Job Oriented (Diploma in Research Analysis (DRA))


"Master the art of predicting the Market"
"Diploma in Research analyst" course is certified analyst course to become a Equity, Derivative, Commodity, Currency research analyst, The analyst in this field can analyse any four markets of  India or the world with the knowledge of technical and fundamentals of the company. Along with knowledge of technical and fundamental this program also prepare for SEBI course NISM Series XV exam and help to get the certificate. 

Technical Analysis is a method of evaluating securities by relying on the assumption that market data, such as charts of price, volume, and open interest, can help predict future (usually short-term) market trends. It provides you tools for managing trading position, Its about generation tips & tricks for intra-day trading by using technical analysis It provides you intensive training on how securities, price of equities, commodities etc. behave and analyses the past behavior patterns of the markets and how to exploit that information to make money while avoiding losses. Unlike Fundamental Analysis, the intrinsic value of the security is not considered. Technical Analysts believe that they can accurately predict the future price of a stock by looking at its historical prices and other trading variables.

Technical analysis has become increasingly popular over the past several years, as more and more people believe that the historic performance of a stock is a strong indication for future performance. The use of past performance should come as no surprise as the markets are known to move as per predictable trends and patterns. These trends continue until something happens to change the trend, and until this change occurs, price levels are predictable.

Fundamental analysis is a method of evaluating a security or asset by attempting to measure its intrinsic value by examining related economic, financial and other qualitative and quantitative factors. Fundamental analysts attempt to study everything that can affect the security's value, including macroeconomic factors (like the overall economy and industry conditions) and individually specific factors.

Research analyst NISM series XV certification examination is made mandatory be the regulater SEBI for research department in broking houses, research houses and other financial institutions. Any person wants to be a analyst and want to give his predictions to public have to certified from SEBI.

Who Should Do This Course?

  • MBA & BBA/CA/CS/CPT Students
  • Anyone who wants the job
  • 10+2, BA. B.Sc. Pursuing Students.
  • Working Professionals , Housewives , Retired Persons.
  • Looking for Promotions , Appraisals , change in field / career.
  • Those who want to pursue the career in financial services

Why Choose Research Analyst Course From NIFM?

  • Students from 150+ countries infused from rich culture diversity
  • Access to world-class trading lab to practice live market
  • Opportunity to network with industry leaders during workshop training.
  • Consistent online and offline NSE mock test for constructive feedback
  • Diploma in Research Analyst fee is very affordable as compared to other full-time courses.

Programme Features 

  • Job Oriented Course. 
  • A complete and comprehensive programme for all those who wish to specialize in stock market
  • A great add-on course along with Graduation, MBA
  • Industry recognized programme
  • Based on theory as well as practical for complete knowledge
  • Online mock test for all modules.
  • You enter the industry completely trained and fit
  • Faculty with 15 years of experience in Teaching and trading
  • Practice on Live Markets
  • 5 tier exposure Faculty, Practical Faculty, Older investor and Trader, Research Team, group discussion.

Career Opportunities and Prospects

DRA is a highly Skill and job oriented course providing opportunities in the stock exchange. A career in Research Analyst offers immense growth as there is an increase in skill demand in the upcoming sector.  After completing the course you can apply in organizations like

  • Financial institutions as financial advisor
  • Investment bank as stock analyst
  • Stock broking as broker or sub broker
  • Hedge funds as a Fund Manager, Business Manager, Research Analyst
  • Mutual funds as a Wealth Manager and Portfolio Manager
  • KPOs as Research Analyst, Equity Research or Fundamnetal Analyst.
  • Facility company as asset manager

What Will You Get?

This course is divided into 3 modules in which students learn a lot and enjoys financial market in an innovative way. 3 modules including preparation for certification of NSE and SEBI certificates + theoretical and practical on live softwares used in stock market trading. 

  • NCFM Technical Analysis Certification
  • NCFM Fundamental analysis 
  • NISM Research Analyst Certification



*NCFM and NISM Certificates are subjected to appearance for the exam at the NSE Center. You get 100% preparation at the branch.

Course Fee

  • Program Fee – Rs 50,000/- ( Lumpsum / One Time Payment )
  • Program Fee – Rs 60,000/- ( Installments )
  • Installment (30,000 + 15,000 + 15,000)
  • Program Duration 4 MONTHS

Note: Examination fee of NSE & SEBI certification is extra as given.


