Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Technologies

Fin Tech Overview
Program Overview

India has a diversified financial sector that is undergoing rapid expansion. We are living in a world, where from booking a holiday, cab, flight, movie tickets to ordering food or even catching up on the latest news, all is enabled by the smart phones we carry. As technology is advancing, so is consumer demand for simplified, tech-enabled services across industries. The emergence of financial technology in the consumer banking space is pushing banks to update themselves & adopt a more consumer-centric and Technology-based approach.

Banking has been one sector that has been categorized by its low level of differentiation and engagement. It is also an industry that has been the slowest to change and evolve with time, often leaving consumers exasperated by the complexity of the banking process. On the other hand, the advent of new technologies, evolving expectations of customers, emerging business models and stricter regulations are trying to make banks constantly catch up with technology in a rapidly changing world.

India is in the top ten financial technology markets in the world. Currently, more than 600 startups are in the field of lending, payments, insurance and trading. Given the proliferation of digital payments in the country, the current financial technology software services market stands at USD 8 billion & this is expected to grow to about USD 14 billion by 2020. There is something new in the FinTech space every day. FinTech industry is freshly alive and ripe with immense opportunities. Post-Graduate Diploma in FinTech will provide the participants with a multitude of avenues into this red-hot field, all with the potential to change their life and the world too.

Eligibility

Fresh Graduates and Experienced Working Professional interested in learning about the different aspects of Financial Markets.

Duration

Two Semesters (One Year) with 16 weeks per Semester & 40 lectures per Semester

Curriculum
Semester 1
  • Introduction to Fintech
    • Rapidly changing environment in technology
    • Impact of tech in various industries
    • Technology: the major driver in financial domain
  • Financial Information Systems
    • Introduction and Overview of course topics
    • Financial Software and Analytic Tools
    • Banking and Payment Processing Systems
    • Information Technology in Financial Markets
    • Financial Markets Infrastructure
  • Fintech Personal Finance & Payments
    • Peer to Peer Currency exchange framework
    • Digital Currencies
    • Insuretech
    • Peer to Peer Lending
    • Regulatory Issues
  • Fintech Application in Entrepreneurial Finance
    • Crowd funding
    • Peer to Peer Equity
    • Regulatory Issues
  • Dealing with Data
    • Introduction to data
    • Statistical Inference
    • Exploratory Data Analysis
    • Basic Machine Learning Algorithms
    • Feature generation and feature selection
    • Building a user facing data product
    • Data Visualization
    • Data Science and Ethical Issues
  • Cyber Security Technology & Applications
    • Introduction to cyber security
    • Systems Security
    • Cryptograph and Network Security
    • The Landscape of Cyber security and Case Studies
Semester 2
  • Introduction to Capital & Financial Markets
    • Introduction to Financial Markets
    • Characteristics of Financial Markets
    • IPO and Book Building
    • Trading Systems and Technology
    • Introduction to Mutual Funds
    • Fund Structure
    • Secondary Markets & Technology Set up
  • Robo-Advisors and Systematic Trading
    • Technical trading: Spreads and pairs trading in Equities Markets
    • Pairs trading review
    • Fundamentals and currency trading strategies
    • Currencies: Flow-based strategies and carry trades
    • Co-integration and basket trading
    • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Financial Prediction
    • High frequency trading & Project work / Smart beta and Robo-advisors
    • Signal, noise, randomness
    • Markets and basic measurements of performance, direction and volatility
    • Comparing strategies
    • Systematic Trading: Trend Following Systems & Futures Markets
  • Algorithmic Trading
    • Context and Concepts
    • History
    • Defining Qualities of a Blockchain
    • How it Works
    • How it is Changing Business
    • Protected Blockchain Capabilities in Business
    • Smart Contracts
    • Cryptocurrency Market
    • Initial Coin Offerings, A.K.A. ICOs Or Token Sales
  • Blockchain – Concepts
    • Context and Concepts
    • History
    • Defining Qualities of a Blockchain
    • How it Works
    • How it is Changing Business
    • Protected Blockchain Capabilities in Business
    • Smart Contracts
    • Cryptocurrency Market
    • Initial Coin Offerings, A.K.A. ICOs Or Token Sales
  • Blockchain – Programming
    • Ethereum Blockchain
    • Solidity
    • Truffle Framework
  • Capstone Project
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