Indian Institute of Science is joining hands with TrakInvest, a start-up founded by Bobby Bhatia, a private equity investor to set up 'Trak-n-RIISc', a centre which is focused on awareness, education, and training in the equity stock markets.
Trak-n-RIISc will facilitate learning stock trading by offering simulations, workshops and certification programs to the students of IISc and beyond, a joint release said.
It said with this, IISc and TrakInvest will aim to empower students to not only gain confidence in stock trading but also build a dream career.
The Centre will have an Advisory Board comprising Prof Vivek Kulkarni, former Secretary, IT/BT, Government of Karnataka, and currently MD, Brickwork Ratings India Ltd; Prof Narendar Pani, former Editor, Economic Times, and currently Professor and Dean, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS).
It will also include Arjun Chakraborti, President and CEO (India) of TrakInvest; and Prof. Parameshwar Iyer, Principal Research Scientist, IISc, and Chief Consultant, Trak-n-RIISc, TrakInvest IISc Centre, the release said.
"When students of science and technology from the premier institute in the country start learning stock investing skills, we expect to crack the deep mysteries of stock markets, and we look forward to some real talent emerging from this Institute," TrakInvest (India) CEO Arjun Chakraborti said.
TrakInvest currently has more than 100,000 users. The platform has been built on three key concepts of learn, share and earn which allows a user to learn stock investing in a social manner i.E. Learn from peers and take advantage of crowdsourced financial wisdom.
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