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Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Financial Institutions And Markets

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and NPTEL via Swayam


This course will provide an understanding of the functions, and operations of the financial markets and institutions operating in India. It explains the role of financial system on economic development. Various conceptual issues related to risk and return, the role of regulatory bodies, mechanism of commercial banking, operations of insurance companies and mutual funds are discussed elaborately. It also describes the importance of small savings, provident funds, pension funds and credit rating agencies. The course provides a comprehensive overview and systematic evaluation of the mainstream markets of various financial instruments such as call money, bond, stock, derivatives and exchange rate. INTENDED AUDIENCE : Economics, Commerce and MBA FinancePREREQUISITES : NoneINDUSTRY SUPPORT : Financial Consulting Companies, Regulatory Bodies like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, PFRDA


Week 1: Introduction to Financial System and Economic Development
Indicators of Financial Development
Week 2:Concepts Related to Financial Markets and Institutions
·Concept of Risk
·Concept and types of return and yield
·Asset Pricing Models
·Valuation of Assets Week 3: Theories of Level and Structure of Interest Rates

Week 4: Financial Regulations and Regulatory Institutions in India

Operating Procedures of Monetary Policy

Corporate Governance and SEBI
Week 5: Commercial Banking
• Role of Banks
•Banks’ Financial Statement
•Banks’ Computation
• International Banking
• Risk Management in Banking
Week 6: Other Important Financial Institutions – I
(Provident Fund, Pension Fund, Insurance Companies)
Week 7: Other Important Financial Institutions – II
(Mutual Fund, Credit Rating Agencies, Merchant Bank, Venture Capital Funds)
Week 8: Money Markets in India
(Call Money Market, Treasury Bill, Commercial Paper, Certificate of Deposit)
Week 9: Bond Market
• Bond Features
• Bond Price Volatility
• Government Security Market
• Corporate Bond Market
• Public Sector Undertaking Bonds
Week 10: Classification of Stock Market and Securities
• Stock Exchanges
• Stock Market Indices
• Market Micro-Structure in Stock Market
Week 11: Derivatives Market
·Types of Derivatives
· Important Concepts used in Derivatives Market
·Pricing of Futures, Options and Swaps
Week 12: Foreign Exchange Market • Foreign Exchange Market Structure
• Risk Management in Foreign Exchange Market
• Exchange Rate Determination
• Foreign Capital – FDI & FII
• Central Bank Intervention in Foreign Exchange Market

Taught by

Prof. Jitendra Mahakud



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