Who we are
Zetica Institute of Finance & Investment (ZIFI) Pvt. Ltd. was formed in 2011 by a group of finance professionals who have rich experience both in industry and academia. We have come forward to address graduate employability problem and help employers in finding right candidates.
We play a vital role as a training provider in bridging the gap between industry and academia. We develop and deliver industry based content to institutes and supply skilled trained work force to corporate.
Our Key Objectives
- Bridge the graduate employability gap though Integrative Education
- Create employment opportunities for graduates, post graduates and engineers in emerging sectors
- Build skilled talent pool knowledge based sectors
- Attract companies for hiring
- Being valuable part of knowledge based economy
What we do
We provide professional skill training programs and placement services to graduates, post graduates and engineers. With the help of industry experts we develop short term programs which aim to bridge knowledge gap, skill gap and leadership gap of students. The content is seamlessly fused with the existing academic curriculum to provide skilled knowledge workers to the industry.
Our current short term programs greatly help students who wish to make a career in finance, banking and investment. The programs focus on developing students’ critical thinking, research & analytical skills, data analysis, communication, excel application, leadership skills.
We have trained more than 200 MBA students for various skill development programs. We helped some of our students to place in the companies like Nomura, JP Morgan, Reliance Capital, Deloitte, ANZ Bank, Progressive Media etc.
Our training’s goal is to ignite students’ full mental and psychological powers through Contextual Learning, Field-Based Learning, Inquiry-Based Learning, Problem-Based Learning, Case-Based Learning.
We provide placement services to meet the entry level and junior management level requirements. We conduct pool campus and off campus drives for graduates, and management students in Odisha. We help companies to look for candidates based on their academic performance, skills, and abilities.
Sanjay is a seasoned professional with almost 16 years of experience in the industry and academia. He has worked in the areas of Equity Research, Portfolio Management and Client Servicing in the financial services sector. Prior to founding ZIFI, Sanjay was part of the finance faculty at IBS Bhubaneswar, where he taught Accounting, Financial Management, Investment Banking & Financial Services, and Financial Risk Management. He has also worked with companies such as PricewaterhouseCoopers and Transparent Value. Apart from academic responsibilities Sanjay is actively involved in building corporate relations and developing industrial tie-ups for corporate training and management consulting. He holds an MBA (Finance) from the ICFAI University and a B.E (Mechanical) form Utkal University. Sanjay is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) from ICFAI.
Phanendra has 7 years of experience in investment research (both in credit & equity) and 2 years of experience in teaching. Prior to ZIFI, he worked as a Senior Associate at Adventity Credit Research, Mumbai. He was responsible to conduct credit research on Investment Grade Bonds for a U.S. based hedge fund. He has done extensive research on various sectors such as Banks, Oil and Gas, and Utilities. Prior to Adventity, he worked at Trasparent Value, Mumbai as a Manager. He also undertakes visiting assignments in premier B-Schools of Bhubaneswar. He has completed MBA from IBS, Hyderabad.
Bishnu has been associated with the Investment Research Outsourcing (IRO) industry since its nascent stages. He has seamlessly worked for close to eight years in credit and equity research, both on the buy- and sell-side. He has managed clients ranging from multi-strategy hedge funds to bulge bracket investment banks, set up research teams, and trained and mentored research analysts. At ZIFI, Bishnu looks after Corporate Strategy, Industry Interface, and Content Development. Prior to ZIFI, he headed the buy-side research practice at Sutherland (formerly, ‘Adventity’), where he was instrumental in setting up one of the strongest credit research teams in the IRO industry, members of which now form the core offshore credit research and strategy teams at global investment banks. Bishnu has also worked with companies such as Transparent Value and Zacks Investment Research. He holds a Master’s Degree in Finance from ICFAI University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics from Ravenshaw College.
Sharmistha, currently the Centre Head, NASSCOM Foundation, Bhubaneswar holds responsibility for empowering skills to the youths in rural and semi-urban Orissa towards a better livelihood. Prior to joining Nasscom Foundation, she was associated with Don Bosco Tech, an organization with similar role in the society. She had also been with institutes like MIET school of Business management and ICFAI Business School,Gurgaon handling finance classes along with mentoring students for placements. She also has been the financial advisor to The Globe Trotters Unlimited, an organization promoting the Orissa handicrafts and handlooms. At ZIFI, she trains students on communication, leadership development and personality development.
Sarmistra is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) from ICFAI. She also holds Masters Diploma in Computer Applications (MDCA) from ISM, Hyderabad. She has done her Bachelor in Commerce from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.