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Wednesday, December 11, 2013 06:02 PM IST (12:32 PM GMT)
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Axis Bank Nurturing Young Talent by Imparting Banking Domain Expertise

Bangalore, Karnataka, India, Wednesday, December 11, 2013 — (Business Wire India) — — “Axis Bank Young Bankers Program” in association with Manipal Global Education , is an endeavor to train young graduates on the nuances of banking

— Over 360 students awarded Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Services at the first Graduation day

— The program to churn out over 500 banking ready professionals every year

The first ever Graduation Day for the first three batches of the Axis Bank Young Bankers program, in association with Manipal Global Education Services, was held at the Manipal Academy of Banking Campus, Bangalore on the 6th of December. Present at the occasion were Ms. Shikha Sharma, MD & CEO, Axis Bank and Mr. S. Vaitheeswaran, MD & CEO, Manipal Global Education and other senior leadership members of both organizations.

Speaking on the occasion, Ms Shikha Sharma, MD & CEO, Axis Bank, said “Congratulations on choosing a sector that is as exciting, as it is pivotal to our economy, for choosing a powerful and unique education program that makes you job ready as well as life ready and for choosing one of the fastest growing banks to start your careers.” As a parting message to the Young Bankers, Ms. Shikha urged them to keep alive their passion for whatever they do and a hunger for learning, in order to excel in an industry that is dynamic and rapidly changing.

Adding to this, Mr. S. Vaitheeswaran, MD and CEO, Manipal Global Education Services, said “The aim of this programme is to train young graduates on the nuances of banking and equip them with the requisite skills and competencies to make them productive from day one. In a sector that is witnessing rapid changes and development, banking aptitude alone will not suffice for productivity. It is training programmes such as ABYB that help harness the potential of employees and keep them abreast of the changing needs and requirements of the banking sector, to deliver tangible benefits to the bank.”

The Axis Bank Young Bankers (ABYB) Program is an endeavor by Axis Bank in association with Manipal Global Education to nurture young industry professionals by imparting domain expertise and skill sets in the field of Banking. The objective is to create a talent pool of young bankers by equipping graduates with necessary banking knowledge, skills and inculcating in them, values core to Axis Bank. Around 362 graduates received their Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Services at the Graduation Day event. A total number of 27 top achievers across the three batches were bestowed with the honour by Ms. Shikha Sharma, MD & CEO, Axis Bank.

Axis Bank has entered into a tie-up with Manipal Global Education to create the Axis Bank Young Bankers (ABYB) program to offer Post Graduate Diplomas in Banking Services (PGDBS) and a guaranteed job with Axis Bank on successful completion.

About Axis Bank:

Axis Bank is the third largest private sector bank in India. Axis Bank offers the entire spectrum of services to customer segments covering Large and Mid-Corporates, SME, Agriculture and Retail Businesses.

With its 2,225 domestic branches (including extension counters) and 11,796 ATMs across the country, as on 30th September 2013, the network of Axis Bank spreads across 1,502 cities and towns, enabling the Bank to reach out to a large cross-section of customers with an array of products and services. The Bank also has overseas offices in UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Colombo, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

The Bank’s website offers comprehensive details about its products and services.

About Manipal Global Education Services:

Manipal Global Education Services is the leading India-headquartered International provider of high-quality higher education services. Its ambit includes a wide range of higher education services to institutions in India, corporate training programmes in partnership with leading enterprises, vocational training across a number of sectors, as well as technology-driven services in areas such as testing and education delivery. It is also the dedicated service provider/operator of university campuses in Malaysia, Antigua in the Caribbean, Dubai and Nepal. It services and supports over 300,000 students currently, many of them through its award-winning technology platform, EduNxtT.

Manipal Global Education Services believes that industry relevance is the key construct in career-focused education in India. This has led to the development of innovative partnerships, with City & Guilds UK to launch IndiaSkills, and, with leading Indian banks like ICICI Bank, Bank of Baroda, Punjab National Bank, Andhra Bank, Axis Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank and others to establish academies of banking & finance. Its other strategic investments include MeritTrac, India’s leading testing & assessment company, and iRize, a leading creator of the employment ecosystem in India.

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Ms Shikha Sharma, MD & CEO, Axis Bank addressing the graduating batch at the convocation ceremony
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Ms Shikha Sharma, MD & CEO, Axis Bank addressing the graduating batch at the convocation ceremony

Neelam Prasad, Manipal Global Education Services, +91 9820708248