The Post Graduate Department of Commerce has organized an orientation programme for the first year students on 23/09/2014. The class was handled by Mr. Boby George, Senior Manager, Federal Bank, Muvattupuzha East Branch. The resource person made a talk on the topic “Recent Trends in Banking” .He emphasized on the scope of commerce students in banking sector, which provides large number of employment opportunities. He made a comparison between traditional banking and modern banking. He discussed about the practical applications of Real Time Gross Settlement System, Core Banking, Lead Bank Scheme etc. He gave awareness to the students about various educational loan facilities for higher studies. The seminar helped the students to know the practical as well as theoretical side of banking prospects.