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The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Nagpur has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Programme. It has become the youngest IIM in India to be affiliated with CFA Institute. There are five other IIMs that are associated with the CFA institute namely IIM Bangalore, IIM Rohtak, IIM Indore, IIM Amritsar and IIM Trichy.
As per the requirements of the programme, IIM Nagpur will have to embed at least 70% of the CFA Programme Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) in the curriculum of their 2-year Master of Business Administration (MBA) course. Students of the course will be able to gain CFA affiliation after qualifying a CFA exam conducted at the end of the course.
The CFA University Affiliation Programme will allow the students of IIM Nagpur to avail scholarships to pursue CFA course. It will also open up a channel for the institute to work with CFA to bring practical knowledge into classrooms. Students will be able to gain industry insights from global experts through this programme.
Dr Bhimaraya Metri, the Director of IIM Nagpur, called it a major step towards enabling a comprehensive learning environment for MBA students. He also added that an array of opportunities to engage with global experts will be opened for the students helping them to become future-ready.
Vidhu Shekhar, the Country Head, India of CFA institute, welcomed IIM Nagpur to their programme and commended their commitment to build a talent pool of competent professionals. This project of the CFA institute aims to expand the scope of investment management in India. Mr Shekhar said that these young professionals would lead to improvements in this practice.
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