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Financially sound

Like to keep finances under control? DFS offers you the right skills and matching environment to take on the world of finance

education Updated: Dec 21, 2011 10:32 IST
Garima Upadhyay

At the Department of Financial Studies (DFS), students believe that finance is not just about numbers. It is also about conversations, fun activities, sports and movies. The student discourse here focuses heavily on financial mantras — quizzes judging the financial acumen of the students, portfolio and investment advice and movie screenings related to finance are an everyday affair. If that wasn’t enough, industry visits, lectures by eminent names in finance and a strong alumni network make DFS any finance enthusiast’s dream college.

USP: One can find students from myriad backgrounds at DFS. Unlike popular B-schools, the student profile is a perfect balance of engineering graduates, commerce students and humanities students. Half the batch comes with work experience, while the other half constitutes freshers.

Faculty: The department has a very strong faculty base. They have close to 40 faculty members which include visiting faculty as well as guest lectures by industry insiders.

Programmes: The flagship programme is master of finance and control (MFC). The selection to the programme is based on CAT scores followed by a group discussion and a personal interview. There are 45 seats in the programme.

IT Quotient: The department website gives out comprehensive details about the programme, life at DFC and the selection process. The hostel have a 24/7 internet connection.

Infrastructure: The library on campus houses over 2 lakh books and subscribes to over 500 periodical journals and business publications. Besides that, the lecture hall has a projector and comfortable seating space. The classrooms have enough space and are equipped with modern furniture. DFS also offers hostels to outstation students.

The hostel has recreation rooms, gymnasium, back up generators, intercom facilities, laundry and day-long internet connection. In addition, the hostel has a guest room, a visitor’s room and facilities for indoor and outdoor sports and recreation.

Student speak: “The atmosphere at DFS is really very exciting both, in terms of academics and extra curricular activities. The curriculum has kept pace with the changing needs of the financial world. Strong alumni network, industry interface, strong faculty and peer learning make DFS the best in the country for finance,” says Chirag Agrawal, a MFC student.

Clubs and societies: Largely student driven, activities at DFS are managed by the student community themselves. From placements to raising sponsorships for fests, students run the show at this department. Some of the clubs include, The Bullring. which is the finance club of DFS that generates research on the capital markets; X-Con, the consultancy club where students debate and discuss events of current importance; DFS Talkies, the cine club of DFS which screens movies related to finance; The Inquisitives, the quizzing club; Rhythm of Life, the social outreach and stress management club that conducts socially relevant activities. Other annual events include their convention, Arvneeti (the B-school event), HR conclave, soft skills workshop, national seminar and more.

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Over the past two decades since its inception, DFS has evolved into an institution that is known for the quality of students and faculty. The rigorous selection process on an all-India basis ensures that only the best minds qualify and the class profile is at par with leading national and international B-schools on all parameters. The faculty, staff, students and alumni work together to create an evolving environment that is rooted in market pragmatism

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“We have the best of everything. Be it about the faculty, facilities or industry interface, DFS offers us the best in class. Also, incase a need for something arises,
the management ensures that all needs are duly met,” says Anshu Goel, an MFC student