With over 15,000 students, Gitam University has a business/finance faculty and it is students on these programmes, who will be offered the chance to study for the CISI Level 3 International Introduction to Securities & Investment exam.
This can lead to either the CISI International Certificate in Wealth and Investment Management (ICWIM) or Investment and Operations Certificate (IOC), depending on which part of the financial services market students want to enter.
The university, which is based in Andrah Pradesh, will become a CISI authorised test centre and a Train the Trainer programme for faculty staff will be organised.
Ganesh Iyer, CISI India country head, said: “The university students will also be entitled to a year’s free CISI student membership, which means they can use our e-learning platform and attend our professional networking events in the region.
“In addition, we are very pleased to announce that as part of this partnership we will also be working with GITAM to help facilitate internships and placements for students during their studies.
“We are aiming to ensure that the students, though their studies with us as a professional body, gain a competitive edge in the fast-paced international financial services jobs market.”
In India, the CISI has partnerships and strategic alliances with the National Institute of Securities Markets, the BSE Institute, the Indian Institute of Banking and Finance, The Institute of Cost Accountants of India and the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
CISI is working with a variety of colleges and universities, in addition to Gitam, including ITM University, Chitkara University, Jain University and Christ University.