The need for a national level training institute was keenly felt in the early seventies to cater to the management training needs of the banking sector. The birth of Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management (BIBM) was sine-qua-non for the development of human resources of the banking institutions at that time. In the beginning, BIBM had to concentrate on training of the entry level officers due to absence of appropriate training infrastructure in the banking industry. However, with the passage of time it assumed the responsibility of imparting training to the mid and senior level officials of the banking sector. In the early nineties, the financial sector of Bangladesh underwent a number of reform measures as part of structural adjustment in the economy. In line with these reforms, the banking institutions have been adopting new strategies and methods for improving their services. BIBM is also keeping pace by putting up its best efforts to respond to the need for capacity building of bank officials for implementation of the reform measures. Meanwhile the banking sector of Bangladesh demanded upgradation of capabilities of managerial level officials as the banks expanded their horizon of operations. In line with that BIBM regularly updates its training areas, contents and methods. In 1997, BIBM entered into education program offering a post graduate program in bank management – the MBM. Initially the program was conducted during day time. Later on, responding to the demand from in-service professionals, Evening MBM program was launched. Beside training and education, BIBM’s current activities include undertaking research, organizing seminars and publishing reports on the issues relevant to the banking and financial sector. BIBM publishes Bank Parikrama (a quarterly journal), Banking Research Series (a yearly publication of the keynote papers of BIBM research workshops), Banking Review Series (a yearly publication of the review workshop papers), Research Monographs (publications of the BIBM research projects), Financial Sector Review (a yearly independent review of bank and non-bank financial sector of Bangladesh), BIBM Bulletin (a quarterly publication) and Lecture on “Ethics in Banking” (a yearly publication of the lecture delivered in the Nurul Matin Memorial Lecture on “Ethics in Banking” program) on a regular basis. The institute also provides support in recruiting bank officials. Since inception till December, 2015 BIBM trained a total of 78,420 officers of banks and financial institutions. Further, 771 MBM graduates passed out from BIBM during the period 1996-2015 and almost all of them have joined the banking profession. Besides, 193 Evening MBM graduates passed out from BIBM since inception in 2006. In addition to that a good number of senior executives of banks take part in BIBM’s Seminars, Research Workshops, Review Workshops and Conferences every year.