Post Graduate Certificate Program in Blockchain Technologies and FinTech

IIM Visakhapatnam

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Course Duration
12 Months
Application End Date
30th June, 2023
Commencement Date
July 2023
Session Timing
Every Sunday,
10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

Program Overview

Ever-evolving FinTech industry in India is expanding at a higher pace with new-age technologies like Blockchain, Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Internet of Things (IoT), etc. With this expansion, professionals can easily widen their career horizons in the financial sector.

So, with a view to equipping professionals with new-age skills and technologies, ‘Post Graduate Certificate Program in Blockchain Technologies and FinTech’ by IIM Visakhapatnam covers the intersection between finance and technology. It is designed to provide working professionals with a comprehensive understanding of the various technologies used to disrupt the financial industry with real-world examples, case studies, on-campus modules and a capstone project, which in turn, would help them become an up-to-date leader in the financial sector.

Program Highlights

Executive Alumni Status


3 days of Campus Immersion (at the end of the program)


Certification of Completion from IIM Visakhapatnam


Capstone Project


Rigorous Pedagogy

Real-World Case Studies

Program Details

Admission Criteria

  • Selections will be based on a detailed profile of the candidate in his own words elaborating on his Academic record, Profile, Designation, Salary, Roles, Responsibilities, Job Description, and a write-up on “Expectations from the Program”.


  • Diploma (10+2+3)/Graduate (10+2+3)/Post Graduate degree in any discipline from any recognized University.
  • Work experience of 1 year or above is required.

Syllabus Breakdown

  • FinTech Architecture and Technologies
  • Latest Trends and future of FinTech
  • Applications of FinTech: PayTech, CapitalTech, InvestTech
  • FinTech Vs TechFin
  • All about BFSI sector: Opportunities & Challenges with FinTech 
  • Use cases of FinTech in banks
  • Introduction to Machine Learning
    • ML Algorithms and applications
    • AI and applications and changing business landscape
    • AI/ML– in practice
    • Use cases and applications 

  • Introduction to Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
    • ML/AI techniques for risk management
    • ML/AI applications for risk management: Credit risk, Market risk, operational risk 
    • Challenges and Future of ML/AI for risk management
    • Use cases and applications
  • Cloud Computing Architecture
  • Technologies for Cloud
  • Building Robust, Secure & Scalable APIs
  • API Economy, Open APIs & Connected Businesses
  • Blocks and Blockchain, the Chain, Nodes and Network
  • Blockchain in Use: 
    • Trust Framework and Consensus Mechanisms 
    • Public Consortium
    • Private Blockchains
    • Blockchain Interoperability
  • Cryptographic Hash Functions
  • Merkle Tree
  • Digital Signature
  • Public and Private Keys
  • Blockchains
  • Proof of Work
  • Mining
  • Understand smart contracts
  • Computational model of Smart contracts
  • Hyperledger Architecture
  • Hyperledger Blockchain Technology
  • Use cases of Smart contracts
  • Distributed Ledger technology
  • DeFi and Allied use cases
  • Cryptocurrencies and Digital Crypto Wallets
  • Types of Cryptocurrencies and Applications
  • What is an ICO?
  • Importance of ICO in Alternative Finance
  • Payment architecture and tech
  • Innovations in consumer and retail payments
  • Payment Stacks in India
  • B2B & B2B2C solutions
  • Concept of P2P Lending
  • Information asymmetries and P2P Lending
  • P2P and Marketplace Lending
  • P2P Infrastructure
  • Crowdfunding Architecture and Technology
  • Supply Chain and Digital lending innovations
  • Crowdfunding Phenomena
  • Investment vs Non-investment Model
  • Branchless banking
  • Risk Management and credit profiling using AI
  • Technology in Retail Banking
  • Introduction
  • AI/ML in InsurTech
  • IoT and InsurTech
  • Risk Modeling
  • Fraud Detection using big data
  • Robo-advising
  • Evolution and Regtech Ecosystem
  • Use Case of AI in Smart Regulation and Fraud Detection
  • Regulatory Sandboxes
  • Smart Regulation
  • Policies for FinTech adaption in India
  • Privacy, data security 
  • Compliance with financial regulations
  • FinTech company 
  • Financial statement analysis and valuation
  • Asset bubble
  • Overview of ethical and social implications of FinTech
  • Privacy and data protection in FinTech
  • FinTech and financial inclusion
  • FinTech and the future of work
  • Concept of DeFi
  • DeFi Properties 
  • DeFi and cryptography
  • DeFi and Smart Contract
  • DeFi Use Case
  • Overview of entrepreneurship and innovation in Fintech
  • Starting a Fintech company
  • FinTech incubators and accelerators
  • Case studies of successful FinTech startups
  • Interfacing with Ethereum Networks
  • Smart Contracts with Solidity
  • Advances Smart Contract
150 Hours of Learning
Capstone Project
Case Discussions
On-Campus Modules
Note : The above content of the courses is indicative and is subject to IIM Visakhapatnam’s discretion.

