NSE signs agreement with Banaras Hindu University


Mumbai: India’s premier stock exchange, the National Stock Exchange (NSE), has signed an agreement with the Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, popularly known as BHU to launch two new streams as B. Com. (Hons.) (Financial Market Management) and MBA (Financial Management).

BHU will be offering the degree programmes in collaboration with NSE from the current academic session 2015 – 16.

BHU is an internationally reputed institution of learning, situated in the holy city of Varanasi. The university was founded by the great nationalist leader, Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya, under the B.H.U. Act 1915. It played a stellar role in the independence movement and has developed into the greatest center of learning in India.

The objective of these courses is to create a pool of professionally qualified skilled managers and entrepreneurs, to meet the growing needs of trade and industry in the coming years. “These course will help in bridging the skill deficit gap, and prepare the younger generation for exciting opportunities in the financial market”, said Mr Ravi Varanasi, Chief – Business Development, NSE.

Dr. K. P. Upadhyay, Registrar of BHU and Mrs. Rana Usman, Sr. AVP, NSE were present during the signing ceremony. Students opting for B. com. – Honors (Financial Market Management) and MBA (Financial Management) will simultaneously need to clear 10 to 14 papers from the NCFM certifications series.  They will acquire market skills through web based market simulated NSE Learn to Trade software from NSE.

Committed to the cause of financial inclusion & deepening, as well as to help students with proper knowledge, NSE has earlier, tied up with several universities and institutions at graduate / post graduate levels. NSE collaborates with Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Lovely University, Punjabi University, Ravenshaw University, IIM Kashipur, K J Somaiya  Institute of Management Studies, Bengal Institute of Management Studies, the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economy etc; among others, for various similar courses. Besides, the exchange works closely with several state boards and CBSE for junior level education and runs many other programs covering different skill sets and tenures.

About The National Stock Exchange of India Ltd (NSE)

In its 20 years of existence, NSE has transformed the capital market, based on technology, innovation, high standards of corporate governance and management practices. NSE’s business practices and high level of integrity have earned it the trust of the financial markets worldwide. Besides being a platform of choice for all exchange traded financial products in India, NSE’s flagship index, Nifty50 is used extensively by investors in India and around the world as a barometer the of Indian capital markets. Since inception, the exchange has been covered extensively by global media and has won many accolades in recognition of its contribution in reforming the Indian securities market