BSE Institute Ltd. Hosts the Biggest Financial Olympiad in India

Nidhi Bahl updated on : 09 Apr 2016
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It is the biggest national level Financial Olympiad in the country which has participation from various states across India.

BSE Institute Ltd., Biggest Financial Olympiad

BSE Institute Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of the BSE Ltd., hosted the finale of the BSE International Financial Olympiad at the BSE International convention hall in Mumbai recently. It is the biggest national level Financial Olympiad in the country which has participation from various states across India. It is an initiative to extend financial literacy to the school level through its flagship innovative and educative national level financial quiz competition. Over 108 students competed with each other to win the national level competition. This year, around fifteen thousand students across India participated in the national level competition which was spread over 6 months.

The first round of BSE International Financial Olympiad covered students from 544 schools from 150 cities and 18 states in India out of which 875 students, post an online test, were qualified for the 2nd round and 108 students were selected for the finale in Mumbai. The BSE International Finance Olympiad also awarded 9 principals and 27 teachers from various schools that had participated for the Olympiad.

The event was graced by the presence of Shaina NC, Spokesperson of BJP, an Indian fashion designer and social worker, Ms. Dipti Neelakantan, Group Chief Operating Officer at JM Financial & Auxiliary Bishop Savio Dominic Fernandes who is serving as the Auxiliary Bishop of Bombay Archdiocese.

Mr. Ambarish Datta, MD & CEO, BSE Institute Ltd. said “I’m overwhelmed by the participation we have been getting year on year. BSE International Financial Olympiad is one of the biggest financial Olympiad in the country. It is an initiative to extend financial literacy at school level through its flagship innovative and educative national level financial quiz competition. We at BSE Institute Ltd. always believe in bringing out the best of every student through various innovative programmes and activities. I’m glad that this year we had more than 22 girl students who made it till the final round and also bagged the prizes. We constantly strive to encourage participation from girls thereby encouraging the government’s initiative of educating the girl child. I’m positive that this event will transform the participating students into financially literate adults of the next generation”.

Dr. Sandeep Ahlawat, Managing Trustee, Eduheal Foundation said that “the students who reached the finale will take back a` wow` experience of participating in the biggest financial Olympiad of the country and coming to the fastest stock exchange in the world. Besides students, the annual prize distribution function felicitates the principals and teachers who make all this possible”.

BSE International Financial Olympiad is aimed at encouraging school students to explore and learn more about financial world by developing analytical and problem solving skills that will be essential to their careers.

The purpose of BSE International Financial Olympiad is to create awareness about financial literacy amongst students at a young age. It is aimed at empowering students with a proper understanding of the opportunities in the financial markets. Financial Olympiad helps students prioritize their personal financial goals and guides them towards becoming financially responsible. During the initial rounds of BSE International Financial Olympiad, students studying in class 9, 10, 11 and 12 participated in inter school written tests followed by an online test. This National level financial Olympiad not only saw participation but winners too from across the length and breadth of the country – Chandrapur, Jalgaon, Angul, Tiruneveli, Ujjai, Bhopal, Pune, Ghaziabad, Mumbai and many other cities. The toppers from Mumbai are Mr. Shubh Shah & Ameya Parekh from Std 1X, Ms Bhoomi Yagnik from Std X and Konita Sreya from Std XII.




About BSE International Financial Olympiad

The BSE International Finance Olympiad is a 3 Stage Pan-India competition which is held every year. Various schools from Punjab, Gujarat, Maharashtra, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Bihar, Telangana etc. participate in this mega event. The BIFO was started by a partnership between BSE Institute Limited (BIL) and Eduheal Foundation (EHF).This is the 4th year of the event and the last stage of the competition was held on 8th April 2016 at the BSE International convention hall, Mumbai.

About BSE Institute Ltd.

BSE Institute Ltd. (BIL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of BSE Limited. BIL conducts a wide range of programs ranging from 1 day workshops to a two year full time post graduate programs in financial markets. BIL also conducts certification exams for financial market professionals to enable them to practice their profession in various areas like cash markets, derivatives, and mutual funds. They also conduct specialized workshops for international financial market professionals including those from Asian and African countries to equip them with the knowledge of current market practices, services and regulatory trends. BSE Institute Limited (BIL) also works towards creating awareness and providing education and skills to students and learners in India and abroad by organizing educational events.

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