International Journal of Data Envelopment Analysis and *Operations Research*. 2014, 1(3), 40-48DOI:
Abstract: The present study explores the relationship between Global economic crisis (GEC) and productivity growth of Indian banking sector using data envelopment analysis based malmquist index (DEA-MI) for the study period 2005 to 2012, which are partition into three different period viz., pre-crisis, crisis and post-crisis. The empirical result showed that total factor productivity (TFP) for pre and crisis regressed by 7 and 0.6% respectively and post by a slight progress of 0.3%. Comparing technical and technological efficiency changes over the study periods, during pre-crisis, improvements in productivity of Indian banking sector was influenced by technological innovation whereas it went down and technical efficiency influenced the productivity in crisis and post-crisis periods. This may be due to effect of economic crisis and banks would have struggled for survival and hard to concentrate on new technological innovations.