A candidate who has passed the Final examination of the Institute is required to possess the practical experience and undergo the practical training or be exempted therefrom as prescribed in the Regulations for becoming eligible to the Associate Membership of the Institute.
The objectives of training is to apprise the students with the functioning of the Corporate Sector and to create a cadre of professional Company Secretaries having a sound theoretical base and practical exposure to serve trade and industry effectively, both as a part of the management team as well as independent practising professionals.
Students who do not possess the specified practical experience are required to undergo on the job training for a period of fifteen months in recognised companies or under a Company Secretary in Practice duly approved for the purpose.
In addition the students are also required to undergo 3 Month practical training. The practical training is however exempted for students who have undergone 15 months training in a company or under a Company Secretary in Practice.
During the training period efforts are made to develop managerial abilities with emphasis on legal/secretarial/finance areas and to build commercial orientation, problem solving approach and insight into the emerging business environment and to provide extensive practical exposure of various functions which a Company Secretary is required to perform.
Most importantly, stress is laid on building self confidence in the trainees to enable them to deal with routine as well as crisis situations without undue dependence on external help.
A large number of companies and Company Secretaries in Practice located all over India have been empanelled for imparting training to the students of the Institute.
TOP / ADP
Further, before commencing the 15 months training, the students are required to compulsorily attend and complete five days Training Orientation Programme (TOP) which is being conducted by all the Regional Councils/designated Chapters. Students may like to commence the training, if not already commenced and accordingly submit the Application Form (available on the web site) and also available in the concerned Regional Council/Chapters.
Every student of the Institute, who has been sponsored for 15 months training on or after 01/07/2004 either in a Company or under a Company Secretary in Practice is compulsorily required to attend and complete 25 hours Academic Development Programme on proportionate basis i.e. five hours for every quarter of remaining training. Students are requested to contact the concerned Regional Council/Chapter of the Institute. He/She will be given the benefit to the extent of the duration of the Programmes. We have advised the Regional Councils & Chapters to charge confessional rates from the students for attending such Professional Development Programmes. In case you have already commenced/completed the training, you are advised to submit the Certificates in respect of TOP and 25 Hours ADP.
SECRETARIAL MODULAR TRAINING PROGRAMME
Every candidate passing the final examination of the Institute is compulsorily required to attend and successfully complete the Secretarial Modular Training Programme (SMTP) designed by the Institute for a period of 15 days as a part of the practical training requirement.
The main thrust of SMTP is
• To apprise the students with practical aspects of some of the important areas of a Company Secretary?s functions.
• To give first hand exposure in the areas of corporate management and to build commercial orientation and problem solving aptitude.
• To develop leadership qualities, interpersonal relations, team spirit.
• Sharpening of skills in decision making.
• To develop a mind-set for excellence in rendering professional services.
During the programme, the participants interact with senior members of the Institute, Government officials, officers of financial and other Institutions.
Purpose of the SMTP is to build a bridge between knowledge acquired and its application in actual work situations with a view to developing a complete professional and also to enlarge his/her perspective.
From offical website of CS