Interview with Suresh Rao – Imarticus Learning Opens in BangaloreMay 27, 2013
It has been an exciting time at Imarticus as we have just opened in Koramangala Bangalore. Suresh Rao talk to us about why Imarticus chose Bangalore and how it fits into Imarticus’s strategy
I am looking forward to firmly establishing Imarticus as the premier education institution in Bangalore by providing best in class programs that focus on building knowledge, skills & rewarding them with successful careers in finance.
Why did you chose Bangalore as your next location?
Imarticus specializes in training across Investment banking functions in the area of Operations, Finance, IT & Business Analysis. We offer Investment Banking Certification Courses. After our success in Mumbai where we have seen a high rate of student enrollment and series of successful placements in global Investment banks, it makes logical sense for us to expand into other metro cities. Bangalore provides huge opportunities & was a natural choice, given the strong education mindset amongst the local population. Bangalore attracts not only students from other parts of India but also large global banks. While Bangalore has traditionally been recognized as IT hub it’s landscape is changing and we believe Imarticus can add huge value in providing niche finance and banking courses to up-skill and make them ‘job-ready’ across banking & investment banking sectors.
Tell us a little bit about the location you have chosen in Bangalore
After rigorous research and survey through our internal and vendor partners we chose Koramangala as our flagship center in the city. Koramangala is part of the south central location in Bangalore and is near the best colleges. It’s proximity to large banks also makes this an ideal choice.
What courses are you offering in Bangalore?
To start with we intend to offer our flagship program – CIBOP (Certified Investment Banking Operations Professional) and AMOP (Asset Management Operations Professionals), CIBIT (Certified Investment Banking Information Technology) & BACP (Business Analysis Certified Professional)
Investment Banks, Asset Management companies , IT product and service companies(BFSI) are facing a huge talent crunch in Bangalore and this is one of our driving reasons to launch these specialized courses.
Tell us little about the progress so far and when the courses are starting?
The centre has been operational since the end of April. Our sales and marketing teams are currently focussing on creating brand awareness and holding multiple counseling sessions to discuss our course offerings.
Our state of the art facility with an area of over 2,000 square feet is equipped with 2 classrooms, faculty and counseling rooms. Our classrooms are aesthetically built and have lots of natural light, good ventilation and the use of warm colors creates an environment that is conducive to learning. Imarticus also has an up-to-date computer lab with latest software applications and integrated server connectivity. All classroom sessions are video recorded.
Has all the staffing requirements for faculty and counselors been completed?
Most of the staffing requirements have been completed. Making sure faculty was in place was the first thing we did.
How are you enjoying Bangalore as a city?
Being a Mumbaikar all my life, I initially had many apprehensions while relocating to Bangalore but so far my experience has been excellent. With great weather, homely good south indian food (including junk food) and warm hearted people I now think my my move was worth it. I am looking forward to firmly establishing Imarticus as the premier education institution in Bangalore by providing best in class programs that focus on building knowledge, skills & rewarding them with successful careers in finance.
If you are interested in registering for any of our short professional courses, please visit the website- www.imarticus.org or email us at [email protected]
Our Bangalore Office
We are located at:
1st Floor, No. 471
80 Feet Road, 6th Block, Koramangala
Landmark: Opp BTS Bus Stand
Tel: + 91 95919 85808