Southern India Regional Councilof the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI-SIRC), and Shri Krishnaswamy College for Women, Anna Nagar, organised a seminar on investor awareness recently.

The programme was sponsored by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. The Regional Director, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Chennai, E. Selvaraj, and Sarah Aroghyaswamy, Joint Director, ICSI-SIRC, coordinated the proceedings.

B. Ravi, Chairman, ICSI-SIRC, welcoming the gathering.

Mr. Selvaraj spoke about the precautionary measures that have to be observed by investors.

M.V. Swaminath, Manager, Market Operations, Madras Stock Exchange Limited, elaborated on various concepts related to shares and stock exchanges in our country. He gave a vivid account about the number of stock exchanges, kinds of stock market, members dealing in it, career opportunities, current stock exchange trends in India and its comparison with other foreign stock markets. He briefed about the settlement cycle in stock exchange and also encouraged the students to become investors.

Faculty Development Programme

While addressing faculties of the college during the Faculty Development Programme organised recently, Madras University Syndicate Member and Head of the Department of Psychology, S. Karunanidhi explored the innovative ways to achieve goals, and to pay attention to the competition and respond quickly to both internal and external needs.

He also spoke about how to enjoy life outside work, which is more intense in today’s fast – paced, ever-changing, competitive environment.

“One of the major inhibitors of personal effectiveness is stress. The reality is that stress can never be eliminated but it can be managed in such in a way that it does not affect productivity,” he said.

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