Today banking is one of the best career options for many young people. This industry has been growing steadily over the years and has seen little slowdown with the entry of Global and Private Banks, such as HDFC, City Bank, ICICI etc. The average salary in the banking industry was recorded at Rs-38000/- pm recently, and the career growth prospects are tremendous.
There are different banking courses available in India for people looking to pursue a career in the banking. The most popular courses available are as follows:
Diploma in Banking and Finance
Diploma In Treasury Investment
Post Graduate Diploma in Banking
Post Graduate Diploma in Banking Operations
Post Graduate Diploma in Banking Finance
Post Graduate Diploma in Treasury Investment
MBA in Banking and Finance
Most banking courses are post graduate courses and although you can apply to a variety of colleges and institutes regardless of the type of graduation course you chose to pursue, it would be preferable if you choose Commerce, Business Management or Economics for graduation, to pursue banking. This will better your chances of getting admission into a more reputed institute or college offering diploma and post Graduation courses in banking.
Some of the subjects you will need to study during your banking course are Banking Law and Practice, Bank Credit, Foreign-Exchange and Financing of Foreign Trade etc. It will definitely be of great help to you if you have some background knowledge in these subjects before diving into course. Another point you may want to keep in mind is that some of the top colleges and institutes will not accept students from other graduation streams apart from commerce, economics and business management etc at which time you may need to settle for a less reputed institute or college and this will definitely affect your starting career prospects.
You can research the colleges and Institutes of your preference, to study banking from. Some of the top Institutes and colleges you might want to consider for studying Banking, if you get admission are IIM (Indian Institute of Management), Faculty of Management Studies- Delhi, IIFT (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade)- Delhi and there are many more reputed colleges and institutes around the country for you to choose from.