Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI)

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) is a statutory professional body in India  with its headquarter in New Delhi and four regional offices in New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai. The main objective of ICSI is that of with the objective of promoting, regulating and developing the profession of Company Secretaries in India.It is a premier national professional body set up under an act of Parliament, the Company Secretaries Act, 1980. ICSI functions under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India. The Institute provides top-quality education to the students of Company Secretaries (CS) Course and best quality set standards to CS Members. At present, there are more than 50,000 members and about 4,00,000 students on the roll of ICSI. It has 69 chapters across India.

A person is eligible to apply for membership by passing all three levels of examinations prescribed by ICSI and completing a period of practical training.

ICSI has been contributing to the initiatives of Government of India that have potential to excel the social-economic growth of India.

Vision of Institute of Company Secretaries of India

"To be a global leader in promoting Good Corporate Governance".

Mission of Institute of Company Secretaries of India

"To develop high calibre professionals facilitating good Corporate Governance".

Functions of Institute of Company Secretaries of India

  • Fostering and nurturing research initiatives among members of the Company Secretaries profession and other researchers.
  • Developing on an on-going basis information and insights into corporate/related laws, their delivery mechanism, need for harmonization/changes in light of emerging realities, corporate governance etc.
  • Using thus developed knowledge base for brand building and for purposes of interacting with the government, regulatory bodies and international agencies.

Research Areas

The research areas are vast and wide and some of them are:
  • Central Listing Authority
  • Functions & Role of Private Liquidator
  • A comparative Analysis of The Companies Act, 1956 vis-a vis Corporate Laws in other countries
  • Role, Functions and Responsibilities of Independent Directors
  • WTO and IPRs : Possible Future Scenario
A member of the ICSI not in any employment is entitled to practice after obtaining a Certificate of Practice from the Institute. For details on membership see official website

Courses in ICSI

  • Company Secretaryship (CS) Course
  • Integrated Company Secretaryship Course (Full-Time)
  • Post Membership Qualification(PMQ) Courses
  • Corporate Compliance Executive Certificate 
  • ICSI-III Compliance Governance and Risk Management in Insurance 
  • ICSI-IGNOU Course
  • ICSI - ICSA London Course
  • ICSI-CISI Membership & Qualifications
Contact Details
Institute of Company Secretaries of India
ICSI HOUSE, 22 Institutional Area, Lodi Road, New Delhi - 110003

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