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Why should one take this course?

  • To understand the concept of mutual funds.
  • To know about the roles of different players viz., custodians, asset management companies, sponsor etc. in the mutual fund industry.
  • To learn about the tax and regulatory issues related to mutual funds.
  • To understand the fundamentals of net asset value (NAV) computation and various investment plans.

Who will benefit from this course?

  • Students
  • Investors
  • Financial planners
  • Analysts
  • Equity researchers
  • Anybody having interest in the Indian mutual fund industry


Mutual Funds Syllabus


Mutual Funds

Concept and structure of mutual funds in India; Role of custodian; Registrar and transfer agent; AMC; New fund offer’s & procedure for investing in NFO; Investors rights and obligations.

Mutual Fund Products and Features

The concept of open-ended and close-ended fund; Types of funds – equity, index, diversified large-cap funds, midcap fund, sec or fund, and other equity schemes; Concept of entry and exit load; Expense ratio; Portfolio turnover; AUM; Analysis of cash level in a portfolio.

Gold ETFs

Introduction to exchange-traded funds; Market making by authorized participants; creation units; Portfolio deposit and cash component

Debt Funds

Salient features of debt and Concept of interest rate and credit risk; Pricing of debt instrument

Liquid Funds

Salient features of liquid funds; Floating rate scheme and portfolio churning in liquid funds.


Taxation of capital gains; Indexation benefit and FMP.


Role and objectives of AMFI; Different types of plans; Systematic Investment Plan (SIP); Systematic Transfer Plan (STP) and Systematic Withdrawal Plan (SWP); Dividend payout.