About the Course:
The rapid growth of the banking industry in India has increased the need of human capital in various national and private banks of the country. The crisis of trained professionals in various banks of India has become so acute that some of the banks themselves are taking initiative to prepare the needed human resources for their establishments. Therefore, various certificate courses in Banking are being offered in different parts of the country. Of late, ICICI bank has entered into partnership with the Delhi University to launch a certificate courses in Banking. The certificate in Banking correspondence course of the Department of Commerce, School of Open Learning and ICICI bank would be called "Foundations of Banking". Although the school of Open Learning of the Delhi University would provide the course, it would be full time classroom based training. The main objective of the foundation course in Banking is to teach the children the practical aspects of banking operations.
Admission to this certificate course in banking would be based on the performance of the candidates in an entrance test that would check the verbal, logical and quantitative skills of the applicants. The fee for the entrance test would be Rs.300/- and fee of course is Rs. 5,000/-. Only the short listed candidates of the School of Open Learning would be eligible for appearing in the test.
Eligibility Criteria: In order to pursue the certificate course in banking, one needs to pass the B.Com or B.A. (Pass) course with at least 50% marks from the School of Open Learning. Candidates who were born before 1st January 1982 are not eligible for the course. The Final year B.Com (H)/B.Com (Pass) course of the School of Open Learning can also apply provided they have at least 50% marks in aggregate. They would have to attain 50% marks in aggregate by October 2008 to be eligible for placements with ICICI Bank.