IIM-C to offer programme in Fintech & Financial Blockchain
    Kolkata, Mar 2 (PTI) The Indian Institute of
Management, Calcutta has announced an Advanced Programme in
FinTech and Financial Blockchain for the benefit of management
and finance professionals.
    The new programme, to help candidates appreciate the
explosive growth of FinTech and its increasingly disruptive
impact on the banking and financial ecosystem, will be offered
in association with TalentSprint starting May 2019.
    Professor (Finance & Control) Faculty-in-charge, The
Financial Research and Trading Laboratory, IIM (C) Prof Ashok
Banerjee said Friday, this IIM Calcutta FinTech programme will
be delivered in a format which will consist of "on site visits
to the IIM (C) campus and live online sessions via the
TalentSprint digital platform."
    Financial technology, or FinTech, is the new
technology and innovation that aims to compete with
traditional financial methods in the delivery of financial
    Banerjee said working professionals from banking,
financial services and technology sectors will be able to
attend the programme.
    "The FinTech course is targeted for the working
professionals. NASSCOM expects the Indian FinTech market to
grow at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 22 per cent in
the next five years. The transaction value for the Indian
FinTech sector is expected to reach $73 billion by 2020, as
per a KPMG report," he said.
    In addition, the course will prepare the candidates to
exploit the immense potential of FinTech to design and drive
new product strategies for their organisations.
    Pointing out to achieve such phenomenal growth the
industry would have huge training requirements, the senior
professor said presently the FinTech industry faces a talent
    "The content of the programme is inter-disciplinary
and we'll draw faculty resources from Finance, MIS (management
information system) and operations management. We'll also
involve industry experts as guest faculty to bring on board
the industry perspective," the IIM (C) senior faculty member
    Santanu Paul, Co-Founder and CEO of TalentSprint said,
"We are very pleased to partner with IIM Calcutta to bring
this world-class programme to the market. It is our belief
that this programme, with its innovative curriculum and
networking opportunities, will serve as a major launchpad for
the best FinTech professionals of tomorrow."
    TalentSprint is a new-age AI-powered digital platform.
Its services have been utilised by some of the leading
companies in banking and information technology industry. PTI