Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is planning to fully utilise the advantages of internet to spread investor education, apart from lending a helping hand to universities to offer courses on personal finance.
"We are considering setting up of access points to SEBI website in various cities and towns -- first at the premises of all regional stock exchange and later at select universities and colleges, in towns where there are no exchanges," said SEBI board member Prof J R Verma. He added, “In three years time, net connections and access would become as easy as that of subscriber trunk dialling (std) today, making the programme reachable at nook and corner of the country.”
SEBI feels setting up access points at university had two purposes, enabling teaching staff to update their knowledge, and to educate students, so that they could spread it. Seminars and open house sessions would also be conducted as part of this initiative for the purpose.
In many countries, there are courses on personal finance and SEBI would encourage Indian universities to launch this kind of a course, by helping them in creating course material.
Report : Zeenext Bureau