Jamshedpur : Xavier School of Management (XLRI) has entered into a strategic alliance with ICICIdirect Centre for Financial Learning (ICFL) to offer educational programmes in the domain of finance.
The two institutes have signed a Memorandum of Understanding ( MoU) to take forward this alliance that intends to create a knowledge partnership that aims to offer programmes in finance that are contemporary and focussed towards helping working professionals upgrade their skills to meet the opportunities offered in a dynamic environment.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Ashis K. Pani, associate dean, VIL Programmes at XLRI said �XLRI continuously strives to provide contemporary and relevant inputs across its Programmes . We are extremely excited about this collaboration with ICFL.
By leveraging the complimentary capabilities of each other, we look forward to successfully delivering high quality Programmes to working professionals. In the collaboration, XLRI will bring its expertise through curriculum design, quality of faculty, content development and delivery while ICFL will bring a practitioner�s perspective by introducing programmes based on the industry requirements, participation in content design and delivery by practicing professionals and reaching out to learners with the proposition.�
XLRI and ICFL have identified different programmes under Management Development Programmes (MDP) or long duration programmes . These programmes could be in general finance, financial modelling, corporate finance, investment banking, mergers and other advanced topics in the broader realm of the finance. Initially the collaboration will start with MDPs of duration three to four days followed by longer duration programmes with duration up to six months.
�These programmes could be seen as events for continuous learning and knowledge enhancement by mid to senior level working professionals. A longer duration program would be relevant for those seeking a development in the functional skills on both broader and deeper aspects,� Prof. Pani added.
Neeraj Joshi, vice president and head-ICICIdirect Centre for Financial Learning (ICFL) remarked on this association, �In today�s competing environment, there is a gap between those who are educated and employable.
While the Industry constantly looks for the right skills, the learners look for training through reputed academic institutes with inputs on the fine points by practitioners. ICFL�s collaboration with XLRI will help us offer this proposition to learners�.
ICICIdirect Centre for Financial Learning (ICFL) is an initiative of ICICI Securities set up with an objective of simplifying financial knowledge and increasing financial literacy amongst prospective or experienced investors & knowledge seekers.
ICFL training programmes are categorized under Investment Education Programmes and Professional Certification & Development Programmes.
The repository of domain knowledge includes host of in-house developed seminars, workshops, certifications and training programmes leading to reputed certifications. These programmes are in the area of Stock Investing, Derivatives, Mutual Funds, Financial Planning, Wealth Management, Corporate Finance, etc.