The Indian Institute of Management Udaipur (IIMU) has announced a collaboration with JM Financial, a leading financial services group, to establish the JM Financial Centre for Financial Research. The Centre aims to provide scholars in finance and related fields access to world-class resources.
The JM Financial Centre for Financial Research at IIMU will engage in academic research in finance and related disciplines, conduct annual workshops and industry talks, and partner with BFSI sector and regulatory bodies for action research and seminars. The Centre will have an advisory board comprising experts from BFSI, financial technology sectors, and academia.
The centre plans to offer an elective course on M&A or other areas in the MBA Programme, as mutually agreed. Additionally, IIMU will conduct research studies on areas that are mutually agreed between IIMU and JM Financial. The Centre has been set up with support from JM Financial as part of its CSR initiative. This collaboration is special as it coincides with JM Financial group’s 50th anniversary this year. As a part of the collaboration, the JM Financial Merit Award of Rs.3 lakh will be awarded annually to the best Finance student of the IIMU MBA programme.
Speaking about the launch of the Centre, Prof. Ashok Banerjee, Director of Indian Institute of Management Udaipur, said, “IIM Udaipur always believes in industry-academia partnerships to foster industry-relevant research and teaching. The Centre will provide a platform for a dialogue between leading practitioners and academicians on matters that are of mutual interest.
The centre would also provide the latest database to the MBA and PhD students to facilitate a deeper understanding of financial markets and products.” Commenting on the collaboration, Mr. Vishal Kampani, Non-executive Vice Chairman of JM Financial Limited said, “It’s an honor for us to collaborate with Indian Institute of Management Udaipur, one of the premier management institutes of the country.
We are hopeful that the JM Financial Centre for Financial Research at IIMU will act as an intersection of academia and industry and deliver actionable research-driven insights and resources. As we commemorate the group’s 50th anniversary this year, we aim to work towards building excellence in industry-academia partnership and I am grateful to IIM Udaipur management for giving us the platform to realize our goal.”