“NIIT making engineers ‘job-ready’ for IT industry”: NIIT COO
Students awarded GNIIT title at NIIT Graduation Day in Bhopal
Bhopal, June 7, 2007: Asia’s largest IT trainer, NIIT organised the 25th Graduation Ceremony for students in the city today. Addressing students on the occasion, Mr. P. Rajendran, Chief Operating Officer, NIIT said, “The Indian IT-BPO industry continues to be a sunrise career destination for the youth. The sector, which has been growing higher than any other industry segment in the country and generating large number of jobs, is likely to keep its place as the Number One employer over the next few years.”
At the convocation ceremony, 19 top performers of the GNIIT programme were awarded titles by Mr. Rajendran. They were among the 116 Graduating students who gathered at Ravindra Bhawan at Shamla Hills, Bhopal, along with their parents, to receive the titles. The students have successfully completed one of the most comprehensive, industry-endorsed IT curriculums—GNIIT, that offers one year’s industry training through Professional Practice (PP).
As per estimates of NASSCOM, there will be a demand for 850,000 IT services and 1.4 million ITES-BPO professionals by 2010. The Indian IT industry continues to look at premier institutes such as NIIT to help fill the large number of vacant jobs.
Additionally, an estimated two-thirds of 300,000 engineers passing out of colleges in India, every year, need re-skilling to be readied for demanding IT jobs. Addressing the demand-supply gap, the training pioneer has launched a comprehensive portfolio of offering for the engineers and IT graduates under its ‘Edgeineers series’, to make them ‘job-ready’ for the IT industry.
“Since the introduction of NIIT Edgeineers last year, nearly one lakh engineering and IT students have benefited from these programmes. In fact, 51% of NIIT students placed last year were engineers. This reflects the industry readiness of NIIT students”, said Mr Rajendran.
The NIIT Edgeineers series offers a range of international certification programmes in alliance with global IT giants like Microsoft, Oracle and Citrix, thus giving the students with requisite knowledge to qualify for global certificates in emerging technology platforms. A significant component of this series is ‘ANIIT’, which is a special accelerated programme for engineering and final year students pursuing their master’s in science.
NIIT is training 700 Students from 3 centres in Bhopal city. Last year, over 45 students from NIIT Bhopal were placed with leading organizations such as Colgate Palmolive, Convergys, Airtel, ICICI, Newgen Softwares.
Mr Rajendran congratulated the students at the NIIT Graduation Day which blended seriousness with joy. Dressed in the traditional ‘Graduation’ robe and hat, NIIT students took oath followed by ‘Hat Rolling’.
NIIT, Asia’s largest IT trainer, offers learning and knowledge solutions in 32 countries. NIIT together with ElementK is now the first and the best choice for comprehensive learning solutions, worldwide.
Leading IT magazine Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT, the Top IT Training Company Award 2005-06. Rated among India’s Superbrands (2003-05), NIIT’s offerings include: Industry-endorsed programs for students seeking careers in IT – GNIIT, Integrated ANIIT for Engineers (IAE) and Advanced Technology Programs for IT professionals.
For working professionals, NIIT Imperia, Centre for Advanced Learning offers Executive Management Education Programmes in association with Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) at Ahmedabad, Indore and Kolkata.
NIIT Institute of Finance Banking & Insurance (IFBI), with equity participation from ICICI Bank, offers programs in banking.
NIIT’s Corporate Solutions Business, offers integrated learning solutions (including strategic consulting, learning design, content development, delivery, technology, assessment and learning management) to Fortune 500 companies, Universities, Technology companies, Training corporations and Publishing houses.
NIIT offers turnkey IT integration program for schools. NIIT has provided computer-based learning to over 5000 government and private schools.
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