Bangalore, India, November 7, 2014: Kotak Mahindra Bank, NIIT Institute of Finance Banking & Insurance Training Ltd. (IFBI) and NIIT University have entered into a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to launch a 12-month Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Relationship Management (PGDBRM) at NIIT University which will offer graduates a career opportunity in India’s promising banking sector.
This program aims to develop and empower professionals with necessary skills and knowledge to undertake various roles in banking and financial services. Under this partnership, NIIT IFBI and NIIT University will provide training to students, organize academic sessions in specialized areas of applied banking/financial/relationship management topics and also impart business and cultural orientation, at the NIIT University Campus in Neemrana, Rajasthan. On successful completion of the program, students will get an opportunity to join Kotak Mahindra Bank as Probationary Officers.
Amitabha Sen, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Kotak Mahindra Bank, said, “We are delighted to partner with IFBI, India’s leading banking training institute and NIIT University to develop a program in banking and financial services for aspiring graduates. This program will equip them in various aspects of jobs in BFSI. Banking is going to play a significant role in India’s progress, and this program will help create a pool of competent professionals.”
Speaking on this significant partnership, Bimal Jain, President of NIITIFBI, said, “With a track record of providing trained manpower for the BFSI industry in India for eight years, we are very excited about this partnership with Kotak Mahindra Bank to design a program that will help identify and professionally train manpower for the bank, while empowering aspiring youth to access challenging careers in the banking sector.”
Prof. Rajendra Kumar Pandey, President of NIIT University, said, “In line with our commitment to offer industry-linked education in the emerging areas of the knowledge society, we are happy to join hands with Kotak Mahindra Bank and IFBI to impart the cutting-edge training programs in banking & finance at our University campus in Neemrana .”
This program will combine conceptual rigour with experiential learning through a unique collaboration between the domain expertise of NIIT University and IFBI, together with the functional expertise of the banking industry. The students will also undergo an industry-linked internship at Kotak Mahindra Bank during the course duration.