NISM along with ICICIdirect Centre for Financial Learning (ICFL) seeks to educate and empower individuals with financial knowledge and acumen, thus, creating professionals who would catalyse the next wave of financial proficiency in India.

This 'Certification in Equity Trading and Investment' establishes the credibility of the students’ skills on basic working of stock markets, process of placing and tracking orders or trades, and basic equity portfolio construction along with exposure to real time derivatives trading. The certification should be seen as the first but a firm step towards building practical skills and expertise in stocks and capital markets. It provides students a strong platform for a career in any segment in the banking and financial services domain.

Objectives of the Programme

  • Provide essential skills on equity trading and investment in asset classes like equities, ETFs and equity derivatives
  • Give hands on experience of investing & trading in equity market instruments using virtual stock market platform
  • Increase financial literacy among college students and young working professionals in relation to securities market
  • Help the participants consider stock markets a genuine place for wealth creation and also demonstrate their knowledge to potential employers in the broad domains of financial market

Benefits of the Programme

  • Hands on practical experience of trading in live stock markets – Equities and Derivatives
  • Learning by implementing using virtual stocks and hands on experience towards stock research by way of guided presentations
  • Exhaustive coverage and quality content
  • Credibility of a joint certification from NISM, an educational initiative of SEBI and ICFL, an educational initiative of ICICI Securities Ltd.

Programme Offerings

  • 30 Hours of blended learning comprising of classroom lectures and hands-on experience of trading and investing in live markets
  • Internal and ongoing assessment during the programme delivery based on virtual platform
  • Assessment exam of 2 hours at the end of the programme leading to NISM and ICFL Joint Certification

Take away for students

  • Continued access to virtual stocks trading platform access for both equity and derivatives
  • Copies of presentations used in classroom
  • Soft Copy of NISM-Series XII: Securities market Foundation Examination workbook

How to enroll

Certification in Equity Trading and Investment programme is conducted in colleges across India. To conduct this programme in your college / educational institution, please call:


Name of Concerned Person

Mobile Number


Prasad Kolambekar



Dishanshu Tripathi



Nihal Khan



Amar Gupta



Fayaz Ahmed



Dipanjan Mukherjee



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