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India’s largest banking training institute,NIIT IFBI, crosses the milestone of training 1,10,000 students and professionals for the BFSI industryTo hold pan-India seminars from July 03 to 26, across 35 cities to guide students on careers in the Banking industryPersonalized career counseling, preparatory sessions on entrance tests & interviews and interaction with industry experts to benefit banking aspirants
New Delhi, July 02, 2013: NIIT’s Institute for Finance, Banking and Insurance (NIIT IFBI)- India’s largest Banking training institute- today announced the 3rd National Banking Career Fair to benefit students aspiring to make a mark in India’s fast evolving banking sector. This pan-India career fair, to be held from July 03 to 26 across 35 cities, aims to guide banking aspirants on the opportunities, various roles and career paths available in the banking sector in India.
Participants at the seminar will get an opportunity to interact with industry experts and get personalized counselling to help them make informed career choices in the banking sector. The National Banking Career Fair is open for graduates/ undergraduates, less than 25 years of age, with minimum 50% marks in graduation. The 60-minute seminar on banking careers will also provide preparatory session on banking aptitude tests and interviews.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Bimal Jain, President, NIIT IFBI, said, “As the pioneers in providing trained manpower for the BFSI industry in India, we are very excited about the immense opportunities presented by the opening up of the banking sector.
Having impacted over 1,10,000 students & professionals in this sector, we are suitably poised to bridge the demand-supply gap faced by the industry. IFBI’s National Banking Career Fair is part of our initiatives to provide aspirants with an opportunity to interact with industry experts and gain important insights into the sector”, he added.
With India close to fulfilling its long-awaited commitment of opening more banks in order to achieve financial inclusion, job opportunities in the banking sector are set to rise. There are an estimated 85,000 vacancies in various PSU banks across the country and the government is keen on filling these in this fiscal year itself. Analysts are of the view that with the opening of new banks, at least 50,000 people can get jobs in India.
The Banking Programs offered by NIIT IFBI- India’s largest Banking training institute- aim at creating industry ready versatile professionals, who can adapt to working environment in the Banking Industry. These programs equip a person with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitude for business development roles in banks, thus making him a sought after professional by the leading organisations in the banking Industry.
NIIT IFBI has trained over 110,000 students and professionals in India for the Banking and Financial Services Industry, and has placed its students with leading banks like ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank and Karur Vysya Bank, among many others.

About NIIT IFBI
The Institute for Finance, Banking and Insurance (NIIT IFBI), India’s largest Banking training institute, was established in 2006 to meet the manpower challenges of multi-skilled and trained professionals in the fast evolving BFSI sector.
In its six year journey, IFBI has trained over 1,10,000 students and professionals for career opportunities in leading banks such as ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank and Karur Vysya Bank, among others.
IFBI’s offerings are designed in the context of modern-day Banking, Insurance and Financial Services by developing competencies on four dimensions – domain, technology, application and customer-service. IFBI created a benchmark in the industry by innovating the concept of “Appointment letter at the time of Enrollment”.
IFBI offers a range of programmes for various categories of BFSI aspirants and professionals, such as: Career programmes – Post Graduate Diploma in Banking Operations (PGDBO) programme,  BankVantage Series - Post Graduate Diploma in Banking (PGDB) , Post Graduate Diploma in Retail Banking, Post Graduate Diploma in Branch Banking; Preparatory courses for PSU Banks - Probationary Officers (PO) and Clerical recruitment exams; Corporate Training programmes; Short term industry relevant certification programmes.
NIIT IFBI was recognized as the ‘Most Innovative Recruitment Management initiative’ at the Talent & HR Leadership Conference Awards by ET Now and World HRD Congress 2013; “Best Training School for Banking and Financial Services courses 2013”, at the Brands Academy Education Excellence award and the ‘Best Training School in the Banking and Financial Services’ by The Week- Nielsen Survey, May 2009.
For more details, please visitwww.ifbi.com.

About NIIT Ltd.
Established in 1981,NIIT Limited, a leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s premier IT trainer, offers learning and knowledge solutions across 40 countries. Leading IT journal Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT the ‘Top IT Training Company’ award successively for the past 20 years, since the inception of this category.
NIIT’s Individual Learning Business offerings include industry-endorsed programs for students seeking careers in IT –GNIIT andEdgeineers, andGlobalNet+ for IT professionals. The company has introduced “India’s first cloud campus”, through its new-age GNIIT program. This offers students a higher mobility as they can access courseware using Netbooks to connect seamlessly to NIIT’sCloud Campusnetwork.
NIIT’sCorporate Learning Solutionsoffers Managed Training Services including integrated learning solutions (strategic consulting, learning design, content development, delivery, technology, assessment and learning management) to Fortune 500 companies, Universities, Technology companies, Training corporations and Publishing houses.
NIITYuva Jyoti, a joint venture between NIIT and NSDC, offers vocational skills training programs to enhance employability of youth across India.
NIIT has provided computer-based learning to over 17,000 Government and private schools. The futuristicNIIT nGururange of learning solutions for schools comprises Interactive Classrooms, Math Lab, IT Wizard programs and Quick School (Education Resource Planning software).
NIIT Imperia- Centre for Advanced Learning, offers Executive Learning Programs in association with leading Business schools in India, KPMG, Google India and Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), using the synchronous learning platform.
NIIT Institute of Finance Banking & Insurance (NIIT IFBI), formed by NIIT with equity participation from ICICI Bank, offers programs for individuals and corporates in Banking, Financial Services and Insurance.
NIIT Institute of Process Excellence Limited, a NIIT-GENPACT venture (NIIT Uniqua), offers complete training outsourcing services to the Business Process, Knowledge and Technology Services industry to create business models that enhance productivity and lower costs.
In recognition of its people centric policies, which foster an environment of growth and career development, NIIT has been ranked as the 4th“Best company to work for in India”, 2013-14, by Great Place to Work Institute®.

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2013-07-02