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Established in 1875, BSE (formerly known as Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd.), is Asia's first & the Fastest Stock Exchange in world with the speed of 6 micro seconds and one of India's leading exchange groups. Over the past 143 years, BSE has facilitated the growth of the Indian corporate sector by providing it an efficient capital-raising platform. Popularly known as BSE, the bourse was established as ‘The Native Share & Stock Brokers' Association’ in 1875. In 2017 BSE become the 1st listed stock exchange of India.

Today BSE provides an efficient and transparent market for trading in equity, currencies, debt instruments, derivatives, mutual funds. BSE SME is India’s largest SME platform which has listed over 250 companies and continues to grow at a steady pace. BSE StAR MF is India’s largest online mutual fund platform which process over 27 lakh transactions per month and adds almost 2 lakh new SIPs ever month. BSE Bond, the transparent and efficient electronic book mechanism process for private placement of debt securities, is the market leader with more than Rs 2.09 lakh crore of fund raising from 530 issuances. (F.Y. 2017-2018).

Keeping in line with the vision of Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, BSE has launched India INX, India's 1st international exchange, located at GIFT CITY IFSC in Ahmedabad.

Indian Clearing Corporation Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of BSE, acts as the central counterparty to all trades executed on the BSE trading platform and provides full novation, guaranteeing the settlement of all bonafide trades executed.

BSE Institute Ltd, another fully owned subsidiary of BSE runs one of the most respected capital market educational institutes in the country.

BSE has also launched BSE Sammaan, the CSR exchange, is a 1st of its kind initiative which aims to connect corporate with verified NGOs.

BSE's popular equity index - the S&P BSE SENSEX - is India's most widely tracked stock market benchmark index. It is traded internationally on the EUREX as well as leading exchanges of the BRCS nations (Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa).

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, Government, and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes.

CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization, playing a proactive role in India's development process. Founded in 1895, India's premier business association has more than 9100 members, from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 300,000 enterprises from 291 national and regional sectoral industry bodies.

CII charts change by working closely with Government on policy issues, interfacing with thought leaders, and enhancing efficiency, competitiveness and business opportunities for industry through a range of specialized services and strategic global linkages. It also provides a platform for consensus-building and networking on key issues.

Extending its agenda beyond business, CII assists industry to identify and execute corporate citizenship programmes. Partnerships with civil society organizations carry forward corporate initiatives for integrated and inclusive development across diverse domains including affirmative action, healthcare, education, livelihood, diversity management, skill development, empowerment of women, and water, to name a few.

India is now set to become a US$ 5 trillion economy in the next five years and Indian industry will remain the principal growth engine for achieving this target. With the theme for 2019-20 as ‘Competitiveness of India Inc - India@75: Forging Ahead’, CII will focus on five priority areas which would enable the country to stay on a solid growth track. These are - employment generation, rural-urban connect, energy security, environmental sustainability and governance.

With 68 offices, including 9 Centres of Excellence, in India, and 11 overseas offices in Australia, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Indonesia, Singapore, South Africa, UAE, UK, and USA, as well as institutional partnerships with 394 counterpart organizations in 133 countries, CII serves as a reference point for Indian industry and the international business community.

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is the apex chamber of commerce and industry in India, having its registered office address at Federation House, Tansen Marg, Delhi 110001. Established in 1927, a non-government, not-for-profit organisation, FICCI is the voice of India’s business and industry. From influencing policy to encouraging debate, engaging with policy makers and civil society, FICCI articulates the views and concerns of industry. It serves its members from the Indian private and public corporate sectors and multinational companies, drawing its strength from diverse regional chambers of commerce and industry across states, reaching out to over 2,50,000 companies. FICCI provides a platform for networking and consensus building within and across sectors and is the first port of call for Indian industry, policy makers and the international business community.

The Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI) is a statutory body set up under an Act of Parliament in the year 1959. The Institute as a part of its obligation, regulates the profession of Cost and Management Accountancy, enrolls students for its courses, provides coaching facilities to the students, organizes professional development programmes for the members and undertakes research programmes in the field of Cost and Management Accountancy. The Institute pursues the vision of cost competitiveness, cost management, efficient use of resources and structured approach to cost accounting as the key drivers of the profession. In today's world, the profession of conventional accounting and auditing has taken a back seat and cost and management accountants increasingly contributing towards the management of scarce resources like funds, land and apply strategic decisions. This has opened up further scope and tremendous opportunities for cost accountants in India and abroad.

