IIM Calcutta inaugurates the New Executive Programme for Banking and Financial Sector (EPBFS)


Calcutta: IIM-Calcutta today inaugurated the first batch of EPBFS programme 2018-2019. Delivered over the Hughes Interactive Onsite Learning platform, this programme offers mid-level and senior executives an integrated overview of core banking and financial functions, key concepts, tools, and techniques, to successfully meet the challenges of today’s Banking Environment.

EPBFS is designed to enhance participant’s knowledge to work cross-functionally within the organization and become more skilled in the basics of management by providing exposure to fintech & analytics, legal aspects, statistical tools & risk management.

The year-long programme offers a comprehensive course structure and provides participants an opportunity to learn from thought leaders and develop new perspectives. The last date of application for the programme is July 30th, 2018. The first batch will start from September 2018.

The unique Hughes Interactive Onsite Learning Platform, offered by HGEIL, provides a live, interactive window wherein, participants in any part of the country can listen and discuss questions directly with IIM Calcutta faculty members, cutting across geographical constraints.

Speaking on launch, programme directors, Professor Partha Ray, Professor Rajiv Kumar and Professor Arpita Ghosh shared their excitement about EPBFS.

Having spent more than two decades in banking and financial services space nationally as well as globally, Professor Ray said, “I believe this program can really help young talent in this sector become better professionals. This program is a timely one considering the unfolding growth in this sector.”

Prof. Kumar added, “Executives often get lost in the daily grind and are not able to take good decisions that would benefit them personally as well as professionally. Given the unique program content of EPBFS, young talent in this sector would get an interesting opportunity to learn the latest developments and blend such learning into their daily work”. He is excited about the possibility of personal and professional growth that EPBFS can offer to executives in this sector.

Prof. Ghosh said, “I find EPBFS to be a unique offering in the executive education space of IIM Calcutta. Although IIM Calcutta is widely recognized as the “finance campus” among MBA aspirants, many working executives are not able to benefit from IIMC’s educational offerings. Thanks to the IT-mediated communication platform, I believe that now many aspiring executives would be able to learn and grow with the help of IIMC faculty”.

Mr. Partho Banerjee, President and Managing Director, Hughes Communications India Ltd. (HCIL), the parent company of HGEIL, stated, “There is a growing demand among working professionals for a programme which they can pursue without leaving their existing assignments. With the successful inaugural launch of the EPBFS programme 2018, we look forward to meeting the requirements of India’s growing banking and financial sector with the best of faculty and contents, simulating a face to face learning to the maximum. We are sure that in times to come, this programme will turn out to be the most sought-after programme for bridging the challenges of banking industry.”

Till date, more than 25,000 students have used the Hughes Interactive Onsite Learning platform in 85+ classrooms in 40 cities spread across the country and participated in courses by leading academic partner institutes to improve their skills and move up the career ladder within their organizations. For more information please visit www.hugheseducation.com


Graduates (10+2+3) / Post Graduates in any discipline with min. 50% marks [aggregate – considering results of all years (e.g. 3 or 4 together)] recognized by UGC/AICTE.
Minimum 3 years of work experience and maximum 7 years and currently employed