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Here’s a BBA (banking and insurance) programme aimed at training students for field jobs To meet the growing demand for field staff in the banking and insurance sectors, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) conducts a BBA (banking and insurance) pro gramme. “With a growth rate of 20% (compound annual growth rate) in banking and 24% growth in insurance, there is a need for individuals for robust fieldwork in the banking and insurance industry. The specialised programme will train students to market bank accounts and insurance policies,” says Sanjeev Mittal, dean, University School of Management Studies, GGSIPU.

The three-year programme covers areas such as business economics, the business environment, basics of banking, insurance management concepts, organisational behaviour, and entrepreneurship development.”In insurance, students are also taught about general and life insurance, how to calculate premiums and marketing of finan cial products,” says Mittal.

There is a practical aspect to the programme. At the end of the third and fourth semesters, students need to work on projects. The internal project involves visiting banksinsurance companies to collect data, analyse it and file a report while the external project requires students to intern in industry for a month, make a report and to be questioned about their experience. Besides, guest faculty gives stu dents “important pointers on what actually happens in industry, so they learn from the experts and then practise it,” informs Mittal.

At the end of the programme, a placement drive is conducted where the concerned companies come to place students.”About 50% students join insurance, banking, and nonbanking financial companies, and mutual fund organisations.The rest go for degrees such as the MBA and MIB,” says Mittal.

At a glance

z Eligibility: Class XII with 50% marks in any stream z Selection: Based on a written test, personal interview, academic qualifications Deadline: April 7, 2015

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