CBF was established with the objective to raise knowledge about the legal aspects of banking
and finance by bridging the gap between the students and the learned professionals in this
field, CBF has been fulfilling the set goals ever since the beginning. The Centre encourages
students to partake in the various areas stemming from this field through active learning and
exploration. Continuing the streak of being one of the most active student-run bodies onto the
past academic year of 2021-22, we have successfully conducted several events for the benefit
of the students in our institute as well as outsiders.
VALUE ADDED COURSE ON CAPITAL MARKET PRACTICE
Learning is in a constant state of transformation. Where and how we learn, the roles and responsibilities of staff, supporting technologies and systems - all are continually evolving. As learning shifts away from formal training opportunities and closer to actual work activity, we must create continuous learning environments for all the students. With the complexities of the business world, it is often necessary to fine-tune learning to address the specific needs of law students. Thus, the centre conducted a national-level value-added course on capital market practice to comprehensively understand Capital Market in Indian and International markets.
The event was conducted on 23/01/2020 by Ms. Debolina Saha and had an audience size of 50.
NATIONAL WEBINAR: ASSESSING THE COVID-19 IMPACT ON THE BANKING AND FINANCIAL SECTOR AND THE WAY AHEAD
The COVID-19 impact on banking is severe – a fall in demand, lower incomes, and production shutdowns adversely affect banks' business. The Centre for Economics and Business Studies (CEBS) at the Indian Institute of Banking and Finance (IBFC) has conducted a webinar on the impact of Covid-19 on the Banking and financial sector. The Reserve Bank of India has hosted a webinar on its response to the Covid-19 crisis in India, which led to the outbreak of the deadly flu pandemic in the country. The webinar included a brief idea about all the legal and regulatory changes and incentives made in the banking sector in light of the pandemic. It also covered what one can look forward to in terms of market activity in the banking space once the lockdown eases and the pandemic improves.
The event was conducted on 06/06/2020 and had an audience size equivalent to 300.
ONLINE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY ON BANKING AND FINANCE LAWS
In the wake of the COVID-19 and the government restrictions across the country, most law students struggled to find internship opportunities. The increasing rate of cases in the country has ensured that physical internships are hard to fetch in the coming future. Center for Banking and Finance has hence come up with an opportunity to provide the students, both internal and external, the chance to do internships from the comfort and safety of their homes. The internship was primarily research-based, wherein the students were expected to research and write papers, articles and case notes on the topics related to banking and finance.
This opportunity was available for August when the Centre provided internships to 60 students and academicians.
Webinar on Sarfaesi Law and its Challenges on the Economy Post-Pandemic
The global COVID-19 pandemic has emerged as the "black swan event" and has hit the Indian economy when growth has slowed to the lowest in a decade. The Center for Banking & Finance organized a webinar involving a thorough discussion regarding issues faced by the banking & finance industry. The webinar specifically involved legal and regulatory mechanisms under SARFAESI Act.
Webinar on Sarfaesi Law and its Challenges on the Economy Post-Pandemic.
Webinar on Introduction to IBC and Changes in COVID Times
The Center for Banking and Finance organized a webinar involving a thorough discussion regarding the recent amendments made in IBC. The webinar specifically involved legal and regulatory mechanisms under the Indian Bankruptcy Code. The outbreak of COVID-19 has caused hardship for all the sectors globally and started an economic meltdown, resulting in the breaking down of many sectors.
The event was conducted on 05/09/2020 by Mr. Ayush Agarwala and had an audience size equivalent to 500.
Online Quiz: Fast and Fiduciary
The centre for banking and finance understood that it was not the ideal first semester that the batch of 2020-2025 desired, and hence to break the ice and commence our relationship, the Centre conducted its online Quiz Competition: "Fast and Fiduciary" based on topics related to Banking and Finance Laws and Current Affairs on 19th October 2020.
It was an online quiz consisting of 20 questions based on current affairs and the topics of banking and finance laws. The quiz had an audience size equivalent to 35.
National E-Conference on Financial and Corporate Frauds
The conference was conducted to discuss and impart knowledge on Corporate Fraud in the Banking industry and the financial setup in India. The centre provided an opportunity for students, academicians, law professionals and all other stakeholders to put forward their research and share their knowledge on a wide range of topics relating to corporate fraud and related subjects. The conference's purpose was to provoke discussion and debate on various topics and include the themes mentioned below, amongst others. The agenda was kept deliberately broad, and the discussions were intended to be accessible to a general audience.
