THE INSTITUTE OF COMPANY SECRETARIES OF INDIA (ICSI),which ispioneer in taking various initiatives towards the Nation Building 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.

This initiative of the ICSI during its Golden Jubilee Year is 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 course like the prestigious Company Secretaryship (CS) course, 

The fee refund scheme will be open for all students for one month only i.e December 2017 and  will be applicable for 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 and for 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.

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 .

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 fulfil their quest  of  pursuing a professional course of high acclaim like CS.

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.

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