1st International Conference of ICSI Overseas Centre in Dubai on March 23, 2022
Chennai, 12th March 2022:The Institute of company Secretaries of India (ICSI) has its headquarters at New Delhi and four regional offices at New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai. The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) is a premier professional body set up under an Act of Parliament, i.e., Company Secretaries Act, 1980, for the regulation and development of the profession of Company Secretaries in India. It functions under the jurisdiction of Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India. The Institute, being a pro-active body, focuses on best and top-quality education to students of Company Secretaries Course and best quality set standards for CS members. The Institute has over 67,000 members and about 2.5 lakh students on its roll.
CS Devendra V Deshpande, President ICSI & CS Manish Gupta Vice President ICSI, of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) while addressing a press conference today stated that “ICSI has taken various initiatives including extensive career orientation, professional development programs, brand building, ICSI Digital revolution, Recognitions, Expanding Boundaries, Initiatives for Members, Initiatives for Students, Academic Collaborations, Social Initiatives, Fee waivers, extensive research projects, re-organization and infrastructure development, study of future role of CS and globalization of profession”.
ICSI DIGITAL REVOLUTION
E-Learning Revolution – The Institute completely transformed its remote learning landscape to real-time by rolling out various online short term courses and free video lectures including e –Vidya Vahini, the online crash course, for its students, along with providing revision classes and conducting mock tests.
The ICSI UDIN or Unique Document Identification Number is a system generated alpha numeric number that provides ease of maintaining Register of Attestation/ Certification Services rendered by practicing members. UDIN ensures compliance of the Guidelines issued by the Institute with respect to ceilings on the number of certification / attestation services.
Recognition under Petroleum and Natural Gas regulatory Board (Gas Exchange) Regulations,2020 Appointment of Company Secretary as Compliance Officer in every Gas Exchange or Clearing Corporation.
ICSI Overseas Centres With its Vision “to be a global leader in promoting good Corporate Governance” and its Mission “to develop high caliber professionals facilitating good Corporate Governance”, the Institute has set forth its foot in the International arena by setting up ICSI Overseas Centres in UAE, USA, UK, Singapore and Australia. The Centres would augment professional opportunities for ICSI members and facilitate practical training for students, besides assisting ICSI in conducting its examinations in these countries.
INITIATIVES FOR MEMBERS
The Institute has been conducting a series of focused webinars since the year 2020, for its members to up skill their capabilities, enhance their knowledge base and unlock the professional opportunities.
Online Crash Courses, Certificate Courses & Self-Assessment Modules
The Institute initiated a series of Online Self-Assessment Modules, Crash Courses and Certificate Courses and also introduced the e-credit hour facility for members since the lockdown for their continued professional development.
Members are availing the benefit of learning the nuances of Company Law, Tax Law, Securities Law, Governance, Risk Management, Compliances, Ethics, Valuation, Financial Management etc. through these courses from the comfort of their homes.
International Commerce Olympiad – MoU with Science Olympiad Foundation
In an attempt to create awareness about the profession of Company Secretaries among school Students, the Institute has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Science Olympiad Foundation for conducting International Commerce Olympiad recently.
ICSI Academic Connect
The Institute introduced the ICSI Academic Connect to collaborate with various IIMs, National Law University and Institutions of national repute to impart knowledge and acuminate skills of students, academicians and professionals. Under the collaboration, the toppers of specific programmes of these Universities/Institutes will be awarded with ICSI Signature Award Gold Medal and a scholarship to pursue the Company Secretary Course. The MoU would facilitate a comprehensive partnership in the areas of joint academic research, joint workshops, professional development & faculty development programmes along with sharing of resources and participation in conferences, workshops and seminars.