SHANKAR A PANDE
BIRD is a Learning Institution promoted by National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) to cater to the training requirements of the stake holders of agriculture and rural banking. BIRD is actively engaged in identifying and documenting issues critical to expansion of inclusive rural credit and facilitating policy discussions on these issues of national importance. BIRD conducts in–house, on-location and overseas training programmes for bankers from within and outside the country, officials of central and state governments and NGOs. The training programmes cover a wide range of subjects that include Banking, Finance, micro Finance, Financial inclusion, Projects, Development themes, IT applications in banking, Human Resource Management, Climate Change, Sustainable Development, Natural Resource Management(NRM) etc.
BIRD also conducts studies, research and consultancy on contemporary topics in related fields.
Its sprawling and eco-friendly campus, spread over 40 acres, equipped with all modern state of the art amenities and library with over 50,000 collections of books on different subjects, offers perfect ambience for academic pursuits. The present and future banking in rural areas may need to address a host of issues concerning diverse and some times conflicting aspects covering financial, commercial, technological, organisational, social and legal fields. All these make rural finance an interesting and challenging subject requiring specialist knowledge.
BIRD endeavours, through its wide range of services, to help its clientele evolve and decide on appropriate set of interventions and strategies in addressing banking and development needs of a wide range of rural clients and sectors by providing requisite capacity and skill building facilities. We look forward to the active participation of all stake holders in our endeavour to enhance professionalism at all levels in the field of agriculture and rural development. We believe, our sole parameter for our success is the success of our client institutions which in turn depends on the success of their rural clients.