Kolkata, Feb 3 : The Calcutta University Calcutta Stock Exchange Centre of Excellence in Financial Markets (CUCSE CEFM) is ready to roll out its 6-7 day certification course in financial markets (basic).
The first batch comprising about 35 students from reputed B-schools and colleges of the city are expected to benefit from this free course and inspire other students to join and help achieve the mission of 100% financial literacy in the near future.
The course was inaugurated by Sandip Ghose , Director, NISM (National Institute of Securities Markets).
Speaking on the occasion, he emphasized the need of vocational training and mentioned that professionalizing the market intermediaries through certification is one of the main objectives of NISM. He welcomed the new course launched by CUCSE CEFM and added that with this certificate on their profiles, students/participants would be more acceptable in the financial markets.
he MD and CEO of CSE, B Madhav Reddy, reminded a gathering of bright students about recent studies which have shown that the urban youth do not score high on financial literacy front despite pretty high education levels. “We have set up this centre of excellence to address this knowledge gap and equip our college students with skills to boldly face challenges that await them as they enter the world of high finance.”
Incidentally, out of the 35 students enrolled for the first batch there are 25 girls mostly from reputed B-schools and colleges like Shikshayatan, Gokhale Memorial, NSHM, Globsyn and Institute of Management Study, Kolkata.
This basic course in financial markets has been jointly conceptualized and designed by CUCSE CEFM, and experts from the financial field.
Sandip Ghose also inaugurated an education and training portal (domain id: www.cff.co.in/calcutta financefraternity.co.in).
CFF aims to serve as a guide and a facilitator to bring all the employed people under one umbrella to capture data regarding their current skill levels and work towards incrementally improve them by including them every year in Trainings, Workshops Activities, and other financial skill development programmes.