Genpact Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with one of India’s premier universities, Jadavpur University. With this MoU, the two organizations have agreed to work together to develop an Analytics & Research program as part of the Masters in Economics stream run by the University.
This proprietary program will leverage Genpact’s rich experience and broad suite of analytics solutions serving multiple banks globally and helps students gain experience on tools, business applications and the latest industry trends and expectations. The program will provide direct exposure to risk management and financial services analytics applications to students, which will be imparted through guest lectures and workshops conducted by Genpact’s subject matter experts and/or training partners. The course aims to provide both theoretical and practical experience in analytics as applied in different industries. Upon successful completion of the program, students will become eligible for employment in the Risk Analytics practice at Genpact. To keep up with the extremely dynamic and competitive business environment and to address the talent gap in the industry, Genpact has established the ‘Risk Academy’ to hire, train, develop, and manage talent. A combination of complex and ever-increasing regulations and an increasing cost of hiring experts are impacting Banking and Financial industry worldwide resulting in the surge in demand for risk analysts with specialized skills in data management, statistical analysis and risk management.
Announcing the signing of the MoU, Manish Chopra, Senior Vice President and Business Leader – Risk Services at Genpact said, “Genpact’s Risk Academy differentiate us in quickly building a sustainable talent pool of industry ready resources in niche areas like model validation, stress testing, data analytics etc. We look forward to innovation and a broader platform for risk management with Jadavpur University“. Amit Bhaskar, Vice President and Head, Financial Services Analytics at Genpact said, “The idea is to help young professionals build a deeper appreciation of analytical tools and their application in an increasingly data-driven and technologically-connected world. Apart from making the brightest minds job-ready, we also look forward to the Jadavpur University partnership to drive more innovation and value-add to the industry.”
Dr. Suranjan Das, Vice Chancellor, Jadavpur University said, “There is a need for coordination between the industry and academia for bolstering research and innovation. Jadavpur University has an lndustrylnstitute Partnership Cell which has provided a platform for interaction between industry and academia. With the backdrop of such evolving synergy between the university and the industry, this MOU between two significant entities in their respective domains, is a very positive step in tapping the vast human capital and in creating a pool of industry-ready talent. It will also address the demand-supply gap in the analytics sector. This program will be helping the students of the Department of Economics, Jadavpur University to build a deeper appreciation of analytical tools and their application in an increasingly datadriven and technologically-connected world”.