Wipro launches Skill Enhancement Programme for Students


Bangalore: Wipro Ltd. has announced the launch of a nationwide skills enhancement initiative for undergraduates in the finance and accounting domain, in an e-learning format. The pilot programme of the initiative titled FINPro (Finance & Accounting Skills Enhancement Program) has been launched in colleges in Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.

The programme is targeted at undergraduate students pursuing the final year of Bachelors in Commerce (B Com) or Business Administration (BBA) in India as well as graduates in these streams. The programme aims to enhance their employability in the finance and accounting and other related services sector.

The online course is designed into two parts – basics of Finance & Accounting and Corporate Readiness training. The course content is proprietary to Wipro. Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded a FINPro certification, post an assessment by Wipro. The certification will enable the candidates to be eligible for a placement at Wipro, if they are able to successfully clear one round of interviews as opposed to 3 or 4 levels of screening usually followed while recruiting fresh graduates at the company.

The 24-hour programme consists of online modules in a self-paced format, that give the students the flexibility to work through the modules over a period of two months, along-side their core graduation course. The course modules are in a video-based PowerPoint Presentation format, which makes it easy to understand the concepts.

Subhasish Biswas, Global Head – Business Excellence, Wipro BPO said, “Our belief is that a readily employable workforce is the need of the hour. Wipro’s expertise in training delivery in the IT and ITeS sectors enabled us to create FinPro – a platform that we are sure, a large number of youth will use as a springboard to chart successful careers in the domain of finance and accounts. This is the second such programme that we have initiated this year after the launch of WISEPro , which seeks to enhance the communication and soft skills of aspiring professionals.”

Wipro BPO has partnered with Firstnaukri.com to promote the initiative – the latter will host the online module on their portal and distribute it to colleges that they have tie-ups with. The same can also be accessed at Wipro’s Facebook page.

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