TAPMI, Manipal has embarked upon investing one crore rupees in a state of the art finance lab in its campus. The world class finance lab will be equipped with Bloomberg terminals and supported by data feed from BSE and NSE.
According to the Director of TAPMI Dr. R. C. Natarajan, the lab will offer to the students of the newly started PGDM in Banking and Financial Services (BKFS) hands on experience in Investments and Portfolio Management, Forecasting, Risk Management and Understanding of the Global Financial Management, up to date. The laboratory will also be useful in helping the students of the PGDM programme who specialise in finance in gaining relevant knowledge by experiential learning process. He added that the goal is to bridge the gap between the theory and practice of finance. “We want classroom lessons to be linked to actual markets” he said.
World over, many of the top ranking Ivy business schools have installed state of the art finance lab in recent times. TAPMI’s proposed finance lab will be the first of it’s stature in India and is expected to make the learning process at the Institute to newer heights. With this, TAPMI expects to improve its industry interface with the finance sector multifold.
Dr. Natarajan envisages that TAPMI’s students going through this process will be entrepreneurial, job-ready and have deeper understanding of the realities of financial markets and institutions better than the rest. He assured that the lab will be operational in the current academic year 2014-15.