The Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Financial Markets) is a 1 year programme designed jointly by NIFM and NSE with the objective of developing professionals capable of occupying positions of responsibility in stock exchanges, commodity exchanges, regulatory bodies, market intermediaries, banks, mutual funds, asset management companies and other similar entities.
The uniqueness of the programme lies in its extensive use of market professionals as resource persons for the programme. Apart from sound grounding in academic concepts pertaining to the capital markets, the participants will get a chance to interact with senior regulatory officials, executives of exchanges, leading merchant bankers and foreign institutional investors.
The programme is comprehensive in nature, covering all major areas of financial markets viz. equity, debt, mutual funds, equity derivatives, currency derivatives, commodities etc. What has been sought to be achieved is an ideal blend of relevant academic knowledge and its application to financial markets. Pedagogy for the programme comprises class room teaching, case studies, panel discussions, presentations and visits to national and overseas financial centres.
Skills development has been given special emphasis by providing simulated live market conditions, trading and investment software from NSE (the same software used by the market professional) so that the students are market ready.
The effective delivery of the programme requires proper appreciation of 'applied financial data analysis'. The institute facilitates the participants towards application of Information Technology in various paradigms of IT interfaced learning by designing the curriculum accordingly.