The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) organized ICSI Convocation 2013 – Southern Region at Chennai to formalize the Award of Associate and Honorary Membership of the Institute and to recognize the achievements of the students in their studies. Dr. R. Thandavan, Vice-Chancellor, University of Madras, awarded the Associate and Honorary Membership of the Institute to recognize the achievements of the students.
Dr. R. Thandavan, in his Convocation Address said that a Company Secretary has a multi tasking role to play in an organization and he performs multipronged role across the spectrum of responsibilities – from ensuring proper legislation of norms through rational implementation of the same to conflict resolution among stake holders. The Vice Chancellor also advised the members to work on the communication skills. He also observed that the course of CS has become more popular among the students of commerce and management.
Shri S.N. Ananthasubramanian , President, Council of the ICSI, said that the ICSI will be shortly introducing a short term courses for members, in association with the Indian Institute of Bankers and National Institute of Securities Market, in the specialized areas of insurance and banking. He also observed that it is now the time for Company Secretaries to transform themselves into Corporate Governance Professionals with focus on compliance.