New Training Structure

Attention Students!

The Council of the Institute has approved new training structure for the students of the Company Secretaries course enrolled on or after 1st September, 2009.

The New Training Structure includes conducting 7 days Student Induction Programme (SIP), 8 days Executive Development Programme (EDP), 25 hours’ compulsory attendance of Professional Development Programmes (PDP), Management Skills Orientation Programme and other requirements during training period while maintaining the existing duration of training, as under:

I. Duration of training:

The existing period of training of 15 Months will be continued and students are free to undergo training wholly or partly with a Company Secretary in Practice or a Company registered for imparting training.

Further, the existing 15 days training in a specialized agency such as the Office of the Registrar of Companies, stock exchange, financial or banking institution or management consultancy firm for another fifteen days, after passing Professional Programme (Final) exams is continued.

II. Training Programmes:

The three programmes at different stages of the course would be conducted as under:

a). Student Induction Programme (SIP) – Duration – 7 days, to be completed by the students within 6 months of registration to the Executive Programme (Intermediate Exams ) covering the following areas:-

1. English Speaking Skills.
2. Personality Development and Life Skills – Basic Concepts.
3. Introduction to Course Contents, Electives and Opportunities both in practice and employment.
4. Communication Skills, Writing ability-drafting etc.
5. Usefulness of Reading Newspaper
6. SWOT Analysis
7. Computer Literacy (Basics)
8. Know your Institute

b). Executive Development Programme (EDP) – Duration 8 days, after passing the Executive Programme (Intermediate Exams) covering the following areas:-

1.Personality Development – and Life Skills – Advanced Concepts (Interpersonal Skills, Decision Making Skills, Team Spirit, Negotiating Skills)
2. Computer Literacy and Training (Advance)
3. General awareness of Indian/Global economy, business conditions, Regulatory Insight, Capital Markets, and opportunities
4. Organisation Structure, Role of ROC/CLB/SEBI/SAT /Stock Exchanges/RBI/CCI/ TRAI/NCLT/NCLAT
5. Drafting of Minutes, Notices, Resolutions, Advance business tools such as internet browsing, video conferencing etc.
6. Etiquettes, Inter personal skills, Communication skills, Office culture;
7. Significance of training and Code of conduct applicable during training period
8. Interview Techniques & How to face interviews.

c). Management Skills Orientation Programme (MSOP) – Duration 15 days after passing Professional Programme (Final Exams) covering:-


1. Leadership skills, Innovation, latest trends in management thoughts.
2. Business strategy, Corporate restructuring through Mergers & Amalgamations, Take Over, Valuation, Competition Law, Consumer Protection.
3. Cross border transactions, global business scenario.
4. Major tax laws, Double Taxation Treaty Agreements, Service Tax.
5. Corporate Governance, Business Ethics, Sustainability.
6. Meetings, Secretarial Standards, Important provisions of Company Law.
7. Capital Market related topics, Regulatory insight, Exchange related issues.
8. Projects covering diverse areas including corporate laws.
9. Intellectual Property Rights
10. Arbitration, Conciliation, Alternate Dispute Redressal Mechanism
11. Corporate Compliance Management
12. Areas of Practice –Existing & Emerging
13. Understanding Financial Statements
14. Art of Advocacy, Court craft, Pleadings
15. Board Room behaviour, Drafting of Chairmen’s Speech, Directors’ Report
16. Networking skills and business behaviour
17. About ICSI and Code of Conduct
18. Any other Topic of Topical interest.

As far as practicable, the mechanism for MSOP would be through Case Studies, Story Telling, Group Discussions, Role Playing, simulation exercises and the like so as to provide a real-life practical exposure.


1. Behavioral Sciences
2. Listing Compliances, Case Studies
3. Sick Companies and solvency laws
4. NGOs /Micro financing/Cooperative Societies
5. Part IX Companies
6. Practical aspects of Criminal law
7. Inspection and Investigation, Compounding of offences under various laws Companies Act, FEMA, SEBI
8. VAT-Procedure & Practice
9. Laws relating to Intellectual Property Rights
10. Taxation – Corporate Taxation, Personal Tax Planning & Management, Filing of Returns
11. Private Equity, Venture Capital, Hedge Funds
12. International Trade & Policy
13. Banking & Insurance
14. Cyber laws
15. Stress management

III. Implementation Schedule:

Under the new training structure 7 days Student Induction Programme (SIP) & 8 days Executive Development Programme (EDP) would be implemented by Regional Councils & Chapters as under:

i) Regional Councils 1st September, 2009
ii) A-1/ A grade Chapters 1st January, 2010
iii) B grade Chapters 1st April, 2010

IV. Fee structure:

a) Student Induction Programme (SIP) Rs. 1000/-
b) Executive Development Programme (EDP) Rs. 1000/-

V. Applicability:

The new revised training structure will be applicable to the students registered on or after 1st September, 2009.

