Prof. Saurabh Bajaj is an MBA from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) Mumbai, one of the top 10 management institutes in India. He also holds the prestigious FRM (Financial Risk Manager) degree awarded by Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP), USA. Till date, there are less than 15,000 professionals in the world, who have been honored with this degree. After his MBA, he joined J P Morgan, the second largest Investment Bank in the world. He has worked with J P Morgan as Risk Analyst for more than two years.
Prof. Bajaj also holds Advisory certifications awarded by AMFI (Association of Mutual Funds of India) and IRDA (Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority). During his stint at Bombay Stock Exchange, he has handled Investment Management and Treasury operations of the BSE Corpus. He has set up his entrepreneurship venture in the field of Financial Planning and Investment Advisory under the name “Nidhi Investments” and holds the profile of Chief Investment Planner. The clientele of Nidhi Investments has already spread into 9 States of India (Including Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, M.P., Uttarakhand and NCR)
He is actively involved in investor education through his blog www.professorbajaj.wordpress.com which has crossed the 5000 mark in terms of number of visits in the last one year. He has written various articles like “7 Commandments of Successful Investing”, “Look Before ULIP”, “What’s there in the name” etc. uncovering the various myths prevalent in the layman investors mind.
Prof. Bajaj sits as an Investment Expert on the Expert Panel of CAClubindia.com and MBAClubindia.com. He has been awarded the title of “Best Article Writer” by CAClubindia.com in Jan 2012 and was selected among “Top 5 Technical writers” from all over Indian in Feb 2013. His articles are popular not only in India but 62 Countries over the globe.
Prof. Bajaj has been invited by various TV channels like SPIN TV, CNBC TV18, UTV Bloomberg etc for programs like “Expert Advice”, “What Markets Want?” , “Budget Analysis” etc.
He was ranked 8th Merit at All India level NMAT which got him selected for MBA programme at NMIMS, Mumbai. He did his MBA with Capital Markets as his specialisation.
Soft Skills has become an inevitable part of every selection process, business process and teaching learning process these days. The students from small towns and tier II cities, in spite of being talented and well equipped with technical skills, are seen struggling in all these selection processes due to their lack of exposure to these soft skills. Mr. Bajaj has a zeal for training candidates to develop these skills and has been imparting the same since last three years. This zeal and passion inspired him to set up his own firm called “Knowledge Circle” which aims to train candidates for soft skills.
He has conducted “Capacity Building Soft Skills workshop for Faculties” at ITI Gunj, ITI Pusad, ITI Digras and ITI Umarkhed. This was the first ever soft skills workshop for faculties in the history of ITI’s in Vidarbha. He was also invited by Shivaji Education Society to conduct similar Soft skills workshops for the faculties and office staff of Shivaji Junior College Pusad, Shivaji High School Pusad, Shivaji Vidyalaya Belora and Shivaji Vidyalaya Bhojla. He has been invited by MSBTE (Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education), Mumbai to conduct Soft skills training workshop for the faculties of Polytechnic Colleges in Entire Maharashtra (Mumbai Region, Pune Region, Aurangabad Region and Nagpur Region).
He has conducted training workshop on “Effective Presentation Skills” for the relationship managers of HDFC Mutual Fund, Andheri Branch, Mumbai.
He has also been invited at College of Management and Computer Science, Yavatmal, College of Dairy Technology, Warud, B N College of Engineering, Pusad, B D College of Engineering, Wardha, College of Engineering and Technology, Akola, Dr.N.P.Hirani Institute of Polytechnic, Pusad etc. for the Guest lecture on “Developing Interview Skills”. Till date, he has trained 3000+ participants from over 180 organizations across various fields of soft skills.
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