India’s leading stock exchange, the National Stock Exchange (NSE) and the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Shillong (IIMS), one of the top ten business schools in India, have come together for a unique partnership. The two institutions are planning to start the first ever two year full time Post Graduate Programme in Financial Markets (PGP-FM), offered by an IIM.
On Friday, the 29th of June, Mr. Ravi Narain, Managing Director & CEO of NSE and Mr. Ashoke K Dutta, eminent academician and Director of IIM Shillong, signed an agreement at the NSE office in Mumbai, to take this forward. The government has been focusing on developing infrastructure and creating job opportunities in the North East. Since education and skill development is one of the focus areas, this tie up with IIM Shillong is a move to contribute towards the development of this region.
Speaking on the occasion, the Managing Director & CEO, NSE, Mr. Ravi Narain said, “We are happy to be associated with a prestigious institute like IIM Shillong and we hope that this post graduate programme will help in honing the trading and investment skills of students and working professionals and make them more eligible for the job market.’’
Mr. Ashoke K Dutta, Director, IIM Shillong said, “The collaboration will go a long way towards capacity building and creating expertise in areas in which the demand exceeds supply. This will help accelerate the development of the financial sector and the growth of our economy.”
In addition to the two year PG programme, NSE and IIM Shillong will also offer a number of advanced level certifications and Management Development Programmes in financial markets. The PGP-FM course will be a combination of general management subjects and highly specialized subjects in financial markets such as Financial Valuation and Modeling, Equity Research, Technical
Analysis, Derivatives trading strategies and financial engineering.
The PGP students will be able to get a global perspective as the programme will include a visit to international markets. The students will be able to simulate market conditions and develop trading, investment and portfolio management skills through a simulated market software, specially designed by NSE.
Stand alone management development programmes and certification courses, to be offered jointly by NSE and IIM Shillong in financial engineering, risk management, capital markets, derivatives will help professionals to sharpen their skills. Students from other streams who are interested in taking up certificate courses will also benefit from the certification courses.
Another unique feature of the courses offered by NSE and IIMS is that students from different locations across India will be able to access the same class room teaching, as any IIM student attending the class on campus at Shillong. This will be through extensive use of information technology. Faculty will be provided by both NSE and IIM Shillong and the PGP-FM certification will also be jointly given by NSE and IIM Shillong.
NSE’s partnership with IIM Shillong comes after a number of tie ups with prominent Universities for MBA and BBA courses in financial markets. These include the Punjabi University at Patiala, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University at Delhi and the Maharishi Dayanand University in Rohtak. NSE has also partnered with more than 90 colleges in different parts of the country, to conduct short duration courses on the capital markets called the NSE Certified Capital Market Professional (NCCMP). It covers a range of subjects like equity markets, debt markets, derivatives, macro economics, technical and fundamental analysis and stretches over 100 hours period.
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