VI Attendance in 25 hours Professional Development Programme (PDP):

The students will be required to complete 25 hours of Professional Development Programme (PDP). The Regional Councils & Chapters would allow the students to attend such programmes at concessional rates.

14 thoughts on “New Training Structure”

  1. I am doing 15 months training at the stipend of Rs. 3000/- per month in the Official Liquidator. As per current MCA guidelines 6 months training being part of 15 months training, am I entitled to the stipend of Rs. 10000/= per month for 6 months during the end of 15 months training ?

  2. I have commenced 15 months training in the official liquidator. But I have not done TOP/ADP till now. What should I do ? Please advise me in this regard.

  3. Hello Rajat,

    Well as a rule says that it is compulsory to do TOP before starting up with 15 months training,but nothing in any notification,circular etc talk about penalty for not doing it so my suggestion is that you enroll for coming TOP programme and get your certificate for the same and as far as ADP is concerned in your case it is compulsory for you to attend and complete ADP.Do complete both the programmes or you may face a problem in getting your membership certificate.


    Kratika Goel

  4. Please ,
    now im clear in 12th exams & i wana doing BBA with CS …. so that is possible or not plz reply me

  5. hello mam,

    i am undergoing my 15 months training, but i have not done TOP yet, what would be the penalty if i dont do it/ or do it then its effect on my 15 months training and is it compulsory to do ADP??

  6. hey jatin nice to hear from you again,

    well for your 1st ques you will not have to leave your job while you prepare for the course or give exams,you might have to leave your job while training coz its like a full time job and,you will have to leave it in case you want to work as a Practicing Company Secretary(PCS),or as a CS in a company.

    next what exactly a CS do well for that i should tell you that as per the amendments done by Company Bill 2009 in Company Secretaries of India Act,1980 the company secretary works as a key managerial person in a company.

    Various certifications,preparations of legal documents,a signatory authority,performing the job of compliance officer,dealing with stock exchange matters depending upon the experience in the field,appearing before various tribunals such as National Company Law Board Tribunal these are some i remember at this time.In short CS career path is all about a lot of paper and legal work,for more specific details you can read Company Bill 2009 and Company Secretaries Act,1980.

    2)you can opt for LLB and LLM after that it's a very good combination with CS course,even MBA plus CS is also quiet a good combination as in this era of synchronized corporate world the knowledge of both finance and law together proves to be a benefit adding to your work profile.

    Its true that you can do only work either HR or CS but knowledge of both the things together makes you do your job more efficiently whichever you choose.

    Hope i could assist you with some guidance.For any further query keep visiting.


    Kratika 🙂

  7. Hi, Thank you for the guidance however, request your further guidance on:

    1)If I opt for CS studies, will i have to leave my job during course/training period itself or after completion? what exactly kind of carrer path is there for certified CS.

    2)what further studies i could opt for that may add up value to my career. At present I'm at Asst. Manager band.

  8. hey jatin hi there,

    Well as in your case i think you should concentrate on gaining more work experience and promotions,as you said you have already entered in practical working world for so long,therefore i think that studying sheer theoretical subjects would not make you being interested in studying them,well that's what i think.

    As Far as scope of CS certification is concerned that will add one more professional degree to your resume,but i should let you know one thing that with CS you can not pursue any other job officially,that means either you can be a CS or an HR as the law prescribes.

    I let you know whats my opinion and all information i had,rest is in your hand after all you are the one who have to take a decision.

    Wish you luck and Success in your life. 🙂


    Kratika 🙂

  9. Hi, would like to know the scope of CS certification in my case.

    Am employed with leading telecom company with over 6 years of experience. Have done MBA in HR from symbiosis(external)

    Pl guide.

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