India's diversified and robust financial sector has earned its rightful place as a fundamental arm of the national economy, given its sizeable contributions towards economic growth. There is an expected increase in the demand for finance professionals with a holistic understanding of multiple finance domains, critical thinking skills, problem-solving ability, and cross-functional collaboration.

XLRI VIL, in collaboration with the Eruditus Executive Education, has designed the Postgraduate Certificate in Finance – an intensive, one-year programme, delivered via engaging live online classes and in-class sessions at the XLRI Campus, Jamshedpur. The immersive learning journey includes a multi-specialisation in either corporate finance, investments & financial markets or financial institution management. After the successful completion of the programme, you will receive a certificate of completion and the prestigious XLRI Alumni Status with lifelong networking opportunities.


- Learn from One of India's Leading B-schools (NIRF, 2020)
- 1 Year Programme with Live Online and In-class Sessions at XLRI Campus, Jamshedpur
- 4 Self-paced Courses by HBS Publishing with Certificates on Completion
- Receive a Multi-specialisation in Finance Without a Career Break
- Gain Actionable Insights through a Hands-on Capstone Project & Real-world Case Studies
- Receive an XLRI VIL Certificate of Completion and the XLRI Alumni Status


  • Gain a strong foundation in financial analysis and management and explore recent trends in finance and BFSI
  • Advance your understanding of fundamental accounting principles and effectively analyse financial statements
  • Learn to create spreadsheet-based financial models using Excel & R tools
  • Gain a good understanding of financial instruments and markets as well as behavioural finance and international finance
  • Acquire a strong knowledge of advanced finance concepts like risk management, wealth management, and mergers & acquisitions
  • Build your ability to apply financial analytics towards data-driven decision-making for long-term profitability


Postgraduate Certificate in Finance - Certificate Click to view certificate



      28 March 2021


      1 Year
      (Live Online and In-class Sessions)


      INR 2,82,500 + GST
      (Inclusive of Processing Fee)

    Who is this Programme For

    This programme is ideal for:

    • Early-stage professionals keen on learning fundamental concepts and applications of financial management to advance their careers in finance
    • Mid to senior-level finance professionals seeking to gain expertise in advanced corporate finance, investments & financial markets, financial institution management, and financial risk management
    • Professionals working in the banking sector interested in advancing their skills in investment banking and wealth management
    • Non-finance professionals looking to sharpen their financial skills in addition to their cross-functional knowledge for career progression
    • ELIGIBILITY: Graduates (10+2+3 or equivalent) in any discipline from a recognised university with minimum 1 year of work experience. Experience in the finance field is preferred, though not required

    Programme Modules & Faculty


    • Foundations of Economics
    • Financial Accounting
    • Cost & Management Accounting
    • Financial Management – I
    • Financial Management – II
    • Strategy & Business Analysis
    • Quantitative Techniques for Finance
    • Financial Instruments & Markets
    • Financial Models with R & Excel
    • Business Valuation
    • Financial Risk Management
    • Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructuring
    • Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management
    • Behavioural Finance
    • Data Analytics for Finance
    • International Finance

    Stream – I – Corporate Finance

    • Financial Forecasting, Planning, & Budgetary Control
    • Advanced Financial Analysis
    • Fund Raising for Businesses
    • Financial Aspects of CAPEX decisions

    Stream – II – Investments & Financial Markets

    • Wealth Management & Financial Planning
    • Derivatives
    • Design & Testing of Trading Strategies
    • Alternative Investments

    Stream – III – Financial Institution Management

    • Bank Management
    • Private Equity, Venture Capital, and Hedge Funds
    • Fund Raising for Businesses
    • FinTech & New Developments for Financial Institutions
    • Business Plan Development
    • Decision-making
    • Negotiating
    • Crisis Management

    *Participants will be required to complete all the four self-paced courses before completion of the programme in order to be eligible for the final programme certification.

    • The compulsory capstone project combines theoretical concepts learnt in the programme modules with practical insights to address real-world business challenges. The project helps foster hands-on learning which is a critical part of the programme learning experience and is guided by the expertise of the programme faculty and industry practitioners.