Modern FinTech Technologies to be covered

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About Visakhapatnam

Indian Institute of Management Visakhapatnam (IIMV) belongs to the prestigious IIM family of business schools. It is a new generation IIM, set up by the Government of India in September 2015. The Indian Institutes of Management Act 2017 declares IIMs as Institutions of National Importance, empowered to attain standards of global excellence in management, management research and allied areas of knowledge. Continuing its journey towards steady progress and growth since its inception, IIM Visakhapatnam has already carved out for itself a niche among IIMs, crossing several milestones and maintaining a distinct lead in:
  • Having rich knowledge resources and modern infrastructure conducive to learning outcomes of high impact.
  • Having a vibrant student cohort with national character (representing 22 states) that excels in academics and co-extracurricular activities and regularly wins competitions pan-India.
  • Recording top placements among 10 IIMs. Enjoying excellent linkage with apex industry bodies like CII.
  • All faculty with PhDs from top-notch institutions of India and abroad, such as IIMs, IITs, and reputed foreign universities.
  • Hosting the largest cohort of women entrepreneurs after IIM Bangalore (Mentor Institute) under a special initiative called the Women Startup Program.

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Note: The above given is an indicative list of programme faculty members and is subject to change as per IIM Kozhikode’s discretion.

Program Certification

  • Participants who successfully meet the evaluation criteria and satisfy the requisite attendance criteria will be awarded a ‘Certification of Completion’ – “Post Graduate Certificate Program in Blockchain Technologies and FinTech”
  • Participants having 70% attendance and 50% score in the assessment will get a certificate of completion. Those who do not meet the prescribed program criteria will only get a ‘Certification of Participation’.
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Program Structure

Program Fee
Fee Structure
Application Fee
INR 1500/- + GST
Total Fee
(Excluding application fees)
IINR 1,60,000/- + GST
Instalment Structure
Instalment Structure
Instalment 1
INR 80,000/- + GST
(7 days from the offer release)
Instalment 2
INR 40,000/- + GST
Instalment 3
INR 40,000 + GST

  • Any change in any of the applicable taxes during the tenure of the programme, to be borne by the participants
  • Application fee is not included in the Installment pattern

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Frequently Asked Questions
Who should attend this program?
  • Working professionals from the BFSI and Fintech sectors 
  • Professionals working in regulatory bodies and policy 
  • Professionals looking to specialise in the digital finance area
What is the career scope after completing this program?

This program offers a huge scope in the FinTech industry by equipping the participants with in-demand skills and knowledge and expertise that are required in today’s FinTech sector. Some of the career prospects include Blockchain Developer, Financial Analyst, Quantitative Analyst, Product Manager (in Finance Sector), etc.

What is the total fee of this program?

The total fee for this program is INR 1,60,000/- + GST.

On-campus sessions will be for how many days?

On-campus sessions will be for 3 days towards the end of the program.

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