Welcome to the University of Calcutta – Calcutta Stock Exchange Centre of Excellence in Financial Markets (CUCSE-CEFM), a centre that is dedicated to multidisciplinary study and research in financial markets. It is a collaborative effort of the Department of Commerce, University of Calcutta and the Calcutta Stock Exchange and it functions as an independent body within the framework of the University of Calcutta. The centre has been designed to share and leverage the expertise of the two sterling institutions, towards advancing the understanding of financial markets/system and protection of the interests of the retail investors. The objectives are congruent with those of regulatory bodies such as the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), and the Ministry of Finance, Government of India. To that end, the centre has conducted several awareness programmes for the students of various colleges and universities, has started running specialized courses on capital markets and pursuing scholastic research. This centre is few among its kind in India and a pioneer in the eastern region. Within a short span of time, since 2013, the centre has actively started to examine select issues that acutely confront the financial system in India. At present, the centre is focusing on three thrust areas: capital markets, financial inclusiveness, and ethics in financial markets. The centre plans to conduct diploma courses soon. The centre is set on a journey where it can contribute to the balance of entrepreneurial drive, investor friendliness and social responsibility in financial markets. [ View More...... ]