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Post Graduate Diploma Courses in Banking & Finance(PGDBF)

Course overview

The Financial sector, more specifically, Banking Sector has become very vibrant after implementation of new economic policy and introduction of financial sector reforms. These changes bring about a change in the form of competition, technological up-gradation, diversification and thrust on retail banking with aggressive marketing strategy. The need of the hour, therefore, is to face the challenges with efficient, dedicated and energetic staff having required knowledge and skill.

Why a PGDBF?

This course helps the students by providing fundamental clarity and then advances to expose the participants to all essentials of banking & finance. It provides candidates with competencies required to act as an Independent Financial Advisor. It also provides in-depth knowledge of Banking & Finance to the students of commerce, management and economics with practical inputs and prepares them for career in Banks & other Financial Institutions. It enables candidates to meet the client's wealth creation and wealth protection needs.

What can a PGDBF do for your career?

After pursuing PG Diploma in B&F, one can get into commercial, co-operative, regional and rural banks, and other financial institutions. This sector has improved manifolds in terms of capital adequacy, asset classification, profitability, income recognition, provisioning, exposure limits, investment fluctuation reserve, risk management, etc. This provides a huge opportunity for those who are pursuing this course.

Colleges Offering the Course

Here is a list of a few colleges

  • S.I.E.S College of Management Studies (SIESCOMS), Navi Mumbai
  • Indian Institute of Banking & Finance, Mumbai
  • National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM) Pune
  • SNDT Women's University, Mumbai
  • Pillai's Institute of Management Studies and Research, Navi Mumbai
  • Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu

Course Content

Course content of this course from most institutes will typically include the following:

Banking and Financial Institutions in India, General Banking Operations, Financial Products & Services, Retail Banking, Bank Accounting, Customer Service.

Course Fee

Fees vary widely depending on the duration and mode (part/full time) of course. Fees charged may range from Rs 3,0000 to Rs 2,00,000. Course fee for the one year program of Shivaji University, Kolhapur is Rs 3500.

Application process

Candidates who have completed graduation are eligible to apply for this course.

Is it suitable for me?

If you want to focus on the banking industry and have people skills, accounting and writing skills, good communication skills, analytical skills and have selling skills then this course may be suitable for you.

Fintotal Insight

If you choose to do a two year full time course, the fee will be in  lakhs. Check the institute's placement records. Banking jobs are plenty but many banks want to recruit only from the better known institutes.

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