By A Newsman
Kolkata, 01 March: BANDHAN Bank on Wednesday started a one year residential programme titled Nextgen Bankers’ Programme to train youths into becoming successful bankers.
RBI’s Kolkata regional director, Rekha Warriar, inaugurated the programme at Bandhan’s training institute ~ Bandhan School of Development Management located at Rajpur in South 24-Parganas.
Subrata Kumar Dey, pro-vice chancellor of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology; Dhrubajyoti Chattopadhyay, vice chancellor of Amity University; Achintan Bhattacharya, director of National Institute of Bank Management; Asok Das, MD of West Bengal Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation; and state finance department joint secretary, Sudip Kumar Sinha, were present on the occasion.
“The course will be a mix of intensive classroom and field sessions through simulation, gaming, activities, collaborative projects, and branch internships. The candidates will be imparted training and hands-on exposure to develop skills necessary to make them prudent bankers,” Bandhan Bank’s found and CEO Chandra Shekhar Ghosh, said on the occasion.
This one year full-time residential course is comprised of nine months of classroom sessions, and three months of internship at Bandhan Bank. On successful completion of the course, the candidates will be absorbed by Bandhan Bank at the level of assistant manager.
The first batch has 59 students hailing from six states has commenced today. Bandhan plans to train 240 students in this fiscal year.