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Established in 1928 as a Company under Section 25 of the Indian Companies Act, 1913, the Indian Institute of Banking & Finance (IIBF), formerly known as The Indian Institute of Bankers (IIB), is a professional body of Banks, Financial Institutions, and their employees in India. The Vision and Mission statements of IIBF are:


 To be the premier Institute for developing and nurturing competent professionals in banking and finance field.


 To develop professionally qualified and competent bankers and finance professionals primarily through a process of education, training, examination, consultancy / counselling and continuing professional development programs.

The Institute is managed by a Governing Council consisting of representatives of major Banks, Reserve Bank of India, Indian Banks’ Association, Institute of Banking Personnel Selection and an academician from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

The day-to-day management of the Institute vests in the hands of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who in turn is supported by a Deputy CEO, Director – Operations, Director – Academics and Director – Training.

During its 93 years of service, IIBF has emerged as a premier institute in Banking and Finance education for those employed as well as seeking employment in the sector and aiming for professional excellence. Since inception, the Institute has awarded several Banking and Finance qualifications, viz., JAIIB, CAIIB, Diploma and Certificates, covering diverse and contemporary subjects in the Banking & Finance domains. IIBF is the only institute which offers all the courses mandated by Reserve Bank of India for capacity building in banks. The contemporary courses and training programmes have helped the industry professionals to sustain their professionalism through Continuing Professional Development Programmes.


1.Range of activities of IIBF


2.Courses offered by IIBF   

 IIBF offers a bouquet of courses on Banking & Finance to meet the needs and aspirations of the banking & finance personnel and to students aspiring for a career in the banking & finance sector.


3.Capacity Building Courses mandated by RBI

RBI has mandated the following 05 courses as a part of the capacity building exercise of banks:

  1. Credit Management,
  2. Treasury Management,
  3. Risk Management,
  4. Accounting
  5. Foreign Exchange Operations

IIBF is the only institution which offers all the above courses.

4. IIBF offers courses covering major verticals of banks

For every important vertical in a bank, IIBF offers at least two courses as may be seen from the diagram given below.




5. Training

       The Institute also offers training programmes covering different verticals in a bank as represented below.




    6. E-Learning of IIBF

      The USPs of the e-learning by IIBF are presented below.




Presently, e-learning is available for the following subjects.

     JAIIB (for members) / DB & F (for non-members)

  1. Principles and Practices of Banking.
  2. Accounting & Finance for Bankers.
  3. Legal & Regulatory Aspects of Banking.


     CAIIB (will be available soon)

    1. Advanced Bank Management.
    2. Bank Financial Management.
    3. Retail Banking.

     Specialist Officers of Banks

    1. Principles & Practices of Banking.
    2. Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Banking

     Diploma/Blended courses

    1. Certified Credit Professional.
    2. Diploma in Treasury, Investment & Risk Management.
    3. Diploma in International Banking & Finance (will be available soon)

     Certificate Examinations

    1. International Trade Finance. 
    2. AML/KYC.
    3. MSME.
    4. IT Security.
    5. Prevention of Cyber Crimes & Fraud Management.       

     Customised E-Learning

  1. For on-boarding of Officers
  2. Credit Management, etc.


   7. E-Learning of IIBF

     Other than education, training and conduct of examinations, the other activities undertaken by IIBF are briefly enumerated below.

     a ) Research

    The Institute offers the following research schemes to bankers/academicians to encourage them for undertaking research in the banking & finance domains:

  • Macro Research
  • Micro Research
  • Diamond Jubilee & CH Bhabha Banking Overseas Research Fellowship (DJCHBBORF)
  • Scheme for Research in Banking Technology (Jointly with IDRBT)

    b ) Publications

IIBF brings out two publications namely the IIBF Vision and a quarterly journal “Bank Quest”.While the IIBF Vision is a monthly newsletter outlining the important developments in the banking & finance domains, the ‘Bank Quest’ is a quarterly journal. Each issue of the Bank Quest is based on a theme based containing articles woven around the particular theme in addition to other contemporary articles, book reviews, etc.


The primary objective of the journal (Bank Quest) is to provide continuous professional knowledge to the bankers. In line with this objective, the ‘Bank Quest’ which The articles which feature in the journal are contributed by experienced professionals in the field of banking and academics. Each article received is checked for plagiarism and subjected to peer reviews.


        IIBF’s Quarterly Journal; Bank Quest has been included in the Group B of UGC CARE list of Journals.

     C )Memorial Lectures / Seminars / Webinars

IIBF also conducts Memorial Lectures/seminars/webinars on contemporary topics for the benefit of the banking fraternity.  The two prestigious Memorial Lectures being conducted by IIBF are the Shri R K Talwar Memorial Lecture and the Sir Purshotamdas Thakurdas Memorial Lecture. Several well-known luminaries have delivered these Lectures.


   8. IIBF – National Footprints

     IIBF, for some of its courses, has entered into collaborations/signed MOUs with well recognised organisations/colleges/Universities. 

Sr. No.

Name of course offered by IIBF

Organisation/colleges/Universities with whom collaboration exists


Foreign Exchange Operations



Certified Compliance Professional

Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI).


Diploma in Treasury, Investment & Risk Management (DTIRM)



Resolution of Stressed Assets of Banks with special emphasis on IBC, 2016

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI).


Diploma in Banking & Finance (DB&F)

Pondicherry University, Birla Institute of Management Technology, IFIM Business School etc.

    9) IIBF – Global Footprints 

      a) Founder Member of GBEStB

       At one of the World Congress of Banking Institutes, held in Lagos, Nigeria, banking institutes representing around 25 countries, launched the Global Banking Education Standards Board (GBEStB). The GBEStB is a voluntary, industry-led initiative, which aims to develop clear, internationally agreed standards for the education of Professional Bankers. IIBF is one of the founder members of GBEStB.

      b) Collaboration with Chartered Banker Institute, UK

The Institute has entered into a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) with the Chartered Banker Institute, U K, offering a pathway for the Junior Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (JAIIB)  and Certified Associates of the Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB), from India, to have their qualifications recognised by the Chartered Banker Institute, and be able to become Chartered Bankers by studying the Chartered Banker Institute’s Professionalism, Ethics & Regulation module, and successfully completing a reflective assignment.

    c) Collaboration with Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, London

IIBF also has a collaboration with Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, London for IIBF’s course on Certificate in Risk in Financial Services (CRFS). The candidates who have cleared the CRFS examination conducted by the Institute are eligible to apply for CISI’s Level II examination.

   d) Collaboration with GARP

IIBF will be having a collaboration with GARP (Global Association of Risk Professionals) which can benefit the risk professionals with respect to the current challenges faced and opportunities available for the bankers

e) Consultancy Services

The Institute extends its consultancy services to a few countries in the area of capacity building. Consultancy assignments were undertaken by IIBF for banks/training institutions located in Zambia, Papua New Guinea, Nepal, Bhutan, Botswana etc.