Shyamala Sashikumar

Online Trading Academy
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Like many incoming students, Shyamala Sashikumar had repeated personal failures as a trader before finding success. 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 limited success. In 2011 she came to OTA and realized the only way to consistent profits is a rules-based strategy.

Since becoming an Online Trading Academy 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, in order to achieve financial freedom, than they can. As proof, she points out that she gave up a successful banking career to become a full time trader in 2013.

Shyamala loves to share her journey with students who are looking to get out of the rat race and make money work for themselves. She tells them that trading is not a hobby, but a challenging enterprise with unlimited potential to fulfill dreams. It is also a skill that can be acquired by anyone by 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

“Shyamala Sashikumar Ma'am explained this content in a very amazing manner. Ma'am even cleared my doubts if I had any. Thank you Ma'am.”

, December 2017

“The Core Strategy Course taught by Shyamala Maam was certainly an eye opener for me in analyzing the market charts and trends. .Maam taught the concepts in a lucid manner and made sure that concepts are well retained through revisions and doubt clearance sessions. ”

, August 2017

“Very helpful and comfortable predisposition which makes participants feel at ease to ask questions. Knowledgeable and demonstrated good understanding on the subject. Takes efforts to reiterate and revise based on the reactions from the participants.”

, July 2017

“Excellent instructor, considering the instructor's knowledge, presentation skills, management style, politeness and happily and friendly attending to each and every individual. Thanks, Shyamala Ma'am.”

, July 2017

“The OTA programme is very informational on the scientific and logical trading strategy to be adopted to make profits in trading. It has laid down simple yet effective rules to enhance probability of success in trading. The instructor, Ms. Shyamala was extremely knowledgeable and supportive and answered all our queries and doubts extremely satisfactorily. And its a very good PLUS that the OTA can be taken from a refresh any number of times to keep abreast of the technical. Very good. A big thumbs up to Ms Shymala.”

, April 2017

“Yes, enjoyed the program and feeling empowered with knowledge; only practice will make application of it more perfect. Shyamala is very good with knowledge and sharing her experience and drawbacks of not following the instructions.”

, April 2017

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