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PGDM in Banking & Financial Services

What is PGDM – Banking & Financial Services?

Post Graduate Diploma in Banking & Financial Services is an industry-focused business management programme that prepares management aspirants for leadingroles inthe BFSI sector. The programmeaims to equip students with specialised knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the BFSI industry, besides impartingmanagerial knowledge and skills.

Why PGDM – Banking & Financial Services?

An NSDC-KPMG report says the BFSI sector will recruit over 1.01 million additional employees during 2017-22. Another KPMG-CII report states that the banking Industry in India has the potential to become 5th largest in the world by 2020 and 3rd largest by 2025.

All this suggests that theBFSI industry can become a preferred career choice for the country’s graduates because of the unprecedented growthopportunities it offers.Technological innovations such as ATMs, internet banking, payment gateways, and UPI along with government policyinitiatives like banking sector reforms, have brought about a dramatic change in the way the BFSI industry operates.This change demands working professionals who are future-ready and equipped with industry-focused skill-sets.

Higher education is entering a new era where the curriculum must rightly capture new age industry skills and behaviours required in a VUCA environment and the focus is to develop industry-focused competencies for work life. To achieve this, collaboration between industry and academia is very crucial for both, advancement and innovation.The PGDM – Banking & Financial programme is an outcome of such a collaboration between BFSI industry experts and academia,and it aims to create management professionals who fit the bill in today’s dynamic BFSI industry.

Various BFSI industry roles that one can aspire after the PGDM – Banking & Financial Services programme include investment manager, credit manager, business development manager, customer relationship manager, investment advisor, fund manager, budget analyst, bank manager, banking fund flow manager and corporate banking manager etc.

And, if you choose to do PGDM in Banking & Financial Services, you can make your career in leading private banks, NBFCs, mutual funds, life and general insurance companies, capital market companies.

Completing the PGDM in Banking & Financial Services programme can put you on a career path in leading private banks, NBFCs, mutual funds, life and general insurance companies, capital market companies etc.

If this excites you and you want to go for a PGDM in Banking and Financial services in Delhi, you may check the strong academic credentials of Asia-Pacific Institute of Management and the impeccable placement record in the PGDM – Banking & Financial Services programme. More than 90% of past students from  PGDM/MBA-BFSI have been placed with leading banks and financial institutions in the 2nd year of the programme.

PGDM – Banking &Financial Services at AIM 

Bringing in its years of experience in BFSI industry training, Our PGDM – Banking &Financial services programme with industry partners and Asia-Pacific Institute of Management, Delhi, with an aim to equip students with industry specific knowledge and skill-sets essential for them to transform into professionals ready for the future workplace. The programme is designed to meet industry needs and is focused on practical learning.

At Asia-Pacific Institute of Management, PGDM in Banking and Financial Services is a 2-year full-time management programme that is duly approved by AICTE (Ministry of Education, Govt. of India).

This industry-focused PGDM programme is designed to offer in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience through several carefully chiseled modules in each area of the BFSI (Banking, Financial Services & Insurance) industry and helps students build a rewarding career in it. The industry-vetted curriculum includes concepts of retail banking, corporate banking, core banking (Finacle), legal & regulatory aspects, financial planning & wealth management, credit & risk management, international trade & finance among others.

With intensive project-driven classroom training in the 1st year and experiential learning full-time on the job training (OJT) employment opportunities with leading banks and financial institutions after 1st year, the programme aims to hone the candidate's managerial skills to effectively navigate the workplace and add value to the organisation.

Through a rigorous learning format, superior pedagogy, sector focused skill development methods and hands-on training of advance industry tools like Finacle and ET FinPro, this programme is focused more on developing work-ready competencies.

