Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Markets

The Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Financial Markets) is a 1 year programme designed jointly by NSE and Sri Sri University 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.

Course Details

The PGDM (FM) will equip participants to take up careers in:

Investment Banking, Financial Planning and Wealth Management, Analyst- Equity, Technical, F&O, MFs, Commodity, Forex, Fund/Portfolio/Hedge Fund Management, Back/Front Office Operations Management, Surveillance/Compliance/Regulation Management, Teaching/Content Development, Financial Journalism, IT/IT Security/ Programming, Risk Management.

The SSU-NSE Edge

Teaching Methodology: The teaching methodology is practical, hands-on and real-time, rather than merely theoretical. The classroom lectures are supplemented by regular business presentations, seminars and workshops. Candidates are encouraged to make presentations, participate in case studies and group discussions and role plays.

Live Market Training: The program includes a minimum of 200 hours of skill development through extensive training on market simulation software from NSE (NLT- NSE Learn to Trade) where participants can trade anytime, anywhere without investing actual money.

Practical exposure: Visits to national financial centers and stock exchanges, and internships are an essential part of the program.

Industry exposure: Interaction with industry experts through guest lectures, seminars and industry-integrated training sessions by financial experts, policy makers and corporate leaders are an integral part of the program.

Extensive Financial Training: The program provides hands-on training in advanced financial software including Capitaline/Prowess/SPSS, NSE-TAME and Metastock which are widely used in the financial world across research firms, AMCs and KPOs

Latest curriculum: The program curriculum is highly industry-oriented and up-to-date with the best practices of the industry

Experienced faculty: The program will be taught by the experienced, well-reputed faculty at Sri Sri University along with industry experts from NSE for an effective mix of theory and practical experience.

Placement Assistance: While the collaboration does not guarantee placements, it opens up the extensive network offered by NSE-Sri Sri University for placement assistance to deserving candidates.

Infrastructure: Sri Sri University through its picturesque 185-acre campus set alongside a tributary of the Mahanadi river, air-conditioned classrooms, well-updated library, spacious and comfortable hostels, computer lab, seminar halls, gymnasium and basketball court, and cafeteria offers a conducive atmosphere for learning.

1 Financial Institutions and Markets - SSU
2 Capital Market Operations - NSE
3 Quantitative Methods for Financial Markets - SSU
4 Economics for Financial Markets - SSU
5 Introduction to Financial Planning - SSU
6 Accounting and Taxation for Managers - SSU
1 Corporate Finance including Mergers and Acquisitions - SSU
2 Equity Derivative Market Operations NSE
3 Fundamental Analysis NSE
4 Operation & Risk Management in Financial Markets NSE
5 Commodities Market Operations NSE
6 Insurance Module NSE
1 Bank Management SSU
2 Marketing of Financial Products SSU
3 Financial Valuation and Modeling SSU
4 Options Trading Strategies Module NSE
5 Computer Application in Finance SSU
6 Wealth Management NSE
1 Foreign Exchange Management SSU
2 Technical Analysis NSE
3 Financial Advisory Services NSE
4 Mutual Funds and Fixed Income Securities NSE
5 Ethics and Values SSU
6 Project Work NSE / SSU

For Admissions, please contact:

1. CA Vijaya Bhatth
Mobile no : 94-37-00-6081
Email ID:

2. Prof. Binod Gopal Mukherjee

Mobile no: 73-77-91-7532
Email ID:

Per SemesterINR 1,50,000
Hostel type (Default)3 sharing non AC, INR 37,000/- Per Sem

Fee Details apart from Tuition and Hostel Charges:

Admission fee: INR 5000/-
Examination Fee: INR 5000/-

Caution deposit
Library deposit: INR 5000/-
Hostel Security Deposit: INR 10,000/-

*Note: Hostel rates are based on standard double sharing accommodation that is fixed. Anybody who wants premium accommodation can pay the difference in fees and the service tax on the difference in fees to avail the option, subject to availability of the chosen option. Triple and four sharing accommodation is available at subsidized rates subject to availability.


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HoD - Undergraduate Courses, & Associate Professor
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Student life


  • I want to know about the one-year, full time, PGDM-Financial Markets Program.
    Sri Sri University(SSU) and National Stock Exchange (NSE), India’s largest stock exchange, are jointly offering a one-year Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Financial Markets) on full time PGDM (FM) for the academic year 2015-16.

