Corporate Reporter

CHENNAI: Aptech and Indian Bank have announced a tie-up to offer educational loans.

Pramod Khera, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Aptech, told a press conference here on Wednesday that “deserving candidates” who wished to pursue the Aptech Certified Computer Professional (ACCP), the AAASP (Arena Animation Academy Specialist Programme) and the DAE (Diploma in Animation Engineering) courses could avail themselves of the loans, which would provide 90 per cent of the course fees.

He said Aptech’s courses were “career-oriented,” adding that he initially expected a minimum of 500 students to avail the loans.

M. S. Sundara Rajan, Chairman and Managing Director, Indian Bank, said students who avail themselves of the loans need to start repayment in six months after the completion of the course or after securing an employment, “whichever happens first.”

Besides complementing the bank’s “social objective,” the association with Aptech also provided an opportunity to widen the bank’s customer base by attracting “young clientele,” he said.