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Axis Bank and NIIT IFBI Launch Diploma Program in Retail Banking

Axis Bank

Axis Bank

- Offers PG Diploma in Retail Banking (PGDRB)- anexclusive 3 monthprogram customised for career opportunities with Axis Bank

Chennai, March 6, 2012: Axis Bank, India’s leading private sector bank and NIIT Institute of Finance, Banking & Insurance Training Ltd. (IFBI)- India’s largest Banking training institute, today announced the launch of Post Graduate Diploma in Retail Banking (PGDRB), an exclusive career program designed for Axis Bank. A first of its kind the program aims to build a pool of modern banking professionals for Axis Bank. To this end, IFBI has designed a comprehensiveprogram that builds competencies on 4 dimensions – domain, application, technology and customer-service needed bynew-age banking professionals.

Admission to the PGDRB Program will be through Admission test and Interview. The selected candidateswill be provided with Provisional Appointment letters at the time of enrolment, and after successful completion of the program will join Axis Bank at the officer level.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Rajesh Dahiya, President Human Resources, Axis Bank said, “We are delighted to join hands with India’s leading training institute to help develop professionals attuned to Bank’s systems, processes and values. We aim to offer challenging careers in banking to aspiring youth in the country.”

Mr. S. Venkatesh, President, NIIT IFBI said, “This is a unique initiative where we have partnered with Axis Bank to design a program that will exclusively cater to the growing needs of professionally trained and job-ready manpower of the bank. Having empowered over 18,000professionalsto take on exciting careers in banking, we continue with initiatives to developa trained resource pool for the fast evolvingBFSI industry.”
Onsuccessful completion of the program students will join Axis Bank as Front Desk Officers (FDOs), who are the first point of contact for existing and potential customers. FDOs play the crucial role of representing the bank to first time customers and hence need to have a pleasant personality, good communication skills and thorough knowledge of the bank’s offerings along with an understanding of the customer’s requirements.

PGDRB is a comprehensive career program for banking professionalsthat familiarizes students with the Banking industry (Banking, Financial Services and Insurance industry) in India in an interesting and informative way. The program focuses on core component of modern banking which is Customer Service, Transaction Processing;Selling Skills & Banking Software Application. The Program covers an overview of the entire industry and the key players in each sector. All the key products and services offered by Banking, Financial Services and Insurance sector are covered in brief. The Program further outlines the various roles that exist in the sector, and the demands of the selection process for each role.

Further this Program delves deeper into banking to enable students to understand the concept of money and banking, the role of banks, various verticals in the banking industry, various products and services offered by them and the channels used to deliver the same. It also enables the learner to understand the functions of the RBI, impact of globalization on the banking sector and the role of technology in the banking industry, among various other topics.

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