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Could you give the details of institutes offering courses relating to Stock Market?
The National Stock Exchange (NSE) offers Certification in Financial Markets (NCFM) to test and certify people in specialised areas like derivatives, debt markets, depository operations etc, for manning the terminals at stock exchanges or working with banks and mutual fund companies in the financial market. Eligibility: +2 and familiarity with computers. For details visit www.nse-india.com
The certification is only valid for 3 years after which you have to re-appear in the test to continue as a broker. Log on to www.nse.india.com for details.
The Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI), 1218, `B' Wing, Dalamal Towers, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021. The AMFI MF Testing Programme is designed to give fund distributors the knowledge and insight required for them to become both better agents and more informed investment advisers. Even mutual fund employees need to understand the complexities of how the funds function internally and externally. The online test has been made mandatory by SEBI for all agent distributors. Details: www.amfiindia.com.
The Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai (www.nmims.edu) Course: Postgraduate Diploma in Investment Management (1-yr, including 2-mnth practical training).
ICFAI University, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad 500034 (www.icfai.org) The CFA course is a PG programme in financial analysis. Also offers several other related courses.
The Institute of Company Secretaries of India, ICSI House, 22, Institutional Area, Lodi Road, New Delhi-110003. Course: PG Membership Course in Capital Market & Financial Services.
The Institute of Capital Market Development, 1965, Arya Samaj Road, Karol Bagh, Delhi 110005. Course: Fundamentals of Capital Market. Eligibility: Bachelor's degree.
The All-India Centre for Capital Market Studies, J D B Institute of Management Studies & Research, Nasik 422005. Course: PG Diploma in Capital Market Studies (under the aegis of Bombay Stock Exchange Training Institute). Eligibility: Bachelor's degree.
The Institute of Financial & Investment Planning, B/303, Ventex Vikas, MV Road, Andheri (E), Mumbai 400 069. Course: Diploma in Financial & Investment Planning (Correspondent).
The UTI Institute of Capital Markets, Plot 82, Sector-17, Vashi, Navi Mumbai 400705. Courses (resid/non-resid): Professional development programmes in Financial Markets and Treasury Management for working professionals with basic knowledge of Capital Markets.
Bajaj Capital Business School, Bajaj House, 97 Nehru Place, New Delhi 110019. Ph: 26418903-06. Course: Foundation in Financial Planning (FT 10 wk/PT 20 wk. Certified Financial Planning (2-7 yrs).
The Orion Institute of Capital Market, S-11 Adarshini Plaza, 91 Adchini, Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi, offers three programmes designed for MBAs, CA/CS/CWA, investment advisers, fresh graduates. Courses: Diploma in Financial Systems & Investment Management (1yr); Certificate Programme in Stock Market Operations (6-mth, PT); Basic Equity & Investment Management (45 days, PT).
Bombay Commodity Exchange Ltd, Navi Mumbai offers a Certificate Course in Commodity Futures (3-mth) for screen-based trading.
Bombay Stock Exchange's BSE Training Institute, Mumbai (www.bseindia.com) offers comprehensive training & certification programme for capital market professionals. It also offers online financial training across the country.
Delhi University, Punjab University and the University of Lucknow offer MFC (Masters in Finance & Control) at the PG level, and a Bachelor's degree in Financial & Investment Analysis (in Sukhdev College of Business Studies). The BFIA programme is aimed at creating middle-management-level professionals for the stock market and includes intensive project work and on-the-job training.
Also reading professional books on the subject would improve your understanding and enhance your skills (If you would like a list, send me a stamped self-addressed envelope).
It would also help to work with a stockbroker to gain valuable hands-on experience.
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