NISM is a public trust established by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), the regulator of securities markets in India. It is an autonomous body governed by a Board of Governors with strategic guidance from an international Advisory Council.
NISM envisions a catalytic role in promoting securities markets research and education, through:
NISM's activities are dedicated towards enhancing the quality of participation in securities markets. This involves development of knowledge and skill base of all stakeholders. The Institute's philosophy embodies the spirit of commitment to these objectives.
To lead, catalyze and deliver educational initiatives to enhance the quality of participation in the securities markets.
To engage in capacity building among stakeholders in the securities markets through financial literacy, professional education, certification, enhancing governance standards and fostering policy research.