    Q. Why should I join the one- year, full time, PGDM (FM)?
    PGDM (FM) is a full time, residential program held at the picturesque, state-of-the-art campus of SSU, Cuttack, Odisha. The PGDM (FM) is designed jointly by experts from SSU and NSE to fulfill the skill gaps in the financial markets industry. Exposure to financial centers and the stock exchange is an essential part of the program.
    The emphasis is on experiential learning through seminars, presentations, workshops and industry visits. Candidates can practice on web-based software to develop financial markets skills anytime, anywhere in addition to training on advanced financial market software’s like NSE-TAME, Capitaline, MetaStock and Prowess. The internship and projects provide real-life experience so that the candidates are market-ready on completion of the program.

    Q. What is the course structure of the program?
    The PGDM-FM is a full time, one-year, four quadmester program. he PGDM-FM is a full time, one-year, four quadmester program.

    Q. What is the status of regulatory approvals on the PGDM (Financial Markets)?
    PGDM (FM) is approved by AICTE via letter no F.NO. NORTH-WEST/1-1506816543/20 for 2013-14 and is under process of AICTE for approval for the next academic year.

    Q. How can I acquire practical trading skills without putting my own money at risk?
    The Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Financial Markets) lays a lot of emphasis on skill development. Generally employers are reluctant in taking fresh candidates as they do not possess live trading skills. Specialized market simulation software, to simulate the live market conditions has been developed by NSE. This is a web-based software called NLT (NSE Learn to Trade). Candidates can learn investment and trading skills in a simulated environment, without investing actual money, using NLT anytime and from anywhere as per their convenience.

    Q. What career opportunities are available on completion of PGDM (FM)?
    As per research conducted by Mc Kinsey & Co. for Gujarat International Finance Tec-City, Govt. of Gujarat, the financial sector will create 1, 00, 00,000 plus jobs by 2020. PGDM (FM) prepares you for multiple career options in financial markets comprising of capital market, mutual funds, derivative, currency and commodity markets and financial services. One can go for lucrative career opportunities in investment banking, treasury, research and analytics, wealth management, stock broking, surveillance, compliance, risk management, asset management and financial journalism

    Q. Does SSU or NSE assist in placements?
    The dedicated team from SSU and NSE looking after placements will act as a close link between students who successfully pass the program and organizations needing professionals. SSU and NSE provide placement assistance to successful candidates but they do not guarantee placement.

    Q. Does SSU-NSE facilitates internships for candidates during the course of the program?
    SSU-NSE facilitates two months internship for the full time PGDM (FM) candidates.

    Q. What is the teaching methodology?
    The teaching methodology is practical, hands-on and real-time, rather than merely theoretical. The class room lectures are supplemented by regular business presentations, seminars and workshops. The market skills are developed through market simulation software NLT, projects and assignments, participation in business channels and internship. Candidates are encouraged to make presentations, participate in case studies and group discussions and role plays. In order to provide global exposure, visits to international financial centers and stock exchanges are an essential part of the program.

    Q. What are the total numbers of seats available for the program?
    PGDM (FM) has a maximum intake capacity of 60 in each batch.

    Q. What are the eligibility criteria for the program?
    For Private Participants/Corporate Executives
    All Participants must have completed graduation or an equivalent degree with at least 50% in aggregate from an Indian University/Institutions recognized by the Association of Indian Universities. Professional
    Qualifications like CA, CS, CWA, CFA, MBA, will have an added advantage.

    All candidates must take up the CAT/GMAT/XAT/CMAT/MAT test or a direct test administered by Sri Sri University-NSE.
    Note: Candidates in their final year of graduation may also apply. Their admission will remain provisional and will be confirmed only on submission of proof of passing graduation on or before September 2015.

    For Government Officers
    • Officers at middle/senior level working with the Central or State Government, Public Enterprise and autonomous organizations belonging to State/Central Government.
    • Similar participants from foreign countries.
    • Minimum percentage of marks at graduation level should be 50%.
    • Scoring higher percentages at higher levels such as post-graduation would not relax the minimum percentage requirement at graduation level.
    • The upper age limit for all participants would be 50 years on the date of commencement of the program.
    • Sponsorship from the employer government / organization.

    Q. I am in the final year of graduation. Can I apply?
    Yes, you may apply for provisional admission. Since this is a Post Graduate Program, admission will be confirmed only on submission of proof of passing graduation on or before September 2015.

    Q. Is hostel stay compulsory?
    In order to take the full benefit of peer learning, we encourage students to stay in the executive air conditioned hostel of SSU, Cuttack, Odisha located in a picturesque environment. However, the hostel stay is optional.

    Q. Is there an age limit?
    There is no age limit for the program, but it is desirable that the candidate is below 45 years of age.