I am still confused about the options I have

I am doing company secretary and will be finishing my this year. what is the scope of CS in India? is it suitable?

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Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Verified Career Expert
Founder & CEO: Discovering Careers India
  • pune

Hi, Company Secretaryship course is one of the highly recognised and famous courses in India. CS has tremendous scope in India due to the increasing level of laws and their complexities. company Secretary is a person who needs to handle the secretarial part of the company and keep the company in compliance at all time. CS post is of high value and respect in the industry today. Dont get confused but rather concentrate on the studies and clear the course in minimum attempts. Also doing LLB after CS or along side CS course is very necessary and CS+LLB is a very unique and most common qualification combination to have for a candidate. I would suggest you to focus on your studies and leave the worry absolutely. CA, CS, CWA will always have good career progress.

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Rahul Shinde
Rahul Shinde
Verified Career Expert
Career Consultant at Pinnacle School of Business Management
  • Thane


Greeting's for the day!!!

Everybody has some career goals in mind. Something they arethinking or doing or becoming. For Commerce students, there are many avenues whwre they can build up a good career in future. Company secretary course is one such course which can be taken as a profession.

It is a good choice to pursue "Company Secretary" along with graduation. You can apply both the courses at the same time. And with little focus on studies you can be able to complete both the courses with ease.

Stages to become a Company Secretary:
The student who would like to join the course after 10+2 pass or equivalent has to undergo three stages to pursue the Company Secretaries course. i.e.
1. Foundation Programme
2. Executive Programme
3. Professional Programme

The students who would like to join the course after passing the Graduation has to undergo 2 stages of the Company secretaryship i.e.
1. Executive Programme
2. Professional Programme

- Foundation Programme which is of 8 months duration can be pursued by 10+2 pass or equivalent students of Arts, Science, or Commerce Stream (Excluding Fine Arts)
- Executive Programme can be pursued by a Graduate of all streams except Fine Arts.
- Professional Programme can be pursued only after clearing the Executive Programme of CS course.

Roles and Responsibilities:
1. An expert in Company, Corporate, and Security Laws.
2. A vital link between the company and it Board of Directors, Shareholders, Government and Regulatory Authotiries.
3. A Conscience seeker of the company
4. A compliance officer of the company
5. Corporate Planner and Strategic Manager.

Scope of the CS:
The CS has very wide scope in the industries now a days.
A qualified Company Secretary has openings in industry and also has scope for practicing as an Independent Professional.

CS course offers lucrative career options. After successfully completing this course, you can get into multi national companies for jobs. CS acts as a compliance officer who may provide legal advises in area of Corporate Laws, Capital Market, Corporate Governance, etc.

Job Opportunities exists in both private and public sector companies. Some of the areas where you have chances of jobs are SEBI, Stock exchange Markets etc. A qualified CS can also practice independently. Many government companies also employ CS such as AAI, ONGC, State Infrastructure Development Corporation etc.

Pay Packet:
There is no denying the fact that Company Secretary is one of best paid jobs in the country. Even those who have their own practice earn handsomely. A fresher can easily earn a salary upto 3-5 Lakhs per annum. Having said that it is very imperative to know that packages also depend on what are the candidate's capabilities. A well deserving candidate having profound knowldege of the domain can earn substanially good amount of money.

Further doubts or queries feel free to contact.


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Prathamesh Kapote
Prathamesh Kapote
Verified Career Expert
Founder And Director At Canvas Career
  • Nasik

Hello Freind,
Welcome to career guide. com
Thanks for writing us and approaching us with your career query.
Please to hear that soon you will be completing your And its also good to know that you been completing your CS along with your

Company Secretary is a profession which is gaining popularity day by day. While there has been great demand and scope in the field of Company secretary and it has been considered one of the prestigious career. A company secretary is a professional who handles all the legal issues and all the corporate law related issues are taken care by a CS professional. And it has become a compulsion for the companies to hire CS professionals so this has created a wide platform for career opportunities in the CS field.
The CS professionals work in Banks,Corporate Companies etc. While they also can start their own independent practise same like CA,CMA.

In india every year there has been requirement of around 1 lakh CS professionals in various sectors.
In order to get a good career opportunities have been demanding a CS professional having a degree in Law i,e LLB alongwith CS. So i would suggest you to go for LLB parallel to your CS course. CS+LLB makes a good combination to get a good job in the industry.

CS course is definitely suitable for you while as you are going to complete your graduation you can directly apply to CS Executive course. For the further details you can visit your nearby CS chapter with regards to CS application process. Keep in mind that CS is a parttime professional program and not a degree.

I hope you find this information relevant to your career query.

Wish you Good Luck

Feel free to get in touch again.

Thank you

Warm Regards,
Prathamesh K.

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Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Verified Career Expert
Founder & CEO: Discovering Careers India
  • pune

Dear Aspirant,

With the introduction of Companies Act 2013, the role of Company Secretary has become a key.

I feel you should not have any dual mind and get into the profession confidently. There is tremendous scope for full time self practice.

Best wishes

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Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD
Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD
Verified Career Expert
Consulting Psychologist
  • Delhi

Dear Aspirant,

Thanks for writing your query to us!

My colleagues have very well explained the scope of CS.

Good part is that you have enrolled for BCom and about to complete it soon. Wish you best luck for ourstanding result.

CS is tough course and has very good scope. I would reccomend to pursue CS as it has very bright scope. Once you clear the exam, you will have very good job opportunities.

You do not require to do any further studies after CS. However, higher studies relevant to your job always broaden the scope. If you are interested in higher studies after CS, you can pursue relevant studies such as LLB, MCom, MBA while doing job.

Now I request you to review your strengths, weaknesses and your interest. If you are confident then pursue CS. If not then think about other career options that interests you.

Hope your query is answered and you are able to clarify your confusion. I am sure you are now able to take informed decision.

Wish you best luck for bright career,
Apurva kumar Pandya, PhD

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