The country is badly in need of trained personnel in stock market trading to guide the investors and National Stock Exchange (NSE) is tying up with universities to offer specialised courses in financial markets, according to G.C Sharma, Head, Financial Education of NSE.

He was speaking here after signing a memorandum of understanding with Gitam University to introduce MBA and BBM courses recently.

He said there was going to be a huge demand for financial professionals in the coming years and according to many surveys and studies, it may be in the region of 50,000-1 lakh professionals.

“Therefore, we are tying with several universities and B-schools in the country to offer such specialised courses,” he said.

huge demand

Realising the huge demand, NSE stepped into education sector in 2007 by introducing financial management as a separate discipline at plus two level of CBSE curriculum.

This was followed by a collaborative effort with the universities and premier B-schools from 2011, he added.

“Though our first batch of MBA students is yet to graduate, we are flooded with enquiries for placement. Our students are assured of lucrative offers in fields ranging from investment banking, brokering firms, mutual funds, insurance, equity search analysis, financial journalism, management of commodities, currency trading and advisory services,” he said.

He said NSE was offering a two-year PG diploma course in financial markets in Gitam University here.

He said NSE was providing practical skills in stock markets with mock simulation software under ‘Learn to trade’ programme.

sarma.rs@thehindu.co.in

(This article was published on February 3, 2013)
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