21 November 2017 12:37:39 IST

A New York-based edu start-up ties up with leading biz schools

ALPHABETA provides inclusive pedagogical approach using active learning space

ALPHABETA Inc, a New York-based new age interactive education start-up providing courses on equity markets and commodities, is planning to tie-up with leading business schools and financial institutions in India for financial courses.

The company has recently partnered with the NSE Academy Ltd (NAL), a wholly owned subsidiary of National Stock Exchange, for the same. NAL, that currently offers certificate programmes in extensive finance subjects in collaboration with select educational and financial institutions, will soon provide a certificate course in equity portfolio management through online using data visualisation and exploratory learning.

ALPHABETA’s plan is to introduce more such courses related to equity and stock market.

ALPHABETA provides inclusive pedagogical approach using active learning space which makes the complex concepts of finance intuitively simpler, said its President and Founder Kirthi Ramakrishnan.

“Not many people invest in stock market because they find it complex. Our platform makes many of these courses look very simple with lot of visual data with a very practical approach instead of going through a theortical way,” he said adding anyone can take up this courses become financial literate. The online courses is available through a mobile app for anyone from a high school student to investment managers, traders and wealth managers.

Ramakrishnan further added that in countries like India and Mexico only 2 per cent of the population has the exposure to the stock markets. “Our aim is to take this 2 per cent to 10 per cent in the next 8-10 years,” Ramakrishnan adding that the company is already taking to about six premier business schools for financial courses.

“The partnership with the NAL is a major validation that data visualisation and exploratory learning in a mobile-first, data-intensive, next-generation app environment is very important. We believe that we are at the forefront of a generational shift in the teaching of finance aligned with the irreversible trends of democratisation of investing opportunities and investing knowledge.”