Term-1: PGDM – Banking & Financial Services

Subjects No. of Credits No. of Hours
Business Economics 3 30
Principles and practices of Banking (DBF - I) 3 30
Accounting for Bankers (DBF - II) 3 30
Business Communication I 3 30
Excelling with Excel – I 3 30
Total Credits 15 150

Term-2: PGDM – Banking & Financial Services

Subjects No. of Credits No. of Hours
Corporate Finance 3 30
Legal & Regulatory Aspects of Banking (DBF III) 3 30
Banking Needs Assessment Survey 3 30
Excelling with Excel – II 3 30
ET Finpro – I 3 30
PEARL-I Personal effectiveness and relationship leadership 3 30
Business communication II 3 30
Finacle – I 3 30
Total 24 240

Term-3 PGDM – Banking & Financial Services

Subjects No. of Credits No. of Hours
PEARL-II Personal effectiveness and relationship leadership 3 30
Customer Relationship Management 3 30
Finacle – II 3 30
Immersion Program - Rural Banking 3 30
Indian Financial System & Financial Markets 3 30
Security analysis and Portfolio Management 3 30
Business Research Methods 3 30
Total 24 240

Term-4 PGDM – Banking & Financial Services

Subjects No. of Credits No. of Hours
Technology in Banking Management 3 30
Derivatives & Risk Management 3 30
Immersion Program - Branch Banking 3 30
Credit & Risk Management in Banks 3 30
Forex Management in Banks 3 30
PEARL – III 3 30
Financial Planning & Wealth Managent 3 30
Sales Management 3 30
Corporate Banking 3 30
Total 27 270

PGDM (BFS) - Second Year Courses

PGDM – Banking & Financial Services programme involves full-time on the job training (OJT) with leading banks and financial institutions after 1st year of the programme.

The second-year courses are a mix of project work and research-based work besides full-time OJT with BFSI companies.

Project work and research-based work carry 6 credits each.

One year full-time onthejobtraining (OJT)

One-year fulltime OJT with leading banks and financial institutions is the most unique feature of the PGDM programme as it gives students a chance to apply concepts studied and learn by practice real life working conditions.AIM provides OJT opportunities to its PGDM students after successful completion of 1st year of the programme. After the completion of 2 years PGDM programme, the student may boast of one-year fulltime work experience and also be ready for an appraisal.


Subjects No. of Credits No. of Hours
Project Work 6 60
Total 6 60

Term 6

Subjects No. of Credits No. of Hours
Research Based Work 6 60
Total 6 60

Pedagogy for the Value added Courses

Personal Transformation Lab

Asia-Pacific Institute of Management strongly believes in the holistic development of a student. We not only make students an efficient professional but also let them understand the importance of self-development. In this accord we offer Personality Transformation Labs to our students. This Lab will basically help students in grooming their personality and preparing them for corporate interface. 

  • Develop an insight into self through introspection and reflection & self-analysis.
  • Developing feedback sensitivity.
  • Identifying personality characteristics and their impact on one’s behavior, relationships and working.
  • Charting a roadmap for self-development.
  • Understanding and building competencies for positive transformation
  • 10 hours in each term - Term I, Term II and Term III making it a 30 hours full credit course.

Entrepreneurial Lecture Series

The Entrepreneurial Lecture Series is an opportunity for students to understand the journey of an entrepreneur. This is one of the first kind of activities that will be introduced in India by AIM.

  • To sensitize students toward entrepreneurial ventures driven by alumni and young entrepreneurs
  • To connect with startups for live projects if any
  • It is a non-credit sensitization course. Five lectures in each term - Term III, Term IV, Term V

Experiential Lecture Certificate Courses

Apart from giving theoretical knowledge APIM also emphasize in experiential learning.  Experiential learning is the process of learning through experience, and is more specifically defined as "learning through reflection on doing.  Apart from the Elective Courses offered in different specializations each student has to study 4 Experiential Learning Certificate Courses each in one term from term II onwards. 

  • To give additional contemporary experiential knowledge to the students
  • Each student is required to complete minimum four certificate courses.
  • Students are required to complete one course in each term from tern II to term V.
  • These courses will be opted by the students from the list of certificate courses provided by Institute
Resource Person:
  • Certified Trainers from Industry

List of Experiential Learning Certificate Courses

  • Advanced Excel
  • Tally
  • E-commerce
  • Retail Banking and Financial Inclusion
  • Social Media Management Data Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Entrepreneurship
  • FinTech and New Age Technologies
  • Orientation program on R programming
  • Introduction to Big Data & Hadoop
  • HR Analytics
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy IPR Management
  • Six Sigma
  • Export-Import Documentation
  • Database Management

Please Note:

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