Bankers Institute of Rural Development (BIRD) is the Learning Centre of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), the apex financial Institution in the area of agriculture and rural development in India. Over the years BIRD has gained national and international recognition as the premier institute of India for training, research and consultancy in the field of agriculture and rural banking. It operates from three campuses at Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), Mangalore (Karnataka) and Bolpur (West Bengal). The Institute caters to the training needs of all the stake holders in related fields. Its clientele includes
- Regional Rural Banks, Co-operative Banks and Public as well as Private Sector Commercial Banks.
- Union and State Government Officials
- Non Government Organisations.
- International participants from Organisations like Regional Development Bank of Sri Lanka, Bank of Bhutan, Member countries of SAARC, APRACA, Middle East, Africa, etc.