Covid 19 has altered the business landscape extensively. However, this crisis could benefit the FinTech industry by accelerating digitization and making digital-only the new norm. Services such as lending, insurance, wealth management etc. are expected to go digital, driven to provide consumers with a user-friendly experience. In the next few years, rather than being one of the channels, FinTech will become a primary channel for financial services.
With global FinTech adoption reaching 64%, FinTech is clearly becoming mainstream. India tops FinTech adoption at 87%, with China.
The financial institutions in India are viewing FinTech as an enabler, giving rise to a number of strategic partnerships with FinTech firms. And the industry is creating new roles, positions, and opportunities for people with the unique expertise needed to fill them.
This is the time to pursue the FinTech Programme and fuel your career with a new beginning. Become an early adopter of this cutting-edge technology and brave the new financial world order.
The safety of our faculty and participants is of utmost importance. Keeping in mind the same, we are starting the Programme in February with interactive online classes that can be attended from the safety of home.
You will need the following infrastructure to access our platform:
Device: A Desktop/Laptop/Tablet/Smartphone with camera and mic.
Internet: A regular broadband/wifi connection or a mobile 4G connection.
Note: Proctored online assessments can be taken only on a Desktop/Laptop with a web camera and mic (not allowed on tablets/smartphones).
Groups can conveniently connect among themselves at an appointed time for group work, outside the online classes. This feature comes in handy during group activities and projects.
Students can also use the platform 24 x 7 to engage and learn from their peers using our interactive discussion forums available under each course of the Programme.
Our platform also has the provision of group-specific discussion forums for offline discussion among the group members.
Our recorded videos have an AI-generated Table of Content (TOC) to help easy and smart navigation within the videos. Students can click on the items under TOC to directly jump to the relevant section in a video. Video archives also have a Phrase Cloud of keywords/phrases used in the video. Students can click on a particular keyword/phrase to find yellow markers, indicating the points where the selected keyword/phrase was covered on the video timeline.
Given the current crisis due to Covid-19, we understand that participants may have a challenge with cash flows. In order to enhance the programme fee payment flexibility, we have increased the tenure of our interest-free (0% EMI) loans. As a result of this, your financial burden gets reduced. You may contact your Relationship Manager for more details.
The Programme equips professionals with both the academic and research insights coupled with practical knowledge and enables them for the brave new financial world order. Participants will get in-depth exposure to core FinTech domains.
Participants will learn from the leading Faculty of IIM Calcutta and work on interesting Capstone Case Studies. As a participant, you will also be able to network and associate with current and future FinTech leaders.
On the successful completion of this programme, participants will receive
The Advanced Programme in FinTech and Financial Blockchain is a first of its kind by an IIM. With FinTech evolving as the new E-commerce and the industry’s exploding demand for expertise, this programme has been launched by IIM Calcutta in association with TalentSprint.
IIM Calcutta is ranked #3 in Asia by FT. It houses a globally acclaimed Finance Lab, a state-of-the-art facility, that focuses on the integration of theory and research with practice.
With IIM Calcutta’s expertise in Finance, Business, Technology, Markets and Analytics, it is well placed to launch this programme for middle and senior management professionals.
TalentSprint with its deep understanding of the FinTech industry, access to industry experts, and a state of art technology platform has been chosen by IIM Calcutta as the right partner for this programme.
This programme is best suited for management professionals at mid and senior levels from Banking, Financial Services, FinTech, Regulators, Industry bodies, Start-ups and Technology organizations. Participants aspiring to be future FinTech leaders and keen to create a FinTech blueprint for their organizations from across the country and abroad will be your peers in this programme.
Global Programmes are not customized as per the Indian Market. They are also quite expensive compared to this programme.
Digital disruption is shrinking the role and relevance of today’s banks and simultaneously helping them create better, faster, and cheaper services.
Investment in FinTech is breaking records, $ 39.6 Billion in 2018, clearly signifying that the digital revolution has arrived in the financial services sector. Thus, embracing the change and empowering yourself with the most-desired skillset and knowledge is highly important.
Prof. Ashok Banerjee received his Ph.D. from Rajasthan University. He takes several advanced courses in Finance like Financial Accountancy, Financial Management; Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Finance, Corporate Restructuring, Behavioural Finance, Quantitative Applications in Finance and Trading Strategies. He is the author of the book Financial Accounting: A Managerial Emphasis which is widely used as a text book in Finance and Accountancy courses in Indian Business schools. He has also authored several research papers such as Integration of Global Capital Markets: An Empirical Exploration and Value Premium in Indian Equity Market: an Empirical Evidence in major Finance & Management research journals. He is also the faculty in-charge of the Finance Research and Trading Lab at IIM Calcutta.
