Hi Renju M.r The CS articleship is not compulsory you can do it even after appearing for professional programmes unlike other courses CA, CMA wherein you have to under article training before appearing for final level exams. However if you want to get enrolled as a member than you have to do articleship. During the course you come to know about the about the concepts but not implementation. Training is important to get hands on experience in areas like corporate law, ROC compliances, Companies law compliances. Further training under big names also gives an opportunity to meet influential clients. Articleship is what distinguishes CS/CA/CMA from MBA. The articleship sets the base for becoming an efficient professional. Not undergoing articleship training may be harmful in the long run. Students who have under gone articleship training sincerely, efficiently remuneration wise they will be offered more than other professionals since they will bring value addition to the organisation due to practical exposure undergone during articleship training.