India’s leading stock exchange, the National Stock Exchange has partnered with the premier Lovely Professional University in Jalandhar, to launch a three year BBA Programme in Financial markets and two year MBA Programme in Financial markets, from the 2015 academic session.
The courses will impart both academic and employable skills to students who study the BBA or MBA course and make them market ready, for meaningful jobs in the rapidly growing financial markets.
As part of the undergraduate or post graduate course in Financial markets, students will study some subjects of the University as well as NCFM modules from NSE. NSE’s Certification in Financial Markets (NCFM) are modules on different aspects of the market, which will empower students with a strong foundation on different products, segments and trading strategies in the market. BBA students will study 10 NCFM and MBA students will study 14 NCFM modules e.g. Capital Market, Derivative Market, Commodities Market, Compliance, Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management, Technical Analysis, Financial Valuation and Modeling etc.
NSE’s MD and CEO, Ms Chitra Ramkrishna said ‘’ We would like to leverage our joint strengths to benefit hundreds of students who want to pursue a career in the Financial markets. Students will get hands on experience of the markets, by learning on specially created mock investment, trading and portfolio management software.’’
It is also a win win situation for industry because they can recruit job ready stock market Professionals from the University and in turn save time and resources which would have been spent on training new employees.
The University will give successful candidates a degree as well as credit marks awarded by NSE for the NCFM modules.
The mock software , designed by NSE called NSE Learn to Trade (NLT) has many key features: a modular step by step approach to learn trading skills, 4 modules as building blocks for speed and accuracy, another 5 for mock trading in cash and derivatives, investment skills through fundamental and technical analysis and mutual funds. Since NLT is a web based software, students can upgrade their skills, at a time and from a place convenient for them.
About Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar
Lovely Professional University is the largest single campus university in India, with more than 25000 students, 3500 faculty and staff, offering more than 150 programmes. The University is recognized by the University Grant Commission (UGC) and is a member of the coveted Association of Indian Universities (AIU). The university campus exhibits a rich diversity, as the academic staff and students come from all the states of India and more than 26 countries in the world. The University also offers distance education courses and has partnered with 35 International universities in USA, UK, China and Australia for student and faculty exchange programmes.
In its 20 year history, NSE has transformed the capital market, based on technology, innovation and high standards of governance and management practices. NSE's business practices, product innovation and high levels of integrity have earned it the trust of the financial market worldwide. NSE’s trading platform is connected to 2 lakh trading terminals, through 34000 member branches across 600 districts. Besides being a platform of choice for all exchange traded financial products In India, NSE’s flagship index, the Nifty 50, has become a benchmark as a national level economic parameter. According to the World Federation of Exchanges’ ratings, NSE is the largest exchange in the world in currency options and index options and third largest in cash market trade. Among the many accolades won by the exchange, the very recent and the coveted CII-EXIM Bank Prize for Business Excellence is recognition of this remarkable journey.