The country’s largest lender, State Bank of India unveiled its sixth apex management training facility in Kolkata. Named as State Bank Institute of Management (SBIM), the facility was launched by SBI chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya.
SBIM will cater to needs of leadership amongst bankers and go beyond just strategy and soft skills. SBIM will combine training and development needs such as banking, management strategy and soft skills. Other areas of focus would be advanced levels of research in credit, investment banking, and treasury. The focus of the Institute will be to provide training, education, mobilize intellectual resource materials to drive result-oriented research, knowledge management and talent spotting.
At present, of the five such institutes run by the bank, three are in Hyderabad and one each in Gurgaon and Indore. SBI’s training infrastructure in terms of facilities, content, programmes, trainers etc. is the largest in the Indian Banking space.