Programme on Sustaining Group Mode of financing (22-25 June 2015)
Capacity Building programme for FLC Counselors (15-17 June 2015)
Media lauds Webinar conducted by BIRD on 23 June 2015
BIRD , Lucknow organised 1st Webinar on 23 June 2015
BIRD, Lucknow is organising ‘4th National Seminar on Microfinance: Issues and Challenges’
Training Programme on Financial Inclusion 11 to 13 May 2015
Training Programme on Capacity Building for FLC counsellors-6-8 May 2015
05th All India Conference of Cooperative Training Institutes
36th Meeting of the Governing Council of BIRD
BIRD's Academic Advisory & Syllabus Committee Meeting held on 27 Feb 2015
5th Lecture of the BIRD Lecture Series delivered by Dr. Prasad Modak on 23 February 2015
Programme on “Financing Agriculture Projects” (02-04 Febrary 2015)
Exposure cum orientation program on NFS activities
BIRD Lucknow organised training Programme on POST WATERSHED APPROACHES
BIRD, Lucknow is organising ‘4th National Seminar on Microfinance: Issues and Challenges’
Annual Meeting of Client Consultation Committee (CCC) of BIRD, Lucknow – 29Janury 2015
BIRD announces a Case Documentation Drive
Programme on Financial Inclusion from 5 to 7 January 2015
Institutional Attachment of IAS Officer Trainees (2014 Batch) at BIRD Lucknow
Credit Aspects in Rural Development at Bhubaneswar 1-4 December 2014
Programme on “Post Watershed Approaches” for NGOs, bankers and VWC members (24-26 November 2014)
BIRD organised a Workshop on KCC, NWR on 10-11 November 2014
Capacity building Programme on Producers Organisation
Programme on Investment and Treasury Management
JLG Programme for Bankers at Tirupati from 27 to 29 October 2014
Ms. Laurie Dufays, Dy. Director, WSBI visited BIRD Lucknow
Intensive training programme for PDC resource persons (07-18 October 2014)
Programme on Commodity Future market at Agartala-22-23 September 2014
Management Development Programme for Women Officers of Banks Govt , Agencies and NGOs
Training Programme on Sustaining Group Mode of Financing at Bilaspur from 01 to 03 September 2014
Orientation Programme for Chairmen of RRBs 15 – 19 September 2014
Training on Investment Credit in Agriculture for Officers of Oriental Bank of commerce (01 to 05 Sept. 2014)
4th in BIRD Lecture Series on 11 Sept. 2014
BIRD, Lucknow organised on–location Training Programme on Sustainable Rural Livelihood- Bodh Gaya, Bihar from 1-4 Sep2014
BIRD, Lucknow organised Programme on “Investment & Treasury Management for Officers in RRBs” -19 to 22 August 2014
BIRD, Lucknow organised a programme on Financial Inclusion 21.23 Jyly 2014
35th meeting of the Governing Council of BIRD-25 July 2014
2nd training programmes on "Corporate Governance"-14-16 July2014 conducted by BIRD , Lucknow
BIRD , Lucknow conducted 02 training programmes on "Corporate Governance"-14-16 July2014
3rd Lecture under BIRD Lecture Series delivered by Shri M.P. Vasimalai, ED, DHAN Foundation on 23 July 2014
BIRD, Bolpur Conducted Training Proramme for the newly recruited officers of the Bangiya Gramin Vikash Bank
BIRD, LUCKNOW celebrated 33rd Foundation Day of NABARD
BIRD, Lucknow organized a Training programme for Indian Economic Service( IES) Officers , GOI from 30June 2014 to 04 July 2014
BIRD, Lucknow organised MDP for APGB from 16-18 June 2014
“Workshop on Poverty Measurement Using Progress out of Poverty Index- 20 June 2014
Program on Financial Inclusion 02-04 June 2014
Academic Advisory & Syllabus Committee Meeting at BIRD Lucknow – 02 June 2014
Workshop on Financial Capability - By GIZ
Shri K.K. Gupta, Chief General Manager of Uttar Pradesh RO took additional charge of Director, BIRD, Lucknow
BIRD conducted an International Programme for SAARC Countries-18 to 21 March 2014
Ms. Jonna Bickel, Advisor NABARD-RFIP, GIZ, visited BIRD, Lucknow on 26 February 2014
Shri Ramesh Tenkil took over charge as Director, BIRD, Lucknow on 10 January 2014.
