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Posted at: Mar 14, 2018, 12:47 AM; last updated: Mar 14, 2018, 12:47 AM (IST)

ICSI introduces new syllabus

ICSI introduces new syllabus
The Institute of Company Secretaries of India has introduced new syllabus for Executive and Professional Programmes. The revised syllabus of the Company Secretary course is effective from March 1, 2018. The first examination for CS Executive and CS Professional programme with the new syllabus will be held in December 2018 and June 2019, respectively.

The new syllabus encompasses the innovative concepts of Core, Ancillary and Hybrid Subjects. 

The new syllabus comprises eight papers at Executive Programme and nine papers at Professional Programme, including one paper to be opted by the students out of eight elective papers namely, (i) Banking — Law & Practice; (ii) Insurance — Law & Practice; (iii) Intellectual Property Rights — Laws and Practices; (iv) Forensic Audit; (v) Direct Tax Law & Practice; (vi) Labour Laws & Practice; (vii) Valuations & Business Modelling and (viii) Insolvency — Law and Practice. Inclusion of the subject titled, ‘Multidisciplinary Case Studies’ will assist phenomenally in developing the comprehension and analytical skills of the students in solving critical issues.

Highlights of new CS syllabus:

  • Metamorphosis from theoretical to practical approach.
  • Imbibing the innovative concept of Core Areas for Company Secretaries, Ancillary to Core — Areas allied to Core Areas and Hybrid — Combination of Core and Allied areas.
  • Introduction of new subjects in Executive Programme and Professional Programme, like, Jurisprudence, Interpretation and General Laws; Setting up of Business Entities and Closure; Financial and Strategic Management, etc. 
  • Keeping in view the importance and contemporaryness; Elective subjects have been included in the new syllabus. Elective subjects focusing on Banking, Insurance, Valuation, Business Modelling, Insolvency, Labour Laws and Forensic Audit will go a long way in enhancing the professional opportunities for Company Secretaries.
  • Inclusion of extremely relevant Post Membership Qualification and Certification Courses for the CS who could not pursue the course of their choice when they were students.
  • A judicious allocation of marks to different parts / components of the subjects of new syllabus. — TNS


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