In Coimbatore,a top official said on Sunday that The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) will enter into tie up with top commerce colleges across the country to open 100 study centres where courses for students could be offered.
Atul H Mehta, President, ICSI, told reporters in Coimbatore that,The ICSI faculty will train the students in these colleges after college hours, so that they can become qualified company secretaries, while they finished their graduation,and All the Centres would be opened by this year.
Mehta said,The Institute is in the process of negotiations with leading software companies to develop an e-learning programme so that over 30 courses could be taught online, including videos and animation.
Stating that the new Companies Act 2013 envisaged a multi-dimensional role for company secretaries, he said the profession has undergone tremendous change.
When asked about the demand-supply gap, Mehta said with more than nine lakh private companies and one lakh Public Sector companies, there was tremendous scope for the professionals, as there were only 40,000 company secretaries in India currently.
Mehta, here to attend 14th conference of Students Company Secretaries, said that a National Company Law Tribunal, on the line of Income Tax Tribunal, will soon be set up in the country.
Mehta said,All the disputes and litigation can be filed in this tribunal.