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Scheme for NE students in corporate governance

TAP | Updated: May 31, 2017


ITANAGAR, May 31: The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) on Wednesday announced limited time fee waiver scheme for the students of the north eastern states under company secretaries’ foundation and executive programme.

The institute, a premier professional body under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, is launching the scheme that would end on March 31, 2018.

Under the scheme ‘Swavlamban-Samagra Shiksha, Samagra Vikas’, the students from the region could do free registration starting June 1 to March 31, 2018 for any of the programmes in which the entire course fee would be waived, institute president Shyam Agrawal said at Arunachal Press Club here.

“In line with the policy of the Centre for inclusive growth of all parts of the country, the institute has formulated a limited time fee waiver scheme for the students of the eight NE states,” Agrawal said.

He said the waiver would provide a window of opportunity to the youth of the region to come to the mainstream with the Centre already making conscious efforts in improving the infrastructure.

“Through this proactive move, the institute is expecting to empower the students of the region,” he added.

Agrawal said that the representation of students from North East in the institute is very low and if the enrolment increases, the institute would set up an examination centre in the state.

“We are also launching a career awareness programme in various schools and colleges in the state,” he added.

Institute vice president Makarand M Lele said that the institute, with its vision to be a global leader in promoting good corporate governance, has been playing a catalytic role in promoting governance and creating awareness on various critical issues related to corporate governance in the country.

“Students are the most cherished resources of the country as they will be taking up the mantle,” Lele said.

The institute, a pro-active body, focuses on best quality education to students of company secretaries’ course and has more than 50,000 members and 400,000 students on its roll, Agrawal said.

The institute has an examination centre in Guwahti with eight study centres in the region. In Arunachal Pradesh, the institute has set up a study centre at Rajiv Gandhi University under the commerce department where students can go for their queries.

There is no cut-off mark for admission in the courses offered by the institute and students studying in any stream could apply.

Meanwhile, the institute is scheduled to host its first national seminar in the North East in Shillong on June 24 and 25.