PGDFERM programme is offered in two different Formats (A and B) to enable minimal disruption of work schedules for professionals working anywhere in India.

Total Duration: Approximately 360 Hours

Format A: Weekend programme at Vashi.

Participants are required to attend of classroom sessions during each weekend (i.e. Non working Saturdays and Sundays) for a period of 1 year. This format is suitable for participants who prefer to attend classes during weekends and those who reside/work in and around Mumbai/ Pune/Surat.

Location: National Institute of Securities Markets, Vashi, Navi Mumbai

Format B: Residential programme at Vashi.

Under this format, the programme will be offered in four modules. Each module would have a duration of nine to ten days starting from a Saturday to the Sunday of the next week. In all, a participant would have to take a total leave of 20 days from office during the year i.e. five days (Monday – Friday) in each quarter of the year. A time table of classroom sessions is provided below. Residential accommodation can be provided, subject to availability, at NISM, patalganga at a nominal cost. This format allows enrolment for out-station participants interested in the programme. This format is suitable for those who reside/work anywhere in India.

Location: National Institute of Securities Markets, Vashi, Navi Mumbai

Annual Calendar of classes in Format B would be as follows. The classes will take place on the highlighted dates:




 *Some Modules my be extended to 2 or 3 days more as per requirement.


The programme delivery will include classroom sessions, projects and group work. The candidates will have access to library and other computing facilities such as R, and financial databases such as Bloomberg and others for financial modelling and simulation.



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