Certified programmes are being offered in the areas of banking and finance, digital banking, mutual funds, securities operations and risk management, and equity derivatives.
The DSA at IIT Madras is a joint venture of IIT-Madras with NASSCOM IT-ITeS Sector Skill Council of India. Upon completion of the course, a formal certificate would be issued by the trainer and knowledge partner, Centre for Continuing Education, IIT-Madras.
Prof K Mangala Sunder, head, DSA, said, “The objective of these courses is to provide graduating students from Indian academic institutions and employees in multiple industrial sectors the necessary skills towards employment or reskilling in the relevant sectors, and make them industry and job-ready. In addition, the trainers will cover multiple areas through large problem sets that will also help the students to do competitive examinations in the banking and finance sector well and with confidence.”
This programme is also useful to life-long learners and self-learners, said a statement from the IIT, adding that institutions are encouraged to register their students in bulk.
The courses are designed to provide students with a simulated environment (Virtual Office), giving them a real-life simulation of actual work environment throughout the courses.
The artificial intelligence platform would provide the students a virtual corporate environment for carrying out various financial transactions in real-time. It would also help the students to obtain an experiential learning equivalent to about three months of actual corporate working experience in each of these courses.