Shri Dhotrc Sanjay Shamrao
Hon'ble Minister of State for HRD
Government of India
126-C, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi
Sub: Request for recognition to Company Secretaryship Qualification as equivalent to Post Graduate degree for appearing in UGC-National Eligibility Test (NET) for becoming eligible for Assistant Professor / Associate Professor / Professor
Your good self may kindly aware that fifty-six (56) Universities across India have recognized the Company Secretary qualification as equivalent to postgraduate degree for pursuing Ph.D. in Commerce/Management/Law disciplines. Company Secretary Qualification has also been recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to Post-Graduate Degree for the purpose of registration to Ph.D. in Commerce and Allied disciplines. List of universities recognized CS qualification and letter received from Association of Indian Universities is enclosed as Annexure-I and Annexure II respectively.
The Institute has a full-fledged academic and research wing and encourages its members to undertake research. There are wide range of areas like Corporate Laws, Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Capital Market, Finance, International Business, Accounting, Management, etc. where our members have the expertise, academic acumen and interest in undertaking research.
The members of the Institute occupy senior positions in corporate hierarchy. Section 203(3) of Companies Act, 2013 provides that every company belonging to such class or classes of companies as may be prescribed shall have the Company Secretary as whole-time key managerial personnel.
The expertise of the members of the Institute has also been recognized in academic field. Many CS members are involved in the field of teaching/training and acting as guest faculty in Universities/Colleges and other Academic Institutes.
The Institute regularly revises its syllabus to keep it contemporary to the changes taking place across the Economy. The syllabus for Company Secretaryship course is carefully designed after having benchmarked with Nationally Accredited Bodies and its counterparts in jurisdictions abroad.
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