Digital and Decentralized Finance is redefining
our economy

20% of large enterprises will use Digital Currencies by 2024.1

Cryptocurrency tax and Digital Rupee to spur adoption of cryptos: Industry.2

The global DeFi platforms market size will cross $507 Billion in 2028.3

Emerging concepts like Web 3.0 and Metaverse are facilitating disruptive ways of dealing with money.

A 6-month faculty-led structured programme
by IIM Calcutta

The rigour of this programme can authenticate your learning and help you secure a promising position in organisations operating in the space of digital money, crypto and DeFi that have high entry barriers to new entrants.

  • Learn from Accomplished Faculty
    From Academia and Industry having extensive research and real world expertise
  • Gain Practical Experience
    Through Case Studies, Industry Interaction and Group Work
  • Get Executive Alumni Status
    Become an Alumni of IIM Calcutta Executive Education and network with professionals
  • Get IIM Calcutta Edge
    Get certified by IIM Calcutta, ranked #2 in India* and #59 globally*

* Financial Times Executive Education Ranking 2022

Is this programme for me?

This programme is for you if you are

  • Involved in the area of domestic or international banking and finance
  • Keen to be a pioneer in adoption of digital money and decentralized finance
  • Seek to build expertise from top management institution
  • Looking to network with like minded professionals across the country

Thereby building a path towards a successful professional growth

What will I learn?

State-of-the-art curriculum designed by accomplished academia

Digital Economy: The New Normal

  • Digital currencies, digital innovations, impact on institutions involved in monetary and payments systems

Digital Money, Distributed Ledger & Blockchain

  • Blockchain in International Money Transfers, the evolution of digital money & crypto, Bitcoin protocols & standards

Cryptocurrency & Cryptonomics

  • Convergence of economics & cryptography via Cryptonomics, NFTs, building a Crypto Asset Portfolio Model (Workshop)

Emerging role of Crypto in Banking

  • How central banks create CBDC, how crypto can challenge commercial banks, how Fintech and cryptocurrency can change cross country transactions, trade finance & remittances, capital flows, and capital controls, the crypto challenge to the existing international monetary system and the exchange rate regime

Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)

  • Typologies of CBDC, CBDC across economies, currency management, Blockchain/DLT models

Decentralized Finance

  • Cross Chain and Multi-chain universe, Chainlink, Filecoin, Graph Protocol, Crypto-kitties and Axie Infinity, Brave Browser and BAT, DEX (Decentralized Exchanges), Lending and Borrowing Platforms, Derivatives, Assets, Payments and Insurance Platforms

Regulations and Risk Management

  • Risks and Opportunities in Cryptonomics
  • Security challenges with digital money
  • Regulatory issues in cryptonomy
  • Compliance management

Who will I learn from?

You will learn from an eminent IIM Calcutta faculty group and Industry experts led by the programme directors.

Programme Directors

Professor Debashis Saha M.Tech., Ph.D. (IIT Kharagpur)
Areas of Expertise: Digital Technologies, Blockchain, E-commerce, Digital Payment, Industry 4.0

A Professor in the academic group of MIS (Management Information Systems) and Computer Science at IIM Calcutta. Professor Saha is acknowledged for his teaching, research and consulting expertise in the areas of Information & Communications Technologies (ICT), Digital Technology Strategy, E-Commerce, Blockchain & Distributed Ledger, Business Process Re-engineering, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things (IoT), and Data-driven Decision Making. He has authored over 300 prestigious articles, book chapters and research publications such as "The Union Budget and the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC): Speculating on the Shape of Things to Come". Many of his research papers presented at national and international conferences have been awarded 'Best Paper' award. He holds M.Tech and Ph.D. in Electronic & Communication Engg. from IIT Kharagpur.

