NSE – NIFM launches PG in Financial Markets

The financial sector will create more than one crore jobs, before the end of this decade and the National Stock exchange (NSE) is keen to bridge the skill deficit in the financial sector. In a unique tie up with the National Institute of Financial Management ( NIFM, which was set up by the Finance Ministry, Government of India), NSE is starting a one year, full time, post graduate course in financial markets and a one year, weekend post graduate course for working professionals, in financial markets.

These courses will be a combination of class room training and training to trade on simulated market software, specially designed by NSE, called NSE Learn to Trade or NLT. The idea is to make both students and working professionals adept at investment and trading skills. Apart from upgrading their skills, in tune with latest technology, this training will open up job opportunities for students and executives in investment banks, research firms, mutual funds, brokerages and knowledge process outsourcing (KPO) centres.

For the Executive course, classes and practical training will be held partly at the NSE office in Delhi and partly at the NIFM institute in Faridabad (part of the NCR region), every weekend. The full time course will require hostel stay at the NIFM Faridabad institute. Both these courses will start from July and will be jointly certified by NSE and NIFM.
The faculty will be provided by both the organizations. NSE and NIFM will also act as a bridge to help students and professionals to get suitable job placements.

The courses will cover varied topics such as cash market and derivatives, mergers and acquisitions, mutual funds, commodity market operations and corporate and capital market laws. The programme also includes a visit to an International exchange and trips to International financial centres for global exposure. As part of the practical training, students will be trained on the NSE Learn to Trade software, which will have modules on how to use the software and simulation on the front end software provided by NSE to traders, called ‘NOW ‘. Training will also be provided on prominent software used for fundamental and technical analysis.

For the full time course, students will have to appear for an online test, unless they have valid scores from CAT, MAT or XAT. For the executive programme, they need a graduation degree from a recognized university and two years of work experience. The online tests will be held in 12 cities including the metros, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Indore, Jammu, Jaipur, Chandigarh and Lucknow. Those who are interested in these courses can send their applications to the NSE office in Delhi. Detailed frequently asked questions (FAQs) are attached and all relevant details on how to apply are available on the following websites, http://www.nseindia.comand www.nifm.ac.in.

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