Post Graduate Certificate Programme in Finance

About IIM Indore:

With the objectives of imparting high quality management education and training, the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India established Indian Institutes of Management as Institutions of Excellence. These Institutions are recognized as premier management institutions, comparable to the best in the world for teaching, research and interaction with industries.

Established in 1996, IIM Indore is the sixth in the family of state-supported management schools. Since its inception, IIM Indore has been acting as a leader in the field of management education, interfacing with the industry, government sector and PSUs. IIM Indore is registered as a Society under Societies Registration Act, 1973.

Situated atop a scenic hillock, the 193 acre campus of IIM Indore provides an ideal backdrop for contemplative learning. IIM Indore has the latest in teaching aids, rich learning resources, a strong IT backbone, state-of-the-art sports complex and hostels as well as contemporary infrastructure.

About ICICIdirect Centre for Financial Learning (ICFL):

ICICIdirect Centre for Financial Learning (ICFL) is an initiative of ICICI Securities Ltd. set up with an objective of simplifying financial knowledge and increasing financial literacy amongst prospective or experienced investors & knowledge seekers. ICFL training programmes are categorized under Investment Education Programmes and Professional Certification & Development Programmes. The repository of domain knowledge includes host of in-house developed seminars, workshops, certifications and training programmes leading to reputed certifications. These programmes are in the area of Stock Investing, Derivatives, Mutual Funds, Financial Planning, Wealth Management, Corporate Finance, etc.

ICICIdirect Centre for Financial Learning has been conferred with the Award for Innovation in Learning and Best Online Learning Solution at the World Education Congress. It also won the Emerging Brand Award at CMO Asia in Singapore.

Programme Objective:

The Post Graduate Certificate Programme in Finance (PGCPF) provides customize, comprehensive & rigorous program to prepare future banking and finance professionals. This program not only provides participants the knowledge of operational aspects of banking & finance but also helps in building managerial and technical skills.

The programme offers a unique blend of Global Prospective in Banking & Finance with hands on experience in practical aspects of the financial markets. Besides that, the Programme supplements with the background of Indian economic environment and also offers the exposure to other functional areas of management.

This Programme is a judicious mix of quantitative techniques and qualitative perspectives of financial management. It is designed to benefit executives who have recently taken on, or are being groomed to take on, significant managerial responsibilities in future. The Programme would draw upon the work experience of such executives and provide additional knowledge and skills, to make them effective managers.



Graduate / Post Graduate from Universities recognized by Association of Indian Universities with minimum 50% marks in either graduation or post-graduation (or its equivalent) with at least two years of work experience.


Fresher with professional qualification like CA/ICWA/CS/CFA/CFP are also eligible to apply for the programme.

Admission Procedure:

Application Form: All interested candidates should fill out the application form downloaded from our website and send to IIM Indore directly.

The completed application forms should be accompanied by a Demand Draft (DD)/Banker’s Cheque (BC) drawn in favour of “Indian Institute of Management Indore”, payable at Indore for Rs. 2500/- (Rupees Two Thousand Five Hundred Only). The application form complete in all aspects must reach the below address on or before the last date for acceptance of applications:

Virtual Learning Programme for Executives (VLPE) Office,

Indian Institute of Management Indore,

Prabandh Shikhar, Rau-Pithampur Road,

Indore – 453556, Madhya Pradesh, India

Application Screening: Upon submission of the completed application form, the application will be screened based on the candidate’s academic performance and relevant work experience.

Personal Interview: Short-listed candidates will be invited for a personal interview. Not all candidates are called for personal interview. The personal interview will be conducted through video conferencing at different study centers across India.

Selection: The selection to the programme is based on performance in Personal Interview, the candidate’s academic performance and relevant work experience.

Programme Design:

This Programme consists of around 200 hours of   courses delivery using information technology platform.  The Programme is spread over twelve months duration.  In order to supplement, the learning through the technology platform, there will also be on-campus orientation module of five days duration.  Courses to be offered in this Programme are as follows:

  • Business Communication
  • Economics Environment for Business
  • Finance – I
  • Finance – II
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Markets
  • Human Resource Management
  • Managerial Accounting and Control
  • Marketing of Financial Products
  • Quantitative Techniques
  • Spreadsheet Modeling
  • Strategic Management

Note: This is an indicative list of courses. Institute may change the curriculum from time to time.

The duration of the programme will be twelve months.

Programme Fee:

The Programme fee is Rs. 290000/- (Two lakhs ninety thousand only) plus Goods and Services Tax as applicable. All payments to be made in favour of Indian Institute of Management Indore.

A commitment fee of INR 10000/- (Rupees ten thousand only) plus Goods and Services Tax as applicable is to be paid at the time of acceptance of offer of admission, which will be adjusted against the fee paid at the time of registration. The commitment fee is non-refundable. Once commitment fee is paid, balance fee has to be paid in installments as per the payment schedule given below. It can be paid by demand draft.

Discount Policy:

An organization sponsoring five or more participants to a VLPE Programme will be entitled to a group discount of 10% on the total fee payable provided that at least five participants actually attend the programme.

Programme Delivery:

Courses will be delivered through on-line mode using appropriate technology platform.  Lectures will be delivered through broadband based technology involving two-way audio and video communication. Classes will be held in the evenings and weekends. Participants can attend sessions from the studio located in his / her city or even from office or home if the programme is offered in direct to device (D2D) mode. Participants will be provided reading materials etc. for each course.  They may also interact with the concerned faculty through e-mails/ chat mode.


The ‘Post Graduate Certificate Programme in Finance’ will be awarded to the participants on successful completion of the Programme.

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