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March 16, 2009

Manipal University Certificate Programme in Insurance Management

Certificate Programme in Insurance Management

HDFC Standard Life, one of the leading private life insurance companies is looking for Sales Development Managers. Manipal Education and HDFC Standard Life introduces the “Certificate Program in Insurance Management” to equip you with the skills necessary to take on the challenging role.

Programme Benefits

• Offer letter from HDFC Standard Life on successful
completion of the course.
• Placement in your own home state.
• Attractive fixed compensation and monthly variable pay plan.
• Certification from Manipal Education.


• The candidate must be a graduate/ post-graduate in any discipline preferably with at-least 8 months of prior work experience.
• Candidates in the final semester of graduation/ post-graduation can apply for the programme. They will be eligibleto get appointment only on successful completion of graduation/ post-graduation.
• Employees & Ex-employees of HDFCSL cannot apply for this programme.
• If any candidate is either Spouse or Blood Relatives of any HDFCSL Employee, he/ she cannot apply for the programme in the same location in which HDFCSL employee is working.

Selection, Admission & Certification

• Students who meet the eligibility criteria will have to undergo a Logical, English & NumericS (LENS) Test.
• The duration of the test is 15 minutes and it contains three types of questions namely English Language Ability,
Numerical Ability and Logical Reasoning.
• Applicants who do not clear LENS can re-attempt the test after a minimum period of six months.
• Based on the marks scored in LENS Test, candidates will be short listed to attend Group Discussion and
Personal Interview conducted by Manipal & HDFCSL.
• Final selection into the FIRST ADVATAGE PROGRAM is based on the performance in LENS Test, Group Discussion and Interview.
• Selected students who enroll for the program would be given the conditional pre-employment offer by HDFCSL within 2 days of start of the program.
• Successful students will be given certificate in Insurance Management from Manipal Education.

Documents Required for Enrollment

• Resume
• Academic Qualification Proofs
• Experience Certificate
• 1 passport Size Photograph
• Enrolment Form of First Advantage duly filled and signed
• Declaration form of First Advantage duly signed

Fee Structure

The course fee is Rs. 30,000 (Thirty thousand rupees only) payable in the following format.
1. Registration fees: Rs. 5,000 during enrollment for the programme.
2. 1st Installment: Rs. 10,000 during the first week of the programme.
3. 2nd Installment: Rs. 15,000 within 45 days of the start of the programme.

Placement & Growth Prospects

• Selected students after completion of the course would join HDFCSL as Sales Development Managers in
retail channel of HDFCSL, and future promotions would be based on performance.
• HDFCSL provides structured & exciting career path with an objective framework for salary increase. It also
encompasses fast lane for the high performing & high potential sales force.
• One can rise to the level of Business Development Manger within months on achieving of targets, then
to Assistant Sales Manger and also to Branch Manager.
• HDFCSL also provides cross functional opportunities on having certain vintage in the current role through a
robust IJP (Internal Job Posting).

About Manipal Education

Manipal Education is one of the foremost academic & education services providers in India. With over 50 years of steadfast focus in the field of Education, the group provides education services across all genres.

The group’s presence includes 2 universities - Manipal University & Sikkim Manipal University and over 30 institutions in India, besides colleges & university campuses in Antigua, Dubai, Malaysia & Nepal. Over 140,000 students from 53 nationalities, are currently pursuing their Graduate, Post Graduate & Doctoral Programmes across 14 professional streams. Manipal Education has a distinguished alumni base of over 350,000.

In addition to formal university programmes delivered through 5 campuses in India & 4 overseas, Manipal Education also has a range of education offerings in Distance, Education, Professional & Skills Education across multiple genres, and industry leading partnerships such as the ICICI Manipal Academy for Banking (in association with ICICI Bank).

The Distance Education arm of Sikkim Manipal University is amongst the largest in this field and currently offers Post Graduate, Degree, and Diploma programmes across 11 disciplines. Approximately 110,000 students are a part of the Distance Education programme, which is delivered through a one of its kind blended pedagogical approach. This approach involves satellite-based lectures and face-to-face interaction, delivered through 500 learning centres across India & 50 overseas.

Reflecting its strong commitment to the burgeoning need for skilled workforce across both white & blue-collar sectors, Manipal Education has introduced Professional & Skills Education. These programmes cover service sectors including Banking & Insurance, Retail, Infrastructure Services, Telecom and Media & Entertainment. The outcome of the skill based education is well trained, industry-ready employees. More details here

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