The Institute of Company Secretaries of India in Kanpur is abbreviated as ICSI Kanpur.ICSI Kanpur is a statutory professional institution in India that focuses on developing, regulating, and promoting the profession of Company Secretaries in India. ICSI was formed on October 4, 1968, which is 58 years ago, constituted under the Company Secretaries Act, 1980, and the headquarters of this institution is based in New Delhi. The Company Secretary course was introduced in the year 1960 by the Company Law Board. The ICSI took over the Company Law Board in 1968 to conduct the exam. Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Kanpur is one of the four regional offices, the rest of which are present at New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Kolkata, and there are 70 prominent chapters around the country. There are more or less 61,750 memberships in this institution. The mission of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India is “to continuously develop high caliber professionals ensuring good corporate governance and effective management and carry out proactive research and development activities, for protection of interest of all stakeholders, thus contributing to the public good”.
For becoming a Company Secretary in our country, a person must become an Associate Member of the ICSI. Anyone who wants to be a member would only become eligible if they pass all three levels of examinations conducted by this institution. The three levels of the examination conducted by this institution are CSEET which is the earlier Foundation, Executive, and then the Professional examination. Then the candidate if declared “Pass” has to undergo a Short term and a Long term practical training for about four months.
According to the ICSI guidelines each and every student is required to complete a year-long internship depending upon their registration into the course which makes them even more eligible and competent for greater job opportunities. With the emergence of the Companies Act, 2013 the relevance, as well as the responsibilities of the company secretary, has been increased and this is among the best profession with responsive yet easy employment. Even the minimum stipend which is fixed by the institution is likely to increase as it is a booster for its students.
This institution holds a great reputation when it comes to its academic excellence and placement. Almost every student that has been a part of this institute has had the opportunity to attain great placement opportunities because of their academia. The ICSI Kanpur holds a good reputation both locally and nationally for its elocution competition, moot-court competition, etc. The highest salary offered by the recruiters and the listed companies to the students is marked up to 7 Lakhs per annum and the minimum has been of 2.5 Lakhs per annum. Students of great academic excellence have managed to grab the opportunity to work in different fields and different renowned companies such as VedantaIndustries, Apollo Tyres, Vodafone, etc. The students from ICSI are seen in various important positions such as company secretary, assistant company secretary, consultant, and also a partner in auditing firms.
Notable Alumni of ICSI
- Suprakash Mukhopadhyay, V.P., C.C.O., Treasurer, Secretary of TCS Ltd.
- Biswa Behari Chatterjee, ITC Group
- Dev Bajpai, HUL Group
- Shyam Agarwal
- Preeti Malhotra, ED of Spice group