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August 12, 2008

The new week has begun and the 1st day has almost come to an end. This week is going to be only for 4 days as the 5th day is Independence Day which is a national holiday. Today was a very plain and simple day. All the classes for the day were taken by Nagesh Sir alone. We started a new chapter, namely Collection Services, and finished almost half of it. And then, we also learnt a little bit of inventory management (splitting, issue of chequebooks, etc.) in Finacle. The day came to an end by 1.30 pm and there was no post lunch session. There was no lab either as the labs were occupied for some examination purposes. So, everyone packed back home. However, I came back after lunch as I had some work (honestly, I had no work at home & so, wanted to use the free internet till evening). Further, there is also a need to read the LMS lessons which are included in the syllabus for our monthly test on the coming Thursday. 2 more days to go for that.

Signing off for the day.

August 13, 2008

Life is moving quietly. Things are the same way. Classes, labs, tests, etc. Nothing much happening.

Signing off for the day.

August 14, 2008

The 2nd MT supposed to be conducted tomorrow has been postponed. We had the usual classes today. Additionally, we had an activity conducted in relation to clearing of cheques. It was great. There was a lot to learn. We all acted as bankers and did the work of collection of cheques, presenting them at the clearing house, carrying the cheques drawn on us to the bank, deciding on the payment or returning of the cheques, preparing various memos, schedules, etc and handing back the cheques supposed to be returned to the bank.

Today, I got up too late and for the first time, I missed the class. I missed the 1st class. Its a little disappointing. Though its the first time, I need to ensure that this never repeats.

We all went to the Nellore Andhra Mess for food today. It was full of rice, rice, rice and some more rice.

I have been listening to some good quotes from our faculty members. I wish to make a mention of them today.

Stay committed in your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.

Happiness, like unhappiness, is a proactive choice.

Ignorance is not an excuse, in law.

Faith reaches where reasons fail.

Systems and Procedures are the God for a banker.

Believe in God, but lock the scooter.

And the age old goldies which are evergreen.

Truth, truth and only truth lives.

Honesty is the best policy.

Your attitude determines your altitude.

Practice makes a man perfect.

With these good notes, we need to ensure the implementation of these into our life. Each day I am a little worried about a mistake that I am doing. I don’t know how much this mistake will cost me. Lying is wrong. But, lying for good, in cases, though wrong, might not be wrong.

Signing off for the day.

August 15, 2008

Today is the last day of the weekend as tomorrow is a holiday on the occasion of Independence Day. We had the classes as usual today. Additionally, we had an activity in relation to opening of accounts in a bank. A student acted as a bank manager (Ajeya) and a couple (Naveen & Nikita) come to open a joint account at the bank. The couple is being introduced by an existing account holder (Gopinath). There was some good discussion about how the account is operated, whether a minor (a 5 year old daughter) can be made a nominee. And if so, who should act as the guardian and so on. It was a nice role play.

Further, today’s review was presented by Richa Jha. It was quite good in terms of presentation. However, the need for more seriousness and proper explanation of concepts was stressed.

We were given National Flag batches to celebrate the spirit of Independence. And to express our feeling of being an Indian, I was called up to put that instinct and passion in all by proudly expressing- “Mera Bharat Mahaan..!!“. That was good and I had passed the spirit of Independence across convincingly.

And another special point about the day was a lunch hosted by Ms Sindhu, the officiating Center Head. It was a casual lunch attended by 6 of us. We had a small chat about making IFBI a brand with stronger appeal and enable penetration across the city. I could not believe that I was speaking to someone holding a management degree from the prestigious Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad. It was a great time.

We will be moving on for a long weekend which includes Independence Day as well as Rakshabandhan.

Signing off for the day.