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Company Secretary Careers

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So what constitutes a company secretary job? That person would be someone in a corporate whose job is to advise on legal matters. Company secretaries are appointed in any company which has a minimum share capital of Rs 50 lakh. And since India is fast becoming a place where new conglomerates and entrepreneurial ventures are popping up, rest assured, if you choose this line, the demand will be soaring.

How to Become a Company Secretary

So what do you need to become a company secretary? Well, first up, you need to be efficient and be able to coordinate seamlessly between different departments of the conglomerate. You need to ensure that the company is following all regulations and mandates imposed on it by the government. Are you up for the job? Then you need to look at the courses that you would need to apply to. Read on.

Company Secretary Courses

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) offers courses in Company Secretary. To become a professional company secretary in India, individual must pass the following examinations conducted by the ICSI. These are:

  • The Foundation Course
  • The Intermediate Course
  • The Final Course

After successful completion of the above courses, the individual undergoes practical training to become a member of the Institute of the Company Secretaries of India after which he is considered as a Professional Member of the ICSI and is also issued a membership number.

Learn more about Institute of Company Secretaries of India

Company Secretary Career Prospects

As mentioned before, the prospects of a company secretary in today’s day and age are limitless if you know how to play to your strengths. There are job opportunities available in the public and private sector domain. You may start off with the position of a junior secretarial officer, but if you play your cards right, you can aspire to become the managing director or even a part of the board of directors of a company. You could also serve as the financial advisor to a big company.

Your expected salary would be between Rs 3 lakh and Rs 16 lakh per annum, depending on your designation and job profile.

  • Head Office

ICSI House, 22, Institutional Area Lodhi Road
New Delhi 110 003
EPABX LINES: (011) 41504444, 24617321-24-, 24644431-32, Fax: 24626727

  • Regional Offices

13 Jolly Maker Chambers
Nariman Point
Mumbai – 400021

New Delhi
ICSI-NIRC Building Plot No.4
Prasad Nagar Institutional Area
Near Rajendra Place
New Delhi – 110005

New No 9 (old no. 4)
Wheat Crofts Road
Chennai – 600034

ICSI-Eirc Building
3-A Ahiripukur, Ist Lane
Near Beck Bagan Nursing Home
Kolkata – 700019

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