IIM Lucknow joins prestigious CFA Institute’s University Affiliation Program

IIM Lucknow has proudly joined the esteemed CFA Institute University Recognition Program.

The Institute’s curricula has been acknowledged for its commitment to incorporating academic courses (at least 70 percent) aligned with the CFA Programme Candidate Body of Knowledge.

IIM LucknowMoreover, it emphasises the principles enshrined in the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practise, say sources from IIM Lucknow.


In line with its vision of nurturing adept leaders through high-calibre management education for success in the investment management industry, this affiliation marks a noteworthy milestone.

The program is meticulously designed to position students from IIM Lucknow for the prestigious CFA designation, globally recognised as a paramount investment credential.

Recently, IIM Lucknow hosted the launch event for the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program, with Ms. Arati Porwal, Country Head, India at CFA Institute, as the esteemed guest.


Underscoring the significance of this partnership, Prof. Ajay Garg, Dean of Faculty at IIM Lucknow, remarked, “The collaboration with the CFA Institute reaffirms our commitment to nurturing future-ready leaders in investment management, emphasising excellence.”

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The University Affiliation Programme recognises select academic institutions to promote ethics-based investing education in university degree programs tailored for training investment professionals, say sources from IIM Lucknow.

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Ms. Arati Porwal, Country Head, India at CFA Institute, warmly welcomed IIM Lucknow into the program during the event.

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She said this partnership will significantly enhance the talent pool crucial for driving growth in the investment management industry and our country’s economy.


This collaboration holds particular significance for IIM Lucknow as it facilitates the integration of practical knowledge into its curriculum.

This offers students unique insights from global industry practitioners Students gain access to course materials and programs such as practice questions, mock exams, and access to all three levels of the CFA Program Curriculum, say sources from IIM Lucknow.


Moreover, eligible students may receive grants and cost exemptions for the CFA Programme, along with potential discounts on CFA exam fees, say sources from IIM Lucknow.

By completing a degree program closely aligned with practical industry requirements and connected with an internationally recognized professional certificate, students can enhance their employability and global mobility upon graduation.


Further elaborating on this affiliation, Prof. Ajay Garg, Dean of Faculty at IIM Lucknow said the launch ceremony symbolized their commitment to providing accessible, high-quality financial and professional development courses.

We aspire to cultivate well-rounded individuals positioned to lead in investment management by emphasizing excellence in collaboration with the CFA Institute, he said.

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The CFA Institute University Affiliation Programme serves as a testament to potential students, companies, and all stakeholders that the PGP curriculum at IIML adheres to international professional practices.

This collaboration is set to benefit a specific number of potential IIML PGP students annually, as they will be offered scholarships to enroll in the CFA Programme.



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