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ICSI Launches New Syllabus for CS Foundation Programme

Posted on 02 February 2012,    
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The Institute of Company secretaries of India ( ICSI), a premier National Professional body established by Act of Parliament to develop and regulate the Profession of Company Secretaries   has launched a new syllabus for CS Foundation Programme today, at New Delhi. The CS Foundation programme consists of four papers  viz., Business Environment and Entrepreneurship; Business Management, Ethics and Communication; Business Economics; Fundamentals of Accounting and Auditing.

Under the new syllabus, Optical Marks Recognition (OMR) based examination (Objective type multiple choice questions) would be conducted for Foundation Programme. The students are eligible to appear in the examination on the basis of self study.The requirement of Coaching Completion Certificate has been discontinued for Foundation Programme Students.

The new syllabus of Foundation Programme will be effective from  1st February, 2012 and the examination under this new syllabus will be held from December 2012 session of CS examinations.

Speaking on the occasion Shri Nesar Ahmad, President, the ICSI said that the professionalism and the knowledge base has to happen at the grass root level and the revision of syllabus is the first step towards this direction. He further said that in addition to the awareness of legal aspects the students will be taught various aspects of business environment and entrepreneurship coupled with communication skills.

Admission to CS Foundation Programme :

Foundation Programme which is of eight months duration can be pursued by 10+2 pass or equivalent students of Arts, Science or Commerce stream (Excluding Fine Arts)

Cut off dates for admission to CS course: 31st  March for appearing in December Examination  in the same year, and 30th September for June Examination next year.

Student can register online at our website by making payment through online payment gateway /Debit Card/Credit Card.

 24X7 Study through E-Learning: (

In order to facilitate students, e-learning portal is available for the Company Secretary Foundation Programme. Students through out the country including rural and semi-urban areas as well as from other countries can avail this 24x7 hours on-line study facility as the portal has global reach.The online CS Course includes:

§  Web based Training (WBT)

§  Video Based Training (VBT)

§  Live Virtual Classroom (LVC)

Under e-learning, students can have continuous access to studies and guidance of faculties on-line.  The e-learning module will enable the students to have access to learning and faculty support at any time as per their convenience.

 “The Institute of Company Secretaries of India” (ICSI) is a premier National Professional body established by Act of Parliament to develop and regulate the Profession of Company Secretaries. The Institute functions under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs ,Government of India .


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