The Cochin Stock Exchange (CSE) is in the advanced
stages of finalising a tie-up with the Mahatma Gandhi
University for launching a 100-per cent job-oriented three-year
bachelor degree course, BFIA (bachelor of financial investment
course, the first of its kind in Kerala, is designed keeping
in mind the requirements of the Indian financial market,
say CSE sources.
that degrees like B.Com, M.Com and even MBA have failed
to deliver the desired results, the sources say the proposed
BFIA will deliver the stated objectives both in terms
of enhancement of knowledge and in providing more employment
CSE is already providing a National Stock Exchange certificate
in financial marketing (NCFM) through its CSE Institute
of Capital Market (CICM) and the proposed BFIA course
is for those who plan to make a career out of financial
consultancy, the sources add.
George, the coordinator of CSE Institute of Capital Market,
says: "The CSE has plans for many ambitious educational
programmes." He, however, refuses to give more details.
per the CSE's plans, the course will be started at the
CICM, which has the recognition of MG University. For
this to happen, the CICM also needs to get the 'educational
institution' status from the government.
sources say a clear focus and attitude in teaching methodology
is lacking in the present system, and hence the proposal
for the new course. It is learnt that CSE officials will
help the MG University in framing the syllabus, besides
offering their services in the faculty.
the graduates don't even know what they studied at the
end of their college term. Today's highly competitive
business environment requires people with specialised
knowledge and business acumen, which is lacking in the
current educational scenario," the CSE sources explain.
CSE had felt the urgent need to salvage the situation
and came up with the three-year bachelor degree. The course
involves not only classroom sessions but also industrial
and corporate training.
BFIA programme is partly self-financed and consists of
30 compulsory papers spread over three years and 750 hours
of industrial training in different designated fields.
In addition to the normal topics in commerce like costing
and advanced accounting, the three-year course will also
lay emphasis on subjects like foreign
exchange management, investment analysis and portfolio
management, international finance, business ethics and
corporate governance and business through Internet technology.