Study Banking & Finance

Manipal Global Education Services (MaGE), in association with Punjab National Bank, has announced the launch of a Diploma in Banking, with the signing of an MoU.

The programme is a customised, one-year, full-time training regime on various areas of banking and finance, designed to equip students with the necessary domain knowledge while enhancing competency and soft skills. The programme includes nine months of intensive campus training and a three-month internship at a branch of PNB. The first batch of study will commence in September 2012.

Besides domain knowledge, students will also undergo intensive grooming and soft skills training. On the successful completion of the programme, students will be awarded a Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance, awarded by Manipal University and will be absorbed at the JMG Scale-I level at PNB. The crux of this industry-academia partnership is to help create an employable workforce with first-hour, first day productivity.

During the course of the programme, students will earn an attractive monthly stipend for the first nine months and a suitable remuneration during their three- month internship.
Other attractive features include full fee-financing through education loans from Punjab National Bank and loyalty bonuses, and a refund of full course fee on completion of certain number of years with the bank.

PG Diploma in Management

Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research invites applications to a part-time Executive PG Diploma in Management. The curriculum strives to deliver a broadened outlook at the subject and to strengthen skills of practising managers, preparing them for changing roles. The course duration is 15 months.

The course is aimed at preparing today’s working professionals with domain expertise coupled with appreciation for the broader perspective of organisational goals along with leadership qualities. Participants will acquire a definitive edge over others as they will also obtain valuable insights from extensive interaction with their counterparts from other organisations on developments on management concepts and its applicability in the new global context.

Interested participants can apply online or they can also download the form from the official website of the institute.  The duly filled form must be submitted to the Welingkar campus, Bangalore (Electronic city) along with a demand draft for Rs 750.

Programme structure

The 15-months programme will comprise four trimesters. Each trimester will be wrapped up in five weeks. The first three trimesters have an average of seven courses. The programme also includes a specially-designed, Integrative Manager’s course coupled with a few sessions on situational analyses in term 3.

The Integrative Manager course is specifically aimed at building analytical and decision-making capabilities in a cross functional environment and to develop a holistic approach towards business management. By the fourth trimester, students will undergo an internship. The session will be conducted for six days in a week from 6 pm to 8.30 pm.

Graduates in any field from a recognised university in India/abroad, with 50 per cent in graduation and a minimum of two years of managerial/ supervisory work experience may apply. Selection will be based on a personal interview and academic performance.

The closing date for sale of application forms is August 20, 2012. The last date for receipt of applications is August 20, 2012. For more details, visit: