Sharekhan Education
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Like many incoming students, Shyamala Sashikumar had repeated personal failures as a trader before discovering Sharekhan Education. In the early 1990s she traded based on “tips and news” and quickly gave up. In 2004 she added technical and fundamental analysis and had only limited success. In 2011, she came to OTA and realized the only way to be consistent is to have a rules-based strategy.

Since becoming an Sharekhan Education instructor, Shyamala has taught numerous Core Strategy and other foundation courses. She tells students that no one can do a better job of handling their money than they can.

Shyamala loves to share her journey with students. She stresses that trading is not a hobby, but a challenging enterprise that requires learning the techniques and practicing diligently.


    • Bachelor of Science & Master's in Business Administration, Lucknow University
    • Officer – Central Bank of India
    • Officer – Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
    • Senior Manager – L&T Finance and IL & FS Training Academy
    • Branch Head/Chief Manager – Birla Sun Life Insurance
    • Senior Vice President – National Institute Of Securities Markets (NISM)


    • Indian Markets


    • Stocks


    • Certified Financial Planner (ICFP, India)
    • Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB), Life Member
    • Licentiate of Insurance Institute of India
    • AMFI Certification for Mutual Funds (expired)


    Mumbai, India

    What Students Are Saying

    “Madam Shyamala was excellent in explaining and was very patient answering all the questions. All the staff was very supportive and a very nice environment for learning.”

    , November 2019

    “Yes, Madam Sashikumar conducted the class with great details in practical reference.”

    , August 2019

    “Shyamala Sashikumar is in fact a good instructor and her guidance and way of teaching is so nice.”

    , August 2019

    “The instructor was excellent. She made it too simple for a beginner to understand. The course material is perfect.”

    , May 2019

    “I liked the teaching of Ms. Shyamala Sashikumar very much & she is the best instructor so far. I wish I could attend another session of hers. She is so patient, firm & good.”

    , February 2019
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