The tremendous expansion in the field of Global Financial Markets over the last 2 decades has made the Financial Markets an emerging field in the World. In India, it all started in 1991 with the Liberalization policy and we are on the threshold of a financial revolution and on our way to becoming a financial powerhouse. Hardly 5% of the population invests in the financial market which makes it all the more interesting as a discipline and a career. In view of this Jai Hind College started the course in 2010.This 3 year undergraduate course is a comprehensive program which covers all the different aspects of capital markets.
While the course is primarily theoretical, there is a good blend of projects, case studies, moot courts, court visits and industrial visits to enable a student to get hands on experience in the functioning of the Industry. The department also conducts various seminars and workshops to make them well – versed in international financial and capital market requirements.
There is also exposure to working in the industry during the Summer Internship Programs which is a compulsory component of the program. The students of Jai Hind College will also have the additional benefit / option of pursuing higher studies with Colleges / Universities abroad as part of the various linkages that the College has with them.
The students of the department organizes a 3 day inter collegiate festival called ENTOURAGE every year. The festival has gone from strength to strength over the years such that almost all Mumbai colleges and now even colleges from Delhi and Bangalore not only participate in it but look forward to Jai Hind College hosting this festival. The festival encompasses not only sports, educational and cultural events but lays great emphasis on social responsibility. The festival is marked by the attendance of academicians, industrialist and celebrities as speakers and/or judges of the various events. The festival helps in the holistic development of the students.
Board of Studies:
The BFM department at Jai Hind College has started an innovative initiative where the department has formulated its own Board of Studies which comprises of various stakeholders, from having a representative from the industry to gauge the expectation of the industry from a BFM graduate, a parent to understand what are their expectations from the course and the college, a visiting faculty who brings in their industry and subject expertise and addresses issues to bridge gap between the industry and the students, an alumni who brings insight on what has been taught and how its helping them achieve their career goal, student representatives who throw light on their expectations from the course and the college and the principal and teachers. The Board of Studies conducts meetings bi annually and the suggestions are then implemented and followed upon. Few suggestions are also forwarded to the University Body of the Board of Studies. The main objective of the Board of Studies is that the students have an edge over others and have much more practical knowledge than they are expected to have, at the institute level the objective is to benchmark itself against the top ten institutions.
Graduates can pursue careers in the Capital Markets (stock markets, commodities, investment banking, currency markets, private equity, stock broking, mergers and acquisitions, mutual funds, real estate trust, venture capital, Insurance Industry).
Activities of the Department
The Department has the following Activities:
- Orientation Program.
- Seminars relating to the Course Curriculum
- Workshops for Personality Development, Communication Skills, Stress Management.
- Regular PTA meetings
- Cultural Program - Entourage
- Classroom Learning
- Industrial Visits
- Practical training
- Inclusive learning
- Case studies and debates.
Provide such theoretical and practical training in stock markets that they understand the intricacies of the workings of the markets.