BHUBANESWAR, MARCH 15, 2021
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has recognized the Company Secretary (CS) qualification as equivalent to Post Graduate (PG) Degree based on representations submitted by The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI).
Thanking the UGC for acceding to its request, the ICSI in a statement today said that it would leverage the CS profession across the globe, giving the members of the Institute an opportunity to pursue Ph.D. in Commerce and allied disciplines.
“This recognition will open up another world of opportunities for Company Secretaries. Such recognition reaffirm the fact that with the increasing focus on good governance, the demand for Company Secretaries, as skilled professionals, is both ubiquitous and inevitable,” said ICSI President CS Nagendra D Rao.
To keep pace with the changing dynamics of global governance framework, the ICSI has carefully designed and benchmarked the Company Secretary course content. In accordance, the profession has evolved and gained its due recognition in different jurisdictions world over.
Besides, the ICSI also has a full-fledged academic and research wing that enhances the acumen and expertise of its members and students, and encourages them to undertake research in crucial areas like Corporate Governance, Company Law, CSR, Tax Laws, Securities Laws, Capital Market, Finance, Accounting, Economic and other Commercial Laws etc.