BSE Institute Managing Director Ambarish Datta Interview
By: Urvashi Dalal
Updated On: 02 Jul 2015 05:03 PM IST
Mr. Ambarish Datta is the Managing Director of the BSE Institute and Founder Director of BFSI sector skill council NSDC (National Skill Development Corporation). He has done his SMP from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. In this interview with Careers360, Mr. Datta shares about the courses, market trends and opportunities in this sector.

Careers360: Tell us something about BSE Institute and its offer to aspirants?

Ambarish Datta: BSE Institute Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bombay Stock Exchange Limited. The institute offers a bouquet of courses related to financial markets for students interested in this market. Our programs are broadly divided into 3 categories:

Global Financial Markets Professional Program (GFMP), which is a 2 years part-time concurrent education program for undergraduates. Post Graduate Programs which specialize in Global Financial Markets (GFM) and Banking & Finance (BF), which are 2 years full-time programs.

We also offer International Twinning Programs where Indian students study the initial semester at BSE Institute, Mumbai, India and move on to respective Universities to pursue their International Degree Programs.

The current offerings for these International Master’s program are:
  • Master in Finance – Frankfurt School of Finance and Management; Germany
  • Master of Business Administration/Master of Applied Finance - University of Western Sydney
  • Master of International Finance - Deakin University, Melbourne

  • Careers360: How is it to establish a new sector or a domain of management programme in the already established MBA market?

    Ambarish Datta: The MBA or the post-graduation programs industry is very vast with a lot of new entrants every year, making it a very competitive market offering a wide range of courses for students to choose from. The demand for niche study areas by students has increased, due to the demand by corporates to have such specially trained candidates. This has been the biggest catalyst for us to introduce such programs which specifically cater to the needs of financial and capital markets industry.

    The Financial Market needs young leaders who have in depth knowledge of various aspects of the financial domain. We focus on are our curriculum which is designed and developed to deliver a methodology which gives the student a feel of actual market environment, and the most important is learning at BSE, which gives a sense of experiencing the live market.

    Hence our program provides various tools and techniques to develop and train people who are aspiring and looking forward for a career in the finance sector.

    Careers360: How is the market and trends in Finance or stock exchange sector?

    Ambarish Datta: Financial Sector of India exhibits competence and flexibility besides being sensitive to India’s economic aims of developing a market oriented, and feasible economy. The reforms pertaining to the monetary policies and the macroeconomic policies over the last few years have influenced the Indian economy.

    This is also applicable to the stock market sector, therefore I feel there is a substantial growth in the Finance Sector. The growth of financial sector in India in the year 2014 was nearly 8.5% and this year alongwith a stable growth.

    Careers360: What is BSE Mentored program, and why should one aspire for this management program?

    Ambarish Datta: BSE Industry Mentored Project (BSEIMP) has been modeled to put academic and practical skills in a symbiotic relationship for MBA students and emerging finance professionals. Students can get a chance to work on the live projects with industry experienced mentors along with BSE Institute Certificate, study material, webinar support and practical training on capital market. The project is completely online with live webinars -online live audio visual lectures. Over 500 students all over the country have been trained using this technology.

    Careers360: What are the practical exposures, internship opportunities for the students when they study at BSE Institute?

    Ambarish Datta: BSE Institute brings in all the required industry knowledge for aspiring professionals. The faculties at BSE Institute are industry practitioners that bring in on-the-field experiences and knowledge that gives an edge to our students. The students are not limited to academics alone but their scope of exposure is diversified, and they can learn and observe how the market operates.

    Being a part of BSE, they get a first-hand access to many events in the stock exchange like listing ceremonies of companies on Bombay Stock Exchange, meeting up with merchant bankers, to name a few. The students who graduate from our institute get a competitive edge over others.

    With such exposure and experiences, students are always at an advantage of being absorbed by the corporates they are interning with.

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