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Certificate Programme in Banking


The Academy offers a host of academic programs that are in tandem with the current trends in the industry. The courses run for a period of two months to one year duration. The Academy has institutional tie-up with IFMR and Sankara University. The courses include;

Certificate programme in banking

This is a six months certificate program offered in association with Sankara University, Kancheepuram and approved by the UGC under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Kaushal Kendra. The program has a focus on rural banking and microfinance. The passed out students were placed in NABFINS, BELSTAR and Hand in Hand India. This program was offered three times so far and about 69 students have been a part of this program.

Certificate Program in Environment Management

This is a six months certificate program that prepares trained professionals for management of natural resources and environment. The UGC approved program was offered in partnership with Sankara University. 25 students who passed out were placed in Hand in Hand India.

Certificate Program in Social Entrepreneurship

This is a six months program offered in association with IFMR, Chennai. The program targeted at preparing young graduates to embark on the path of social entrepreneurship.

Certificate program in Microfinance Management

This is a two months in-house certificate program designed and offered by the Academy exclusively for Belstar. The program prepares students for entry level jobs in Belstar as ‘Operations Executives’.The program provides the students with the right inputs to launch a career in the microfinance sector through a fine balance between theory and practical exposure. Graduate students keen to work in the microfinance sector to build a career in the development sector and to work for the community.

PGD in General Insurance Management

This is an exclusive program designed and offered for MS Chola General Insurance Company Limited. This is a one-year program offered in association with Sankara University. The passed out students are placed in Chola MS General Insurance Ltd.

Certificate program in Housing finance

This course is extensively planned for a duration of 30 days in partnership with Varashakti housing finance to focus on rural business development. Trained students will be placed with Varashakti Housing Finance Pvt Ltd.

Certificate program in Financial Services:

In partnership with Muthoot we are curating a specific course that focuses on marketing financial products.This 2 month long program will equip the rural youth to be future professional at Muthoot Finance Ltd.

Online learning

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  • The Academy is steered by academicians, social entrepreneurs and specialists in their field. Guest lecturers are invited to further motivate the students.

Careers & Internships

Over the years, we have had students from diverse educational backgrounds — Science, Development Studies, Microfinance, Business, Arts, Medicine — intern with us. Our interns get to have a hands-on experience of the challenges faced by the poor; interact with various stakeholders, and come up with innovative solutions to combat the multi-dimensional factors of poverty.

Applicants for internship should submit his/her resume and letters of intent for the preferred topics, each not more than a page. For those applicants who are in Chennai or Kancheepuram, the interview will be conducted in person. For the rest, it will be through Skype at a mutually convenient date.


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We are looking forward to strengthening our faculty and team. Interested candidates can submit their expression of interest with a resume to info@hihacademy.edu.in.