IIT Kharagpur invites applications for Commodity Derivatives programme

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Applications are invited for Commodity Derivatives

IIT Kharagpur invites applications for its short term course on 'Commodity Derivatives and Risk Management' programme for the academic year 2014. This programme is run by Vinod Gupta School of Management of IIT Kharagpur. Eligible students can apply online by visiting the official website of IITK.

Commodity derivatives market is witnessing a substantial growth in India. The setting up of different national level demutualised commodity exchanges in India has facilitated the commodity derivative trading. Within a span of 6-7 years, the commodity derivative market has come a long way in terms of trading volume, types of commodity traded, warehouse development and has brought in significant changes in changes in spot trading of commodities.

This course will focus on different aspects of commodity derivatives being traded in the Indian commodity exchanges as well how these products are being used by different participants to hedge the risk. Even with spectacular growth, Indian commodity exchanges are yet to offer advanced derivatives products like options, spread contracts like crush and spark spreads, exchange traded repos, contract for difference etc. as offered by commodity exchanges in some of the more advanced market like CME, LME ICE, Nordpool etc. These
advanced topics will also be part of the course.


There is no registration fee. However, a demand draft of Rs.1,000/- (drawn in favour of "CEP - STC, IIT Kharagpur) should be enclosed with the application form which will be refunded to the participants attending the course.

Important dates:

  • Last date to apply: 3rd May, 2014
  • Course starts on: 21st April, 2014
  • Course ends on: 27th April, 2014

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