CSE, MG University join hands for financial investment analysis course

Kochi: 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 analysis).

The course, the first of its kind in Kerala, is designed keeping in mind the requirements of the Indian financial market, say CSE sources.

Stating 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 opportunities.

The 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.

Thomas 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.

As 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.