment to various superior posts and services under the Central Government.
The affairs of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) are managed by a Council consisting of fifteen elected members and five nominees of the Central Government.
The Institute has on its rolls more than 66,000 members including over 10,000 members holding certificate of practice. The number of students is about 200,000.
To be a global leader in promoting good corporate governance.
To develop high calibre professionals facilitating good corporate governance.
ICSI Nationwide Network
Functions of the ICSI
Building future professionals to guide corporate India
The ICSI conducts the company secretaryship examination to bring in high level professionals specialised in corporate laws, management and governance.
Stages of company secretaryship course
The Company Secretaryship Course is conducted in three stages as under:
The candidates are also required to complete the training as prescribed under the Company Secretaries Act, 1980.
The company secretaryship course is conducted through distance learning and supplemented by classroom teaching as well as e-learning.
After successful completion of examination and training, a candidate is conferred with associate membership of the ICSI.
A member of the Institute is entitled to get himself enrolled as a fellow, if he is an associate member for at least five years with the requisite experience.
Code of Conduct for Members
The members of the ICSI are subject to Code of Conduct provided under the Company Secretaries Act, 1980.