Guidance note on Memorandum of Understanding between ICSI and ICSA


The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and the Institute of Company Secretaries of India have supplemented their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that recognises the common interest both Institutes have in promoting best practice in ‘Company Secretaryship’. Both Institutes wish to encourage greater contact between their two organisations and to make reciprocity of membership more accessible. 


This supplement  to the 1998 MOU recognizes the new qualifying programmes that each Institute has recently implemented as well as streamlining administrative requirements.


Members of the ICSI can now study with the ICSA division of their choice, subject to residency requirements in some countries.  Members of the ICSA can study with the ICSI at a range of centers in India. 


You can access more information on the arrangements under this MOU in the tabs on the left.


For further details on enrolment and examination dates, fees etc please contact respective ICSA division. The contact details is  available under tab “ICSI-ICSA contact”.



Guidance note for ICSI members 



You must have been a member of ICSI (Associate or Fellow), in good standing for a minimum of two years.


Registration Procedures:

 To register as a student of ICSA following documents are required to submit with ICSI:

 1) Duly completed  Membership Verification Form

 2) Demand Draft of Rs. 1500/- in favour of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India payable at New Delhi.

 3) Self certified copy of your ICSI Membership Certificate


Send the above mentioned documents to ICSI at CS Sonia Baijal, Director, ICSI House, C-36, Sector 62, Noida-201 301 Uttar Pradesh.


After the receipt of your form at ICSI this will be certified by the ICSI Endorsing Officer and then ICSI will forward complete application form to respective division of ICSA.


After receipt of your form, Student Support Section of ICSA will contact you by email for the payment of applicable course fees and after the payment of fee you will be registered as student with respective division of ICSA.


Note: Membership must be certified by the ICSI Endorsing Officer on the relevant section of the attached application form prior to registration with ICSA.


Role of ICSI

Members may please note that ICSI would be playing its role as Endorsing authority and forwarding applications to ICSA. Thereafter the members would receive the communication directly from respective division of ICSA with regard to their registration and other matters.