At the School of FinTech, students will undergo intensive training in niche technologies to enable them to develop intelligent banking technology solutions that will revolutionize the way banks work. Financial institutions have been ramping up investments in digital infrastructure to make smart and secure digital banking solutions available to customers, both institutional and individuals, a communique from MGES here stated.
Robin Bhowmik, chief business officer, Manipal Academy of BFSI, said, “It is an interesting time to explore how we can transform and future-proof the banking sector. Twelve years ago, an industry-academia partnership we embarked on, changed the banking landscape and created a pipeline of ‘first day, first-hour’ bankers. School of FinTech is a real game-changer that will equip technology graduates with future-enabled skills – but that is not all.”
“It will also provide them with an assured job with a leading bank. This is a crucial step in skilling the professional workforce and re-strengthening the economy. I am excited to see how we transform the tech landscape in the BFSI sector,” Bhowmik said. With the School of FinTech, Manipal addresses a major skills gap in the BFSI industry. The School offers an 18-week online program which includes a seven-week intensive live project.
The first batch will be trained in end-to-end application development using open source Java-based frameworks such as Spring Boot and Micro services. Learners can also practise on cloud programming platforms like AWS and be part of codeathons during the course. By the end of this program, each learner will master skill sets which will help them build scalable IT products using best technology stacks for mobile and web app development.
The program is designed for fresh engineering graduates and individuals with up to three years of work experience in tech roles. The curriculum will be taught online in a flipped classroom using a blended learning approach. This is a great opportunity for IT engineers as the course offers job assurance to its students as product developers with leading banks at a significantly higher salary than industry standards, Bhowmik added.