MBA (International Business) students visit SEBI Jammu

JAMMU: The students of MBA (International Business) from International Centre for Cross-Cultural Research and Human Resource Management, University of Jammu visited Securities Exchange Board of India, Jammu for an interactive session.

SEBI is an apex body for maintaining and regulation of Capital Markets.

The objective of the visit was to apprise students of international business, financial regulatory framework, bye-laws and surveillance systems so that they can have an understanding of the financial markets working that include Portfolio Management, Brokers and Sub-Brokers Management, Underwriters, Merchant Bankers and so on.

With an aim to orient the students with capital markets functioning and its connect with the key macroeconomic variables of growth, the interaction shed light on the important functions and significance of the markets with reference to the role of Capital Markets for accelerating the process of economic growth by proper allocation of resources from the enterprises who have surplus capital to the setups who are in need of capital. This enabled students to understand the underlying reasons for policy measures pertaining to expansion of industry, trade of both public and private sectors thereby leading to a balanced economic growth in the country.

The experts in the domain of Mutual Funds, Mohan Lal Saroj, Assistant General Manager, SEBI Jammu deliberated upon the present taxation system, saving instruments and the supportive banking institutions that facilitate investors for making financially viable decisions.

The issues pertaining to the relevance of capital markets and the regulatory mechanisms for investment decisions were pitched so that students can evaluate and comprehend stable and systematic security prices before making investment decisions. Apart from the mobilization of funds, the importance of Capital Markets for price stabilization of stocks was also highlighted.

Further, Mohan Lal Saroj elaborated upon the the role of Financial Intermediaries as the organizations which help fund transfer and channelization of resources and the role of main Financial Intermediaries that include: NSE (National Stock Exchange), BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange), MCX (Multi Commodity Exchange), Bank, Insurance Companies, Pension Funds and Mutual Funds. The issues of fraudulent and insider trading were also elaborated upon wherein the insider trading cases and regulatory follow-ups in the matter were deliberated upon. The interaction with the SEBI personnel revolved around the clearances that a company needs to undergo via prospectus, draft over document, listing of securities, listing agreement so that the students who aim to be potential investors or brokers can have an understanding of procedural clearances and regulatory mechanisms.

In context of stock exchange awareness, Wasim Akhtar, Branch Head, BSE Jammu, educated students about the complexities of trading in different stock exchanges ranging from BSE, NSE, and commodity exchanges. The discussion was followed by the live session on functioning of BSE wherein the students learned to trade stocks online with DEMAT accounts and also come across the comparative pricing of different stocks.

The speakers in their concluding remarks expressed a positive indication in the context of conducting such interactions so that students at initial stages of their careers can go for appropriate financial planning and seed investments. They also assured the support that SEBI, Jammu will be providing to academia for investor awareness among the budding professionals. The students also received certificates by SEBI.

Dr. Vishal Sharma and Dr Shivani Rana, faculty members at ICccR & HRM coordinated the visit.


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