Karnataka Government inks MOU with NAL to introduce Financial Education and Investment Awareness Course
Bengaluru, July 13: The Government of Karanataka inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with National Stock Exchange Academy Limited (NAL), on Tuesday, to provide a second-year Financial Education and Investment Awareness Course for the college students of Karnataka.
The Karnataka State Higher Education Council (KSHEC) and NSE Academy Limited (NAL) signed and exchanged MoU in presence of Dr.C.N.Ashwath Narayan, Minister for Higher Education.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister Narayan said, “The Financial Education and Investment Awareness Course which would be introduced from second-year degree is likely to empower the students irrespective of streams they opt, with sound financial knowledge and financial management skills. The universities are expected to integrate the course into their curriculum. The course will benefit around 5 lakh students annually, beginning from the ongoing academic year itself”.
He stated that the course aims at developing the spirit of savings & investing, financial acumen, and knowledge of investment avenues among students. Further, he added, “NSE Academy will impart the necessary skills required for facilitating learning to the college teachers, through state-wide ‘Train the Trainer’ programs”.
After the signing of MOU, NSE Academy also signed MOAs with 20 state universities of Karnataka. Vice-Chancellors and Registrars from the Universities of Karnataka exchanged the MOAs.
Dr.Tirthankar Patnaik (Chief Economist, NSE India Ltd.), Mr. Abhilash Misra (Chief Executive Officer, NSE Academy Ltd.), and Mr. Ranganathan S (Chief Manager, NSE Academy Ltd.) represented NSE Academy. Prof. B. Thimme Gowda (Vice Chairman, KSHEC) and Dr. Gopalakrishna Joshi (Executive Director, KSHEC) represented KSHEC.