BIRD Lecture Series - 2nd Lecture delivered by Padmashree Alysius P. Fernandez - 24 January 2014
Training programme for RDB ShriLanka, 10-15 June 2013
Climate Change Adaptation - BIRD launches first programme
“BIRD Lecture Series”, launched with the First Lecture delivered by Prof. Dr. Hans Dieter Seibel on ‘International Experiences in Rural Finance – Learnings for India’.
National Seminar on Audit held on 17 and 18 October 2013 at BIRD , Lucknow
BIRD announces National Consultation on Role of Panchayati Raj Institutions in Livelihood Promotion
Exposure Study Visit of APRACA member countries to BIRD, Lucknow on micro finance for Agriculture
Programme on Sustaining Group Mode of financing (22-25 June 2015)
The programme on Sustaining Group Mode of financing was organized in campus during 22-25 June 2015. Thirtynine participants from Commercial Banks, RRBs and DCCB from different parts of the country attended the programme. The participants were provided input on SHG and SHG-2. JLG, Federation / other higher tier conglomeration of SHGs, Producers’ Organisations, NRLM and micro insurance. As a part of the training programme, they were taken to the fields in Sumerpur block of Unnao district to enable them to get firsthand experience of working of SHGs/JLG/Federations and the interrelationship among SHPI, Financing banks and Groups/ clusters. ..More photographs in Photo Gallery
Capacity Building programme for FLC Counselors (15-17 June 2015)
BIRD , Lucknow organised The Capacity Building programme for FLC Counselors during 15-17 June 2015. Thirty four FLC counselors from different part of the country attended the programme. The counselors came from diverse background of teachers, bankers and fresher, with their work experience ranging from 20 days to 37 years. They were provided input on Financial Education & Financial Literacy, Micro Insurance and Remittance Needs of the Poor, various Types of Fund Transfer, Payment System, National Financial Switch, RuPay cards, Micro-ATM/ POS, etc. NPCI, Immediate Payment Service (IMPS) besides the soft skills for becoming a good counsellor. As a part of the training programme, they were taken to the fields in Raebareli district to enable them to get firsthand experience of working of a Financial Literacy Centre, Customers service point, Corporate BC of Baroda UP Gramin Bank, to name a few
Media lauds Webinar conducted by BIRD on 23 June 2015
Print media covered the Webinar conducted by BIRD Lucknow and appreciated the efforts.