After an amendment passed by Parliament of India, the Institute is now renamed as ''The Institute of Cost Accountants of India'' from ''The Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India''. This step is aimed towards synergizing with the global management accounting bodies, sharing the best practices and it will be useful to large number of trans-national Indian companies operating from India and abroad to remain competitive. With the current emphasis on management of resources, the specialized knowledge of evaluating operating efficiency and strategic management the professionals are known as ''Cost and Management Accountants (CMAs)''. The Institute is the 2nd largest Cost & Management Accounting body in the world and the largest in Asia, having more than 5,00,000 students and 85,000 members all over the globe. The Institution operates through four regional councils at Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai and 101 Chapters situated at important cities in the country as well as 10 Overseas Centre headquartered at Kolkata. It is under the administrative control of Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India.

Our Institute apart from being a member of International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), South-Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA), Confederation of Asian & Pacific Accountants (CAPA), National Advisory Committee on Accounting Standards (NACAS), and National Foundation for Corporate Governance (NFCG) is also a member of Government Accounting Standards Advisory Board (GASAB).



The decade following independence in 1947 was witness to a surge of innovative ideas to build a fledgling independent nation into a model democratic state committed to growth with equity. The establishment of the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) was the outcome of one such innovative initiative.

Led by space scientist Dr. Vikram Sarabhai and an eminent industrialist and philanthropist Shri Kasturbhai Lalbhai, and proactively supported by the then Chief Minister of Gujarat, Dr. Jivraj Mehta, a group of enlightened individuals set up IIMA in 1961. This group ably wove together a coalition of five actors - the governments at the centre and the state, local industrialists, the Ford Foundation and the Harvard Business School, to establish the foundations of the Institute.

IIMA was set up as an institution that would be managed by a Society, the IIMA Society, created under the Societies Act. The Institute was to be run by a Board of Governors, constituted by the IIMA Society; the Board would have representation from all the relevant constituencies so as to reflect the multifarious needs of a developing nation. IIMA was therefore conceived as a Board-managed institution, free from the exclusive control of any one constituency. Thus, operational freedom is an integral part of the DNA of IIMA.

IIMA has been consistently ranked as the premier management school in the country by several national agencies. IIMA programmes are also ranked highly in several international rankings. In 2008, IIMA became the first management school in the country to be awarded EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) accreditation by the EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development).



The IIMB Centre for Corporate Governance and Citizenship was established in 2003 with the Vision ‘to be the leading and preferred Centre of Excellence in the field of Corporate Governance and Citizenship’. It carried the mandate of bringing under a single umbrella all the research, teaching and policy support work that the Institute faculty was engaged in the last several years in the area of Corporate Governance and Citizenship. The Centre was inaugurated by Judge Mervyn King – a leading luminary from South Africa, in the field of Ethics, Governance and Responsibility. The Centre has been acknowledged as a Centre of Excellence by the National Foundation of Corporate Governance, a government body, functioning under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, in the field of Ethics, Governance and Responsibility. In 2014, the Centre completed its Xth. Anniversary and we were privileged to have amongst us once again, -Judge Mervyn King, who delivered the keynote address with the subject - “Corporate behavior cannot be what it used to be”. IIMB-CCGC was selected to be a member of the Oversight Body of Integrated Reporting Council Academic Network.
The CCGC strives to be:
  • India’s Number One Centre of Excellence in Research, Education, Training, Advocacy and Dissemination in the field of Corporate Governance and Citizenship, through capacity building, knowledge creation, and dissemination.
  • The preferred choice for engaging or partnering in research, education, training, and advocacy in matters relating to Corporate Governance and citizenship globally.
  • The preferred choice for engaging or partnering in the development of board-and-top level directors and executives towards the highest standards of corporate governance and citizenship, in private, public, civil society, and not-for-profit sectors of business, commercial, civic, and social activities.
  • The preferred choice for policy support to government, regulators, standard setters, and professional and industry bodies on corporate governance and citizenship legislation, regulation, self-regulation, and moral suasion.
  • Emerging from our Vision of ‘Being the preferred Centre of Excellence in the field of Corporate Governance and Citizenship’, our activities were focused in 4 broad areas: Research, Education & Training, Advocacy and Dissemination.


Established in 1981 in collaboration with IMI Geneva (now IMD, Lausanne) with a campus in New Delhi, the International Management Institute (IMI) was India’s first corporate sponsored business school.

