Anna University- NSE Academy Ltd executive weekend course 2020 on PGCPFM

Interested to know the details of Post Graduate Certificate Program in Financial Market(PGCPFM) 2020- a joint certification program conducted by Anna university Chennai and NSE Academy Ltd? Then check out this post to know the details of this executive weekend course PGCPFM regarding its class timings, venue, curriculum, advantages, eligibility criteria, selection process, course fess and important dates.

Anna University Chennai, one of the famous universities of India in association with NSE Academy Ltd is conducting a joint certification program called Post Graduate Certificate Program in Financial Market (PGCPFM). In the job market, there are multiple options for candidates having PGCPFM with regulatory certifications(Securities Operations and Risk Management, Mutual Fund Distributors, Equity Derivatives, Currency Derivatives, Investment Adviser (Level 1), Investment Adviser (Level 2), Research Analyst and Securities Intermediaries Compliance(Non -Fund) in financial markets. So if you are interested to get a specialization in financial markets, this is the chance for you to apply for this certification program. The details are mentioned below.

Program schedule

  • Trimester 1 : 05 Dec 2020 - 28 Mar 2021
  • Trimester 2 : 04 Apr 2021 - 01 Aug 2021
  • Trimester 3 : 08 Aug 2021 - 31 Oct 2021

Venue of classes

The classes are expected to be conducted at Department of Management Studies, Anna University Chennai. But as per the university notification, the classes will be conducted through online mode till the Covid situation gets normal.

Class timings

As this is an executive weekend program, the timings will be
  • Saturday: 9:30 AM- 5:30 PM(except 1st as well as 3rd Saturdays)
  • Sunday: 9:30 AM- 5:30 PM
The exams will be conducted on all weekends normally within the duration of academic session.

Is there any age limit for this program



Candidate with a graduation from any recognized Indian university and work experience are eligible to apply for this joint certification program. Any full time, part time work experience as an intern or entrepreneur is acceptable.

Selection process

Candidates will be selected based on the evaluation of academic qualification and work profile followed by an interview.

Application fees

There will be an application fee of Rs 1000/-.

What will be the course fees ?

The course fees which includes cost of study material, tuition fees, examination fees and applicable taxes is Rs. 1, 50,000 + 18% GST. There are several options for paying the course fees. The details are given below.
  • Total course fees (Single payment) - Rs.150,000 + Applicable taxes
  • Instalment Option Option I (2 instalments) - Rs. 80,000* 2 + Applicable taxes
  • Option II (3 instalments) - Rs. 57,000* 3 + Applicable taxes

Note: All the payments mentioned above should be paid to Anna University in the form of a Demand Draft which should be made in favor of "The Director CTDT, Anna University" payable at Chennai.

Where to get the application form?

Canddiates who are interested to join the PGCPFM 2020 course conducted by Anna university and NSE Academy Ltd can get the application form from

Where to send the completely filled application form?

The filled in application forms along with a copy of the below listed documents should be send to the following address before the last date.
  • DoMS,
    Anna University
    Chennai 25

Documents needed for admission

The candidates are required to submit a copy of following documents and bring originals at the time of admission for verification.
  1. Copy of resume
  2. Proof of date of birth
  3. 10th, 12th, and completed Graduation Mark sheet
  4. Work experience proof

Important dates

  • Last date for submitting application : 25 November 2020
  • Last date for paying fees : 30 November 2020
  • Start date of classes : 05 December 2020
  • End date of classes : 31 October 2021

Contact information

If you have any doubts regarding this program, you can contact
  • Dr.S.N.Geetha,
    Anna University,
    Chennai - 600025
    Phone. 91-44- 22358764
  • Mr. Vinodh James
    National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE)
    Old Door No - 7; New No – 2,
    Murugappa Road,
    Nawab Garden,
    Chennai-600 085.
    Mobile: 95662 32444 / 86672 70787;

Curriculum of the program

This course is of 11 months duration and has 21 papers which are divided into 3 trimesters.
Trimester 1:
  • Career Skills (Logic and Data Interpretation)
  • Capital Market Operations
  • Quantitative Techniques in Financial Markets
  • Corporate Finance
  • ntroduction to Accounting, GST & IFRS
  • Economics and Banking for Financial Markets
  • Global Financial Markets System

Trimester 2:
  • Mutual Funds
  • Investment Banking
  • Financial Valuations & Equity Research
  • Technical Analysis
  • Commodity Markets
  • Equity Derivatives Market & Strategies
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Foreign Exchange and Currency Markets

Trimester 3:
  • Regulatory Framework in Financial Markets
  • Workshop Emerging Issues in GFM / Trust & Ethics
  • Industrial Project Work
  • Corporate Readiness
  • Digital Marketing of Financial Markets
  • Financial Planning & Wealth Management


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