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FPSB India and IIM Bangalore Partnership: Empowering Future Financial Professionals

The Financial Planning Standards Board India (FPSB India), which establishes professional standards for the field, and the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM Bangalore) have inked an agreement to provide an executive education curriculum in financial planning.

The alliance will leverage the two universities’ expertise to offer working people and students a “learning experience” that fits industrial demands. According to a press release, the two universities will collaborate to generate ongoing professional development tools, as well as “curate” activities and events to make education and training more accessible to finance students.

As part of the agreement, FPSB India will grant five merit-based scholarships to candidates with the “requisite skills, knowledge, and certifications for a successful career as a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) professional”.

The two institutes will also jointly organise workshops, seminars and conferences to facilitate knowledge exchange and networking opportunities for professionals and students.

“This collaboration signifies a significant milestone in our efforts to elevate the financial planning profession in India. By partnering with IIM Bangalore, we aim to offer students unparalleled opportunities to excel in the professional financial planning sector and contribute to industry growth,” said Krishan Mishra, chief executive officer of FPSB India.

Professor Rishikesha T Krishnan, director of IIM Bangalore, said, “We are delighted to collaborate with FPSB India in our shared mission to bridge the gap between academia and industry in personal finance. Together, we will leverage our combined expertise to equip future finance professionals with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in today’s dynamic business environment.”

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(Source: The Indian Express)

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