Department of Corporate Secretaryship

Alagappa University was brought into existence by a special Act of the Government of Tamil Nadu in May 1985 with objective of fostering research, development and dissemination of knowledge in various branches of learning. Alagappa University is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and has been Re-accredited by the ‘NAAC’ with ‘A’ Grade status.

Department Profile

The Department of Corporate Secretaryship has been offering MBA (Corporate Secretaryship) program. The MBA Corporate Secretaryship program is the latest and significant addition to the existing management programmes. The program is designed to give an insight in the areas of Corporate Laws, Corporate Administration, Corporate Finance, Direct and Indirect Tax Laws, Secretarial, Securities & Management Audit and Corporate Compliance Management.

It is a full-time regular program of two years duration consisting of four semesters. Any degree holder with an aptitude for corporate administration can enroll in this program.

To gain practical exposure in secretarial and legal, finance and accounts and personnel and administration areas, students are given training for a period of 45 days in reputed corporate organizations.


The Department of Corporate Secretaryship, established in the year 1985, is the only University Department in India offering M.B.A and Research Programmes in Corporate Secretaryship.

Our Mission

"To be a Leader in the development of professionals in corporate governance".

Our Vision
  • To produce competent professionals for Company Secretaryship by imparting quality knowledge, relevant training and entrepreneurial skills.
  • To expose our students to practical situations in companies for the purpose of imparting employability skills with emphasis on the professional ethics and values.
  • To enable the students in carrying out action oriented research in corporate sector.
Summer Training Program

The Department offers assistance to the students by arranging Summer Training Programme at the end of the second semester. The students undertake Training-cum-Project assignment with different Corporate, as a requirement of their curriculum, for a period of 45 days.

Our department has established a strong association with many of the corporate houses for providing opportunities to our students. Campus interview is initiated for the benefit of our students.

Soft Skills Development Programs

To empower our students with soft skills, excellent programs are organized to develop their communication, interpersonal, leadership and teamwork skills among the students.

Corporate Interaction Programs

To nurture and faster University – Industry linkage, professionals such as Company Secretaries, Chartered Accountants, legal experts and Cost and Management Accountants are invited to give practical knowledge to our students in all the functional areas of management.

MBA (CS) Program Structure
I Semester
  • Managerial Economics
  • Management Concepts
  • Business Environment
  • Financial Accounting
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Comprehensive Viva-Voce -1
  • Inter Disciplinary:
  • Information Technology for Business
II Semester
  • Core Courses:
  • Business Law
  • Financial Management
  • Business Research Methods
  • Marketing Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Company Law and Practice – I
  • Comprehensive Viva-Voce-II
  • Inter Disciplinary:
  • Banking & Insurance Law and Practice
III Semester
  • Core courses;
  • Company law & Practice-II
  • General Laws
  • Economic and other Legislations
  • Company accounts
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Corporate Compliance Management
  • Comprehensive-Viva-Voce (Training) - III
  • Inter Disciplinary:
  • Direct Tax Laws
lV Semester
  • Core Courses:
  • Drafting and Conveyancing
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Company Secretarial Practice
  • Advanced Cost Accounting
  • Project – work and Viva- voce
  • Comprehensive Viva-voce- IV
S.No Photo Name Designation Profile
1 Dr. V. Manickavasagam Professor and Head
2 Dr. V. Balachandran Professor
3 Dr. C. Vethirajan Professor
4 Dr. A. Morarji Professor
5 Dr. SP. Mathiraj Associate Professor
6 Dr. U. Arumugam Assistant Professor
7 Dr. K. Ganesamurthy Assistant Professor
Programmes Offered
Programs Offered by the Department of Corporate Secretaryship

Regular Stream

  • MBA (Corporate Secretaryship)
  • M.Phil Programme (Full time)
  • Doctoral Programme (Part & Full Time)

Distance Education Stream

  • MBA (Corporate Secretaryship)
  • MBA (Corporate Management)
UGC Innovative Program

Under the Innovative Program, the University Grants Commission, New Delhi has permitted the Department of Corporate Secretaryship to offer 1 year Post –Graduate Diploma Programme in VAT and Service Tax from the academic year 2012-13 as an add-on program for the students of Management of Alagappa University, Karaikudi. Successful students are given employment in Finance and Taxation department of companies and Audit firms.

