The sweeping changes and banking sector reforms in the country have created an emergent need for a new genre of management professions for managing banks, financial institutions, non-banking financial companies and corporate entities. In order to cater to this need, National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM), with more than three decades of corporate training, research and consultation experience, launched one-year Post-Graduate Programme in Banking and Finance (PGPBF) from 2003 onwards. In order to address the shortage of qualified manpower in critical functional areas like credit management, risk management and treasury, PGPBF moved over to a two-year format from 2009 onwards with enhanced inputs and deeper specialization in banking and finance. Our two-year programme received the AICTE approval in 2013 and has been rechristened as Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Banking and Financial Services).
Our PGDM (Banking and Financial Services) is a specially designed contemporary, rigorous, innovative and practical course of management education. The larger objective of the PGDM is to provide the financial system with a pool of talented young executives thoroughly trained in foundations, analytical skills and perspectives in banking and finance so that they are fully prepared to shoulder managerial responsibilities. A perfect blend of analytical skills, subject knowledge and a thorough understanding of the practical nuances of banking business, makes our PGDM students a class-apart from graduates of other business schools.
The curriculum covers business and functional areas related to management of banking and financial institutions. Knowledge based pedagogy combined with the practical inputs from industry, is the uniqueness of our course. With our constant interaction with the market and the regulator, we keep the curriculum contemporary in tune with the changing contours and demands of the industry, while keeping the matrix of our values and the spirit of excellence, unchanged.
Acceptance of the graduates of PGDM of NIBM at middle-management level in banks and financial institutions in critical areas like risk management, credit management and treasury, in a way, is a testimony to the quality of our program. Incidentally, our program has a history of 100 percent placement since inception.
Dr K L Dhingra