The Financial scene in India has miles to go before it can be said to be mature. Beginnings hv been made and efforts are made by regulators in this direction.
The financial markets in India are going to be the turf of certified professionals very soon due to regulatory compulsions and/or initiatives of the industry.
NSE's Certification in Financial Markets (NCFM) provides a critical element of the financial sector reforms by developing a pool of human resources having right skills and expertise in each segment of the industry to provide quality intermediation to market participants.
NCFM has 14 modules starting from an introductory Financial Market overview to Broker's and Corporate modules. It also covers the modules of AMFI and FPSI. The cost of each module is a nominal Rs 1000 except for the Commodities market module for which the fee is a nominal Rs 1200.
Seems to be a great opportunity for young people and financial professionals alike.
Log on to http://www.nseindia.com/ and look for the NCFM button.