BIRD , Lucknow organised 1st Webinar on 23 June 2015
In a first of sorts, BIRD organised its first “Webinar” on 23rd June 2015. The 6th edition of BIRD Lecture Series at the BIRD Auditorium was webcast as a “Webinar”, an interactive session attended by more than 200 on-line participants across the country, in addition to the more than 250 invitees in attendance. In this ‘web-casted’ lecture, Dr Aravind Chaturvedi, Addl. SP, Special Task Force, UP Police spoke on “Cyber Crime and Electronic Surveillance related to financial world”. Dr Chaturvedi, a senior police Officer of UP Cadre is a cyber-expert, having been trained by the Hong Kong Police on “Best Practices in Cyber Crime Investigation” and by Alcatel University, France on “Operation and Maintenance of Interception Equipment.” He is a sought-after resource person on Electronic Surveillance and Cyber Crimes and the recipient of the Police Medal for Gallantry from His Excellency the President of India in 2010. Shri HR Dave, Dy. Managing Director, NABARD inaugurated the event thru’ video cast. Complimenting BIRD for the Webcast initiative, Shri Dave said that the topic was contemporary, in the backdrop of DCBs and RRBs moving on to the CBS platform and would provide the opportunity to be more aware of the possibilities and pitfalls in leveraging technology. Dr Chaturvedi was welcomed with floral bouquets by Dr DV Deshpande, Director, BIRD and Shri Munish, Principal, NBSC. In his welcome address, Dr Deshpande highlighted the changing face of banking in India through adoption of Information Technology. Technological advancements like ATM, internet and mobile banking, RuPay debit and credit cards, NEFT, RTGS etc. while revolutioning the concept of banking has also brought with it new issues and challenges like cyber Crimes and banking frauds before the banking fraternity. In this backdrop, Dr Deshpande said that lecture topic on ‘Cyber Crime and Electronic Surveillance related to Financial World’ was very much relevant. Dr Chaturvedi began his talk by flagging the new and emerging challenges posed to the law enforcement authorities by advent of technology in the financial world. He explained about the distinction between digital crime and its two sub-sets, viz., Computer Crime and Cyber Crime. Dwelling at length on the Improvised Explosive Devices or IED, as he called it, in the world of cyber-crime, Dr Chaturvedi painted a graphical picture about various real-life incidents and its impact on the victims. He said that anonymity of usage, the federal nature of crimes transcending geographies, IT logistics like servers housed outside the country, etc., pose huge challenges in cyber-crime investigations. The importance of electronic surveillance and digital stamping in computer forensics was explained in detail. The rising incidence of banking frauds thru’ phishing and cloning was highlighted. Dr Chaturvedi presented a few captivating real-life cases of cyber-crimes involving credit cards, bank accounts and misuse of OTPs and the investigation methodology adopted to track the perpetrators. Preventive steps to combat this menace to the financial world was also presented. In his concluding remarks Dr Chaturvedi, emphasised on the need to develop systems, procedures and coordination between the banks and the law enforcing agencies to combat the increasing incidents of cyber-crimes relating to banking. The lecture was followed by a brief Q&A session. Besides the questions asked by the audience in BIRD auditorium, a participant asked question through video on internet from Mangalore also. Further, about 200 participants participated through internet from across the country- thus the benefit of ‘Webinar’ technology was truly received by large number of participants and the first of kind effort was, by and large, successful. Shri Sunil Chawla, JD, BIRD proposed vote of thanks. .........More Photographs in Photo Gallery
BIRD, Lucknow is organising ‘4th National Seminar on Microfinance: Issues and Challenges’
BIRD, Lucknow is organising ‘4th National Seminar on Microfinance: Issues and Challenges’ The Bankers Institute of Rural Development (BIRD), Lucknow, a training establishment promoted by NABARD, is organising the ‘4th National Seminar on Microfinance: Issues and Challenges’ in July 2015. Papers are invited from researchers/practitioners/ economists/ policy makers/other stakeholders in the field of microfinance on the following four broad themes: (a) Microfinance in periods of disasters and areas of ecological distress (b) Issues and dimensions of Transaction Costs to MFIs/ SHG Federations/ SHGs / SHG members/ other borrowers and lending institutions (c) Issues in Urban microfinance (d) Examining the recovery performance of microfinance clients in the light of their income flows: experiences under SBLP/ MFI models. Bearing of multiple financing and over financing on the recovery performance. Interested persons may submit their papers on any of the above themes by 31 May 2015 to the Managing Editor, The microFINANCE Review at the address given below. The paper should not be more than 6000 words (20 double space typed pages of size 8½ by 11 inches), including tables, diagrams and appendices (with margins on all sides of at least 1½ inches). Abstracts not exceeding 200 words should be submitted along with the papers. Papers submitted should be exclusively written for the seminar and should not have been published or sent for publication elsewhere. The authors are required to submit a declaration in this regard. For details kindly see attached PDF file . An advertisement has also been published in EPW 03 Jan 2015 Vol 50 No.1