Gauhati University B.Com Syllabus: Financial Services

404: Financial Services
Fourth Sem. (Core Paper)
Total Marks: 80
UNIT-I:                                                                                             16
Financial Services –meaning and nature- features –evolution –providers and users – classification –fund based financial services –non fund based financial services.
UNIT-II:                                                                                           16
Leasing and Hire purchase –concept and evolution –features –types of leasing and Hire purchase –advantages –distinction between leasing and Hire purchase –leasing companies in India.
UNIT-III:                                                                                          16
Merchant Banking meaning; nature and scope –functions –evolution of merchant banking and growth in India
UNIT-IV:                                                                                            16
Mutual funds –meaning and characteristics; advantages –Forms of MF –Types – working mechanism of Mutual Funds
UNIT-V:                                                                                              16
Innovations in financial services –venture capital; depository system, broking and portfolio management services.
Suggested Readings:
Financial Markets & Financial Services by Vasant Desai, Himalaya Publishing House.
Financial Services, M.Y. Khan, Tata McGraw Hill.
Bharati Pathak: Indian Financial System, Pearson Education, New Delhi.
L.M. Bhole: Financial Markets & Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi.

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