Certificate Programme in Fintech and Financial Blockchain (CFFB)

Course Starts: 20th December, 2020


Admission: Open

Delivery Type

Classroom to your Device

Course Duration

8 Months

Deadline to Apply

6th December, 2020

Course Fee

INR 1,97,500 + GST

Class Timings

Saturday- 3:00PM to 5:45PM
Sunday- 7:00PM to 9:45PM

Course Overview

India is amongst the fastest growing FinTech markets in the world. India is ranked highest globally in the FinTech adoption rate with China. Digital payments value of $65 bn in 2019 is expected to grow at a CAGR of 20%. To continue with this growth, the industry would need professionals who can navigate businesses effectively in this space. Participants will learn fundamental building blocks of financial technologies and real-world applications. They will critically understand and assess the future of financial services and FinTech through the technology and digital disruptions. The programme will examine payments, Crypto currency and Blockchain and how they contribute to the new age transaction

Programme Overview

Towards the end of this programme, you would have gained valuable insights on technology and business applications in the FinTech space. The programme objectives are:

  • To understand foundations and overview of FinTech sector and scope of emerging technologies
  • To hone the knowledge and skills required to work in the new and emerging FinTech sector
  • To gain hands-on experience in the development of FinTech tools and applications to analyse real-world financial problems

Programme Curriculum

The programme is segregated into the following set of focused modules equipping the participants with the necessary models, tools, and application knowledge to enhance their professional capabilities.

Module 1: FinTech

  • Digital India and its role in promoting FinTech
  • Role of FinTech in Financial Inclusion and Financial Integration
  • FinTech Developments for Banks
  • Understanding digital payments and its implications
  • AI/ML applications in finance sector (Digital Lending, WealthTech & InsurTech)
  • Issues of Risks & privacy management in the financial services environment
  • Data Analytics in Financial Services
  • Financial Services Regulatory Landscape and RegTech

Module 2: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

  • What is Blockchain?
  • How blockchain works?
  • Blockchain design principles
  • Public and private ledgers
  • Blockchain ecosystem
  • Blockchain implementation challenges
  • Different types of tokens (protocol, utility, security, etc.)
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • Smart contracts

Module 3: Project Work

Programme Highlights

  • Contextually-designed 8 Months programme suitable for working professionals
  • IIM Indore Executive Education Alumni status
  • Recognised professional certification from IIM Indore
  • Get Certified from IIM Indore, a Triple Accredited (AMBA, EQUIS & AACSB) Business School
  • Programme faculty team includes the best of the domain experts
  • Hands-on pedagogy with focus on real business use cases

IIM Indore Executive Education Alumni Benefits:

The participants who will complete the programme successfully will be eligible for the Executive Education Alumni status of IIM Indore. They will require to apply separately along with the necessary fee to register their name. Benefits available to Executive Education Alumni:

  • Communication of brochures and newsletters from IIM Indore
  • Access to the IIM Indore Campus Library (onsite access only)
  • Official email ID of the institute.

Course Details


The pedagogy adopted in this programme will involve a combination of the following:

  • Lectures
  • Case discussions
  • Project work
  • Term papers
  • Assignments
  • Online mode of course delivery using an appropriate Synchronised technology platform
  • Lectures will be delivered through broadband-based technology involving two-way audio and video communication
  • Participants can attend sessions from their own desktop/laptop(D2D)
  • Interaction with the concerned faculty through e-mails/chat mode
  • In-campus module of 3 days

This programme is highly suitable for:

  • Working professionals aspiring to take up business unit and organisational leadership roles.
  • Business unit heads in large enterprises.
  • Owners of small and medium enterprises desiring to build their strategic competencies.
  • Entrepreneurs or aspiring entrepreneurs who look to build their businesses.
  • Functional executives desiring to move into consulting roles.

This programme is highly suitable for:

  • Diploma (10+2+3)/Graduate/Post Graduate from Universities recognised by Association of Indian Universities
  • At least 50% marks in either Diploma or graduation or post-graduation (or its equivalent)
  • Minimum three years of post-graduate work experience
Admission Criteria

The selection will be based on candidate’s profile evaluation.

  • Quizzes
  • Assignments
  • Tests
  • Examinations

The participant will also be graded for capstone project.

The participant is required to score minimum marks/grades as decided by the Institute from time to time to complete the course.

Class Schedule

The programme will be conducted over a period of 8 months with classes held twice every week.

Days Saturday Sunday
Timings First session: 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM First session: 7:00 PM to 08:15 PM
Timings Second session: 04:30 PM to 05:45 PM Second session: 08:30 PM to 09:45 PM

Programme Directors


All those who successfully complete the prescribed course of study and fulfill all other academic requirements will be awarded “Certificate Programme in Fintech and Financial Blockchain”.

Programme Fees, Payment Schedule & Important Dates

Particulars Fee (INR)

Registration Fee (Excluding GST) 6,000
Processing Fee 10,000
Campus Visit Fee (Excluding GST) 12,500
Programme Fee (Excluding GST) 1,81,000
Total Fees (exclusive of registration fee) 1,97,500
  • All fees are exclusive of applicable taxes.
  • All fees will be collected by BCCL
  • Processing fee contains INR 6,000 towards registration fee & INR 4,000 towards the total programme fees which will be adjusted in 1st instalment. In case a candidate is not selected for the programme, an amount of 2,500 shall be deducted towards administrative charges and balance of 7500 shall be refunded to the candidate.
Payment Schedule
Particulars 1st Installment 2nd Installment 3rd Installment
Date At the time of registration Within one week of offer rollout date 10th February, 2021 10th April 2021
Amount (in ₹) 4,000 53,500 70,000 70,000
Important Dates
Application Closure 6th December, 2020
Date of 1st Instalment Payment Within one week of offer rollout date
Tentative Date for Academic Orientation 20th December, 2020
The date for 1st Session (Commencement of Programme Delivery) 24th December, 2020
Tentative Programme End Date August 2021