Swayam Central

Management of Commercial Banking

By Prof. Jitendra Mahakud   |   IIT Kharagpur
This course deals with the management of commercial banking activities from risk management perspective. The prime focus of this subject is to manage major risks such as interest rate risk, credit risk, liquidity risk and operational risk faced by the banks to maximize the dual objectives of commercial banks i.e. profitability and liquidity. Mostly it deals with the management of deposits, lending activities, investments, bank capital, bank liquidity and off-balance sheet activities. It also covers the use of derivatives and asset backed securities such as credit derivatives etc. to manage the market risk. In addition to this, it also covers the basic features and role of commercial banks, regulatory aspects related to banking activities and evaluation techniques to measure financial performance of banks. Valuation of banks’ balance sheet items and mergers and acquisition of commercial banks are also discussed in this course. 

INTENDED AUDIENCE : Economics, Commerce and MBA 
INDUSTRY SUPPORT  : Banks, Financial Consulting Companies

Learners enrolled: 1934


Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 27 Jan 2020
End Date : 17 Apr 2020
Exam Date : 26 Apr 2020
Enrollment Ends : 03 Feb 2020
Category :
  • Management Studies
  • Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course


    Module-I: Functions, Regulation, Financial Statements and Performance

    Week 1 :   Functions and Forms of Commercial Banking
                    • Regulations of Commercial Banking
                    • Banks’ Financial Statements           
    Week 2 : 
    •        Profitability Measures
    • Efficiency Measures
    • Stability Measures
    • Liquidity Measures
    • Loan Quality Measures

    Module-II: Valuation of Securities and Commercial Bank Risk

    Week 3
    •        Pricing of Bank Stocks
    • Pricing of Fixed Income Securities of Commercial Banks
    Week 4
                   • Risk management process
                   • Risk types: Credit risk, Market risk, Operational risk, Liquidity risk, Solvency risk, Legal risk
                   • Risk measures

    Module-III: Asset-Liability Management (ALM): Management of Interest Rate Risk

    Week 5
      Static Gap Analysis
                    •   Earnings sensitivity analysis
                    •   Duration Gap analysis
                    •   Economic value of equity sensitivity analysis
    Week 6
    Use of Futures, Options, Swaps and Other Hedging Tools in ALM
                    •  Risk management using Asset-Backed Securities and Credit Derivatives 

    Module-IV: Management of Lending Activities of Commercial Banks

    Week 7
    • Lending Functions
    • Loan Policy
    Week 8
    • Loan Pricing
    • Credit Evaluation Process for Industrial and Retail Loans
    Module-V: Managing Investment Portfolios and Liquidity of Commercial Banks

    Week 9
    •        Investment Alternatives
    • Evaluation of Investment Risk
    • Investment Strategy
    Week 10
    • Estimation of Liquidity Needs
    • Funds Management of Liquidity
    • Optimum Bank Liquidity

    Module-VI: Management of Liabilities, Capital and Off-Balance Sheet Activities of Commercial Banks

    Week 11

                    Management of Deposits and other liabilities
                   • Role of Bank Capital
                   • Capital Adequacy
                   • Capital Standards

    Week 12
    •       Financial Guarantee
    • Derivatives
    • Trade Finance
    • Foreign Exchange


    (1) Commercial banking: The management of risk by Gup, Benton E., and Kolari, James W., John Wiley & Sons Incorporated, 2005.
    (2) Bank management & financial services by Rose, P. S., & Hudgins, S. C., McGraw-Hill Education, 2008.
    (3) Management of Banking, 6e. by MacDonald, Scott. S., & Koch, Timonthy. W, Thomson, 2007.


    Prof. Jitendra Mahakud

    IIT Kharagpur
    Jitendra Mahakud is Professor of Economics and Finance at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. He is also a joint faculty at the Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur, in the area of finance. He obtained his PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai. He has published more than 50 papers in leading national and international journals. He has co-authored a book titled Financial Institutions and Markets: Structure, Growth and Innovations published by McGraw Hill Education. He has edited two books one on Advances in Research in Business and Finance (Corporate Finance) and the other on Advances in Research in Business and Finance (Investment Management). His areas of teaching and research include financial markets and institutions, corporate finance, investment management, financial economics, behavioural finance and commercial banking.


    • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
    • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    Date and Time of Exams: 26th April 2020, Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
    • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


    • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
    • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
    • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
    • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
    • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.