Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA), Chennai and National Institute of Securities Market (NISM), an education initiative of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on Wednesday announced their joint venture to design a programme with a specialised focus on Securities Market. This programme will not only focus on providing education for students and professionals but will provide financial education and standards to improve financial literacy in the country. LIBA will offer this course from the next academic year (2018-19), said a statement.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in the presence of Fr. P Christie S.J, Director – LIBA and Sandip Ghose, Director, NISM, along with other senior management representatives and academicians from NISM and LIBA. Considering the increasing demand for securities market, NISM and LIBA have collaborated to design a management course that specializes in this segment to bridge the existing skill gap in the industry. This will be offered under full time and part time (3 months, 6 months and 1 year) programmes, certification programmes, workshop and faculty development programmes, said management institute.
“It is a momentous event for LIBA to sign a MoU with NISM as an industry partner to offer programs in the area of Securities Market. With its expertise, NISM will be able to add value to the students of LIBA. LIBA is the first B-School in South India which is forging ahead in signing an agreement with NISM to offer Securities Market as a specialization for the part-time and full-time PGDM students. We are extremely happy to note that LIBA with its focus on excellence and ethics has found a renowned industry partner, which espouses the same values,” said Fr. P Christie S.J, Director, LIBA.
Sandip Ghose, Director, NISM said, “The field of securities market is a confluence of related areas like economics, financial economics, accounting, reporting and much more. With the increasing demand for stock market, it is important to create awareness about stock exchange, mutual fund and increase the participation in the securities market. We strongly believe that this MoU with LIBA will help in promoting securities market research and education.”