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This summer, learn and earn

Bhubaneswar, May 2: This summer is the perfect time for all those, who had been looking forward to utilising their creative potential to earn some extra money.

The Institute of Entrepreneurship Development under the micro, small and medium enterprises department of the state government has launched a tailor-made programme on Wealth and Portfolio Management for working professionals, freshers and educated homemakers.

“The programme aims to enhance the employability and entrepreneurship skills of the youths and would benefit those, who wish to either begin a career in the financial market or learn the fundamentals of capital market. The programme is structured to help participants understand the basic concepts related to diverse avenues of investment and studying the market,” said principal of the institute B.B. Mishra.

The programme was formally launched on April 22. However, classes began on April 29.

The course will be of three-month duration with classes on Sundays on the institute campus in Mancheswar Industrial Estate. Set up in 1987, the institute is the state nodal agency for all entrepreneurship development and allied activities in Odisha. It has been conducting various specialised and tailor-made training programmes on entrepreneurship education.

The institute has collaborated with the Oxygen Management Services to design the programme. “The course content includes capital market national stock exchange, stock market index and risk management.

The course would also make the participants proficient with the stock exchange and trading concepts. On completion of training, the participants would become technically competent to manage wealth and portfolio for a healthy and secured return on investments of their clients,” said location head of the Oxygen Management Services Rashmi Ranjan Tripathy.

The institute started with 15 seats, all of which have been filled up.

The response had been overwhelming and there were already a lot more candidates interested to take up the programme, said vice principal of the institute S.K. Mohanty, adding that they were now planning to start the second batch of Wealth and Portfolio Management from May 27.