Module 1: Technical Analysis and its Application (NCFM Certification)

Types of Charts

Line chart    Bar chart Candlestick chart  
Kagi chart Point & Figure chart Renko chart Three Line Break chart


Trend lines 

  • what is the purpose of drawing trend lines?
  • How to plot trend lines

Candlestick Study

  • One candlestick pattern   Double candlestick pattern   Triple candlestick pattern
    Doji   Bullish Engulfing   Morning star
    Hammer   Bearish Engulfing   Evening star
    Hanging Man   Bullish Harami   Three white shoulders 
    Inverted Hammer    Bearish Harami   Three black crows
    Shooting Star   Piercing pattern   Abandoned body Bullish 
    Spinning Top   Dark cloud cover    Abandoned body Bearish
    Marubozu   Tweezer Top   Tasuki Gap Bullish 
        Tweeezer  Bottom   Tasuki Gap Bearish

         Five candlestick pattern - Rising three methods & falling three methods

        Change of support to resistance and vice versa

       Four stages:

  • Accumulation (2) Markup   (3)  Distribution (4)  Panic liquidation

       Charts patterns , Indicators or Oscillators  

    Head & Shoulder   RSI 
    Inverted Head & Shoulder   MACD
    Double top / bottom   On Balance Volume 
    Flag & Pennant   Stochastic
    Symmetrical, Ascending, Descending Triangles   William %R
    Wedge Patterns   Bollinger bands
    Rounding top / bottom   Money Flow Index
    Cup & Handle    
    Rectangles Bullish / Bearish    
    Triple top / bottom    

          Trading strategy 

          The Dow Theory 

  • Background
  • The principal rule of the Dow Theory

       Elliot Waves theory

  • Elliot wave basics
  • How to trade on Elliot waves

       Fibonacci sequence

  • How to trade on the Fibonacci retracement
  • How to trade on the Fibonacci extension

      Trading psychology and how to manage the risk

Module 2: Fundamental Analysis (NCFM Certification)

  •  Introduction of Fundamental Analysis
  • Top-Down Approach in Fundamental Analysis
  • ​​​Economic Analysis
  • Industry Analysis 
  • Company Analysis (Valuation)
  • Unerstanding Financial Statements, Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss account
  • Comparison through Ratio Analysis
  • Time Value of Money   

Module 3: Research Analyst ( NISM Certification)

Ch-1 Introduction to Research Analyst Profession

1.1 Primary role of a Research Analyst
1.2 Primary responsibilities of a Research Analyst
1.3 Basic principles of interaction with Companies / Clients
1.4 Important qualities of a Research Analyst

Ch -2 Introduction to Securities Market

2.1 Introduction to Securities and Securities Market
2.2 Product Definitions / Terminology
2.2.1 Equity Shares
2.2.2 Debentures/Bonds/Notes
2.2.3 Warrants and Convertible Warrants
2.2.4 Indices
2.2.5 Mutual Fund Units
2.2.6 Exchange Traded Funds
2.2.7 Hybrids/Structured Products Preference Shares Convertible Debenture & Bonds Indian Depository Receipts (IDRs), Global Depository Receipts (GDRs) and
American Depository Receipts (ADRs) Foreign Currency Convertible Bonds (FCCB) Equity Linked Debentures Commodity Linked Debentures Mortgaged Backed Securities (MBS) and Asset Backed Securities (ABS)
2.3 Structure of Securities Market
2.3.1 Primary market Explain various ways to issue Securities  Initial Public Offer (IPO),
Follow on Public Offer (FPO), Private Placement, Qualified Institutional Placements
(QIPs), Preferential issue, Rights and Bonus issue, Onshore and offshore offerings,
Offer for Sale (OFS)
2.3.2 Secondary market  Overthecounter Market and Exchange Traded Markets,
Trading, Clearing and Settlement and Risk Management
2.4 Various market participants and their activities

2.4.1 Market Intermediaries – Stock Exchanges, Depositories, Depository Participant,
Trading Member/Stock Brokers & SubBrokers, Authorised Person, Custodians,
Clearing Corporation, Clearing Banks, Merchant Bankers and Underwriters
2.4.2 Institutional participants – Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs), PNote Participants,
Mutual Funds, Insurance Companies, Pension Funds, Venture Capital Funds, Private
Equity Firms, Hedge Funds, Alternative Investment Funds, Investment Advisers
2.4.3 Retail participants
2.5 Kinds of transactions
2.5.1 Cash, Tom and Spot trades/transactions
2.5.2 Forward transactions
2.5.3 Futures
2.5.4 Options
2.5.5 Swaps
2.5.6 Trading, Hedging, Arbitrage, Pledging of Shares
2.6 Dematerialization and Rematerialization of securities