Prof. Saibal Chattopadhyay received his Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Connecticut, Storrs, U.S.A. Most of his acclaimed research works are based on Sequential Methods in Estimation and Selection and Ranking Problems, Inference on Finite Population and Survey Sampling, Multistage Sampling Methods in Environmental Health, and Clinical Studies. He has authored several prestigious research journals on topics centered around Sequential Analysis (Statistics). He served as a consultant for various national projects undertaken by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, and Ministry of Agriculture and Co-operation, GoI. He has also taught at the leading educational institutions in India and U.S.A. He has served as the Director of IIM Calcutta from 2013 to 2018. Currently, he is a Professor in the Operations Management Group at IIM Calcutta.
TalentSprint is the technology partner for this programme. All the programme content and online sessions will be delivered through TalentSprint interactive direct-to-device platform. TalentSprint will also be responsible for Capstone Projects of this programme.
IIM Calcutta with its expertise in quantitative courses, analytics programmes, and financial markets is well placed to equip the professionals with both the academic framework and the practical skill sets to help set a firm footing in this brave new financial world order.
All the members of faculty belong to IIM Calcutta. The selection will be done by IIM Calcutta and even the certificates will be issued by them.
All participants are required to execute, before the start of the program, an agreement that consists of the standard Program Terms and Conditions. It has the following components:
Selection for the programme will be done by IIM Calcutta and is based on the details of education, work experience and motivation submitted by you along with your application.
Professionals should have scored at least 50% marks in Graduation or Post Graduation. Professionals with relevant background and 2+ years of experience.
Scanned copies of documents required along with the application are as follows:
1. Education Certificate (should indicate the marks obtained confirming at least 50% of marks)
2. Experience Certificate (should specify the date of joining confirming at least 2 years of work experience)
The programme is designed for those engaged at middle and senior management levels in organizations and who are interested in creating a blueprint of a FinTech strategy for their company. The programme will cover managerial as well as technical content assuming that participants will play the role of leaders driving FinTech projects in their firms.
You can apply for this programme online by submitting your duly filled application. Applicants will have to pay an application fee of Rs 2000 and also submit documents (soft copies) confirming their Graduation Percentage and Work Experience as described in the eligibility criteria.
Education Certificate should indicate the marks obtained confirming at least 50% of marks.
Latest Pay Slip should clearly specify your date of joining confirming at least 2 years of work experience. If not, you will have to submit your experience letter(s) indicating the same.
Participants who are not holding an Indian Passport or are not residing in India will be considered as an International Participant.
Yes, the programme fee can be paid in instalments as indicated below
|Details||Domestic Participants||International Participants|
|Campus Visit Fee||₹16,000*||$220|
|18-month interest-free EMI
Please refer to the fee section on the programme page to know all the important dates.
The Programme Fee is ₹ 3,90,000.
No, the application fee is non-refundable.
No, the programme fee is non-refundable and non-transferable, under any circumstances.
1. Data Analysis and Interpretation (24 hours)
2. Financial Issues in FinTech (18 hours)
3. Foundations of FinTech and Associated Risks (18 hours)
4. Digital Payments (15 hours)
5. All About Blockchains (18 hours)
6. Digital Disruption in Financial Services (18 hours)
7. Crypto Assets and Tokens (15 hours)
8. Data-driven Financial Analytics (18 hours)
Online sessions will be held twice a week as given below:
Thursdays - 7 pm to 10 pm
Sundays - 10 am to 1 pm
In case a participant fails to maintain the minimum attendance criterion or is unable to complete the programme with the current batch, he/she will be given the opportunity to re-join with one of the next two batches after paying the requisite fee, provided the programme is being offered at that time. If a participant fails to complete the programme even in next two batches, his/her registration will automatically get canceled.
No. This programme caters to working professionals who aspire to hone their skills to better adapt and grow in the constantly evolving FinTech sector. No placement assistance is provided to the participants.
The programme will be delivered through Faculty-led interactive online sessions on TalentSprint’s platform, iPearl.ai. These online sessions will be held at a schedule convenient to working professionals.
