IIM-Sambalpur on Wednesday signed an agreement with NSE Academy to offer joint certification programmes, tailored for working professionals, a statement said. This collaboration is strategically designed to introduce specialised certification courses addressing the needs of the financial and technology sectors, it said. The MoU was signed between IIM-Sambalpur Director Mahadeo Jaiswal and NSE Academy CEO Abhilash Misra As part of the agreement, IIM-Sambalpur will launch programmes, including the first MBA in financial technologies and a post-graduate programme in management (PGPM) at the Sambalpur and Delhi ISID campuses. These programs will be facilitated jointly by faculty members of IIM-Sambalpur and NSE Academy, the statement said.  "The collaboration with NSE Academy Limited aligns with IIM-Sambalpur's ethos of fostering industry-relevant education and expanding global outreach," Jaiswal said. Mishra said the collaboration presents a unique synergy, leveraging the academic excellence and collective wisdom of the IIM-Sambalpur's academicians, professors, and researchers.