The Institute of Company Secretaries of India will enter into association with Top Commerce Colleges across the nation so as to open 100 Study Centres for CS. The 100 study centres will offer courses to the students.
How the students will be trained?
The students in these colleges will be trained after college hours by the ICSI Faculty so that they become qualified company secretaries on successful completion of their graduation as told by Atul H Mehta, president, ICSI. Further he added that the centres are expected to be opened this year itself.
The institute is also holding talks with renowned software companies to develop an e-learning programme so that somewhere around 30 courses can be taught online to the students including videos and animation.
The Increasing demand for CS
In lieu of the newly passed Companies Act 2013 it insists that every company that has a paid-up capital of ₹5 crore or more should have a full-time company secretary and also it lays emphasis over the multi-dimensional role for company secretaries and since then CS course has undergone drastic change.
While answering about the question raised related to demand and supply gap, to this Mehta replied, “with more than nine lakh private companies and one lakh Public Sector companies, there was tremendous scope for the professionals, as there were only 40,000 company secretaries in India currently.”
National Company Law Tribunal
Mehta was addressing the 14th conference of Students Company Secretaries where he made the announcement that National Company Law Tribunal, on the line of Income Tax Tribunal will also be launched soon in our country. Disputes and litigation if any arising in the long run can be filed under the soon to be launched National Company Law Tribunal.