Ch-3 Terminology in Equity and Debt Markets

3.1 Terminology in Equity Market
3.1.1 Face Value
3.1.2 Book Value
3.1.3 Market Value
3.1.4 Replacement Value
3.1.5 Intrinsic Value
3.1.6 Market Capitalization
3.1.7 Enterprising Value
3.1.8 Earnings Historical, Trailing and Forward
3.1.9 Earnings Per Share
3.1.10 Dividend Per Share
3.1.11 Price to Earnings Ratio
3.1.12 Price to Sales Ratio
3.1.13 Price to Book Value Ratio
3.1.14 Differential Voting Rights (DVRs)
3.2 Terminology in Debt Market
3.2.1 Face Value
3.2.2 Coupon Rate
3.2.3 Maturity
3.2.4 Principal
3.2.5 Redemption of a Bond
3.2.6 Holding Period Returns
3.2.7 Current Yield, Yield to Maturity (YTM)
3.2.8 Duration and Modified Duration
3.2.9 Convexity
3.3 Types of Bonds
3.3.1 Zero Coupon Bonds
3.3.2 Floating Rate Bonds
3.3.3 Convertible Bonds
3.3.4 Amortization Bonds
3.3.5 Callable Bonds
3.3.6 Puttable Bonds
3.3.7 Payment in Kind Bonds
3.3.8 Principal Protected Note
3.3.9 Inflation Protection Securities

Ch-4 Fundamentals of Research

4.1 What is investing
4.2 Research on businesses or stocks
4.3 Fundamental Analysis Top down approach and Bottom up approach
4.4 Technical Analysis
4.5 Behavioral Finance

Ch-5 Economic Analysis

5.1 Basic principles of microeconomics
5.2 Basic principles of macroeconomics
5.3 Introduction to various macroeconomic variables
5.3.1 National income
5.3.2 Savings and Investments
5.3.3 Inflation (Consumer/Wholesale Price Indices) and interest rate
5.3.4 Unemployment rate
5.3.5 Flows from Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs)
5.3.6 Fiscal policies and their impact on Economy
5.3.7 General Anti Avoidance Rules (GAAR)
5.3.8 Monetary policies and their impact on Economy
5.3.9 International trade, Exchange rate and Trade Deficit
5.3.10 Globalization Positives and Negatives
5.4 Sources of information for economic analysis

Ch 6 Industry Analysis

6.1 Dr. Michael Porter’s five force model for industry analysis
6.1.1 Industry rivalry
6.1.2 Threat of substitutes
6.1.3 Bargaining power of buyers
6.1.4 Bargaining power of suppliers
6.1.5 Barriers to entry
6.2 Political, Economic, Socio cultural, Technological, Legal and Environmental (PESTLE)
6.3 Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Analysis
6.4 Structure Conduct Performance (SCP) Analysis
6.5 Key Industry Drivers
6.6 Regulatory environment/framework
6.7 Sources of information for industry analysis

Ch 7 Company Analysis Qualitative Dimensions

7.1 Understand Business and Business Models
7.2 Competitive Advantages/Points of differentiation over the competitors
7.3 Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) Analysis
7.4 Quality of management (including independent directors) and governance
7.5 Pricing power and sustainability of this power
7.6 Organization structure
7.7 Critical business drivers/success factors
7.8 Risks in the business
7.9 Compliance orientation of the company
7.10 Documentation on Guidance v/s Actuals
7.11 Sources of information for analysis

Ch 8 Company Analysis Quantitative Dimensions

8.1 History of Business Vs Future of Business
8.2 Basics of Profit and Loss Account (P/L)
8.3 Basics of Balance Sheet (B/S)
8.4 Basics of Cash Flows
8.5 Contingent Liabilities, Off balance sheet items, Accounting Policies, Notes to Accounts
8.6 Basics of Taxation affecting to Companies
8.7 Important points to keep in mind while looking at financials
8.8 Quality of business in the past through quantitative lenses
8.8.1 Profitability ratios
8.8.2 Return ratios
8.8.3 Leverage ratios
8.8.4 Liquidity ratios
8.8.5 Efficiency ratios
8.9 Peeping in to future with caution
8.10 Peer Comparison
8.11 History of Equity expansion
8.12 Dividend and earnings history
8.13 History of corporate actions
8.14 Ownership and Insiders Sales and Purchase of stocks in the past

