New Delhi, 29 October, 2014: NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation, today launched the Graduate Employability Test (GET) — to enable graduates choose a career that matches with their abilities and interests .'GET 2014' will be conducted by NIIT nationwide, on 16th November, 2014.
The application forms for the test are available at NIIT centers across the country. Graduates as well as final year graduating students can register for the NIIT GET by filling the GET Application form. Students can also log on to www.niit.com/get to apply online and get more details. The last date to apply for the test is November 15, 2014.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Shivan Bhargava, Group President-Skills & Careers Group, NIIT Ltd, said, "NIIT's Graduate Employability Test will enable students to judge their aptitude and capabilities and accordingly focus on new age career options. The test will help graduates to choose from over 800 new age career options available in the emerging job market".
GET test takers can get scholarships up to 35% based on their merit. Every student undergoing the test will receive a personalized graduate employability score-card. Candidates will also be entitled for an individualised career consultation from industry experts. NIIT will also provide placement assistance on post graduates and diploma programs.
According to the third edition of the National Employability Report called Engineering Graduates - 2014, released by Aspiring Minds Assessment Private Limited is an Indian employability evaluation and certification company, less than one out of four engineering graduates are employable. Of the 1.2 lakh candidates surveyed across multiple states, 91.82% lack programming and algorithm skills, 71.23% lack soft and cognitive skills, 60% lack domain skills, 73.63% lack English speaking and comprehension skills and 57.96% have poor analytical and quantitative skills. Of the 6 lakh engineers that graduate annually, only 18.43% are employable for the software engineer-IT services role, while just 3.95% are appropriately trained to be directly deployed on projects. For core jobs in mechanical, electronics/electrical and civil jobs, only a mere 7.49% are employable.
Hence the aim of GET is to carter to the need of the market by making the graduates job ready. The test will help candidates to choose a career where they can excel. It will assist the students who are exploring the answer to 'what is the most apt career option for them'.
Established in 1981, NIIT Limited, a leading Global Talent Development Corporation, offers learning and knowledge solutions across 40 countries. Leading IT journal Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT the 'Top Training Company' award successively for the past 20 years, since the inception of this category.
NIIT's training solutions in IT, Banking, Finance and Insurance, Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO), Business Process Management (BPM), Executive Management Education, Vocational Skills, School Learning Solutions and Communication and Professional Life Skills has impacted over 35 million learners since inception.
NIIT's Individual Learning Business offerings include industry-endorsed programs for students seeking careers in IT – GNIIT and Edgeineers for IT professionals. The company has introduced "India's first cloud campus", through its new-age GNIIT program. This offers students a higher mobility as they can access courseware using Netbooks to connect seamlessly to NIIT's Cloud Campus network.
NIIT's Corporate Learning Solutions offers Managed Training Services including integrated learning solutions (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 Yuva Jyoti, a joint venture between NIIT and NSDC, offers vocational skills training programs to enhance employability of youth across India.
NIIT's School Learning Solutions division has provided computer-based learning to over 15, 000 Government and private schools. The futuristic NIIT nGuru range of learning solutions for schools comprises Interactive Classrooms, Math Lab, IT Wizard programs and Quick School (Education Resource Planning software).
NIIT Imperia - Centre for Advanced Learning, offers Executive Learning Programs in association with leading Business schools in India, KPMG, Google India and Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), using the synchronous learning platform.
NIIT Institute of Finance Banking & Insurance (NIIT IFBI), formed by NIIT with equity participation from ICICI Bank, offers programs for individuals and corporates in Banking, Financial Services and Insurance. NIIT Institute of Process Excellence Limited, a NIIT-GENPACT venture (NIIT Uniqua), offers complete training outsourcing services to the Business Process, Knowledge and Technology Services industry to create business models that enhance productivity and lower costs.
In recognition of its people centric policies, which foster an environment of growth and career development, NIIT has been ranked as the 4th Best company to work for in India 2013-14, by Great Place to Work Institute®.
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