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I am a B.A. gradaute and wish to pursue Share market so please tell me about the courses in share market, colleges, requirements, how to enter the field, what magazines to read and everything a prospective aspirant needs to know

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The stock exchange is exposed to a high degree of volatility. Prices fluctuate within minutes and are determined by demand and supply of stocks at a given time. Stockbrokers buy and sell securities on behalf of individuals and institutions for some commission.

Ans: As you want to know about various courses that may be relevant to work in share market, here is an indicative list of jobs and requirements:

Stock Broker: Stock brokers trade in shares and derivatives like futures and options in stock markets or even online. They work for various brokerage firms. Except graduation, there are no specific requirements. But you would do better if you take training from the following institution:

B.S.E. Training Institute, P.J. Towers, Dalal Street, Mumbai 400001

You can also get a qualification in Business Management/ Finance to get a job with the brokerage firms.

Equity Research Analyst: They analyse industry situations, financial status of various companies and market scenario to decide which shares to buy, which to sell and which to hold so as to maximise the shareholders wealth. They advise individuals, corporate organisations and brokerage firms on investments in the capital market.

You would require a MBA or an equivalent degree with specialisation in Finance or in a relevant area.

Some of the better MBA institutes are

Indian Institute of Management at

  • Vastrapur, Ahmedabad - 380 015
  • Rajendra Nagar, Indore 452 012
  • Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore - 560 076
  • P. O. Box 16757, Diamond Harbour Road, Joka, Calcutta 700 027
  • Calicut R E C P. O., Kozhikode 673 601
  • Prabandh Nagar, Off Sitapur Road, Lucknow 226 013

Course: Post Graduate Diploma in Management

Eligibility: Graduate in any subject. For IIM, Lucknow, IIM, Calcutta, and IIM, Bangalore, you need to score at least 50% marks in aggregate in your graduation examination.

Admission Procedure: Common Admission Test Group Discussions Interview

Course expenses: Varies. On an average, about Rs 4,00,000 for the whole course.

  • Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies

Dadabhai Naoroji House, 164 Backbay Reclamation, Churchgate, Mumbai Eligibility: Graduate in any subject with at least 45% marks in aggregate.

Admission Procedure: CET Group Discussions Interview

Course expenses: About Rs 60,000

  • S. P Jain Institute of Management Studies

Munshi Nagar, Dadabhai Road, Andheri (W), Mumbai 400053

Eligibility: Graduate in any subject with 50% marks in aggregate.

Admission Procedure: Common Admission Test conducted by IIMs Group Discussions - Interview

  • Xavier Labour Relations Institute

XLRI Jamshedpur, P.O. Box 222, C.H. Area (E), Jamshedpur 831 001

Eligibility: Graduate in any subject with 50% marks in aggregate.

Admission Procedure: XAT Group Discussions - Interview

Course expenses: About Rs 4,00,000

  • Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi

Delhi - 110007

Eligibility: Graduate in any subject with 50% marks in aggregate.

Admission Procedure: Entrance test Group Discussion - Interview

Course expenses: About Rs 1,50,000

  • Management Development Institute,

P. B. No. 60, Meherauli Road, Gurgaon 122001

This list is indicative & in no particular order of ranking

You can read the following magazines: Dalal Street, Intelligent Investor, Outlook Money, Financial Express, Business Standard, The Economic Times etc.