MBA (CS) - Special Features
  • Linkage with the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (I.C.S.I), New Delhi for academic guidance and support.
  • Comprehensive syllabus for imparting professional knowledge in tune with the requirements of industry.
  • Industrial Training for a period of 45 days in reputed companies.
Curriculum Aspects
  • Choice Based Credit System.
  • 14 Subjects adopted from the syllabi of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI, New Delhi) along with 14 Management oriented subjects are incorporated in the Curriculum.
  • Weight age ratio of theory, Problem: 75:25.
  • Computer Lab Practice for IT for business in the I Semester.
  • 45 days Industrial Training at the end of II semester.
  • Project report submission at the end of IV semester.
  • Our Students study Inter- Disciplinary courses like Information Technology for Business in other Departments.
  • The Department Offers Inter- Disciplinary Courses on Direct and Indirect Taxes.
  • Students undertake various programmes like PGDCA, PGDPM through DDE Mode.
  • Feedback from students is obtained at the end of each semester.
  • Feedback on skill sets of the students are obtained from industries periodically.
  • Curriculum revision is made once in three years.
Pedagogical Style
  • Interactive teaching and case study methods are followed as teaching style.
  • Students actively participate in Quiz Competitions, Group Discussion, Class Seminars, Presentations etc.,
  • Special counseling to students to overcome learning difficulties, to imbibe values and to impart positive attitude towards life.
  • To enhance student’s employability, Spoken English, Communication Skills, Interview techniques and other soft skill training programmes are conducted frequently and during weekends.
  • Corporate lab for practical exposure.
  • All the students are encouraged to open Bank accounts, Demat accounts and obtain PAN cards.
Fee Structure
S.No PROGRAMMES Tuition Fee Including Computer LAB FEE Rs. SPL FEE Rs. Other Fees Rs. Special Lecture & Industrial Visit First year Total Fee Rs. Second  year Total Fee Rs.
1. MBA(Corporate Secretaryship) 8000 1000 2000 1000 1000 13000 12000
  • Physically Challenged candidates are exempted from the payment of Tuition fee and Special Fee.
  • Only Tuition fee is exempted for SC/ST Candidates and all other fees to be remitted by them.
  • Foreign Students: Double the Tuition fee plus other fee as applicable for all other candidates.

Fees can also be paid semester-wise. In such cases, the candidates have to pay as per the following.

For Semester-wise
(All Programmes)
I Semester 50% Tuition Fee with all other fees specified above.
  II Semester balance 50% Tuition Fee+ Rs.100/-
  III Semester 50% Tuition Fee with all other fees specified above.
  IV Semester balance 50% Tuition Fee+ Rs.100/-
SPECIAL FEES – FOR ALL PROGRAMMES (EXCEPT DIPLOMA, BFA,MFA and B.Sc. Catering Science & Hotel Management
No. Details Rs.
  Magazine fee 100
  Library fee 250
  World University Science 10
  Games fee 300
  Students Aid Fund 10
  Identity Card 25
  Calendar 45
  Youth Activities 120
  Campus Development fee 500
  Red Cross 10
  Study Tour fee 100
  Campus connectivity fee 500
  N.S.S 30
TOTAL 2000

The Department Library has a good collection of books and journals in corporate management. About 1200 number of books and volumes in different areas of corporate laws, corporate accounts finance and taxation are available. The Department subscribes professional journals and magazines of national and international importance. The students have access to the central library of the universities, which has an excellent collection of books and journals in corporate laws, management and allied fields.

Reading Room

A good number of business magazines and newspapers are available in the reading room.

Class rooms

The Department is housed in one of the specious buildings in the campus. The classrooms are well equipped with all the facilities such as smart class, LCD Projector, Audio-Video Equipped, TV, VCR and Public Address Systems.

Computer Lab

A modernized computer centre with 20 latest configured computers caters the needs of the students to quench their IT thirst. The computers are provided with the latest software and operating systems. High speed Broad Band Internet connectivity is provided in the Centre with Wi-Fi Connection.

Conference Hall

A Conference Hall with a capacity of 120 seats, fitted with full fledged Public Address System and LCD Projector is frequently used for conducting seminars, conferences, workshops, training programmes and cultural events.

