An Initiative of the Finance & Control Group
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

IIM Calcutta has set up a state-of-the-art Financial Research and Trading Lab (the Finance Lab). The Finance Lab was inaugurated by Mr. Ajit Balakrishnan, Chairman-BoG on 18 November 2008. The mission of the Finance Lab is to support advanced applied research in financial markets and equip finance managers with the mathematical and conceptual theories and best practices in financial markets that go into the creation and management of innovative financial products.


  • To provide students hands-on data analysis and modeling experience through access to real time national and international financial data, market information, business news, and cutting edge financial analysis software.
  • To support and enhance academic research with the availability of extensive historical and real time data.
  • To provide opportunities for collaborative research and teaching with other functional disciplines such as operations management, and information technology.
  • To develop and offer short-term training programmes in contemporary issues in finance, such as asset pricing, asset liability management, risk management, derivatives strategies, market microstructure, and structured products.