Programmes - Advanced Diploma in Banking Technology

Advanced Diploma in Banking Technology

Banking and Financial sector has undergone a vast change in the last few years. These years have witnessed deregulation, liberalization and migration from legacy system to Core Banking. The Banking processes have become increasingly IT oriented, handling very large volume of sensitive financial transactions online and managing critical financial data. This has created a need for qualified personnel to manage critical installations like Data Centers, Network Centers and other installations in the Banks, as well as to develop and upgrade products and applications.

The demand for quality professionals having domain knowledge of Banking and Information Technology has grown manifold. At present, there is a dearth of such professionals. The Advanced Diploma in Banking Technology (ADBT) had been devised by Punjab National Bank Institute of Information Technology (PNBIIT) to fulfill this requirement.


Banking and Financial seThe Certification Programme "Advanced Diploma in Banking Technology (ADBT)" of PNBIIT for B.Tech (IT & CS) and MCA pass outs was started in 2007 with focus on industry relevant core IT and inputs of banking including operational areas to serve as a bridge between academia and industry. "Advanced Diploma in Banking Technology" is now approved by IBA (Indian Banks' Association).

The ADBT is aimed at creating a pool of competent techno-bankers for Banking & IT Sector by imparting in-depth knowledge and expertise to the students through innovative learning supported by extensive hands - on experience in labs as well as at Bank's branches, Data Centre and Other Offices. By bridging the gap between industry and academia, ADBT aims at creating Techno Bankers.


There are three specific pre-requisites for pre-eligibility for the course;

  • possessing the minimum required aggregate scores in X and XII Boards (best of 5 for XII)
  • Graduating from or pursuing one of the pre-qualification degrees in the relevant qualifying year / term
  • and qualifying the Joint Entrance Test for Banking Technology (JET-BT)

Desired Prior Exposure: It is also desired that candidates possess the appropriate level of prior knowledge to fulfil course objectives laid out above, including:

  • A broad understanding of the aspects within IT and Information Assurance equivalent to graduation Certificate in IT / CS
  • Training / Project / Assignment work in a BFSI IT team or as part of an Enterprise Architecture department



Banking: 20% weight

  • Banking Overview

    The concept of banking, Indian Banking and Financial System, Role and Functions of RBI, Monetary and Credit policy, Role of technology in banking, Customer Service, Banking Ombudsman Scheme, Banking Codes and Standards Board of India, Role Priority Sector Credit, Financial Inclusion, Capital Adequacy, Basel Capital Accord & Risk Management in Banking , Management of Non Performing assets.

  • Accountancy

    Book Keeping, Principles of Accounting, Financial Statements and Analysis, Basic Management Accounting, Project Evaluation.

  • Legal Aspect of Banking

    Types of Customers, Banker Customer Relationship, Key provisions of NI Act and Various other Laws effecting Banking, KYC and AML.

  • Banking Products

    Various types of Liability and Asset products, Payments and Settlement Systems, Modes of Remittances, Collection and Clearing Services, Alternate Delivery Channels, Govt. Business, Third Party Products, Trade Finance, CRM and Cross Selling Seats.

  • Corporate and International Operations

    Credit appraisal (Term loan, working capital, Letters of Credit and Bank Guarantees), disbursement and follow up monitoring, Risk Rating, Foreign Trade & International Business, Exchange Rates mechanism, Letters of Credit, Guarantees, Export import processes and documentation.


IT & IT Management: 35% weight

  • Application Software in Banking Operations

    The concept of CBS, Networking, Navigation amongst menus and Operations, Security, Checks & Controls, Extracting MIS, Monitoring and control, Cheque Truncation System, ECS, Backend operations for core banking Software, Various CBS software.

  • Technical setup for payment and settlement Systems

    RTGS/NEFT/NDS, IBM Websphere MQ Series Messaging System.

  • Advanced Database Management System

    Database Components & Architecture, Core Banking Application Software Architecture Concepts, Structure, Installation, Online Services Architecture and Customization, SQL/PLSQL, Backup and Recovery, Oracle Forms, Oracle Reports 10, Oracle Networking.

  • Web technology and Commercial Networking

    Web concepts/ technologies, Web Interface with Core Banking Application Software, Network Configuration, Implementation & Troubleshooting, Wi-Fi Networks, Switches and Routers, Router algorithms like md#5, Introduction to TCP/IP, Various Network Server Configurations, Network level securities. Open source web application development – MySql, PHP. (WAMP).

  • Operating System

    Basic and advanced Unix/Linux Commands, Linux / Unix File System, Client/Server/User Management, Shell Scripting, Workflow Scripting, Groups and Permission. Network Management, Package Management, Kernel Services, System Services, Advanced Topics in Users, Groups and Permissions, Essential System Administration Tools, Installation and Troubleshooting, System Performance and Security.

  • Java Enterprise Edition (J2EE)

    Introduction to J2EE, Java Script Servlet, Java Server Pages Technology (JSP), JSP Capabilities: JSP with Java Bean, RMI, Enterprise JAVA Beans (EJB), JNDI (Java Naming and Directory Interface), Struts Framework:, JMS, ANT, Log4J, JSF , Hibernate, Spring Framework Design Pattern.

  • IT Management

    IT Assets Management, Vendors Management, Information Security and Systems Audit, ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) Standards. Unified Threat Management appliances, Data Leak Prevention, Antivirus, Public network threat management for payment gateways.


IT Security: 20% Weight

  • Security controls

    IT Act, RBI Guidelines on I T Security, Asset Classification & Control, Physical and Environmental Security Controls, HW/SW Controls, Computer Networks and Devices, Software Development and Maintenance

  • IS Audit and Regulatory Compliance

    Incident Management, Fault Tolerant Systems, BCP and Disaster Recovery, IS Audit and Regulatory Compliance

  • Cyber Crimes Overview & Fraud Management

    Cyber crime-concepts and techniques, Channels and Methods of Cyber crime, Computer Insecurity and Hackers, Fraud Protection and Incidents of Cyber Crimes, cyber forensics


Soft Skills

Communication Skills, Attitude Building, Time Management and Stress Management. IT Team Management.


Internship/On site training

Internship / Onsite training /Live Projects at bank's branch / other offices (Satisfactory Internship Report / Project submission is mandatory for award of ADBT Certificate)

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