POST-GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN MANAGEMENT (BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES)
The two-year PGDM (B&FS) is designed to be a contemporary, rigorous and innovative programme for management education in banking and finance. The course provides a thorough grounding in foundational subjects, imparts advanced training on analytical skills and builds a holistic perspective on the financial services' industry. It also equips the students with a keen appreciation of the business challenges in the financial services' industry and prepares them for coveted managerial roles. As a result, banks and financial institutions have always placed our students in key domains like credit appraisal and management, investment and treasury operations, trade finance, foreign exchange and risk management.
Expected Profile of the Students
While selecting the candidates, emphasis has been on diversity of academic background. Therefore, students admitted to the programme are from varied disciplines like arts, commerce, science and engineering. They demonstrate high levels of initiative and energy, capacity for hard work, strong task orientation, willingness to learn, propensity to teamwork, and a passion to excel.
The curriculum covers a broad range of topics related to management of banks and financial institutions. It is designed to progress from foundational inputs on finance, economics, operations, quantitative analysis, organizational behaviour and general management to core concepts in banking systems and products, asset and liability management, credit appraisal and management, risk management, treasury and investment management, international banking and forex management, bank regulation, leadership and strategic management. The students are also equipped with computing skills that are essential for managers in the financial services' industry.
After completing three terms in the first year all students have to take up a summer internship assignment/project in an organization for a period of eight weeks. This project gives them an opportunity to participate in banking and financial sector operations/analysis.
Banking and Finance Project
Students undertake a three-month project during Term 4/5 under the guidance of a Faculty Member. It is technical, rigorous, practical and research-oriented. Students are expected to make original contributions or recommendations, based on their analyses, in the final reports. This improves their ability to specialize in advanced topics, of their choice.
Social Development Project
The Social Development Project is a group assignment which allows students to study problems and understand the needs of the society. Students begin this project early in the course and work throughout the entire duration of PGDM. This project instils a sense of social responsibility among the students and develops their ability to work in teams.
The pedagogy includes classroom lectures, case studies, individual and group assignments, simulation of business operations and field visits. A high teacher-student ratio of 1:10 enhances the scope of personal interactions. The Institute pursues a comprehensive approach to learning in the PGDM programme, based on:
• Interface with practitioners.
• Institutional and sponsored research studies.
• Faculty insights from research and consultancy.
• Institutional conferences and seminars on emerging issues in banking and finance.
• Rigorous projects on banking and finance.
The evaluation process is continuous and aimed to: (a)Elicit maximum performance from the students; (b)Give feedback to each student so that they know where they stand in the group, both in relative and absolute sense; and (c)Provide a benchmark so that students are motivated to perform better. The faculty may use different instruments like tests, quizzes (surprise and announced), home assignments, term reports, individual as well as group exercises, classroom participation, problem-solving exercises using computer, etc. Mid-term examination and the end-term examination are integral parts of the continuous evaluation. The Institute follows a relative grading system to determine the academic performance of each student.