BIM Trichy, India, joins CMT Association’s Academic Partner Program

The partnership paves the way for aspiring finance students and professionals for new-age job roles and CMT certification.

APRIL 21, 2022 – CMT Association is happy to welcome Bharathidasan Institute of Management (BIM), Tiruchirappalli into the CMT Association’s Academic Partner Program.

Selection for the Academic Partner Program signifies a strong commitment to students’ career readiness and applied to learning. Institutions in the Academic Partner Program demonstrate academic rigor in financial courses ranging from quantitative methodologies to behavioral finance, as well as portfolio management and other key aspects of technical analysis.

Expressing happiness with this partnership, Dr. Asit K Barma, Director, BIM Trichy commented, ‘With this partnership, the two institutions illustrate an innovative solution to the growing demand for student education and career preparedness, while advocating for the advancement of technical analysis in India in finance domain. Technical analysis, which is a crucial part of investment and trading decisions, has evolved over hundreds of years. While modern technical analysis retains its roots in classical observations of market behavior, it extends beyond pattern recognition to employ groundbreaking quantitative methodologies and rules-based trading-system design and testing. This is yet another initiative from our Financial Trading and Analytics Centre (FINTRAC), the only one of its kind in Tamil Nadu as of date. We have significantly invested in this center in the past year. Not just the faculty and students of BIM, the Centre is open to other B Schools and Universities as well.’
Commenting on this partnership, Dr. V.P.Sriraman, Area Chair of Finance and Economics said “Combined with the theoretical knowledge being imparted through various courses in Finance and Economics area like Corporate Finance, Business Valuation, and Portfolio Management Practices, this CMT certification will give our students a competitive edge in their job market. In addition, it will hone their technical skills to become independent market technicians.”

Further adding to this, Dr. Sadrita Deb, Assistant Professor (Finance), and Faculty IN Charge of the FINTRAC Lab elaborated “Technical Analysis is found everywhere on the stock market websites. It is being used extensively by floor traders, proprietary desk traders, and independent traders. It is used by hedge funds and other financial companies including investment banks. Thus, CMT certification will help our students diversify their career paths including new job roles.”

Joel Pannikot, Head of CMT Association’s Asia-Pacific operations welcomed BIM Trichy to the program, saying, “For over a decade, I known BIM Trichy to be committed to quality finance education, training generations of students to prepare for careers in the financial services industry. For young professionals at the start of their careers, Technical Analysis is not only a work skill, but also a life skill. It will empower them to manage their personal investments and protect themselves from the inevitable market shocks of the future.”

Aditya S A, a current first-year MBA student who is doing his internship at Ernst & Young – GDS says “my intern project work focuses on interest rate simulation and derivatives valuation. Given that I am from an engineering background, CMT modules will help me understand the basics as well as advanced concepts in futures and options, in addition to fundamental and technical analyses of portfolios. This academic partnership with CMT will be of great help to us in our career advancement goals.”


About CMT Association:
Founded in the late 1960s, the CMT Association has served the financial industry for nearly 50 years. What started as a small group of technical research analysts in NYC has matured into an industry beacon for professionals worldwide. Today, we strive to deliver value through diverse education and networking opportunities, member advocacy, career advancement, and the highest standards of professional ethics.


About Bharathidasan Institute of Management:
Established in 1984, Bharathidasan Institute of Management, Tiruchirappalli, is an autonomous school of excellence of Bharathidasan University, professionally run by an independent society. BIM offers two years residential MBA program approved by AICTE with specialization in Marketing, Finance, Operations, Human Resources, Digital Business, and Analytics; Ph.D. and Management Development /Faculty Development Programs. More than 4000 BIM Alumni spread around the globe are significantly contributing to corporates and society today. Former Union Minister Bharat Ratna Late Shri C Subramaniam was instrumental in setting up this B School. He was motivated by the idea of starting a School of Excellence in Management that would be organically linked with an industrial complex. His belief was that just as a medical school needed to be attached to a hospital to be effective as a teaching institution, a Management School had to be linked with industry. Accordingly, the institute was set up in collaboration with BHEL within its sprawling Tiruchirappalli campus. In addition to its graduate program, BIM also has a strong research profile and has established multiple centers of excellence, including Operations Excellence Centre, Financial Trading and Analytics Center (FINTRAC), and Real-Time Contextual Marketing Labs to advance management practice in contemporary areas. Through its in-progress Center for Sustainable Development Goals, it also intends to contribute to the advancement of these goals scholastically. (

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