Ch 9 Corporate Actions

9.1 Philosophy of corporate actions
9.1.1 Dividend
9.1.2 Rights Issue
9.1.3 Bonus Issue
9.1.4 Stock Split
9.1.5 Share Consolidation
9.1.6 Merger and Acquisition
9.1.7 Loan Restructuring
9.1.8 Buy back of shares
9.1.9 Delisting of shares
9.1.10 Share Swap

Ch -10 Valuation Principles

10.1 Difference between Price and Value
10.2 Why Valuations are required
10.3 Sources of Value in a Business Earnings and Assets
10.4 Discounted Cash Flows model for Business Valuation
10.5 Absolute Valuations vs. Price Value sense
10.6 Earnings based Valuation Matrices
10.6.1 Dividend Yield Price to Dividend Ratio
10.6.2 Earning Yield Price to Earnings Ratio
10.6.3 Growth adjusted Price to Earnings Ratio (PEG Ratio)
10.6.4 Enterprise Value to EBDITA Ratio
10.6.5 Enterprise Value (EV) to Sales Ratio
10.7 Assets based Valuation Matrices
10.7.1 Return on Equity (ROE) based valuation Price to Equity Book Value Ratio
10.7.2 Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) based valuation Enterprise Value (EV) to
Capital Employed Ratio
10.7.3 Net Asset Value approach
10.8 Relative Valuations Trading Multiples and Transaction Multiples
10.9 Sum Of The Parts (SOTP) Valuation
10.10 Other Valuation Parameters in new age economy and businesses
10.11 Capital Asset Pricing Model
10.12 Objectivity of Valuations
10.13 Some important considerations in the context of Business Valuation

Ch 11 Fundamentals of Risk and Return

11.1 Concept of return of investment and return on investment
11.2 Calculation of simple, annualized and compounded returns
11.3 Risks in investments
11.4 Concepts of market risk (Beta)
11.5 Sensitivity analysis to assumptions
11.6 Concept of Margin of Safety
11.7 Comparison of equity returns with bond returns
11.8 Basic Behavioral Biases influencing investments
11.9 Some pearls of wisdom from Investment Gurus across the world

Ch 12 Qualities of a good Research Report

12.1 Qualities of a good Research Report
12.1.1 Rating Conventions Over weight, Under weight, Buy, Sell and Hold
12.2 Checklist based approach to the Research Reports
12.3 A sample checklist for Investment Research Reports

Ch 13 Legal and Regulatory Environment

13.1 Regulatory infrastructure in Financial Markets
13.1.1 Ministry of Finance (MoF)
13.1.2 Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA)
13.1.3 Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
13.1.4 Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
13.1.5 Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA)
13.1.6 Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA)
13.1.7 Forward Markets Commission (FMC) etc.
13.2 Important regulations in Indian Securities Market
13.2.1 Securities Contract (Regulation) Act, 1956
13.2.2 Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) Act, 1992
13.2.3 Securities and Exchange Board of India (Prohibition of Insider Trading)
Regulations, 2015
13.2.4 SEBI (Prohibition of Fraudulent and Unfair Trade Practices relating to Securities
Markets) Regulation, 2003
13.2.5 Securities and Exchange Board of India (Research Analyst) Regulations, 2014
13.3 Code of Conduct and Ethics for Research Analysts
13.4 Disclosure Requirements for Research Analysts


Admission Criteria and Eligibility:

  • The candidate should be Minimum 12th (Senior Secondary) pass from any recognised Board/institutions. We always recommend the candidate should pass at least bachelor degree so it is easier to provide placement. Graduate students get job placement on the direct payroll in big companies, and 12th students will get placement in small companies or in sub-brokers office.
  • All original documents-10th,12th graduation, other professional degree certification and mark sheets must be submitted as a self-attested copy/copies at the branch at the time of admission and originals must be shown to the center In charge, failing which admission may be cancelled.
  • 95% attendence is must during the programme in each module opted by the student.
  • Remarks /Recommendation of faculty and center head will be taken in the record after each class.
  • Your certification depends on your attendance, class assessment, projects, internal exams, NSE exams, Practical classes, Projects and Viva.
  • The decision of center in charge and center head will be final.


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