NSE LAUNCHES POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME
Those aiming for a career in India's lucrative financial markets now
have the option of going in for a specialised course. The National Stock Exchange, in collaboration with NIFM, has launched a one-year Post
Graduate Programme in Financial Markets (PGP-FM). The course, which will give students the opportunity to stimulate actual trading on NSE software, will be held at NIFM’s Faridabad campus. Students will also be trained on some of the leading
stock market applications and systems, and will be offered placement assistance. Working professionals can also opt for the Post Graduate
Executive Programme (PGEP-FM). This one-year, part-time course will be taught over weekends. Students with more than 50% at the graduation stage are eligible for entry; CAT/XAT/MAT/NIFM-NSE entrance test scores will be used for final
XLRI INTRODUCES ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAMME
XLRI Jamshedpur has introduced a new short-term entrepreneurship programme. The six-month Post Graduate Programme – Certificate in Entrepreneurship Management (PGP-CEM) will start from July. According to course director Fr E Abraham, “The program will be extremely beneficial to all enterprising individuals who wish to kick-start their own businesses.” The course will cover all subjects and matters relevant to entrepreneurship in India – family business, agribusiness, social entrepreneurship – and will also train students in the nitty-gritties of the various functional areas of any enterprise.
NEW CASTLE INCREASES INDIA FOCUS
Newcastle University has announced a set of Postgraduate course and scholarships targeted at Indian students. Nineteen new taught postgraduate degrees and six MRes degrees across fields such as Management, Finance, Architecture, Biomedicine, Biosciences, Accounting, Civil and Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science will be available from this year. According to a university official, “The courses focus on achieving research excellence. The teaching methods at the university are a blend of theory, practical and research methods. Teaching is delivered in small groups to foster good working relationship with fellow students and academic staff.” Ten Newcastle University India Scholarships will also be up for grabs this year, along with 70 other scholarships for international students.
AIMA/HUGHES LAUNCH ONLINE COURSE
All India Management Association’s Centre for Management Education (AIMA-CME) and Hughes Communications India Ltd (HCIL) have launched an online management course. The Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) will be delivered to participants using HCIL’s Hughes Interactive Onsite Learning Platform and is recognised by the AICTE and the Distance Education Council. According to AIMA Director General Rekha Sethi, “This two-year programme is designed to build up conceptual knowledge and behavioural skills in students who will continue to work in industry, government, or other
organisations and thus hone their managerial skills through a unique blend of quality and flexibility. This unique program has a curriculum that caters to real time and emerging industry requirements, prepared by experienced personnel at AIMA leveraging their close ties with industry.”
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