Bankers Institute of Rural Development (BIRD), Kolkata, a training
establishment for undertaking training, research, and consultancy in the
area of agriculture and rural development banking was established in 1984
by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).
The Institute is engaged in training and capacity building of the
officials of the Rural Financial Institutions viz., Commercial Banks
(CBs), Regional Rural Banks (RRBs), Cooperative Banks, Government and
Non-Government organizations, particularly in Eastern and North Eastern
Region. It organizes in-house and on-location training programmes,
besides customized programmes for banks, workshops/seminars and studies
of current interest, etc. with a team of committed faculty members.