The list of candidates who have cleared the JAIIB and CAIIB examinations during May 2012 has been uploaded in the IIBF portal. The institute will over the next few months upload list of JAIIB/CAIIB completed candidates for as many previous years as possible. These lists will help the twin objectives of making available the lists to the banks as also a register of CAIIB passed candidates. I hope all of you will find this list useful.
As indicated previously the Institute has well equipped training facilities at its Corporate Office. Now, with a separate team of training faculty, the Institute is trying to meet niche training requirements of banks and financial institutions. As the banks have their own training establishments and there are other reputed institutes like NIBM, CAB etc helping banks in meeting their training requirements, the Institute’s initiative in the area of training is only complementary focus on few core areas such as credit appraisal, retail banking, risk management etc where there is need for additional efforts apart from selected programs like leadership development, trainers training programs etc. Members are encouraged to apply for the training courses.
The Institute has on 14th September2012, at the hands of Shri K.R.Kamath,CMD, PNB and Vice President of the Institute and Shri G Padmanabhan, ED, RBI launched 4 new Certificate examinations/Courses in IT Security, Rural Banking Operations for RRB staff, Prevention of Cyber Crimes and Fraud Management and Foreign Exchange facilities for individuals. In addition to this, a certificate course in Microfinance has been introduced in place of diploma course/examination for Microfinance Professionals. Candidates can take these examinations from December 2012 examination onwards. I am sure all of you will make full use of the courses to equip yourself in these important areas.
The Institute has been, since the year 2006 offering an Advanced Management Programme (AMP) in Banking & Finance for middle/senior level bank officer/ executives in collaboration with B-schools at Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Pune. The programme has received good response from the participants. Now, the Institute has decided to offer the Mumbai programme at its Leadership Centre, Kurla, from November, 2012. The programme will be delivered by its internal faculty and senior practicing bankers and academicians. Details are placed on the website of the institute. Candidates based in Mumbai, who fulfill the eligibility criteria, may like to join the professional course.
Apart from AMP, the Institute is also planning to launch 4 more campus based certificate programmes on Retail Banking, SME Finance, Risk Management and Trade Finance. These courses will be useful to the working executives as also those who seek employment in the banking and finance sector.
Under Macro Research, the Institute has completed 26 projects so far and 5 projects are ongoing. The Institute has published 10 initial research works in 2 volumes in the past and now, the Institute has come out with the 3rd volume containing 5 studies carried out in the years 2006-08. The Institute is in the process of publishing the remaining reports through a reputed publishing house shortly. The invitation for Micro and Macro Research proposals for 2012-13 has been placed in the portal. Interested Members are requested to visit the Institute’s website www.iibf.org.in and submit their proposals.
The last issue of Bank Quest was on ‘Financial Inclusion’ and the current issue is on ‘Risk Management’. We would like to bring out next issue on ‘Central Banking’. Those members who are interested in contributing article to our next issues are welcome.
The Institute has started online registration of ordinary membership from 15th June 2012. Henceforth the Institute will not be accepting physical application forms and DDs for membership fee. Similarly the payment of fee for all examinations will henceforth be only on-line.
It should be noted that the Institute, despite its long (more than 85 years) record of offering professional education is not covered under the negative list for service tax purposes. As such membership fee and examination fee will attract service tax.
As part of green initiative, the Institute has decided to send IIBF Vision by soft copy to the e-mail addresses registered with it from October 2012 onwards. Similarly it is also proposed to send future annual reports to members through e-mails. In order to accomplish this we need the email IDs of all members. All members are therefore requested to update their e-mail addresses with the institute.
I request you to give your feedback on various aspects of the Institute’s functioning and its endeavors.