IMI Kolkata has emerged as one of the prominent Business Schools in India in recent times. IMI Kolkata offers 2 year full time Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) and a Fellow programme in Management (FPM-doctoral level programme) accredited by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Ministry of HRD, Government of India. IMI Kolkata’s PGDM programme has been accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA) and has received MBA equivalence from Association of India Universities (AIU). IMI Kolkata has been ranked 45th among management schools in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2019, MHRD, GoI.

The Center for Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility at IMI Kolkata carries out focused research and executive training on corporate governance. IMI Kolkata has been accredited as National Centre for Corporate Governance by National Foundation for Corporate Governance.



Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad (IMTG) is India’s premier AACSB accredited management school with a distinct focus on grooming leadership through Innovation, Execution and Social Responsibility. An autonomous, not–for–profit institute, offering highly sought after postgraduate programmes over the past more than three–and–a–half decades, IMTG currently offers four AICTE approved programmes – Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) Full Time, PGDM Executive, PGDM Part Time, and PGDM Dual Country Programme (DCP).

IMTG has been consistently ranked among the top management institutes of the country. Today, it is the proud alma mater of more than 300 C–suite executives and thousands of professionals serving in leadership positions in the best known organisations in India and around the world, in key business functions of Sales, Operations, Human Resources, Consulting, Information Technology, Marketing, and Finance among others.



Institute of Directors (IOD) was established in India on 12 July 1990, as an apex associationof Directors under the India's 'Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860' to improve their professional competence. It has since grown to associate with more than 31,000 senior executives from Govt, PSU and Private organisations. IOD organises a number of international events each year, in India and certain other select countries.

From the personal development of directors, IOD soon embraced the role of Corporate Governance and boardroom development, followed by organisation-wide transformation as a whole. It consolidated its position further through MOUs, with related associations globally. IOD publishes a number of professional books, handbooks, and periodicals throughout the year, to keep the directors updated.

IOD's 'Masterclass for Directors' covers training in corporate directorship, and 'Golden Peacock Awards' in 15 different corporate disciplines, and other flagship initiatives aim to improve the competitiveness of individual directors and their organisations. The 'Masterclass', is a condensed programme for top management and also prepares participants for the role of Independent Directors of companies. No business award today, receives the kind of recognition and adulation among peers that Golden Peacock does. Both have become global benchmarks.

IOD has also setup a special wing called 'Organisation for Non-Executive Independent Directors' (ONEID), mandated to look after the training, placement and networking of Independent Directors. IOD's 'Board Research and Advisory' wing provides specialised advisory services in the areas of Board & Directors' Performance Evaluation and Corporate Governance Compliances.

IOD's activities extend from training, publications, and monthly lectures to workshops and Global networking through national and international directors Conventions, on issues such as Risk Management, Corporate Ethics, Leadership, Quality, Environment, Climate Change, Occupational Health and Safety, Corporate Governance, Cyber Security, Competition Law, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility etc.



Established in 1964 by Shri S S Khera, the then Cabinet Secretary, Govt of India and Dr D S Reddy, former Vice Chancellor, Osmania University, IPE as an Autonomous Institution for policy studies on Public Enterprises and Public Systems working very closely with the OU. The Institute is striving for academic excellence benchmarking with the best in India and abroad. IPE has carved out a niche for itself in research, management education, consultancy and training and is rated one among the top ten management institutes in India (including IIMs) on intellectual capital reflected through the contribution to research and formulation of public policy. The Institute is administered by a Board of Governors comprising eminent policy makers, researchers, chief executives of public enterprises and administrators. Microsoft has installed the ERP facilities at the Institute for integrated research, training, consultancy and management education. The Institute has MoUs with the UN Centre for Promotional Enterprises, International Risk Management Association, Indian Institute of Banking and Finance, Centre for Good Governance, Central Institute for Rural Electrification, National Productivity Council, International Management Institute, Birla Institute of Management and Technology. The Institute’s Governing Board comprises eminent administrators, policy makers, industry captains, researchers and representatives of national and international organizations. Shri K Madhava Rao, IAS (Retd), former Chief Secretary, Government of Andhra Pradesh (composite state) is the President of the Institute. Prof R K Mishra, who is associated with the central and the various state governments, national and international organizations specializing in management, is the Director.



