CS Foundation 

CS Foundation Subjects are Business Environment & Entrepreneurship, Business Management, Ethics and Communication, Business Economics and Fundamentals of Accounting and Auditing. The course provided by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (I.C.S.I) is a mixture of postal tuition and optional coaching classes.

 

 

About CS Foundation :

The main purpose of company secretaries is to ensure that the company complies with all legal codes, performing duties often attributed to legal advisers. The job entails a wide variety of duties that may vary depending on who a company secretary ends up working for.

Most Company secretaries work for individual corporations. Their main purpose is to specialize in that particular company’s departments and make sure they are working in accordance with the laws of the land. However, some experienced company secretaries prefer working on a freelance basis, being contracted for short periods by different companies.

Course Highlights

  • It is a professional course, hence it comes with a professional designation.
  • It can be pursued along with your graduation.
  • It pays quite decently and is always in demand.
  • If you keep updated and keep adding certifications to your name, you will have plenty of opportunities to climb up the ladder.
  • There are many fields that you will be able to explore after CS, they are – Law, Chartered Accountancy, Management, Insurance, Stock Markets, Financial Analysis etc. So you have plenty of options to explore.

C.S (Company Secretary) Foundation is a senior position in a private sector company or public sector organization, normally in the form of a managerial position or above. The company secretary is responsible for the efficient administration of a company, particularly with regard to ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and for ensuring that decisions of the board of directors are implemented.

CS Foundation Registration Fee
Particulars Fees Total
General Students Admission FeeEducation Fee 15003000 4500
SC / ST Students Admission Fee Education Fee 50% of Total Fee 2250
Physically Handicapped Students Admission Fee Only 1500 1500

 

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CS Foundation Course Syllabus:

PAPER 1: BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

PART A : BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

Business Environment

  • Introduction and Features
  • Concepts of Vision & Mission Statements
  • Types of Environment:
  • Internal to the Enterprise
  • Value System, Management Structure and Nature, Human Resource, Company Image and Brand Value, Physical Assets, Facilities, Research & Development, Intangibles, Competitive Advantage
  • External to the Enterprise
    • Micro: Suppliers, Customers, Market Intermediaries
    • Macro: Demography, Natural, Legal & Political, Technological, Economy, Competition, Socio-Cultural and International
  • Business Environment with reference to Global Integration

Forms of Business Organization

  • Sole Proprietorship
  • Partnership
  • Company
  • Statutory Bodies and Corporations
  • HUF and Family Business
  • Cooperatives, Societies and Trusts
  • Limited Liability Partnership
  • Other Forms of Organisations

Scales of Business

  • Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Large Scale Enterprises and Public Enterprises
  • MNCs

Emerging Trends in Business Concepts, Advantages and Limitations

  • Network Marketing
  • Franchising
  • Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
  • E-Commerce
  • M-Commerce

Business Functions

  • Strategic: Planning, Budgetary Control, R&D, Location of a Business, Factors affecting location, Decision Making and Government Policy
  • Supply Chain: Objectives, Importance, Limitations, Steps, Various Production Processes
  • Finance: Nature, Scope, Significance of Financial Management, Financial Planning (Management Decisions – Sources of Funds, Investments of Funds, Distribution of Profits)
  • Marketing: Concept, Difference between Marketing and Selling, Marketing Mix, Functions of Marketing
  • Human Resources: Nature, Objectives, Significance
  • Services: Legal, Secretarial, Accounting, Administration, Information and Communication Technology

 

PART B : BUSINESS LAWS

Introduction to Law

  • Meaning of Law and its Significance; Relevance of Law to Modern Civilized Society; Sources of Law; Legal Terminology and Maxims; Understanding Citation of Cases

Elements of Company Law

  • Meaning and Nature of Company; Promotion and Incorporation of a Company; Familiarization with the Concept of Board of Directors, Shareholders and Company Meetings; Company Secretary; E-Governance

Elements of Law relating to Partnership

  • Nature of Partnership and Similar Organisations – Co-Ownership, HUF; Partnership Deed; Rights and Liabilities of Partners: New Admitted, Retiring and Deceased Partners; Implied Authority of Partners and its Scope; Registration of Firms; Dissolution of Firms and Partnership

Elements of Law relating to Contract

  • Contract – Meaning; Essentials of a Valid Contract; Nature and Performance of Contract; Termination and Discharge of Contract; Indemnity and Guarantee; Bailment and Pledge; Law of Agency

Elements of Law relating to Sale of Goods

  • Essentials of a Contract of Sale; Sale Distinguished from Agreement to Sell, Bailment, Contract for Work and Labour and Hire-Purchase; Conditions and Warranties; Transfer of Title by Non-Owners; Doctrine of Caveat Emptor; Performance of the Contract of Sale; Rights of Unpaid Seller

