UPES, Dehradun has announced entering into academic partnerships with Infosys and BSE Institute, an arm of leading stock exchange, Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). This is the first ever academic partnership which has been signed by BSE. These academic collaborations are the latest in a series of partnerships that UPES already has with leading industry giants such as IBM, L&T, Mahindra & Mahindra, Philips Carbon Black Ltd., Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd, KPIT and XEBIA.
Talking about these collaborations, Alka Madhan, Director-Corporate Relations at UPES, said,
“UPES gives its students a competitive advantage through strategic industry partnerships that transforms them into employable, agile professionals ready to take future jobs. The thriving partnerships between the University and several leading Indian and international organizations across the sectors provide our students with ‘real world’ education and ‘on-the-job’ experiences that make them industry-ready and relevant.”
“We are confident that our students will get great value from our recent academic partnerships with BSE Institute and Infosys, as has been the case with our existing collaborations as well”.
The academic partnership between UPES and Infosys is for the B.Tech Geo Informatics Engineering program that UPES offers at its School of Engineering. Infosys will assist UPES in developing the program curriculum to make it industry aligned & contemporary and their subject matter experts will teach specific course modules to students.
Eligible UPES students will also get opportunities to undergo summer internship with the organization. Under UPES’ unique faculty-immersion initiative ‘Abhigyat’, faculty members will do internships and projects at Infosys to stay updated with latest trends and technologies.
As part of the MoU with BSE Institute, subject matter experts from BSE Institute will help UPES design curriculum for Finance & Accounting and Corporate Finance. The initiative will incorporate 3 credit module in Finance & Accounting across all MBA programs and 8 credit module in Corporate Finance for students of MBA General Management majoring in Finance.
To ensure up to date market knowledge is imparted to students, BSE will provide dedicated BSE experts to teach the new modules. Additionally, BSE Institute will provide free of cost software to set up mock trading desk at UPES campus which will enable students to get hands on learning for investment, trading and equity market.