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IPB PO Academy

IPB PO Academy is a venture of the Institute of Professional Banking. IPB PO Academy in collaboration with Utkarsh Small Finance Bank Limited is offering Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Financial Services (PGDBFS). This program is designed for graduates and postgraduates with the goal of shaping them into “Modern Bankers”.

Immersive Learning

Experiential Learning

Course Curriculum & Design

Programme Structure

Paid Internship & Starting Package

PGDBFS Course Cycle

Learning Outcomes

Emphasis on developing the following Skillsets

  • Improving ability to sell effectively
  • Get and keep customers to build strong, long-term relationships
  • Stay involved and work efficiently to meet business goals
  • Demonstrate excellence by offering timely and effective solutions

Emphasis on developing modern day banking skills

  • Start the job with high productivity from day one
  • Learn about banking and finance skills
  • Be aware of current challenges and new trends in the banking industry

Emphasis on team building, presentation, and self-motivational skills

  • Fit in with organisational culture and values
  • Understand and meet the job and business expectations
  • Communicate well in business situations

Admission Process


Screening Process

Course Fee

Job Roles

Assistant Manager

Credit Manager - MBIL

Relationship Officer

Sales Manager

Frequently Asked Questions

Fill in the application form. Once you submit all the details, the application ID will be sent to the registered email ID.

Applicants between 21 – 27 years of age and have completed graduation in regular mode in any discipline with 50% aggregate marks.

It is a two-stage process of aptitude test followed by a personal interview. You would have to reach the nearest exam centre on the specified date.

  • You are currently working with Utkarsh Small Finance Bank.
  • You have been subjected to any disciplinary proceedings by your previous employer(s) at any time.
  • You have ever been proceeded against or convicted under any criminal statutes or in a consumer forum
    You have arrears in your graduation which are not yet cleared.
  • Any legal action is pending or proposed to be initiated against you.

The selection process consists of 2-stages:

  • Level 1/ written test: verbal ability, logical reasoning, numerical ability, current affairs.
  • Level 2/ Group discussion or Personal interview.

The total course fee is ₹ 2.25 Lacs + 18%GST

Yes, you will be awarded a UGC approved PGDBFS from Mangalayatan University on successful completion of this program.

Stage 1: 4 months of training at Baddi University

Stage 2: 2 months internship at Utkarsh branch with a monthly stipend of Rs. 10,000/-

Stage 3: 6 months OJT training with a monthly salary of Rs. 16,000/-

  • If you do not complete the program you will not be awarded any certificate or diploma.
  • The course fee will  not be refundable.

You will be eligible for the education loan offered by Utkarsh Small Finance Bank on clearing the screening process.

Immersive Learning

Experiential Learning

Course Curriculum & Design

The course is designed to focus on traditional as well as new age banking topics. These are essentially encapsulated in five distinct areas:

Programme Structure

Paid Internship & Starting Package


Screening Process

Online Application

Main Examination

Group Discussion or Personal Interview

Course Fee

Residential Programme

a) Theoretical and practical training aimed at immersive knowledge and skill development of POs at Utkarsh Small Finance Bank.

b) Development of all round skills of the participants