THE INDIAN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS (ISB) evolved from the need for a world-class business school in Asia. The founders, some of the best minds from the corporate and academic worlds, anticipated the leadership needs of the emerging Asian economies and recognised that the rapidly changing business landscape would require young leaders who not only have an understanding of the developing economies but who also present a global perspective. The ISB is committed to creating such leaders through its innovative programmes, outstanding faculty and thought leadership. The ISB is a not-for-profit organization, funded entirely by private corporations, foundations and individuals from around the world who believe in its vision to be an internationally top-ranked, research-driven, independent management institution that grooms future leaders for India and the world.



National Foundation for Corporate Governance (NFCG) was set up in the year 2003 by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), in partnership with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) and Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) to promote good Corporate Governance practices both at the level of individual corporates and Industry as a whole. In the year 2010, Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI) and National Stock Exchange (NSE) and in 2013 Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) were included in NFCG as Trustees.

Vision

Be the Key Facilitator and Reference Point for highest standards of Corporate Governance in India.

Mission

  • To foster a culture of good corporate governance;
  • To create a framework of best practices, structure, processes and ethics;
  • To reduce the existing gap between Corporate Governance framework & actual compliance by corporates;
  • To facilitate effective participation of different stakeholders;
  • To catalyse capacity building in emerging areas of corporate governance


National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM) is a public trust, established by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), the regulator for securities markets in India. NISM seeks to add to market quality through educational initiatives. It is an autonomous body governed by its Board of Governors.


NISM’s vision is to lead, catalyze and deliver educational initiatives to enhance the quality of participation in the securities markets. NISM engages in capacity building among stakeholders in the securities markets through financial literacy, professional education, certification, enhancing governance standards and fostering policy research.


The activities at NISM are carried out through its Six Schools of Excellence: 1. School for Investor Education and Financial Literacy (SIEFL) 2. School for Certification of Intermediaries (SCI) 3. School for Securities Information and Research (SSIR) 4. School for Regulatory Studies and Supervision (SRSS) 5. School for Corporate Governance (SCG) 6. School for Securities Education (SSE)


Through these schools, NISM caters to the educational needs of various constituencies such as investors, issuers, intermediaries, regulatory staff, policy makers, academia and future professionals of securities markets.


NISM envisions a catalytic role in promoting securities markets research and education, through: • Close interface with policy makers, regulators and industry participants • Continuous knowledge creation and dissemination • Enabling stakeholders to enhance knowledge, skill and awareness through research based inputs • Serving as a role model for other institutions in and outside India to enhance the quality of interaction in securities markets.


NISM also develops and conducts mandatory certification examinations and continuing professional educational programmes for various segments of the securities markets. Around 2,50,000 candidates undertake these examinations every year and more than 9,00,000 candidates have been certified by NISM till date.



The National Law University, Delhi (NLUD), has been established in the year 2008 witha mandate to transform and redefine the process of legal education. The University aims to create a sui generis legal education system that is able to chisel a new generation of lawyers who are able, competent and humane and who would permeate into the legal system not only in India but abroad also so as to meet the challenges of ever-evolving human society.


NLUD’s sincere endeavour, since inception, has been to transform legal education into justice education so as to be an instrument of social, political and economic change. The primary mission of the University is to create lawyers who will be professionally competent, technically sound and socially relevant. They shall enter the front rows of the Bar and the Bench to address imperatives of the new millennium, uphold the values of Indian Constitution and help strengthen the rule of law in the country. This necessarily means that students at this prestigious Law University shall appreciate the interaction between law, society, economics, and politics.The lawyers trained here are well equipped with the desirable advocacy skills not only at the trial but at the appellate levels also. They will contribute as agents of change to the country’s mandate to achieve its future developmental goals.


Dynamic in vision and robust in commitment, the University in a very short span of time has shown exemplary promise to become a world class institution. NLUD has been accredited with 'A' Grade by NAAC with a CGPA of 3.59 on a 4 point scale.In the 2018 NIRF Rankings, NLUD ranked at 2nd place and again in the year 2019 NIRF Rankings, NLUD ranked at 2nd place.The University Grants Commission has granted graded autonomy to NLU Delhi under Category-1 University.


These excellent ratings by Government agencies not only place NLUD amongst few of the top institutions in the country imparting quality legal education but are a reflection at the admirable academic environment at the University for teaching & research.


NLUD is the only University having National Academy of Law Teachers (NALT) for training of teachers and has also started the very innovative LL.M. (Pro) program which caters to the need of legal education for anybody coming from any stream.


Having carved a niche for itself at undergraduate levels, the University continues to excel in offering the newly introduced LL.M. (One year) as well as Ph.D. Programmes. It’s the very first Law University in the country to start LL.M. (Competition Law).


