University Grants Commission and Panjab University, Chandigarh, have given approval to SCD Government College to start courses under Community College Scheme of ministry of human resources development, Government of India.
The College has been given approval and affiliation to start diploma in stock market and trading operations, a one year diploma under semester system in MOU with Ludhiana Stock Exchange.
The college will intake 50 students in the programme for the session 2014-15 and the admission process will start immediately. The students who had passed minimum Class 12 in any stream with 45% marks or more will be eligible to be enrolled for the diploma programme.
The college has fixed a deadline to apply for the programme till August 18 and the counselling for the diploma will be held on August 20. The purpose of the programme on stock market and trading operations is to impart financial skills to the students to make career in stock market, mutual funds, equity market and financial areas.
The programme will provide ample opportunities to the students to improve and learn skills by getting both academic and institutional support from Ludhiana stock exchange and other agencies relating to financial and stock market.
College principal Dr. Dharam Singh Sandhu said the college would make all effort to provide placement facilities to the students.
He added the college was the first in the state to start programmes under Community College Scheme.