Elements of Law relating to Negotiable Instruments

  • Definition of a Negotiable Instrument; Instruments Negotiable by Law and by Custom; Types of Negotiable Instruments; Parties to a Negotiable Instrument – Duties, Rights, Liabilities and Discharge; Material Alteration; Crossing of Cheques; Payment and Collection of Cheques and Demand Drafts; Presumption of Law as to Negotiable Instruments

PART C: ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Entrepreneurship

  • Introduction to Concept of Entrepreneurship, Traits of Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurship: Who is an Entrepreneur, Why Entrepreneurship
  • Types of Entrepreneurs – Idealist, Optimizer, Hard Worker, Sustainer, Improver, Advisor, Superstar, Artist, Visionary, Analyst, Fireball, Juggler, Hero, Healer
  • Distinction Between Entrepreneur and Manager
  • Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship: Definition, Features, Examples and Difference

Entrepreneurship – Creativity and Innovation

  • Entrepreneurial Venture Initiation: Sensing Entrepreneurial Opportunities, Environment Scanning, Market Assessment
  • Assessment of Business Opportunities: Identification of Entrepreneurial Opportunities, Selection of an Enterprise, Steps in setting up of an Enterprise
  • Entrepreneurial Motivation: Meaning and Concept, Process of Achievement Motivation, Self-efficacy, Creativity, Risk Taking, Leadership, Communication and Influencing Ability, Mentoring and Planning Action
  • Developing Effective Business Plan

Growth & Challenges of Entrepreneurial Venture

  • Strategic Planning for Emerging Venture: Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Contemporary Business Environment
  • Financing the Entrepreneurial Business: Resource Assessment— Financial and Non-Financial, Fixed and Working Capital Requirement, Funds Flow, Sources and Means of Finance
  • Managing the Growing Business: Effecting Change, Modernization, Expansion, and Diversification

 

PAPER 2: BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, ETHICS AND COMMUNICATION

 PART A: BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

  • Nature of Management and its Process
  • Planning
  • Organisation
  • Human Resource Management
  • Direction and Coordination
  • Controlling
  • Recent Trends in Management
  • Change Management
  • Crisis Management
  • Total Quality Management
  • Risk Management
  • Global Practices

PART B: BUSINESS ETHICS 

Business Ethics

  • Genesis, Concepts, Elements, Ethics in Business
  • Challenges of Business Ethics and Corporate Leadership
  • Ethical Principles in Business – Indian Perspective

PART C: BUSINESS COMMUNICATION

Business Communication

  • Concept, Features, Importance, Limitations; Means of Communication — Written, Oral, Visual, Audio-Visual
  • Principles and Essentials of Business Communication
  • Process of Communication
  • Barriers to Communication

Essentials of Good English

  • Grammar and Usage; Enriching Vocabulary, Words – Multiple Meaning, Single Word for a Group of Words – Choice of Words – Words Frequently Mis-spelt; Punctuations, Prefix and Suffix; Parts of Speech; Articles; Synonyms and Antonyms; Tenses; Idioms and Phrases; Foreign Words and Phrases commonly used; Abbreviations and Numerals; Pronunciation. Latin, French and Roman words which are used in abbreviated form like “e.g., RSVP, viz. etc.”

Business Correspondence

  • Human Resource: Preparation of Resume, Job application, Drafting of Interview Letters, Call Letters and Offer of Appointment, Provisional and Final Appointment Orders; Goodwill Messages, Condolence Letters
  • Purchase: Requests for Quotations, Tenders, Samples and Drawings; Purchase Order, Order Acceptance, Complaints and Follow-Up
  • Sales: Drafting of Sales Letters, Circulars, Preparation of Sale Notes, Sales Reports, Sales Promotion Matters, Customers’ Correspondence – Regarding Dues, Follow-up Letters
  • Accounts: Correspondence with Various Agencies; Banks – Regarding OverDrafts, Cash Credits and Account Current, Insurance Companies – Regarding Payment, Renewal of Insurance Premium, Claims and their Settlement
  • Secretarial: Correspondence with Shareholders and Debenture-Holders Pertaining to Dividend and Interest, Transfer and Transmission, Stock Exchanges, Registrar of Companies and Various Authorities like Reserve Bank of India, SEBI
  • Introduction to Preparation of Agenda and Minutes for Meetings

Administration

  • Drafting of Messages; Messages through Electronic Media; Public Notices and Invitations; Representations to Trade Associations, Chambers of Commerce and Public Authorities

Interdepartmental Communication

  • Internal Memos; Office Circulars; Office Orders; Office Notes; Representation to Chief Executive and Replies thereto; Communication with Regional/Branch Offices
  • Preparation of Press Releases
  • E-Correspondence

PAPER 3: BUSINESS ECONOMICS

PART A: ECONOMICS

Nature and Scope of Economics

  • Economics: Definition, Nature and Scope; Micro and Macro Economics; Positive and Normative Economics; Central Problems of an Economy; Production Possibility Curve and Opportunity Cost; Working of Economic Systems (Capitalistic Economy, Socialistic Economy, Mixed Economy); Economic Cycles; Inflation and Recession

