Company Secretary Careers




So, what does it take to be a business secretary? Someone in a corporation whose job it is to provide legal advice will be that person. Any business with a minimum share capital of Rs 50 lakh is required to have a company secretary. And, since India is rapidly becoming a hotbed for new conglomerates and entrepreneurial companies, you can be sure that if you choose this line, demand will skyrocket.


How to Become a Company Secretary

So, what qualifications do you need to work as a company secretary? First and foremost, you must be effective and capable of coordinating efficiently between various departments within the conglomerate. You must make certain that the business is adhering to all government laws and mandates. Are you up for the challenge? Then you must consider the courses for which you would need to apply. Continue reading.


Company Secretary Courses

Company Secretary courses are available through the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). Individuals must pass the following ICSI exams to become a licenced company secretary in India. There are the following:

  • The Foundation Course

  • The Intermediate Course

  • The Final Course

After passing the above courses, the person receives practical training to become a member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, after which he is appointed as a Professional Member of the ICSI and given a membership number.


Company Secretary Career Prospects

As previously said, if you know how to play to your strengths, the opportunities for a company secretary in today's world are endless. There are positions open in both the public and private sectors. You can begin as a junior secretarial officer, but if you play your cards right, you may advance to managing director or even a place on the board of directors.

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 Website: www.ICSI.edu

  • Regional Offices

Mumbai 13 Jolly Maker Chambers No. 2 (IST FLOOR) Nariman Point Mumbai - 400021 New Delhi ICSI-NIRC Building Plot No.4 Prasad Nagar Institutional Area Near Rajendra Place New Delhi - 110005 Chennai ICSI-SIRC House New No 9 (old no. 4) Wheat Crofts Road Nungambakkam Chennai - 600034 Kolkata ICSI-Eirc Building 3-A Ahiripukur, Ist Lane Near Beck Bagan Nursing Home Kolkata - 700019


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