NISM, with its proximity to the policy-makers and the industry, draws upon the cream of academia and industry providing cutting-edge inputs in the securities markets domain.
A wide range of pedagogical approaches is deployed – case-studies, role-plays, group discussions, trading simulations, etc. The learning environment is further stimulated by industry interface, finance lab with modern technological infrastructure, state-of-the-art campus, extensive library and other recreation facilities. Book reviews, films related to Wall Street and experiential sharing sessions with industry experts complement the learning process.
The institute organizes visits to exchanges, depositories and various market intermediaries providing exposure to industry paradigm. NISM also invites a number of practitioners from the industry for interaction with the participants to share their experiences. These platforms provide opportunities to the participants to develop keen insights to industry practices and nuances. Under the Leadership Series, senior executives from top organizations and SEBI share their experiences.
The Simulated Market Algorithm Related Trading (SMART) lab with streaming market data is a key highlight of the programme. The one-of-its-kind finance lab provides access to the participants to databases such as Bloomberg, Prowess, etc. and application software such as MATLAB, SAS, R, WinRATS, E-Views, etc.
The institute boasts one of the biggest specialized libraries for Finance, which holds a rich collection of over 8500 books on securities markets, domestic and international magazines, newspapers, journals, etc. The Through Science-Direct, the library provides access to all leading academic journals in Finance, Economics, Business and Management.
NISM’s new campus was inaugurated by the Honorable Prime Minister of India on December 24, 2016. The campus at Patalganga spread over 72 acres of land on the scenic Mumbai-Pune Express-way has state-of-the-art infrastructure that creates an ideal environment conducive to contemplative learning. The eco-friendly campus is Wi-Fi enabled and features well-equipped class-rooms, modern auditorium and a vast amphitheatre. The campus also has impressive residential blocks with separate hostel facilities for male and female participants.
The participants enjoy the luxury of modern recreation facilities like swimming pool, squash court, gymnasium with modern equipments, table tennis and badminton halls, yoga hall, cafeteria and more. The recreation blocks pose a refreshing environment offering a balance to the academic rigor of the programme.