The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) has announced a 100% fees refund scheme for meritorious and economically weaker students registering in CS Course in December 2017, in its Foundation and Executive programme. ICSI one of the institute which is a pioneer in taking various initiatives towards the Nation Building through professional courses.
This initiative of the ICSI fees refund scheme is planned during its Golden Jubilee Year with an objective to bring the meritorious students as well as economically weaker students who cannot afford higher education, to the mainstream, by providing free registration to pursue higher education and professional course like the prestigious Company Secretaryship (CS) course.
This is a major step taken by the Institute in promoting excellence in Corporate Governance including various other path-breaking initiatives taken by the Institute for the inclusive growth of youth. Earlier, The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) and National Skill Development Council (NSDC) enter into MoU to Develop GST Accounts Assistants for making the GST (Goods & Services Tax) services easily accessible to all stakeholders.
CS (Dr.) Shyam Agrawal, President, ICSI said that through this upbeat move, the Institute is expecting to empower the meritorious students who are economically weaker. He further added that the country has abundance of young talent and Institute is taking a lead in nurturing their talent through such noble initiatives. Most of the meritorious and economically weaker youth gets deprived of various opportunities to pursue higher education due to financial constraints but this initiative will help them to fulfill their quest of pursuing a professional course of high acclaim like CS.
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He highlighted that the Institute has always been on the forefront in contributing towards nation building and inclusive growth of youth and this initiative further gives impetus to the various such initiatives taken in the recent past – Fee Waiver Scheme In CS Programme For The North Eastern Students, Giri Sagar Vidhyarthi Vikas Yojana among others.
He also urged the members of the Institute to propagate this initiative amongst the prospective students to reach out to the meritorious and economically deprived sections of the society. ICSI has been set up to regulate and develop the profession of Company Secretaries ICSI has its Headquarters at New Delhi and 4 Regional Councils at Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai & New Delhi, and 69 Chapters spread all over India. There are approx. 4 lakh students and 52000 members on its roll.
Eligibility and ICSI Fees Refund Process
- The fee refund scheme will be open to all students for one month only i.e December 2017.
- This scheme will be applicable to the meritorious students who have attained 70% marks in 10+2 examinations for Foundation Stage and similar refund if they attain 60% in Graduation for Executive Stage.
- This scheme is applicable to Economically weaker students who have attained 55% marks in 10+2 examinations for Foundation Stage and similar refund if they attain 50% in Graduation for Executive Stage.
- This refund shall be through ICSI’s SEFT (Students Education Fund Trust) and all subsequent benefits for conditional fee refund thereafter shall be given to such students.
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