CS S. N. Ananthasubramanian, PRESIDENT- Council of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) while addressing a press conference on 2 February 2013 stated that “ICSI has taken various initiatives towards growth and development of the members, students and the profession”.
He deliberated upon various initiatives of ICSI as under, amongst which was the new syllabus for CS students.
The Council has decided to implement the new syllabus for Executive Programme w.e.f 1 February, 2013 and the Professional Programme 1 September 2013.
The other thing that was talked about was the new training structure that has been approved by the council. The Council of the Institute has also approved the alternate training for thirty-six months with a Practising Company secretary for the students registered to the Executive Programme Course.In addition the Council of the Institute has also approved the Internal Exemption Policy from undergoing training on the basis of qualification or experience, CS Ananthasubramaian added.
In order to facilitate students, e-learning portal is available for the Company Secretary Foundation Programme & Executive Programme and which will also be extended to Professional Programme in due course. Students throughout 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) and Live Virtual Classroom (LVC) informed CS Ananthasubramanian.
After the successful launch of eMSOP, eSIP (Student Induction Programme) and eEDP (Executive Development Programme) were also launched on 14 April 2012.Students may undergo E-Training programmes at their ease.
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