To inculcate the professional skills in budding lawyers, the pedagogy at NLUD comprises of lectures, seminars, group and individual tutorials and simulated exercises like moot courts; client interviewing and mediation/conciliation etc.To facilitate intensive and interactive learning, thoroughly revised and updated study material is prepared in every course by the faculty.


The NLUD Library is a state of the art library having a hybrid collection of print as well as digital resources supporting teaching and research needs of the students, faculty and legal researchers. The residential Campus is fully Wi-Fi enabled.


The faculty and the students of NLU, Delhi completed a 'A Decade of Excellence' in the year 2018. The achievements of the students during this period has been notable. Over a dozen students have qualified for Civil Services Examinations in various years. The students of NLUD have been securing top positions in Delhi Judicial Services, Punjab Judicial Services etc. They have also been getting good placements. Apart from this students have gone to IVY League institutions for higher studies and most of them on scholarships. For NLU Delhi since the journey has just begun, the best is yet to come.


The Governance at the University is highly student-centric and transparent in its conduct. In order to encourage the budding lawyers, the University offers a very generous support to students to take part in various international and national moot court competitions. The contribution of the University has been recognised globally as the NLU Delhi has now a number of active international collaborations with best of the law schools across the world.


In its new incarnation, the NLU Delhi is suitably poised to be known as an institution devoted to significant research. The University has various Research Centres. These centresare committed towardsfocused research in the contemporary issues and provide consultancy at the behest of Courts and Government bodies in various policy formulations.


Visualising the track fared so far; the NLU Delhi is all set to become a University with a difference committed to offer a socially purposive education.


The National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. (NSE) is the largest stock exchange in India. As per the World Federation of Exchanges, NSE is ranked No 1 on Index Options contracts, No 2 on Currency derivatives contracts and overall ranks as the 3rd largest exchange in the world in terms of volume of trade.


NSE has a fully-integrated business model comprising of exchange listings, trading, clearing and settlement services, indices, market data feeds, technology solutions and financial education offerings. NSE offers trading platform in equities, F&O, currency, interest rates, fixed-income, commodities, sovereign gold bonds, ETFs, distribution of mutual fund and lending and borrowing of securities. NSE’s Platform is the most preferred platform to access capital for the SMEs.


NSE operates a market ecosystem which is transparent and efficient. NSE is committed to improve the financial well-being of people.



The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) is a premier professional body set up under an Act of Parliament, i.e., Company Secretaries Act, 1980, for the regulation and development of the profession of Company Secretaries in India. It functions under the jurisdiction of Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India. The Institute, being a pro-active body, focuses on best and top-quality education to students of Company Secretaries Course and best quality set standards for CS members. The institute has over 59,000 members and about 3.5 lakh students on its roll.

ICSI is the largest CS organisation recognised globally for guiding Industry and academia on highest standards of Corporate Governance. Company Secretaries maintain high standards of accountability, transparency and ethics in order to build an effective governance model for the corporates. The ICSI is a pioneer contributor in Government of India initiatives for promoting socio-economic growth of the nation.



The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is a statutory body established by an Act of Parliament, viz. The Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 (Act No.XXXVIII of 1949) for regulating the profession of Chartered Accountancy in the country. The Institute, functions under the administrative control of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India. The ICAI is the second largest professional body of Chartered Accountants in the world, with a strong tradition of service to the Indian economy in public interest.


The affairs of the ICAI are managed by a Council in accordance with the provisions of the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 and the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988. The Council constitutes of 40 members of whom 32 are elected by the Chartered Accountants and remaining 8 are nominated by the Central Government generally representing the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Securities and Exchange Board of India, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Ministry of Finance and other stakeholders.


Over a period of time the ICAI has achieved recognition as a premier accounting body not only in the country but also globally, for maintaining highest standards in technical, ethical areas and for sustaining stringent examination and education standards. Since 1949, the profession has grown leaps and bounds in terms of members and student base.


  • Regulate the profession of Accountancy
  • Education and Examination of Chartered Accountancy Course
  • Continuing Professional Education of Members
  • Conducting Post Qualification Courses
  • Formulation of Accounting Standards
  • Prescription of Standard Auditing Procedures
  • Laying down Ethical Standards
  • Monitoring Quality through Peer Review
  • Ensuring Standards of performance of Members
  • Exercise Disciplinary Jurisdiction
  • Financial Reporting Review
  • Input on Policy matters to Government
Note: Partners' names are listed in alphabetical order.
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