About us


To emerge as the premier Institute of the Developing World offering Training, Research and Consultancy services to its customers and undertaking other related activities in the field of agriculture and rural development banking.


  • Commitment and competence building of people in Rural Financial Institutions (RFIs) and other partners in Rural Development through training.
  • Help building viable and vibrant RFIs through Organisation Development, Consultancy and Research.
  • Help building appropriate systems for delivery of financial services.
  • Promote policy debate on Rural Development Strategies.


“BIRD”, as an institute of excellence is committed to:

  • Provide quality training, consultancy and other related services to financial institutions and other stakeholders including international clientele focused on agriculture and rural development.
  • Impart quality education and practical knowledge on Rural Baning to young aspiring professionals.
  • Facilitate professional excellence in credit cooperatives and contribute to policy making process through research, propagation of best practices and other interventions.