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To Offer Career Focused Post Graduate Diploma in Banking Operations (PGDBO) to Youth from Underprivileged Sections of Society

New Delhi, 18 March, 2010: Tamil Nadu Adi Dravidar Housing Development Corporation (TAHDCO), a Public Sector Undertaking of the Govt. of Tamil Nadu, has entered into a strategic alliance with NIIT Institute of Finance Banking and Insurance Training Limited (IFBI), to provide career opportunities in banking sector to the youth of underprivileged society. Under this alliance, fully subsidized vocational training programs in banking will be made available to the aspirants.

NIIT IFBI will train 100 candidates sponsored by TAHDCO on Banking through the Post Graduate Diploma in Banking Operations (PGDBO). The students from underprivileged sections (scheduled caste & scheduled tribes) with family income of less than or equal to 2 lakhs, will be selected through an admission test followed by interview. Successful candidates will be placed at ICICI Bank after completion of the training program and internship with IFBI. Over 6000 students who have undertaken the IFBI PGDBO Program have already been successfully placed in the banking industry.

NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer has set up the IFBI in partnership with the ICICI Bank, to cater to the needs of the exponentially-growing Banking, Insurance and Financial Services sectors in India and overseas markets.

Chandrakant B Kamble, MD TAHDCO said “TAHDCO has been working towards uplifting the backward sections of the society by offering them training in traditional vocational courses. However Indian economy is on a growth path and newer avenues offering challenging career opportunities are opening up, banking happens to be one such avenue. Hence we have collaborated with NIIT IFBI as they have an excellent track record in offering quality training and placement assurance to all their students.”

Speaking on this significant alliance S. Venkatesh, Head- NIIT IFBI, said, “We are delighted to partner with TAHDCO to offer career focused training to the youth from the less privileged sections of the society.”

The pilot program will be conducted at Chennai and may be extended to other locations in Tamil Nadu later.


Tamil Nadu Adi Dravidar Housing Development Corporation (TAHDCO) is a Public Sector Undertaking of the Govt. of Tamil Nadu under the Department of Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare.

Founded in 1974, initially for construction of houses for Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs), TAHDCO is now the Chief Development Agency of the Govt. of Tamil Nadu for implementing economic development schemes for the welfare of SCs and STs.

About IFBI

NIIT IFBI has set up exclusive education centres across the country and is now operational in 19 locations. Additionally, as part of the NIIT group, IFBI has access over 400 locations of the NIIT Education and Training centres network. Classrooms are equipped with LCD projectors. Computer-enabled labs are also available.

About NIIT

NIIT Limited, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer, offers learning and knowledge solutions to over 5 million students across 40 countries.

Leading IT magazine Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT, the ‘Top IT Training Company’ award successively for the past 17 years, since the inception of this category. Rated among India’s Business Superbrands 2008, NIIT’s Individual Learning Business offerings include industry-endorsed programs for students seeking careers in IT - GNIIT, Edgeineers and Global Net Plus for IT professionals.

NIIT has provided computer-based learning to over 12,000 government and private schools. The futuristic NIIT eGURU range for schools is a holistic education package that comprises of Interactive Classrooms (an embedded Teaching Learning Material, that uses elements of interactivity, automation and web links library); Math lab (technology tools that enable school students to learn and explore mathematical concepts); IT Wizard (equips the students with core computer knowledge and IT skills); and Quick School (an Education Resource Planning solution for school management).

For working professionals, NIIT Imperia, Centre for Advanced Learning, offers Executive Management Education Programs in association with Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) at Ahmedabad, Indore, Kolkata, Lucknow, IMT Ghaziabad and IIFT Delhi.

NIIT Institute of Finance Banking & Insurance (IFBI), formed by NIIT with equity participation from ICICI Bank, offers programs for individuals and corporate in Banking, Financial Services and Insurance.

NIIT Uniqua, Centre for Process Excellence, addresses the increasing demand for skilled workers in the business and technology services industry by providing training programs in relevant areas. This is a part of NIIT Institute of Process Excellence, a NIIT-Genpact venture.

NIIT’s Corporate Learning Solutions, offers integrated learning solutions (including strategic consulting, learning design, content development, delivery, technology, assessment and learning management) to Fortune 500 companies, Universities, Technology companies, Training corporations and Publishing houses.

NIIT delivers a tailored combination of catalog learning products, technology and services through Element K offerings. These include: vLab®: hands-on labs, instructor-led courseware, comprehensive e-reference libraries, technical journals, and KnowledgeHub™: hosted learning management platform. This makes NIIT the first and the best choice for comprehensive learning solutions, worldwide.

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