The event was conducted on 27/03/2021 and had an audience size equivalent to 75.
National Webinar on Financial Inclusion in India: Legal and Policy Perspectives
Financial inclusion is defined as the availability and equality of opportunities to access financial services. It refers to how individuals and businesses can access appropriate, affordable, and timely financial products and services. With this webinar, the Centre aimed to provide a vivid idea to the students regarding financial inclusion, its effects and the digitization through Fintech. The lecture served as a platform for exchanging fresh ideas and an interactive session on in-depth financing.
The event was conducted on 23/05/2021 and had an audience size equivalent to 300.
The event was conducted on 23/05/2021 and had an audience size equivalent to 300.
The Centre for Banking and Finance conducted the Flyer Clash: Poster Making Competition based on the theme "Banking and Financial Frauds". The competition aimed to express and raise awareness of the theme visually stimulatingly. It also aims to foster creative designs and ideas out of the box and encourages participants to put forth creative posters/flyers/pamphlets actively.
Digital Forms of Art Work and a maximum word limit of 50 words were allowed for the competition. All the pamphlets were then posted on the official Instagram page of the Centre. The students were allowed to promote their posters on their respective social media handles, and the same was posted on the official Centre handles as well. The winners were declared on 6th September 2021 after thorough scrutiny.
Online Quiz: Fast and Fiduciary 2.0
Fast and Fiduciary is a flagship event undertaken by The Center for Banking and Finance. FAST AND FIDUCIARY 2.0 was exclusively conducted for the first years to break the ice and begin our relationship with the batch of 2021-26 based on topics related to Banking and Finance Laws and Current Affairs on 11th October 2021.
It was an online quiz consisting of 20 questions based on current affairs and the topics of banking and finance laws. The quiz had an audience size equivalent to 40.
National Webinar on Feasibility of Crypto Currency Regulation in India and its Impact on Fin-Tech Sector.
Mr, Alok Sonker, a partner at Krishnamurthy & Co. was invited as the guest to conduct this webinar organised on a national level. Students and professionals from various organisations took part in this event, which offered insights onto the practicality and implementation of crypto currency in India, along with an understanding of its nuances.
The Online Webinar included an interactive session with the speaker, Mr. Alok Sonker and the participation size was 200-300 students.
Fun with Finance.
With a majority of the current population spending a large chunk of their time scrolling endlessly through social media, CBF took up this as an opportunity to make a part of their time educational. This event was conducted through social media posts where tidbits of information were posted on a regular basis. To add an interesting twist to this event, an edition was conducted based entirely on the popular series, ‘Suits’.
This information dissemination was aimed at discerning students with legal and banking backdrops in movies to increase outreach.
Filming it with Finance
As most of our peers relate to movies the most, and use it commonly as a conversation-starter, CBF decided to utilize it as an educational medium. By analysing the financial facets of popular movies like ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ and ‘Too Big to Fail’, the Centre presented it through posts on CBF’s Instagram handle, garnering social media attention. The event concluded with a quiz spread out over 2 days, conducted in the same fashion.
It was an online quiz was spread over 2 days and questions were based on the posts of CBF.
Group Discussion on Central Bank Digital Currency: Is this Future of Money?
The group discussion conducted among students, alumni and faculty members brought about an exchange of views on this contemporary topic. There were large differences in the points put forth through the discussion, on implementation of CBDC and everyone took away a renewed outlook onto this area.
The Group Discussion on CBDCs engaged former alumni, faculties and participants on various nuances of introducing CBDCs in India .
Call for Blogs
To encourage original thinkers to continue speaking out their opinions on the topics relating to banking and finance, this event was conducted in collaboration with the Blogger’s Club. CBF invited blogs that reflected opinions of the students which were then published in the institute blog page. The topics included neo banks, bad banks, CBDCs.
The Call for Blogs was a collaboration with the Blogger’s Club, Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad.
The Centre through the various events included the Value Added Course, Webinars and Conference has had the pleasure to host various professionals in the field of banking and finance. CBF through the internship in August 2020 was able to establish outreach with law students across India and even globe which included student from King’s College, London. The Centre received application 4 times the intended intake for the programme.