Finance Lab

Finance Lab

The Financial Research and Trading Lab (FRTL) at IIM Calcutta was set up in November 2008 to undertake cutting edge research on financial markets using real time high frequency data from financial markets of India and around the world. In 2011, the grant from the Government of India of Rs. 20 crore helped the Lab grow into a world-class centre of excellence.
The mission of FRTL is to develop productive and ethical future accounting and finance researchers and business leaders and to advance the theory and practice of accounting and finance. FRTL’s current strategy is greater engagement with stakeholders (IIMC alumni, IIMC students, IIMC faculty, academia, financial sector experts, and others) through learning, knowledge sharing, networking, and training activities.


  1. Provide a well-equipped classroom and meeting room for various institute activities
  2. Organize Research Summer School
  3. Publish A₹tha
  4. Host India Research Conference jointly with NYU Stern
  5. Organize Financial Lecture Series
  6. Organize Financial Research Workshops

Classroom Infrastructure

  • 78 flat screen workstations
  • 2 Video walls
  • Integrated sound system with collar microphone
  • Fully air conditioned classroom


  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Executive education
  • International/national conferences, seminars, workshops

Lab Management

The Financial Research and Trading Lab is managed by the following:

  • Co-ordinator: A professor from Finance & Control Group
  • Lab Manager
  • Lab staff