NISM has made a significant mark in the areas of securities markets research. NISM aims at motivating and providing an enabling environment for the conduct of top-quality research that contributes immensely to the form and structure of financial markets; helps product innovations and deepening of the markets; evaluates and improves risk management methods and policy research aimed at making the markets a safe place for investors.

The Institute also conducts policy forums in the areas related to Capital markets. The school receives research projects from SEBI, RBI, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The school welcomes young scholars as visiting research scholars to work on some specific areas of Finance. The activities of the school include bringing out the working paper series, conduct national and international research conferences, organize workshops related to research methodology, Financial Econometrics, financial computing using R and Python and help capacity building across the industry and academics.