    Dr Sabyasachi Sengupta
    Dr Sabyasachi Sengupta


    Chartered Accountant (ICAI), Cost Accountant (ICWAI), Company Secretary (ICSI)

    Dr Santosh Sangem
    Dr Santosh Sangem


    FPM (Economics, IIM Calcutta), CFA (ICFAI), Chartered Accountant (ICAI)

    Prof. Prantik Ray
    Prof. Prantik Ray


    MBA (Finance), MA (Economics), DBF (ICFAI)

    Dr Pitabas Mohanty
    Dr Pitabas Mohanty


    MA (Economics), Grad CWA Fellow (IIM Bangalore), Fulbright Scholar at NYU-Stern

    Dr Trilochan Tripathy
    Dr Trilochan Tripathy



    Prof. Gourav Vallabh
    Prof. Gourav Vallabh


    Certified Financial Risk Manager (GARP, USA), Chartered Accountant (ICAI), Company Secretary (ICSI), PhD, M.Com. (Gold Medalist), LLB

    Dr A. Kanagaraj
    Dr A. Kanagaraj



    Dr H. K. Pradhan
    Dr H. K. Pradhan

    Finance and Economics PhD

    Post Doctoral Fellow Scholar (Columbia Univ. New York)

    Prof. Rajesh Kumar Sinha
    Prof. Rajesh Kumar Sinha


    PGDABM (IIM Lucknow), Financial Risk Manager (GARP, USA), PhD (IIM Bangalore)

    Dr N. Sivasankaran
    Dr N. Sivasankaran


    MBA, PhD (Bharathiar University)

    Prof. Debarati Basu
    Prof. Debarati Basu


    PhD/ FPM (IIM Calcutta), PGDM (IMI Delhi)

    Programme Fee

    Dates Length Location Tuition Fees
    March 28, 2021 1 Year In-Class and Live-Online Classes
    Live Online Sessions Sunday, 6:45 PM - 9:45 PM
    Tuesday, 6:45 PM - 9:45 PM
    INR 2,82,500 + GST (Inclusive of Processing Fee)
    Deadline Application Fee
    Round 1 Feb 11, 2021 -
    Round 2 Mar 16, 2021 -
    Remarks Instalment Amount
    Processing Fee (Inclusive of First Instalment) INR 10,000 + GST*
    Instalment 2 Within 15 days of Selection INR 42,500 + GST
    Instalment 3 Jun 20, 2021 INR 60,000 + GST
    Instalment 4 Aug 20, 2021 INR 60,000 + GST
    Instalment 5 Oct 20, 2021 INR 50,000 + GST
    Instalment 6 Dec 20, 2021 INR 60,000 + GST

    Student Loan Details

    Loan Amount Available Tenure (months) EMI
    INR 3,13,880 36 INR 11,335

    Note 1:

    • The above EMI’s are indicative. The EMI’s offered by each of the loan providers might vary from the above figures, depending upon tenure and loan amount to be disbursed.
    • Other EMI tenures available (Months):
      Propelld: 6/12/18/24/30/36/42/48
    Please visit Students Loans and Financing for details on how to avail a student loan.

    *Note 2:

    On submission of the application form, candidates are required to make an online payment of INR 10,000 + GST as processing fee (inclusive of INR 2,500 + GST application fee [non-refundable] and INR 7,500 + GST towards the first instalment). The application fee is non-refundable irrespective of the selection status.


    This programme includes live online classes. To attend a live online class you will need to have a PC/ Laptop/ Mac with

    • Speakers and microphone: built-in or a USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
    • Webcam: built-in or USB plug-in
    • Processor: with Dual Core 2Ghz or higher (i3/ i5/ i7 or AMD equivalent)
    • RAM: 4 GB or higher
    • OS: Either MacOS 10.7 or higher OR Windows 8 or higher
    • An internet connection: Minimum bandwidth of 3.0 Mbps (up/ down)
    • Browser: IE 11+, Edge 12+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+
    • Zoom software client installed on your PC/ Laptop/ Mac
    • Microsoft Office on your PC/ Laptop/ Mac

    We use the Zoom software application to conduct live online classes. Zoom works on a variety of PCs/ Laptops/ Mac systems and also on phones and tablets. You can join your live online class from a phone or tablet if it supports the Zoom client. We recommend that you attend classes from a PC/ Laptop/ Mac.