Kolkata, Dec 7 (PTI) The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) has announced a 100 per cent fees refund scheme for meritorious and economically weaker students registering in ‘Company Secretaryship’ course for it’s Foundation and Executive programme.

In its Golden Jubilee year, the ICSI wants to bring meritorious as well as economically weaker students who cannot afford higher education, the institute said in a statement.

The fee refund scheme will be open for all students registering in the course in this month only and those who have attained 70 per cent marks in 10+2 examinations for Foundation Stage and if they attain 60 per cent in graduation for Executive Stage.

For economically weaker students, marks requirement is 55 per cent in 10+2 examinations for Foundation Stage and 50 per cent in Graduation for Executive Stage.

The refund shall be through ICSI’s Students Education Fund Trust, the statement said.

“Through this upbeat move, the Institute is expecting to empower the meritorious students and economically weaker sections,” ICSI president Shyam Agrawal said.

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