It is a matter of great pride for the Department of Economics, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) that all 42 students of the M.Sc. (Banking and Financial Analytics -BFA) (Self-Financing mode) programme, which was launched in 2019 have been placed for Internship at various Branches of the Indian Bank.Elated over the achievement, Prof Halima Sadia Rizvi, Head, Department of Economics said “The entire fourth semester of the Programme is devoted to internship with a view that the students can have practical experience and are groomed enough so that they are fully ready for their smooth final placement with no Cultural Shock”.
Programme Coordinator, Dr. Moonis Shakeel said, “100% internship placement is a great achievement and that too in a nationalized bank is quite unique and rare. Credit goes to HoD, her leadership, who has taken the initiative with the aim of producing quality analytics professionals to cater to the needs of the industry; it will put the D/o Economics on a higher pedestal.”Programme Advisor, Prof. Syed Afzal Rizvi of Department of Computer Science, who has conceptualized this Programme and been involved since its inception said “MSc- Banking and Financial Analytics is a Professional, P.G. and Terminal degree.
No institution particularly public educational institutions run such a well-developed programme. This programme will help build successful careers for the students as the strength lies with the course content and course structure, where Economics stream students are trained with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Cyber Security with Programming like C, Python and R.”Prof Najma Akhtar, Vice Chancellor, JMI appreciated the efforts put in by the Department for successfully launching and running such an excellent Programme.
While congratulating the Head of the Department and Professors involved she remarked “It will further enhance the image of the Department of Economics and the Jamia Millia Islamia alike”.Former VC of JMI, Prof Shahid Ashraf, who is also a Faculty for this programme, responded as “Bank has an important role in monetary policy and economic development, which is going to be more important in future.
The programme is designed with this vision and our understanding with Indian Bank is a WIN-WIN strategy beneficial for both, and the most lucky lot is the students of the Batch”, while he wishes them good luck.Another Faculty, Dr. S K Naqvi, Director of FTK-CIT has appreciated the intelligent use of IT components, A.I. and Cyber Security in the curriculum which has enhanced the impact of the Programme and its employability.