Theory of Demand and Supply

  • Utility Analysis – Total Utility and Marginal Utility; Law of Diminishing Marginal Utility; Law of Equi-Marginal Utility; Consumers’ Equilibrium; Law of Demand & Elasticity of Demand; Law of Supply & Elasticity of Supply; Demand and Supply Equilibrium; Theory of Consumer’s Behaviour – Marshallian Approach and Indifference Curve Approach

Theory of Production, Costs and Revenue

  • Meaning and Factors of Production; Returns to Factor and Returns to Scale; Cost Concepts and Cost Curves; Revenue Concepts and Revenue Curves; Producers’ Equilibrium

Forms of Markets and its Equilibrium

  • Forms of Markets – Meaning and Characteristics
  • Price and Output Determination – Equilibrium for Firm and Industry under
  • Perfect Competition
  • Monopoly
  • Monopolistic Competition

Money and Banking

  • Concept of Money – Functions; Quantity Theory of Money; Credit Creation
  • Central Bank (Reserve Bank of India) – Role and Functions
  • Commercial Banks – Role and Functions
  • Monetary Policy in India

Basic Characteristics of Indian Economy

  • Development Initiatives through Five Year Plans
  • Agriculture
  • Causes of Low Productivity
  • Farm Size-Productivity Debate
  • Land Reforms: Meaning, Importance and Evaluation
  • Green Revolution and its Effects
  • Globalisation and Indian Agriculture
  • Industry
  • Development Policies and Experience
  • Industrial Policy Resolutions
  • New Industrial Policy 1991

Selected Areas of Indian Economy

  • Population – Size, Rate of Growth and its Implication for Growth
  • Poverty – Absolute and Relative Poverty and Main Programs for Poverty Alleviation
  • Unemployment – Types, Causes and Incidence of Unemployment
  • Infrastructure – Energy, Transportation, Communication, Health and Education

PART B: ELEMENTARY STATISTICS

Statistics: An Overview

  • Definition and Functions of Statistic; Statistical Techniques Commonly used in Business Activities; Law of Statistics; Limitations of Statistics

Collection and Presentation of Statistical Data

  • Primary and Secondary Data; Classification and Tabulation of Data; Frequency Distribution of Data; Diagrams and Graphs

Measures of Central Tendency

  • Mean
  • Median
  • Mode
  • Standard Deviation

Mathematics of Finance

  • Simple Interest
  • Compound Interest
  • Present Value & Future Value of an Annuity

Probability

  • Sample Spaces, Events and Probability
  • Set Theory: Union, Intersection, and Complement of Events
  • Conditional Probability, Intersection, and Expected Value
  • Random Variable, Probability Distribution, and Expectation

Index Numbers and Time Series Analysis

Familiarization with the concepts relating to Index Numbers and Time Series (Simple Numerical Problems)

PAPER 4: FUNDAMENTALS OF ACCOUNTING AND AUDITING

  PART A: FUNDAMENTALS OF ACCOUNTING

Theoretical Framework

  • Meaning and Scope of Accounting; Accounting Concepts; Accounting Principles, Conventions, and Standards – Concepts, Objectives, Benefits; Accounting Policies; Accounting as a Measurement Discipline – Valuation Principles, Accounting Estimates

Accounting Process

  • Documents & Books of Accounts: Invoice, Vouchers, Debit & Credit Notes, Day Books, Journals, Ledgers, and Trial Balance
  • Capital and Revenue: Expenditures and Receipts; Contingent Assets and Contingent Liabilities
  • Rectification of Errors

Bank Reconciliation Statement

  • Meaning; Causes of difference between Bank Book Balance and Balance as per Bank Pass Book / Bank Statement; Need of Bank Reconciliation Statement; Procedure for Preparation of Bank Reconciliation Statement

Depreciation Accounting

  • Methods, Computation and Accounting Treatment of Depreciation; Change in Depreciation Methods

Preparation of Final Accounts for Sole Proprietors

  • Preparation of Profit & Loss Account, Balance Sheet

Partnership Accounts

  • Goodwill
  • Nature of Goodwill and Factors affecting Goodwill
  • Methods of Valuation: Average Profit, Super Profit and Capitalization Methods
  • Treatment of Goodwill
  • Final Accounts of Partnership Firms
  • Admission of a Partner
  • Retirement/Death of a Partner
  • Dissolution of a Partnership Firm

Introduction to Company Accounts

  • Issue of Shares and Debentures; Forfeiture of Shares; Re-Issue of Forfeited Shares; Redemption of Preference Shares

 PART B: FUNDAMENTALS OF AUDITING

Auditing

  • Concepts and Objectives
  • Principles of Auditing
  • Types of Audit
  • Evidence in Auditing
  • Audit Programmes

Audits and Auditor’s Reports

  • Internal Audit
  • Statutory Auditor: Appointment, Qualification, Rights, and Duties
  • Secretarial Audit: An Overview
  • Cost Audit: An Overview
  • Auditor’s Report: Meanings, Contents, Types, Qualifications