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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 Aptitudes Are 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)