Programme Introduction

The competitive market dynamics in the financial services industry today makes it imperative for young professionals to hit the ground running after graduation.
Unfortunately, a vast majority of graduates or MBAs are armed only with theory, but can’t convert ideas into action. More often than not, they lack the insights and skills required to execute the challenges in the marketplace.
To address this skill gap, CRISIL has taken a pioneering initiative and joined hands with IIM Calcutta and Times TSW to launch a first-of-its-kind, learn-while-you-earn programme – the Post Graduate Certificate in Financial Analysis, leading to the CRISIL Certified Analyst Programme (CCAP) for graduate professionals with up to two years’ work experience.

The CRISIL Certified Analyst Programme (CCAP) is a 24 months intensive work-cum-study program aimed at developing world-class finance professionals for various analyst roles in CRISIL and industry at large.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Freshers and professionals with upto 2 years of work experience
  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 55% marks or equivalent cumulative grade point average (CGPA). This should be the aggregate score.
  • Candidates appearing for the final year exams can also apply.

Key Takeaways

  • Opportunity to work with India’s leading Ratings & Research company

  • Alumni status from IIM Calcutta Executive Education

  • In-depth understanding of financial markets, concepts and real-world scenarios with exceptional financial and business skills to tackle challenging problems.

  • Taught by world class faculty from IIM Calcutta

  • Earn Post Graduate Certificate in Financial Analysis (PGCFA) from IIM Calcutta

  • Course on innovation from Stanford University

Admission Process

Candidates who wish to apply for CCAP, will undergo a rigorous shortlisting process which will consist of various levels and tests before their admission is confirmed.


Financial Accounting
How to read Fnancial statements
Business Statistics
How to interpret data
Micro Economics
How markets behave and individual actors make rational decisions
Cost Management
How to use cost information for business decisions
Business & Corporate Law
How to protect a company through contracts, trademark, and regulatory compliance
Introduction to Commercial Banking
How does a bank operate and how is BFSI different from other sectors

Financial Statements Analysis
Analysing Financial statements to interpret Financial health of a Firm
Corporate Finance
Understanding the art and craft of financial management
Macro economics
Understanding the working of real and money markets and the role of government policies in determining health of an economy
Financial Institutions and Markets
Learning how financial markets work and the role that financial institutions play in each market
India and the World Economy
Understanding the nature of Indian economy and the challenges in order to appreciate constraints and opportunities for the business as a whole
Financial Econometrics
Understanding the essential foundations of time series models and how to construct various forecast models

Financial Derivatives
To provide comprehensive analysis of various derivative products and their valuations
Investment Management
How to manage investment book and evaluate its performance
Business Valuation
Understanding various methods of valuation and how does this help in deciding fair price of equity and a firm
Fixed Income Markets
Deeper understanding of fixed income markets, trading strategies and market signals
International Trade & Finance
Understand the role that international trade and investment, currency and country risks play in managing international operations

Risk Management
Understand features of risk management and range of financial and related risks faced by banks and other organisations
Project Appraisal and Financing
Analyse, synthesize and communicate the financial context of projects and compare alternative funding schemes for project performance with special focus on infrastructure and social projects
Mergers & Acquisition
Understand the process and economic rationale for M&A, how to identify a target and pricing
Alternative Investment
Understand behaviour and features of alternative asset classes and how are they traded
Advanced Commercial Banking
Risk-based perspective for managing banks and the role that technology plays in disrupting usual ways of banking operations
Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
Understanding the importance of ethical conduct for business and the community

Course Delivery

Mode of Delivery :

  • Regular workshops by industry experts
  • Gain strong insights about different specialisations within finance
  • Skill development workshops in each term

Location :
The programme will be conducted in these four cities across India –
Mumbai, Gurgaon, Pune and Chennai

Important Dates :

Application End Date April 10, 2018
CRISIL Aptitude Test April 15, 2018
Group discussion and Personal Interviews April 25 – April 29, 2018
List of Selected Candidates May 5, 2018
Acceptance confirmation & Last date for fee payment May 30, 2018
Commencement of programme July 9, 2018

Programme Fee

Course Duration

24 months

Application Fee

Rs.2500 + GST

Programme Fee

Rs. 3.42 lakhs + GST

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