Credit Suisse announces the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the College of Engineering, Pune (COEP) to promote academic and industry collaboration in training and student development in the area of technologies applied to the financial services sector.
As part of this collaboration, Credit Suisse and COEP have jointly developed a new elective entitled “Financial Technology” which is a full-time, 4-credit graded course that includes theory and lab work.
The elective course will be taught at COEP campus in Pune over a full term by senior staff from Credit Suisse’s technology team in India, covering topics such as Introduction to Banking, Finance and Banking Regulations; Macro Economics; and Basics of Financial Accounting, Corporate Finance, Equity, Fixed Income and Derivatives. Technology-specific content such as Agile methodology and Trade Management will also be included.
Commenting on the signing of the MoU at the COEP campus, John Burns, Head of IT India at Credit Suisse, said, “Credit Suisse is committed to fostering a culture of innovation within our organisation, where we have a rapidly growing and vibrant community of some of the best tech minds in India. Through our collaboration with the College of Engineering, Pune, we are proud to help groom tomorrow’s young engineers and technology professionals, to ensure they are well-prepared to succeed in a career in the banking IT industry.”
Ranjit Anand, Head of Credit Suisse’s Business Delivery Center in Pune, added,
“At Credit Suisse, we see ourselves as an integral part of the communities in which we operate. Through this partnership, we are able to bring industry-relevant knowledge to local university students and help cultivate a future pool of talent that is able to develop innovative technology solutions to real-life, complex business challenges.”
Professor B. B. Ahuja, Director COEP, noted,
“Credit Suisse and COEP have a strong partnership spanning the recruitment of our students as well as industry insights which we incorporate into relevant courses. Now, our partnership has taken a significant new direction, as we collaborate to design and deliver the ‘Financial Technology’ course to students. This initiative will help bring a unique ‘practice’ perspective into the classroom by seasoned practitioners, adding enormous value.”
COEP is among the top engineering institutes in India and one of the key recruitment campuses for Credit Suisse in Asia Pacific.