October 19 2022, Mumbai: The Shahani Group of Institutions, one of India’s leading group of
educational enterprises, has entered into a collaboration with the National Skill Development
Corporation (NSDC) that works under the aegis of the Ministry of Skill Development &
Entrepreneurship (MSDE). The aim of this initiative is to empower the country’s youth in terms of
skills and jobs in the Banking and Finance Sector.
As part of the collaboration, Shahani Groups business school, Thadomal Shahani Centre for
Management (TSCFM) will offer diploma programs in BFSI and relationship management on NSDC’s
official platform for students who are seeking careers in the BFSI sector. The courses will start from
November 2022 and admissions for the same are open. The certificate that will be provided to
students after completing the course will be jointly presented by NSDC and Thadomal Shahani
Centre for Management.
This partnership between The Shahani Group and NDSC assumes even more significance considering
India’s significant youth population and the need for a skilled workforce to drive the country’s
economy. Keeping this in mind, the programme aims to provide students with industry-relevant
skills, customer relationship management skills, technological acumen, and financial analysis skills
along with a strong digital and compliance mind-set. Most importantly, students will be exposed to
the educational excellence that is at the heart of the Shahani group of institutions. Students will gain
hands-on experience through on-the-job training and have access to placement opportunities in
the best-suited jobs after successfully completing the training. The programme will impact over 7000
students in the first year and over 50,000 students in the period of three years.
Commenting on this collaboration, Dr. Akhil Shahani, Managing Director of the Shahani Group,
said: “We are thrilled to collaborate with the NSDC on this large-scale skilling programme for India’s
youth as we have a common mission and vision for this collaborative programme. Over the years,
the NSDC has been committed to creating opportunities for India’s young population so that they
can prosper in their lives. This, coupled with the Shahani Group’s well-established network of
connections in the BFSI sector and our meticulously designed educational programmes, will make
this collaboration a successful one. Our dream is to create a future-ready workforce that is backed
by strong industry-relevant skills and a robust digital compliance mindset. This collaboration will help
us achieve this mission and we look forward to it bearing fruit.”
Over the years, India’s banking and finance sector has been rapidly expanding. However, there is a
gap in terms of meeting the subsequent growing need for skilled professionals in the field. This
collaboration between The Shahani Group and NSDC will help bridge this deficit and create a well-
armed workforce that is ready to tackle the challenges of the future.