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NISM's 2-years Full Time PGDM in Securities Markets by NISM

NISM has launched a brand new full time course with specialization in securities markets. The new course called Post Graduate Diploma in Securities Market is a 2 years full time course based out at NISM's new campus in Patalganga. Our team has gathered information on various aspects of the course for the benefit of various MBA aspirants.

Eligibility Criteria

Academic Qualification

The minimum required academic qualification is graduation – a bachelor’s degree from a university recognized by UGC or equivalent. Graduates of any discipline, except Fine Arts, are eligible.


There is no age limit for pursuing PGDM (SM). However, applicants less than 28 years of age as on August 01, 2017 would be preferred.

Work Experience

Work experience is an essential requirement; however, relevant experience of 6 months and above would receive additional credit in the selection process, with a maximum weight for experience of 3 years.

Appearance in Competitive Examinations

The applicants shall have appeared for any of the competitive examinations viz, CAT, GMAT, XAT or any other recognized competitive examinations (e.g. MH-CET or any State-level equivalent). The decision of the Selection Committee of NISM on cut-off scores for selection will be final in this regard.

Selection Procedure

Stage I – Online Application

Aspirants may apply by filling the online application form available here. The application form captures personal information, academic qualifications, professional experience and other information essential for the selection process. The last day to apply is June 10, 2017.

The application fee is Rs. 2000 and is non-refundable. The fee can be on submitting the application form through an online link. All information related to the application fee is available in the online application form.

Scrutiny and Short-list

Eligible applications will be scrutinized for academic achievement (e.g. Class X, Class XII, Graduation, Post Graduation), work experience (Length and Relevance).

The short-list of applicants for the second stage of the selection process will be based on the score in the competitive examinations and scrutiny of applications, with 50% weight for each.

Scores and weight attained in the competitive examinations shall be for short-listing only, and shall not be carried forward for the final selection.

Stage II – Essay Writing and Personal Interview

The essay writing will be administered to short-listed applicants on the day of the personal interview. The one-page essay shall be on a contemporary topic to be disclosed, administered and completed in 10 minutes prior to the conduct of the interview. The essay topic shall be from any event covered in any Indian financial daily in the past one year, to assess clarity of expression through written communication skills.

The personal interview will be based on Achievement Orientation, Clarity on Career Objectives, Communication, Team Spirit.

The final selection list shall be based on the total of the scrutiny of applications (50%), written essay (10%) and personal interview (40%).

Important Dates for Admissions 2017:

Last date to apply

June 10, 2017 (Saturday)


June 17 to July 02, 2017

Announcement of selected applicants

July 06, 217 (Thursday)

Last date for payment of fees

July 20, 2017 (Thursday)

Programme commencement

August 01, 2017 (Tuesday)

The fee for the two-year residential post graduation diploma programme is Rs. 10,50,000/- (Rupees Ten Lakh Fifty Thousand only) and applicable taxes.

Fee Structure

First Installment

Programme Fees Rs. 4,00,000

Lodging and Boarding Rs. 1,25,000

Second Installment

Programme Fees Rs. 4,00,000

Lodging and Boarding Rs. 1,25,000

Total Rs. 10,50,000

NISM, being established by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), has strong connect with the industry enabling bright placement and career opportunities for its students. The institute assists placement of the students by inviting banks, asset management companies, advisory firms, broking houses and other securities markets intermediaries to participate in the campus placement programme.

The institute grooms the students for performing challenging and exciting roles in the securities markets. The success of the programme is evident from the sterling on-the-job performance of its alumni.

Following organizations have recruited through the campus placement programmes of various other academic programmes offered by NISM.

NISM PGDM Placements Companies 2018
NISM PGDM Placements Companies 2018

What are the benefits of doing NISM PGDM (SM)?

The two year PGDM (SM) is an ideal platform for those with a passion for securities markets, aspiring for in-depth knowledge and a long-term career in securities markets. The programme is suitable for both fresh graduates and experienced candidates.

Graduates from various disciplines, such as Commerce & Accounting, Management, Economics, Law, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, etc. will develop their analytical capabilities for the securities markets domain together with practical insights.

Those with work experience of 6 months to 3 years stand to benefit from exposure to the practices of the securities markets, while those with exposure to the securities markets will gain from conceptual rigor as well as a broad-based insight into all aspects of securities markets and make them well rounded professionals.

PGDM (SM) could lead the successful participants to the following careers pathways:

  • Segments: Equity Markets, Debt Markets, Currency and Currency Derivative Markets, Commodity Derivative Markets
  • Research: Equities, Debt Markets, Currency Markets, Commodity Markets.
  • Analytics: Credit Research & Ratings, Economic Research, Policy Research, Advanced Analytics and Computing in Risk Management & Derivatives, Front-, Mid- and Back-Office Analytics, Legal Research & Analysis, Mutual Fund Analytics, News and Media
  • Broking and Dealing: Equities, Equity Derivatives (F&O), Debt (G Sec, Corporate Bonds, Securitized Debt and Structured Finance, Municipal Bonds), Syndicated Debt, Mutual Fund Distribution
  • Advisory: Investment Advisor, Personal Financial Planner, Wealth Manager
  • Corporate Advisory: Investment Banking, Insolvency Resolution and Restructuring, Valuation, Compliance, Risk Management, Debenture Trusteeship and Custodianship
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