NSE Academy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Stock Exchange Limited has acquired Hyderabad-based deep tech education firm TalentSprint.
Supported by Nexus Venture Partners and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), TalentSprint offers advanced certification programs in emerging and deep technologies to aspiring and experienced professionals using a hybrid online and onsite model.
The acquisition will help NSE Academy move beyond finance skills courses that it has been imparting to areas in emerging technology areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Fintech and Blockchain in the capital market and BFSI domain.
“As the BFSI industry evolves into a more tech-enabled industry, it is but imperative that we strengthen our expertise in the education space by adding new and emerging technologies,” Vikram Limaye, MD and CEO, NSE said, adding that TalentSprint's portfolio offerings complement NSE's growth ambitions in this space.
NSE Academy promotes financial literacy as a necessary life skill. Its initiatives, including partnerships with state and national school boards and schools, interactive courses on personal finance and certification programs, teaching school children, homemakers and other non-finance professionals the value of investing, provide an introduction to the Indian capital markets and help to develop new market professionals.
“There are six million working professionals in India today in need of deep tech knowledge interventions, and another ten million college students waiting to enter the workforce with adequate future-proof skills. Between us, we have all the necessary synergies – capabilities, reach, resources, partnerships – to become a powerhouse in deep tech education and empower the workforce of tomorrow,” said Santanu Paul, Co-Founder and CEO, TalentSprint.