Thrust Areas of Research
  • Company Law
  • Corporate Laws such as Competition Act, FEMA, IPR, Consumer Protection, RTI, Environmental Laws
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Accounting
  • Corporate Taxation
S.No Year Ph.D. Awardees Staff Publications Seminars, Conference and workshop attended Projects
1 2006-2010 36 112 165 2
2 2011-2016 25 220 209 7
1 Up to 2011 9
2 2011-2016 12
Research : Prof.V.Manickavasagam
S. No Agency Period Project Title Budget (Rs. In lakhs)
1 UGC 1988 Employee Morale in N.L.C. Ltd- (Minor Research)- Principal Investigator  
2 UGC 1992 Implementation of Reservation Policy in Central Public Sector Units in Tamil Nadu-(Minor Research)- Principal Investigator Completed
Rs.0.10 lakhs
3 U.G.C   1996 Small Scale  Equity Financing in Tamil Nadu- Co-Investigator (Major Research)  Completed
Rs.2.70 lakhs
4 Ministry of Welfare-
Govt. of India
  1999 Evaluation of the Schemes of Financial Assistance to Voluntary Organisations for Disabled- Principal Investigator Completed
Rs.1.00 lakh
5 U.G.C   2000 Promotion of Environmental Awareness- Co-Investigator (Major Research) Completed
Rs.4.00 lakhs
6 U.G.C   2002 Corporate Governance in India (Major Research)-Principal Investigator Completed
Rs.2.00 lakhs
7 Govt. of India- Planning Commission 2004 Intellectual Property Rights & Impact of TRIPS Agreement-                     Principal Investigator Completed
Rs.1.70 lakhs
8 UGC 2005 SC/ST Remedial coaching Completed
Ph.D’s Produced
Program of Study Completed On-Going
Ph.D 36 4
Research : Prof.V.Balachandran
S. No Agency Period Project Title Budget (Rs. In lakhs)
1 UGC MRP 2013-2015 Social Responsibility Initiatives by private sector Companies in Tamil Nadu 6.39
Ph.D’s Produced
Program of Study Completed On-Going
Ph.D 23 8
Research : Dr.C.Vethirajan
Completed Projects
S. No Agency From To Project Title Budget (Rs. In lakhs)
1 AURF 30.09.2009 April 2011 Effectiveness of TUFs in The Revival of Cotton Textile Industry in Tamil Nadu. 0.60
2 UGC, New Delhi 01.07.2012 February 2015 HRM Competencies  of women Entrepreneurs of Net work Marketing 6.94
Ongoing Projects
S. No Agency From To Project Title Budget (Rs. In lakhs)
1 UGC, New Delhi March 2015 March 2017 Societal Needs and CSR Practices of Indian Companies – A Study with Reference to Companies in Chennai Region                  16.18 Per year
Program of Study Completed On-Going
Ph.D 6 8
Research : Dr.A.Morarji
Completed Projects
S. No Agency Period Project Title Budget (Rs. In lakhs)
1 AURF 2012 Corporate Responsibility in Stake holding Management 0.60
Program of Study Completed On-Going
Ph.D 1 1
Research : Dr.SP.Mathiraj
Completed Projects
S. No Agency Period Project Title Budget (Rs. In lakhs)
1 UGC MRP 2009-2011 Impact of SHGS on Socio Economic Development of Rural Women in Sivagangai District 3.72
2 UGC MRP 2012-2015 Awareness of Consumer Right and Protection among the Students of Universities in Tamilnadu 2.69
Program of Study Completed On-Going
Ph.D 4 5
Research : Dr.U.Arumugam
Project Applied
5. Dr.U.Arumugam Post hoc analysis of Demonetization study with reference to different stakeholders of Sivagangai District   AURF 0.50
Program of Study Completed On-Going
Ph.D -- --
Research : Dr.K.Ganesamurthy
Ongoing Projects
S. No Agency Period Project Title Budget (Rs. In lakhs)
1 AURF 2016 Opportunities and Challenges of Social CRM in Banking Sector 0.40
Program of Study Completed On-Going
Ph.D -- 3

Dr.VK.Somasundaram (1987-89)
Head, Department of Corporate Secretaryship,
Avvaiyar Govt College for Women,
Phone: 9442123483
Mail: drvkspondy@gmail.com


Mr.Balasubramanian (1989-91)
Practicing Company Secretary,
Phone: 9840098886
Mail: leadcs@gmail.com


Mr.PS.Gopinath (1989-91)
HR Operations Advisor in one of the Global topnotch Companies,
Phone: 9488332929
Mail: gopinath.p-s@microsoft.com


Mr.R.Saravanan (1991-93)
Padmalaya silks, Sekkalai Road,
Karaikudi – 630001.
Phone: 9488332929, 04565- 232929, 233939
Mail: padmalayasilk@gmail.com


Mr.G.Thamizhanban, (1992-94)
Company Secretary,
Pricol India Ltd,
Phone: 9894499865
Mail: cs@pricol.co.in


Ms.Sangeetha Flora, (1992-94)
Centre Head,
First American India,
Phone: 9500999854
Mail: sflora@firstam.com


Mr.J.Srinivasa Saravanan, (1998-2000)
Company Secretary,
Malabar Cements,
Phone: 9994174883
Mail: csmalabar@gmail.com

  • M.Saravana kumar - I yr
  • G.Gunalan - I yr
  • Saravanan - II yr
  • Vinoth - II yr
  • RM.Alagu nachiyar - II yr
  • U.Ashwini - II yr
  • M.Saritha - I yr
  • G.valli - I yr
  • S.Jothi - II yr
  • M.Gayathri - II yr
  • S.Sundari - I yr
  • M.Mareeswari - I yr
  • J.Vijay
  • P.Sasikumar
  • S.Arun
  • G.Banupriya
  • A.Justin Thiraviam
  • V.Kamalakannan
  • A.Alnajma
  • B.Ellakkiya
  • J.Vijay
  • P.Sasikumar
  • PL.Arun Arumugam
  • G.Gunalan
  • C.RajaKumar
  • L.Eyagammai
Name of the Companies
  • Pricol Pvt Ltd
  • Kotak Mahindra Bank
  • TATA Consultancy services
  • HDFC Standard Life
  • SUN TV
  • HDFC Bank
  • SPIC
  • Kothari
  • Reliance Communications
  • TVS Logistics Services Ltd
  • Greenply
  • ICICI Bank
  • TVS Tyres
  • Shriram Group
  • BAJAJ Allianz
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