75 new schools start NSE-CBSE's finance course

Mumbai: As many as 75 new schools have started offering the Financial Market Management (FMM) course for students of Class IX and X from this month, NSE said.

The course, which was launched jointly by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the National Stock Exchange of India Ltd (NSE), aims to sensitise students about money management and financial planning.

"Many prominent school societies and groups have decided to start the course this year," NSE said in a statement.

"The 75 new schools are from across the length and breadth of India, including the capital and NCR, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Punjab, Maharashtra, Kolkata, Odisha, Kerala, and Andaman and Nicobar Islands," it added.

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan is starting this year with 25 schools in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Dehradun regions.

In addition, five schools of the Bharti Foundation in Punjab, schools under the jurisdiction of the Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi and Delhi Public Schools across the country are starting the course, it said.

According to NSE, more schools are expected to follow soon and the training of teachers has started from this month.

It is expected that around 150 teachers will get trained in the initial round.

The FMM course covers 200 hours of teaching, which includes theory and practical classes.

The subjects that the students will be taught include 'Basics of Money Management' in Class IX and 'Introduction to Financial Market' in Class X.

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