Girish Singhania, Founder, EduBridge

Girish is an entrepreneur who has a vision coupled with an unwavering want to create. He brings 15 years of experience across the Education, FMCG and Financial Service sectors and is driven by a visceral “hard-wired” need to strategize, to innovate, to execute and to disprove the words – “It can’t be done”. His greatest passion lies in unlocking the potential that each individual has, and in enabling them to achieve their best. He strongly believes that in this golden era of opportunities in India, the biggest factor of success for our country will be our ability to transform our people into high-performing contributors to the economy. This led to the birth of EduBridge and is still central to the vision and mission of EduBridge

 

The digital revolution has stirred much hype around the growth and importance of being technologically sound. It’s scared the daylights out of non-tech professionals, as they’ve simply jumped to the conclusion that there’ll be no means to an end if they aren’t inclined to tech. But the truth of the matter is, the job market is proliferating not only with new tech-inclined roles but there is remarkable growth that one witness in the BFSI segment!

Banking and Finance is one of the fastest-growing segments in India. Currently, position at number #5, the banking and finance sphere is expected to rank at number #3 by 2025. The segment has an array of profiles under its umbrella for professionals and learners to choose from.

Education and Banking 

In recent years, traditional education institutes cater to the growing requirement of the workforce by accommodating a course in banking and finance. The course includes a generic overview of the subject. The program imparts detailed theoretical insight, but fails at showing students, how to apply the theory more fittingly. This in turn has limited employment, as students are unable to utilise the acquired domain skills when on the floor.

The Role of EdTech

To bridge the gap between the employer and employee, EdTech companies like EduBridge, have co-created specialised courses with prominent BFSI institutions. With this, students can adapt themselves to the nuances of the profile, and eventually get absorbed into the workforce of that particular institution. Since learners have acquired a certificate upon the completion of the course, they could get placed in another institution as well. Since the trainers are from the industry they also introduce learners to the practical application of the theory imparted, by improvising day-to-day issues and using a discussion-based model to come up with creative solutions. This is done by purposefully marrying analytical skills and logic with creative insights. The courses are specialised and essentially expose learners and professionals to the growing number of job profiles in the banking and finance spheres.

Trending Courses in the BFSI sector

A Certification Programme in Accounting and Taxation with GST and Tally is an absolute breakthrough for tax agents and Accountants working in Enterprises. The number-crunching does not only deliver learners with the technological advantages but also shows them to make it to the last ’T’ after dealing with a labyrinth of governmental tax norms. The course can be pursued at an undergraduate level.

An Advanced Level, Certified course in the Banking and Non-Banking Financial Services, enables learners to essay the role of a loan collector. The course can be pursued at an undergraduate and at the graduate level. It walks learners through the banking procedures in detail. The course is coupled with insightful offerings on the subject and policies from the RBI.

Investment banking laid its foundation in India, in the early 1900’s. The European traders were forerunners of these financial institutions. In the 1970s prestigious banking institutions started offering these services to last enterprises, and in recent times to micro-start-ups. The Certificate Programme for Investment Banking, is ideal for graduates. The course walks learners through the know-how of Mergers and Acquisitions, Financial Advisory, Initial Public Offer, Equity Money & Capital Markets, Debt Advisory & Reconstructing, and last but not the least Leveraged Buyouts. The course comprises of a detailed overview on Investments, it gives learners and professionals to profiles such as, Financial Advisor Executive, Long & Short-term Financial Plan Executor, Business Developer, Debt & Reconstructing Advisor, Financial Data Analyst, Sales, and a lot more. A lot of the profiles, eclipse with those undertaken by learners and professionals from the management stream. Crypto is fast emerging as a forerunner in the financial space. This aspect can also be explored by executives in this space.

A Certified course in Microfinance, makes for a very fitting course at an undergraduate level. The syllabus imparts detailed insight on the working of financial institutions and its types, it shows how banks generate and return profits, category and types of financial institutions, and overview of NBFC, and last but not the least an overview of financial inclusion. On the completion of the course the learner can comfortably essay the role of a micro-finance executive at varying levels.

Other sectors

The banking sector and the technological domain will continue to grow leaps and bounds owing to its domineering presence in current times and in the future years.

Healthcare – The growing requirement of professionals in the health-care sector cannot be dismissed. During the course of the pandemic, our frontline warriors have played a quintessential role at holding the fort. Since the segment was short-staffed, patient requirements were not adequately met with, resulting in loss of life. Health-workers were gripped by the tenacious clutches of a raging emergency and found themselves overworked. To keep this issue at bay it is imperative for the governmental and private healthcare sectors to fulfil the staffing requirements at every level of the hierarchy in the healthcare sector. Courses in Pharmacy, Medical Transcription and other medical support services can be indoctrinated to train frontline workers in a short period of time. The dynamic advances in healthcare serves as a hot-bet for EdTech institutes to enable vetting of courses, that could be advantageously harnessed by the industry.

Service Sector – Even though service has acquired a whole new connotation in the post-pandemic era, the industry delivers learners to plausible opportunities giving rise to many more! Tourism and Hospitality are here to thrive.

Retail Sector – Inspite of going online the Retail segment gives learners the impetus to understand the nitty-gritty of brand-building and communication using social media, and other promising avenues of digital marketing and the know-hows of logistics in an age of e-commerce.

The world seems to be operating at a tap! However, one needs to understand the healthcare sector, or even retail still advances on the basis on human, face to face contact! Hence the needless fear of opportunities drying up should be kept at bay, as we view the world in a different light.

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