About PGDQF Course

PGDQF is a rigorous one-year full time degree programme for graduates, post graduates and executives interested in pursuing a career in quantifying Financial Markets and Analytics. This is a unique flagship degree programme, which is awarded by National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM) in collaboration with Department of Economics (Autonomous), University of Mumbai.
PGDQF students are well equipped to be Quant & Analytic professionals. They are positioned to take up a wide range of responsibilities, such as quantitative analysis, equity and debt research analysis, treasury and risk management, algorithmic trading, data analysis, business analysis, portfolio structuring, derivative analysis, securities valuation, financial model development and validation, scenario simulation etc. Organizations that will find our students suitable include Analytics firms, Fund Managers, Investment Banks, Broking Firms, Investment Advisory Firms, Rating Agencies, Commercial Banks, Hedge funds, Business Analytics firms, Asset Management Institutions, IT firms etc.

Why hire PGDQF Students

    • A mixed batch, which is a blend of fresh and experienced, Economics, Statistics, Engineering and Commerce, graduates and postgraduates with strong analytical, numeric and problem solving skills.
    • Equipped with comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge of Quantitative Finance.
    • Well-trained to use tools from applied mathematics, computer science, statistics and economics theory forvaluation and research . in the field of finance.
    • Able to develop, implement & validate financial models using R/ Python/ VBA programming languages.
    • In-depth unique exposure to SMART lab (Simulated Trading in equities, commodities and F&O), Bloomberg and Financial databases.

Programme Architecture

The programme is a balanced blend of theory and practice. Inputs are spread across four terms Basic, Advance, Advanced Application and Implementation.

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Batch At Glance

PGDQF 2017-18 batch comprises of 40 students which are a blend of fresh and experienced Science, Commerce and Arts graduates, eager to take up variety of profiles across the organization hierarchy.


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Past Recruiters

Graduates of past PGDQF batch have been placed with Analytics firms, Fund Managers, Banks, Financial Advisors, IT companies, Rating Agency, Investment Banks, Insurance Firm etc.

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Placement Process

Pre-Placement Talk



1st April 2018 Onwards

Tentative Joining

1st June 2018 Onwards

* Above placement schedule is indicative only and it can be tailored to suit the requirements of the companies

Whom to contact for placement

NISM Placement Office

Mr. Ritesh Nandwani


Phone : +91 -21-9227 0151

Mobile :+91- 98334 77695

Dr. Latha Chari

Faculty - NISM

Phone : +91-21-92270141

Mobile : +91 - 9819647165

Mr. Jainendra Shandilya

Faculty - NISM

Phone : +91-21- 92270148

Mobile : +91 - 98927 06738

Student Placement Committee

Karthik Ramachandran


Aditya Kondawar


Kumari Anjali


Charvi Gupta


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