Indian Institute of Finance (IIF)

An Overview

Indian Institute of Finance (IIF) was established by Professor J.D. Agarwal in 1987 as a not for profit organization for promoting education and research in the areas of finance and related disciplines. Today IIF offers plethora of educational programs both, diploma and degree at postgraduate level in finance and related disciplines. IIF Ranked 30th in survey of Cybermetrics Lab of Spain in July 2007.

Indian Institute of Finance (IIF) is an autonomous organization. The mission of IIF is to contribute in the process of national building by offering courses and conducting research programs. IIF is a think tank and advises government and other organizations in the matters related to finance. Government of India welcomes IIF’s independent views on Finance whole heartedly.

What IIF says in words today, same becomes a reality tomorrow! The 8% GDP Growth of India in 2005 was predicted well in advance by IIF. The IIF has close linkages with industry bodies like FICCI, CII, PHDCCI, ASSOCHAM, DMA & AIMA.

To promote education training and research in finance IIF has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with following institutions:

  • The Digest, Pricewaterhouse LeeCoopers LLP, USA
  • Florida International University, USA
  • Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University, JAPAN
  • IBSS, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
  • UNCTAD- Research Network Link, SWITZERLAND
  • Lodz Technical University, Bielsko Biala, POLAND
  • Ustoz Republic Foundation, UZBEKISTAN
  • Akademia Ekonomiczna, Katowice, POLAND
  • Ministry of Higher & Secondary Specialised Education, UZBEKISTAN
  • School of Banking & Finance(WSBiF), POLAND
  • Alisher Navoiy nomidagi Samarqand davlat University, UZBEKISTAN
  • University Uttra Malaysia, MALAYSIA
  • Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade, BELGRADE
  • Tashkent University Information Technology, UZBEKISTAN
  • Grenoble Ecole De Management, FRANCE
  • Fergana Polytechnic Institute, UZBEKISTAN
  • Leon Kozminski Academy of Entreprenuership and Management, POLAND
  • Bukhara State University, UZBEKISTAN
  • AssociationEuro-Mediterraneenne de Finance Assurance et de Mgmt, FRANCE
  • Academy of Economic Studies, Bukaresti, ROMANIA
  • Options Information Group, PHILIPPINES
  • Multi Commodities Exchange (MCX), INDIA
  • Szent Istvan University, HUNGARY
  • Saint-Petersburg Academy of Management and Economics, RUSSIA
  • North-Western Academy of Public Administration (NWAPA), RUSSIA

Dr. J.D.Agarwal the Founder Chairman of IIF is an authority in finance in India who shares same dice with likes of Dr Manmohan Singh and Amartya Sen. He is also the Director of Indian Institute of Finance & Chief Editor of Finance India.

Courses Offered

Indian Institute of Finance (IIF) offers postgraduate diploma and degree programs both on campus and distance learning in finance. To know more click below on the courses of your interest.

Regular Courses: Indian Institute of Finance (IIF) offers following regular courses-

Distance Learning Programs (DLPs): Indian Institute of Finance (IIF) offers following programs through distance learning-


Short Term Research Program: Indian Institute of Finance (IIF) offers a Short-Term Reserarch Programme for senior working executives, researchers and professors. The program duration varies from 2 – 12 months. Special focus is given on practical application of the research project & understanding of fundamentals. Candidates interested in pursuing this program need to submit one research paper along with detailed CV to the admission office.

Indian Institute of Finance (IIF) also offers Faculty Development Program (FDP) and Management Development Program (MDP)

Scholarships, Awards and Prizes

Indian Institute of Finance (IIF) offers scholarships, fellowships, awards and prizes to deserving candidates. Also IIF offers financial special reservation to female candidates. Following are mentioned scholarships and awards by IIF offered for different programs.

Regular Programs

  • Jyoti Swarup Agarwal Memorial Scholarship (Best Student of MBF): Rs. 5,000 per anum
  • Ramkali Agarwal Memorial Scholarship (Best Female Student of MBF): Rs. 5,000 per anum
  • IIF Gold Medal: Awarded to First Position Holder
  • IIF Silver Medal: Awarded to Second Position Holder
  • Chiranji Lal Agarwal Memorial Prize: Rs. 1,000/- awarded to Third Position Holder
  • Bindramal Agarwal Memorial Prize: Rs. 1,000/- awarded to First year Topper

Distance Learning Programs

  • IIF Gold Medal: Awarded to First Position Holder
  • IIF Silver Medal: Awarded to Second Position Holder
 Download Application Form and Prospectus for Admission, Click Here

Placement Details

Indian Institute of Finance (IIF) has well established placement cell with industry linkage like banks, financial institutions, stock market, engineering etc. The placement cell acts as bridging mode between employers and students. Placement positions are advertised in Finance India which enables students to seek work opportunities in most suitable companies. In past the positions advertised in Finance India were in salary range INR 10 K to INR 100K with good scope for profit sharing. IIF students enjoy reputable positions in industry and society. To know more about list of recruiters who visited IIF in the past for campus recruitment click here.

Contact Details

Indian Institute of Finance
45A, Knowledge Park III
Greater Noida
Uttar Pradesh-201304

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