Professor Parthapratim Pal
M.Phil., Ph.D., (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
Areas of Expertise: International Economics, Foreign Trade, India & World Economy

A Professor in the academic group of Economics at IIM Calcutta. Professor. Pal is acknowledged for his teaching, research and consulting expertise in International Trade and Capital Flows, International Trade, Capital Flows, WTO Issues, and Development Economics, including Agricultural Economics and Special Economic Zones. He has also worked as Senior Economist at Economic Research Foundation, New Delhi, and as an Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi. He has published research publications and is the author of numerous books - noted ones include International Trade and India (Oxford India Short Introductions Series), Food Supply Chain in India: Analysing the Potential for International Business, Facilitating Trade and Global Competitiveness: Express Delivery Services in India and Harnessing Indian Agriculture to Global Value Chain: Prospects and Challenges. He holds an M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University.

How will I learn?

Experience a high-impact executive-friendly format

  • 6-Month
    Executive Programme

  • 3 days of campus visit
    to IIM Calcutta

  • Live Interactive Sessions
    by IIM Calcutta Faculty

  • Best-in-class Self-learning Content, Group Projects and Capstone Projects

  • Classes on
    Wednesdays: 7:00 to 10:00 PM and
    Sundays: 3:30 to 6:30 PM

The programme will be delivered on TalentSprint’s digital platform

Am I eligible?

  • You are eligible if you hold a Bachelor/Master’s degree in any discipline with 50% marks and a minimum of 3 years of experience.

Note: Early career professionals may apply by submitting an SOP (Statement of Purpose) for consideration.

What is my investment?

Fee with flexible payment options

Details Domestic Participants Remarks
Programme Fee ₹3,00,000 Includes one campus visit of 3 days
Application Fee ₹2,500 One time, non refundable

EMI options available Nominate your employee to avail special benefits GST as applicable

What is my RoI?

Accelerate your professional growth

  • Be an early adopter in the whole new world of Digital Finance and DeFi
  • Stand out as a sought out professional in the area of DeFi, Crypto, FinTech, Digital Money
  • Build your professional network with like-minded professionals across the country and abroad

Enable organizational transformation
to the world of digital money
and decentralized finance

  • Navigate the rapidly evolving world of digital money, cryptonomics and DeFi.
  • Leverage technologies disrupting finance and enable business transformation.
  • Understand the interplay of regulations and innovation and navigate through regulatory bottlenecks.

How do I enrol for this programme?

  • Application

    Apply for the

  • Block Your Seat


  • Enrollment

    Selection by
    IIM-C Committee*

  • Enrollment

    Join the

*Selection for the programme will be done by IIM Calcutta and is strictly based on the education, work experience, and motivation of the participants.

**Scanned copies to be submitted within 7 days  
a Education Certificate  
b Experience Letter/Latest Pay Slip

About IIM Calcutta

  • 50+ Years of
    Academic Excellence

  • Ranked #2
    in India*

  • Ranked #3
    in Asia**

  • Ranked #59

  • Triple Accredited

  • Unmatched
    Alumni Network

The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta was established as the first national institute for Post Graduate Studies and Research in Management by the Government of India in November 1961, in collaboration with Alfred P. Sloan School of Management (MIT), the Government of West Bengal, The Ford Foundation, and the Indian Industry. Over the years, IIM Calcutta has grown into a mature institution with a global reputation, imparting high-quality management education. It has been playing a pioneering role in professionalising Indian management through its Post Graduate and Doctoral level Programmes, Executive Training Programmes, and Research and Consulting Activities. For more information, please visit IIM Calcutta website .

*Financial Times Executive Education Ranking 2022

**Financial Times Masters in Management Rankings 2020


About TalentSprint

  • 10 Years of
  • 200K Empowered
  • 95% Completion
  • 85 Net Promoter

Established in 2010, TalentSprint is a part of NSE group and a global edtech company that brings transformational high-end and deep-tech learning programs to young and experienced professionals. The company’s digital learning platform offers a hybrid onsite/online experience to seekers of deep technology expertise. TalentSprint partners with top academic institutions and global corporations to create and deliver world class programs, certifications, and outcomes.Its programs have consistently seen a high engagement rate and customer delight. It is a leading Innovation Partner for the National Skill Development Corporation, an arm of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India. A recipient of various prestigious accolades, TalentSprint was recently honored with the Indian Achievers Award 2022, for its excellence in building deeptech talent in India. For more information about TalentSprint, visit TalentSprint website


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