Source: Me Next Magazine-Rajasthan Patrika (19-Nov-2017)

Everything you need to know about a career in SME Banking

Career in Small to Medium Enterprises (SME) Banking – SME Banker | Salary | Opportunities | Eligibility

Key Institutes

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)

he Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), established by an Act of Parliament in 1985, has continuously striven to build an inclusive knowledge society through inclusive education. It has tried to increase the Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) by offering high-quality teaching through the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode. The Indira Gandhi National Open University, the National Resource Centre for Open and Distance Learning, with international recognition and presence, shall provide seamless access to sustainable and learner-centric quality education, skill upgradation and training to all by using innovative technologies and methodologies and ensuring convergence of existing systems for large-scale human resource development, required for promoting integrated national development and global understanding.

The University began by offering two academic programmes in 1987, Diploma in Management and Diploma in Distance Education, with a strength of 4,528 students. Today, it serves the educational aspirations of over 3 million students in India and other countries through 21 Schools of Studies and a network of 67 regional centres, around 2,667 learner support centres, and 29 overseas partner institutions.

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Manipal University

Manipal Academy of Higher Education is synonymous with excellence in higher education. Over 28,000 students from 57 different nations live, learn and play in the sprawling University town, nestled on a plateau in Karnataka’s Udupi district. It also has nearly 2500 faculty and almost 10000 other support and service staff, who cater to the various professional institutions in health sciences, engineering, management, communication and humanities which dot the Wi-Fi-enabled campus.

The University has off-campuses in Mangalore and Bangalore, and off-shore campuses in Dubai(UAE) and Melaka (Malaysia). The Mangalore campus offers medical, dental, and nursing programs. The Bangalore Campus offers programs in Regenerative Medicine. The Dubai campus offers programs in engineering, management and architecture, and the Melaka campus offers programs in medicine and dentistry. Every institute has world class facilities and pedagogy, which are constantly reviewed and upgraded to reflect the latest trends and developments in higher education.

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Symbiosis International University

Prof. Dr. S.B. Mujumdar established Symbiosis on the principles of Vedic thought of “World as One Family” and is resplendent of the activities and students of several countries. The University also has MOU’s of collaboration with several renowned universities of the world and encourages students & faculty to participate in its programmes. It was given “Deemed to be University” status by the Ministry of Human Resource Development in 2002 also re-accredited by NAAC with Grade ‘A’ and CGPA of 3.58 on a four point scale.Symbiosis is a family of 48 academic institutions, imparting quality education for over 45 years. It is host to over 34,000 Indian and International students on campus.

These campuses epitomize the Symbiosis vision, ‘Promoting International Understanding through Quality Education’ and are a beehive of international students from all across the globe, being privy to Indian culture and hospitality. Many of these campuses are fully residential and have recreational facilities which include swimming pools, amphitheaters & Health Care centres. Symbiosis International (Deemed University) is nestled on a beautiful 300 acre campus, the Symbiosis Knowledge Village, on the outskirts of the city of Pune in Maharashtra, India. The University’s name fittingly captures the quintessence of the relationship with International students; a mutually beneficial bond between India and the International student community.

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TKWs Institute of Banking & Finance

Institute of Banking & Finance was started by TKWs Group with the vision of creating a knowledge centre of excellence for the banking sector.  Today the “Institute of Banking & Finance” offers government recognized Diploma and Degree courses for undergraduate and graduate level students. The institute has been consistently winning awards for being the best in banking education every year and has been written about in all English Newspaper dailies of India. Extensively endorsed in her talks by the youth icon Dr. Kiran Bedi, TKWs’ strengths lie in its Experiential Learning Techniques (ELT) and Strong Industry Orientation. The institute is governed by an Industry Advisory Committee comprising of acting and retired Chairman, MDs and Directors of leading banks and financial institutions. Since 2002, TKWs Group has been working on improving student competencies through its training programs offered at its 14  learning centers and also in 550 cities through satellite in association with Hughes Telecom.

Institute of Banking & Finance is known for maintaining a strict enrollment limit of maximum 120 students in a year to deliver quality with individual attention and supports a strong financial assistance program to help the truly deserving students from economically weaker sections also. Innovation and continuous improvements are a culture and second nature to the seasoned team of faculty and administrators at IBF, who constantly borrow and benchmark best practices from IIMs and other globally renowned institutions.

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