Company Secretary

    What is Company Secretary?

    A Company Secretary is one who is accountable for efficient management of a company; co-ordinates and assists various departments of the organization, ensures compliance of company legislations and advises Directors on statutory requirements of the company. The Company Secretary is a vital link between the Company, the Board of Directors, shareholders and governmental and regulatory agencies. Company Secretary identifies expansion opportunities, arranges collaborations, amalgamation, mergers, acquisitions, takeovers, divestment, setting up of subsidiaries and joint ventures within and outside India. Company Secretary looks after the entire secretarial functions which include preparing agenda, convening, conducting and minuting meetings of Board of Directors, Shareholders, Annual General Meetings, Inter-departmental meetings and meetings with foreign delegations, Financial Institutions, regulatory authorities, etc.

    When Can I Enroll for Company Secretary?



    Minimum Duration

    Maximum Duration

    Foundation Course

    HSC (any stream) excluding Fine Arts

    8 months

    Needs to be completed

    within 3 years of


    Executive Programme

    Clear Foundation Programme/Graduates from all disciplines except Fine Arts can directly enrol

    1 year

    Needs to be completed

    within 5 years of registration for the Executive Programme

    Professional Programme

    Cleared Executive Programme

    1 year

    Needs to be completed

    within 5 years of registration for the Executive Programme

    What Personality Traits are Required to Become a Company Secretary?

    • Administrative ability
    • Confident & assured manner
    • Common sense
    • Discretion
    • Updated with current affairs
    • Decision making ability
    • Eye for detail
    • Commitment

    What Aptitude is Required to Become a Company Secretary?

    • High Abstract Reasoning
    • High Numerical Ability
    • High Verbal Ability

    IQ Required to Become a Company Secretary?

    Minimum High Range of Intelligence preferred along with hard work & consistency.

    Job Prospects for a Company Secretary

    • Arbitration and Conciliation
    • Corporate Advisory Services
    • Capital Market
    • Banks & Financial Institutions
    • Company Law Boards
    • Private Sector
    • Public Corporate Sector

    Regulatory Body

    Institute of Company Secretary of India (ICSI)