Mumbai: Thadomal Shahani Centre For Management recently hosted a student orientation for its 1 month – Professional Diploma in Banking Programme to increase enhance employability. The institute partnered with ask.CAREERS, in order to provide a highly subsidised and lucrative Banking Programme to fresh college graduates and create Bankers of the future. With the duration of 1 month, the program has an economical cost of INR 3,000, with 90% of the fee funded by financial institutions.
The banking industry has a plethora of opportunities, and top private banks and MNCs like Standard Chartered, HDFC Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank are willing to source and hire qualified fresher candidates for their multiple entry level roles. However, the banking sector is becoming increasingly competitive with increase in a rise in the issuance of RuPay cards, and digital transformation via new technologies. Bankers of tomorrow, therefore, require relevant skills to manage these innovations along with knowledge of core banking applications.
This programme aims at up-skilling students and honing various attributes that include — critical thinking, problem solving, effective communication and technical erudition, in order to create a workforce of professionally trained students for nationalised, private and multinational banks. It is conducted by over 10 professional bankers and industry experts, covering various topics relevant to the sector at large. The orientation was attended by 210 students, who have commenced with the programme from January, 2020. Additionally, these students will receive 100% assistance for job placements.
Commenting on the program, Dr. Akhil Shahani, Managing Director, Shahani Group, said, “There are a huge number of students who aspire for well-paying jobs in banks, but may not be able to afford the high fees of banking courses offered by private institutions. Our highly subsidised program enables aspirational students to get polished by bankers in a one-month intensive Bootcamp environment to become the sort of job candidate desired by top BFSI employers. We believe this unique model can potentially build the careers of thousands of India’s youth.”
Elaborating on the course, Mr. Amit Sharma, COO, Shahani Group, said, “Given the various distractions faced by the students in the world of TikTok, YouTube, OTT channels, it’s very important to give them an immersive learning experience, which is interesting, continuous and job oriented. Our banking program ensures that students get an interesting, relevant and real-life experience while learning the skills of the trade”