To beat the competition and face the rising attrition levels Axis bank has been providing skill development courses to 12,000 Axis employees out of the 80,000 over a period of three years. This program offers hybrid courses from renowned global universities like Stanford, Colombia, Wharton etc. At present the course modules are available now across the functional areas such as Big Data, Data analytics, Information Technology and Leadership. Axis Bank also has a tie-up with the Indian School of Business and Narsee Monjee School of Management. “If all 12,000 Axis employees were to go out and take these courses independently that the cost would be 50% more than what it is today in a bundled form,” senior advisor, Axis bank said.