NISM (National Institute of Securities Market) is an initiative of SEBI - Securities Exchange Board of India (Govt. of India) established in 2006. NISM is one of the leading institutions that provide certifications, training and promote research in the financial markets. These programmes mainly help professionals in the financial services sector to offer better informed and quality services.
NISM helps improve people's financial literacy by providing quality training programmes to gain more information on various financial market products like mutual funds, equities, derivatives, etc. They offer a structured plan for the career development of students and job aspirants who want to make a mark in the financial services sector.
NISM also helps meet the regulatory requirements of various capital market intermediaries and their staff by enhancing their knowledge level through certifications and other training programmes.
The functions and activities of NISM are broadly coming under six different schools, as mentioned below:
The School for Certification of Intermediaries (SCI) engages in conducting and organising certification examinations for the professionals. All the SCI examinations are developed by NISM as mandated by SEBI (Certifications of Associated Persons in Securities Market) Regulations, 2007.
NISM provides its services by offering over 25 certification examinations on different topics.
Some of them are;
All the certification examinations mentioned above are conducted online and are objective type, and the certificates issued are valid for three years.
These types of certifications are almost mandatory in industries such as Banking, Financial Services and Insurance. For example, IRDA certification is mandatory for employment in the insurance industry. Similarly, NISM certifications are mandatory for jobs in banking and financial services.
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