Student quotes, “After attending the Finance Forum, my knowledge grew from a drop to an Ocean.”
The D.Y Patil University School of Management had recently organized a one week event – ‘Finance Forum’, from 11th to 16th September 2015 for the 3rd Semester Finance specialization Students. The core endeavor of the event was creating awareness on different domains in the financial services industry and to offer them with an exposure about the corporate world. It gave students a wider perspective of the concepts taught in the classroom and its practical applicability at the work place.
The Finance Forum consisted of a series of lectures on various topics in the finance industry. Some of the topics covered were, Basic Aspects of Foreign Exchange Market, Implementation of technical analysis in trading, How to make effective use of Microsoft Office Excel in Financial Modeling, Need and importance of International Financial Reporting Standards in Business, General Discussion on Equity, Options and Derivatives Instruments. The highlight of the Forum was Live Trading in Commodities and Stock Market. Students were given an opportunity to trade in Live stock Market. The forum was honored by eminent personalities from corporate world who not only delivered lectures but also made students understand the actual insights of the industry.
Some of the speakers at forum were, Ms. Ashmita Patel, a dynamic young women entrepreneur, who started her own broking firm, ‘Alchemista Trading Decoded’. Mr. Arvind Bedekar – Representative for BSE, NSE and Supreme Court lawyer for SEBI. Mr.Sunil Saxena, IT Representative for CMS Infosystems Pvt.Ltd. Mr.Roopesh Chauhan, Borivali branch Head of Reliance Securities. Mr.Naresh Kataria, Chartered Accountant by Profession. Ms. Ashmita Patel said, “The Finance Forum is a first rate initiative by the management to bring together students and corporate personalities in an interactive session. Not only does this expose student to knowledge, but also exposes them to better and lesser known opportunities besides the mainstream. All in all, a well thought about and splendid effort.”
Niki Kayastha, a student from D Y Patil, attending the Finance Forum said, “When I stepped in the Forum on the first day, my knowledge was equivalent to a drop. But when I stepped out, it turned out to be an Ocean.” It was for the first time DYPUSM had initiated a Series of Lectures exclusively for Finance Students with an aim to create a connect between the students and the outside world thereby providing students with a holistic experience in finance and ensuring that they are better prepared to handle the nuances of the financial services industry in practical life.