Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Trichy has become the first IIM to be be a part of the CFA Institute University Recognition Programme. The Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM) offered by Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli has been acknowledged as incorporating academic courses (at least 70 percent) as per the CFA Programme Candidate Body of Knowledge and placing emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice within the programme.
CFA Institute is the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and administers the CFA charter. As a result of this recognition, in each fiscal year, IIM Tiruchirappalli is entitled to award scholarships to a fixed number of PGPM students to take up the CFA Programme.
“Being the first IIM to get entry into the CFA University Recognition Program underlines our focus on maintaining practical relevance in our finance curriculum and demonstrates the commitment of the faculty at IIM Trichy towards sustained excellence,” said Professor Nilesh Gupta from the Finance and Accounting area at IIM-T.
CFA Institute currently has 132,992 members in 145 countries, 126,750 charterholders in 144 countries and 147 societies in 73 countries/regions.
Vidhu Shekhar, Country Head - India, at CFA Institute said that by becoming a part of this Programme, IIM Trichy has exhibited commitment to building a talent pool of competent young professionals for the investment industry.