Participants will be able to interact with the faculty through video, audio and chat. They will also be able to chat with the fellow participants of the programme during online sessions.
Books and Reading material are mostly distributed during campus visits. Reading material (pre/post session) is also shared regularly through the Online Learning Management System.
It is a 6 months programme including Capstone projects & Case Studies.
After the successful completion of the programme, you will receive an IIMC – Executive Education Alumni status.
The programme will be conducted online through Faculty-led Interactive Live Classes.
A certificate of successful completion is provided upon completion of all requirements of the programme. All examinations and evaluations related to the certification are carried out by IIM Calcutta.
The batch size for the Advanced Programme in FinTech and Financial Blockchain will be 100.
All sessions are conducted by IIM Calcutta faculty. Industry experts may be invited for sharing their valuable experience.
Program participants of all the DeepTech programs by TalentSprint are eligible to join the Career Accelerator.
Our Career Support platform will provide you the resources to help you showcase your professional profile with certification and capstone project experience on TalentSprint Alumni Network, LinkedIn, GitHub, Kaggle, among other platforms.
After the successful completion of your cohort of the program, you will get priority access to career opportunities in the industry through an exclusive Alumni portal. This will include internal job postings, job opportunities notifications shared by your peers, and personalized mentorship based on industry and experience.
Guidance on building a compelling professional profile with a DeepTech edge on various platforms., interview preparation and more.
Program participants can apply for startup mentorship. If selected, they get mentorship from experts and like-minded professionals.
You will find openings from leading global companies and exciting startups and others within the Career Accelerator.
No, TalentSprint will not be conducting placement drives. However you will get access to job opportunities and right guidance to help you in getting selected.
Career opportunities are updated as and when a program alumni posts it or when there is a suitable opportunity through our wide industry, alumni and peer network.
You get inputs from the alumni and peer network.
Yes, they can always update their profile at TalentSprint's alumni page. In case they come across any issues doing that, then our Career Accelerator Executive will be happy to help.
With TalentSprint's exclusive DeepTech community, you get a chance to network with industry peers and peers from different programs of TalentSprint. You get to find complementing synergies of common interests and learn about market developments and opportunities. Plus, you can get exclusive invitations for the DeepTalk Interactive Series, where leaders discuss all things DeepTech.
No, this is an exclusive initiative of TalentSprint and not connected with our partner institutions.
A 2-day visit to IIM Calcutta campus has been planned towards the end of the programme (tentatively in September 2021). The campus visit will be held depending on the pandemic situation. A decision on the same will be taken once the programme starts. In case the campus visit is not held, the on-campus sessions will also be held via live interactive classes.
The campus visit is a crucial part of this programme. It facilitates the in-class experience of face-to-face sessions. Participants not only get the opportunity to meet the faculty members and network amongst themselves, they also get a chance to immerse in the rich academic environment of the Institute.
There are study areas and social spaces open to the entire community on the campus. The participants can also avail the library facilities while on campus.
Yes, the campus visit, if scheduled, will be mandatory for the successful completion of the programme. However, if the campus visit is not held owing to Covid-19 situation, the on-campus sessions will be delivered via live interactive classes.
Campus fee will be ₹16,000 + GST (@8000/per day) for participants staying on campus and ₹10,000 + GST (@5000/per day) for participants staying off-campus during the campus module. There will be a cap of 75 rooms for on-campus accommodation.
Do not worry. In case you miss a session, you will be given access to view the recorded version of the session within a specified timeframe.
Yes, attendance will be recorded regularly during this programme. Participants need to maintain a minimum attendance criterion in each course of the programme.
An internet connected device, Computer/Laptop/Tablet/Smartphone, is enough to access the platform.
Web-camera and Mic with necessary power backup will be needed for proctored online assessments.
The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) 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 professionalizing Indian management through its Post Graduate and Doctoral level Programmes, Executive Training Programmes, Research and Consulting Activities. It is ranked at #3 Management Business School in Asia and under Top 25, globally. For more information please visit www.iimcal.ac.in.
TalentSprint, a National Stock Exchange (NSE) Group Company, brings transformational high-end and deep-tech learning programs to emerging and experienced professionals in partnership with top academic institutions and global corporations. Its patent-pending, AI-powered, digital learning platform enables a perfect blend of high-end academics and industry-leading practitioner experience. Its programs have consistently seen a high engagement rate and customer delight. For more information, visit www.talentsprint.com.