In an effort to promote financial literacy, the State Bank of India (SBI) has launched five inaugural Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Students can register for these courses on the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) Knowledge Hub platform starting today, February 9.
Namely, the five courses are ‘Banking Fundamentals’, ‘MSME Lending in a nutshell’, ‘Electronic Payment System in India’, ‘Priority Sector Lending Norms’ and ‘NRI Business & Compliance’.
For these courses, the SBI has entered into a partnership with NSE Academy through its Strategic Training Unit. The duration of the course varies from 3-6 weeks, and students are expected to spend 2-3 hours per week on the course.
Through these courses, SBI will enable professionals to gain knowledge in various areas of banking and provide unique learning opportunities to professionals seeking to build careers in banking services
The courses curated by SBI are “a good mix of theory and operational aspects that will enable students to gain a deeper understanding of banking fundamentals, compliance, lending standards and a host of other topics,” the online learning platform claims in an official statement.
Om Prakash Mishra, DMD (HR) & CDO, SBI said: “I am extremely pleased to announce SBI’s partnership with NSE Academy, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Stock Exchange of India. We are confident that our partnership with a focus on functional courses, for learners in the BFSI sector, will benefit millions of career-oriented individuals. We believe that SBI’s e-courses will enable students to gain sound knowledge of different aspects of banking and financial services and help them add value in their professional lives.”
Lakshmi R Srinivas, chief general manager & head (strategic training unit), SBI, said: “We are delighted to offer our courses to students across the country in partnership with NSE Academy. We are initially offering five courses with the aim to provide insight into different aspects of banking-to-banking professionals, students and other students.”
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