The Council of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India in exercise of the powers vested under clause (a) of sub-section (2) of Section 15 of the Company Secretaries Act, 1980, as amended by the Company Secretaries (Amendment) Act, 2006 approved the new syllabus for the Executive and Professional Programmes of the Company Secretaryship Course, and decided as under:
2. The New Syllabus for Executive Programme shall comprise of Seven papers instead of six papers as at present and nine papers at Professional Programme level including one Paper to be opted by the students out of five elective papers namely, (i) Banking Law and Practice; (ii) Capital, Commodities and Money Market; (iii) Insurance Law and Practice; (iv) Intellectual Property Rights-Law and Practice; and (v) International BusinessLaws and Practice, instead of eight papers as at present.
2.1 The new syllabus shall be applicable w.e.f. February 1, 2013 for Executive Programme and September 1, 2013 for Professional Programme.
2.2 The detailed contents for each of the seven papers of the Executive Programme & nine papers of Professional Programme including electives under the new syllabus and the switchover scheme as approved by the Council are as under: