Increasingly large, complex, dynamic and challenging scenario of capital markets demand a wide repertoire of knowledge and skill-sets from the market professionals to meet enhanced expectations of various stakeholders. This demand is spurred by the growing economy and expanding markets.

National Institute of Securities Markets offers a bouquet of uniquely positioned Long-term programmes that prepare new age market professionals with a well-rounded and holistic understanding of the markets and equips existing professionals with expertise in various functional domains like treasury, compliance, etc.

The institute with its team of dedicated academicians and industry experts impart knowledge based on in-depth research and constant interaction with the policymakers in the industry at the highest level. The institute has perfected the design and delivery of globally bench-marked curriculum, as evident from the sterling on-the-job performance of the alumni.

The institute offers the following Long-term programmes:

  • PGPISM 2024
    PGPISM is a one-year residential program, where the students get exposure to varied subjects and verticals of investments and securities markets including Economics, Financial Statement Analysis, Corporate Finance, Portfolio Management, Equity Valuation, Fixed Income Securities and Derivatives & Risk Management, Investment Banking, Mutual Funds, and Wealth Management etc., benchmarked with the best and contemporary texts.
    Duration 1-year, full time program.
    Eligibility Norms • Post Graduate in any discipline from a recognized University.
    • Graduate in any discipline with minimum 55% marks from a recognized university in India.
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  • CSMC (Executive Program)
    CSMC (Executive Program) is a one-year residential program that provides students with exposure to a wide range of subjects covered in the CS executive program. In addition, the program includes added subjects related to listed issuers and securities market compliances such as an Overview of securities markets, Issuer compliances, Intermediaries Compliances, Derivatives, and corporate governance. The curriculum is carefully crafted and benchmarked with the best and contemporary texts. The program also includes application-based teaching
    Duration 1-year, full time program.
    Eligibility Norms Student must be enrolled in the CS (Executive) program (Offered by ICSI)
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  • PGP (PM/IA/RA)
     Post Graduate Program in the Securities Market (Portfolio Management / Investment Advisory / Research Analysis) designed for Individuals with a passion for securities markets and keenness to acquire in-depth understanding of securities markets with a special focus on one of the specialization areas viz., Portfolio Management, Investment Advisory, or Research Analysis.
    Duration 15 months, Weekend programme (Saturdays – 6 pm to 9:15 pm & Sunday – 10 am to 5:00 pm)
    Eligibility Graduates from any discipline from a recognized University under 10+2+3 stream.
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  • CPDS (Basic)
    CPDS (Basic) offered by the National Institute of Securities Markets, will enable you to collect and manage data responsibly and ultimately use it to make informed decisions. The program is an interdisciplinary field of study that incorporates basic understanding of finance and securities markets.
    Eligibility Eligibility: 12th standard with minimum 50% marks (Maths as a subject) from any recognized board.


    Graduation with 50% marks for recognized University/ Institute.

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  • CPDS (Advance)
    Advance programme in Data Science is meant for professionals who want to understand in-depth knowledge of Data Science in financial/securities market. This Course is application- based.
    Eligibility To apply for this programme, the minimum educational requirement is:
    1) Graduation in any stream from a recognized University/Institute.
    2) Candidates who have successfully completed any program in the area of Data Science of minimum six months duration with minimum 50% marks.
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    ICICI Bank has partnered with National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM) to launch Post Graduate Certificate in Securities Markets (PGCSM). The programme aims to create professionals such as Treasury dealers, Fund Managers, Analysts, Institutional Sales Professionals, and Investment Advisors in the securities markets. This partnership is part of ICICI Group’s strategy to capacitise for growth.
    Duration Term 1/2/3 (9 months) – Classroom training (at NISM)

    Term 4 (3 months) – Internship at ICICI Group

    Eligibility Graduate in any discipline (minimum 55% in graduation).

    12th and 10th – (minimum of 60%) [Additional – Should have studied mathematics at the intermediate level].

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  • LL.M
    The LL.M. program in investment and securities Laws is an advanced program of legal study that is customized to the needs of the individual student and working legal professionals.
    Duration 1-year, full time program.
    Eligibility Norms An LL.B. Degree or an equivalent examination with a minimum of Fifty percent (50%) of marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories and Forty-Five percent (45%) of marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories. Candidates appearing/awaiting results of the qualifying examination can also apply .
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