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September 08, 2008

The highlight for the day was our interaction with the Academic Head of IFBI. He is a person with a vast amount of industry experience. We had a good time interacting with him. He gave us some information and asked everyone to be serious about studies and perform well at the interview. Suggestions for improvement were asked. A feedback too was was taken. He also cross checked our knowledge by asking various academic questions. One very good point brought out was that we were unable to remember the most basic points of banking. We had a perfect understanding. However, things did not come out of the mouth as they should have come. Further, we all tend to concentrate on higher level knowledge and remember everything about it and also tend to ignore the basics. Though we have a perfect understanding, a perfect explanation too is needed to express our understanding. A wrong explanation represents a misunderstanding.

Today, we had the RB and Finacle classes. We had a detailed study on ATM as a channel migration tool was discussed. An activity too was conducted where in the customer’s card has been misused and he comes out to fire the bank officials for his loss. The ways to handle such issues were addressed. Security measures and precautions to be taken by the customer as well as the banker were discussed in full length.

Today’s review was given by Saurav and there is nothing much to tell as he did not tell anything either. Jokes are OK but not at the cost of people who are spending their time to achieve something with seriousness.

Signing off for the day.

September 09, 2008

The classes are on and on. Our syllabus is moving fast. In a few days, we will be completing RB-II as well as Finacle. Further, we will be left with another 2 subjects. Our next Monthly Test will be on 17th of this month. Preparations towards the same are to begin soon. The test will be on RB-I.

Signing off for the day.

September 10, 2008

The highlight of the day is the beginning of new activity, namely, News Reviews. This activity is concerned with reading of newspapers and presenting the same on the next day to the class. It was suggested by the IFBI Academic Head who met us on Monday. And now, it has been identified as a better alternative to Daily Class Reviews presented all these days. There is more interest and the body language too speaks high.

Further, Binit did a good job by kick starting the activity with a great presentation giving a perfect show. The activity got the start it deserved. I am sure, it will have a great impact and success in days to come.

Signing off for the day.

September 11, 2008

Today was a cool day with some activities assigned to us. The first one was to discuss about various alternate channels of banking and discuss their features, benefits, limitations, cost involved, etc. It was a nice show by everyone. I was preoccupied with some hassles in relation with my education loan. So, I was not able to give 100% into the same.

Then, we had an activity where we were supposed to build a bank premises using the toy items. As children, a lot of us might have used those building blocks to create various structures. Similarly, we did this activity of setting up the bank premises. We were divided in 3 groups. And after a lot of effort, we were able to create a good bank premises. And our group got the first position.

And the most important part of it is the name of our bank. We called it, The Bank of Bengaluru.

The news review was presented by Maruti and he did a good job.

Signing off for the day.

September 12, 2008

On the occasion of Onam, Meenu began the day by distributing choclates to everyone. And we also had some chocolates from Rahul sir on the occasion of his daughter’s birthday. We have been having a lot of chocolates for different reasons.

Today’s news review was presented by Ajeya. It was a good show by him.

Another weekend has begun. The HDFC Bank interviews have been put on hold for the moment. Things are appearing a little bleak. I really do not know what is waiting ahead.

Signing off for the day.