UOW and NSE Academy unveil book on corporate finance and Adam Gilchrist rings the ceremonial bell

UOW and NSE Academy unveil book on corporate finance and Adam Gilchrist rings the ceremonial bell

Book was collaborative effort between UOW academics and NSE Academy staff. The global edition covers the principles of valuing and trading of shares in UAE, India, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Australia.

The University of Wollongong (UOW) Australia, in collaboration with the NSE Academy launched their new book titled “Introduction to Corporate Finance (sixth edition)” at the National Stock Exchange (NSE) in Mumbai. The book, authored by lecturers at UOW campuses in Hong Kong and Dubai, is poised to become a seminal work in understanding the complexities and nuances of the corporate finance landscape.

The book was launched by NSE Managing Director and CEO Shri. Ashishkumar Chauhan, UOW Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Patricia M. Davidson, Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor Alex Frino and Global Brand Ambassador Adam Gilchrist. The book includes a chapter which details how shares are traded on the national stock exchange. 

The book launch took place on the heels of UOW unveiling its India identity at GIFT City, Gujarat, on September 18 (Monday). The University is on track to being one of the first foreign universities to have a teaching base in India, and to award Australian degrees to Indian students.

The event at NSE featured a discussion by Mr Chauhan and Professor Frino on the intriguing subject of the ‘Future of Equities Markets in India’. The highly anticipated talk provided a comprehensive overview of the evolving trends, the formidable challenges, and the abundant opportunities that shape India's dynamic equities markets landscape.

UOW Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President, Professor Alex Frino and NSE CEO Shri. Ashishkumar Chauhan at the book launch

NSE CEO Shri. Ashishkumar Chauhan and UOW Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President Professor Alex Frino at the book launch.

“India has made significant strides in maintaining a regulatory environment that is investor-friendly, a key factor in attracting more foreign investment into our vibrant markets. The ongoing reforms and initiatives, including the establishment of the GIFT City as a financial hub and IFSCA (GIFT City regulator), exemplify our commitment to nurturing global partnerships and welcoming foreign institutions, such as the University of Wollongong, to have a physical presence in India. It is an exciting time for India, and we are dedicated to embracing innovation, facilitating market integration with the global arena, and ensuring a prosperous future for both our domestic and international stakeholders,” said Ashishkumar Chauhan, MD & CEO, NSE.

“India's remarkable rise in fintech and technological advancements in recent years, coupled with the surge in digital consumption, presents an ideal environment for international businesses to thrive. UOW's physical presence in India signifies more than just a strategic move; it represents our commitment to fostering deeper research engagements with our Indian partners, resulting in impactful global outcomes. Our presence in India allows us to provide world-class education, nurturing India's young population and contributing to their holistic development. It also aligns with our vision to expand our international footprint, strengthening our global network and creating a bridge for knowledge exchange,” added Professor Frino from UOW.

On the occasion of the book launch, UOW Global Brand Ambassador and cricketing legend Adam Gilchrist interacted with the delegation from NSE and key Australian government officials and rang the ceremonial bell, signifying stronger Australia- India relations in trade, research and education partnerships.

UOW Global Brand Ambassador Adam Gilchrist ringing the ceremonial bell at NSE India

UOW Global Brand Ambassador Adam Gilchrist ringing the ceremonial bell at NSE India

The University, which has a strong global presence, has been successfully operating campuses in Australia, Dubai, Malaysia and Hong Kong. It will commence its India operations in 2024 with a Graduate Certificate in Computing and a Masters in Computing (Data Analytics), followed by other undergraduate programs. UOW already has close ties with over 30 Indian universities for research and educational collaborations in the areas of software development, advanced medicine solutions, molecular and life sciences, advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity and mining technologies.


The University of Wollongong is young, dynamic and innovative. We're proud to be among the top one per cent of universities in the world for our teaching and research, ranked 162nd globally in QS World University Rankings; 14th in the QS Top 50 Under 50 Rankings; and 61st in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings.

UOW has a strong international focus and reputation, with the biggest international campus operation among Australian universities. We deliver world-class teaching to more than 7,000 students at our campuses in the United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong and Malaysia, and teaching locations in China and Singapore. UOW's students and staff are diverse, coming from more than 100 nations around the world. We share a culture that respects openness, inclusiveness, collegiality and diversity.

About NSE Academy Limited

NSE Academy Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE). NSE Academy Limited enables the next generation of BFSI and FinTech professionals with industry-aligned skills – through capacity building programs and certification courses, powered by an online examination and certification system. The courses are well-researched and carefully crafted with inputs from the industry professional. NSE Academy Limited works closely with reputed universities and institutions across India in building a competent workforce for the future of BFSI and FinTech. NSE Academy Limited also promotes financial literacy as an essential life skill among youngsters – a contribution towards financial inclusion and wellbeing. 

For more information visit: https://www.nseindia.com/