The flagship programme of the college, Agricultural Development Project Course (ADPC), aims at equipping the bankers dealing with agricultural lending, providing them with technical skills to ensure adequate credit flow to agriculture and allied activities. Further, in recent times, there has been a considerable diversification in agriculture practice and newer ways of farming like organic farming, contract farming, farmer producer organisation etc. In alignment with these changes, the programmes are designed to provide the required depth of knowledge to bankers on emerging areas of agri financing.
In alignment with the developmental objective of Reserve Bank of India, the channel has been conducting various train the trainer’s programmes on financial inclusion and financial literacy.
The channel also collaborates with multilateral agencies like CICTAB to train the participants in SAARC region on SHG / JLG financing and strengthening the rural financial institutions.
The channel also trains the officers of Reserve Bank on Lead Bank Scheme, financial inclusion, financial literacy etc. Programme is also conducted for Directors of Regional Rural Banks.
The channel organises seminars on topical issues like financial inclusion and literacy, agri finance. Conferences for various stakeholders like priority sector in-charges of banks, convenors of SLBC banks, chairmen of RRBs are also organised. Thus the channel is actively engaged in ideating on various challenges and opportunities and providing inputs to policy issues.
The channel conducts a series of webinars in the areas of agri finance and financial inclusion on a regular basis. The webinar series is designed to facilitate knowledge dissemination for a wider target group and enables interaction with the target group through questions and answer sessions.