Established in 1928 as a Company, Indian Institute of Banking & Finance (IIBF),
formerly known as The Indian Institute of Bankers (IIB), is a professional body
of banks, financial institutions and their employees in India. During its 80
years of service, IIBF has emerged as a premier institute in banking and
finance education for those employed in the sector, aiming for professional
excellence. Since inception, the Institute has serviced over 8 lakh members and
awarded over 5 lakh banking and finance qualifications, viz., JAIIB, CAIIB,
Diploma and Certificates in specialized areas.
With a view to providing professionally qualified and competent personnel to
the banking and finance industry at the entry level, the IIBF has now opened
many of its courses to public.
IIBF is a 'Distance Learning' Institute. In order that the candidates who
appear for the examinations get adequate education/knowledge inputs, the
Institute offers various educational services. The pedagogy of Distance
Learning offered by the Institute is (i) publishing specific courseware for
each paper/examination; (ii) publishing work books; (iii) tutorials through
accredited institutions; (iv) contact classes; (v) virtual classes; (vi)
e-learning through portal; (vii) campus training for selected courses, etc.
As a professional body, IIBF ensures that its members are given updated
information about the profession they practice. Towards this end, the Institute
offers a daily e-news letter called "Fin @ Quest", a monthly bulletin -
"IIB-Vision", a quarterly journal - "Bank Quest" and Reports based on the
Research Studies commissioned by the Institute besides organizing Seminars,
Conferences, Lecturers, short duration programs, etc., as part of Continuing
The Institute is managed by a Governing Council comprising eminent persons from
the banking and finance sector, academicians and professionals as can be seen in
the link Governing Council on the left side of this page.
IIBF is an ISO 9001-2000 Organization. For more details - visit :
The Mission of the Institute is to develop professionally
qualified and competent bankers and finance professionals primarily through a
process of education, training, examinations, consultancy/counseling and
continuing professional development programmes
To facilitate study of theory and practice of banking and finance
To test and certify attainment of competence in the profession of banking and
To collect, analyse, provide information needed by professionals in banking and
To promote continuous professional development
To promote and undertake research relating to operations, products,
instruments, processes, etc., in banking and finance and to encourage
innovation and creativity among finance professionals so that they could face
competition and succeed.