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NIIT unveils Multi-Skill Training Centre under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana at Bhagalpur, Bihar
  • Pioneering learning and career solution for the youth in Bhagalpur

Bhagalpur, August 19, 2015: NIIT Limited, a global leader in skills and talent development, unveiled a multi-skill training centre under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) at R. R. Sinha Road, near Navyug Vidyalaya, Bhagalpur. The centre was inaugurated by Hon'ble PM Narendra Modi through web during Arra visit on 18th August. Dr. N. K Yadav, MLC Bhagalpur; Dy. Mayor Dr. Preeti shekhar, Bhagalpur; Mr. Amit Kumar,  Director, Bhagalpur;  Mr. Pankaj Tandon,  Lion club President and Bhaskar Ballave , Head Sponsored and Government Business, NIIT Yuva Jyoti Ltd.

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana is a unique initiative by the Government of India that aims to offer 24 lakh Indian youth meaningful, industry relevant, skill based training. In line with the vision of PMKVY, the Multi-Skill Training Centre will help youth in Bhagalpur chart ambitious careers by opting for the programs that suits their aptitude. The centre will impart training across three sectors in BFSI, Retail and IT/ITES.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Bhaskar Ballave, Head Sponsored and Government Business, NIIT Yuva Jyoti Ltd., said, "The multi-skill training centre under PMKVY reiterates NIIT's commitment to reach out to a vast audience whose need for skill development has largely remained unaddressed. Through this initiative we aim to transform the unskilled Youth in the state into readily employable global professionals".

Hon'ble Dr. N. K Yadav, MLC, Bhagalpur, said, "PMKVY aims to leverage the potential of India's demographic dividend by providing skill-training to the youth and making each one of them employable. NIIT's multi-skilling centre at Bhagalpur is a step in this direction."

The Multi-Skill Training Centre will enhance employability skills of students by offering occupational, communication and professional life skills to make them industry ready. The students will also enjoy the benefits of certification and placement assistance. This initiative will expose youth to the enormous opportunities available in BFSI, Retail and IT/ITES sectors, the skill sets required in these sectors and the existing skill gaps. Furthermore, NIIT will help youth to achieve their dreams through its unique training methodology, course content and infrastructure.

About NIIT

Established in 1981, NIIT Limited, a global leader in Skills and Talent Development, offers multi-disciplinary learning management and training delivery solutions to corporations, institutions, and individuals in over 40 countries. NIIT has three main lines of business across the globe- Corporate Learning Group, Skills and Careers Group, and School Learning Group.

NIIT's Corporate Learning Group (CLG) offers Managed Training Services (MTS) to market-leading companies in North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. The comprehensive suite of Managed Training Services includes custom Curriculum Design and Content Development, Learning Administration, Learning Delivery, Strategic Sourcing, Learning Technology, and Advisory Services. With a team of some of the world's finest learning professionals, NIIT is dedicated to helping customers increase the business value of learning and development (L&D). Built on the sound principles of 'Running Training like a Business', NIIT's Managed Training Services and best-in-class training processes enable customers to align business goals with L&D, reduce costs, realise measurable value, benefit from rock-solid operations, and increase business impact.

NIIT's Skills and Careers Group (SNC) delivers a diverse range of learning and talent development programs to millions of individual and corporate learners in areas including Banking, Finance & Insurance, Soft Skills, Business Process Excellence, Retail Sales Enablement, Management Education, Multi-Sectoral Vocational Skills, Digital Media Marketing, and new-age IT. These programs are delivered through a hybrid combination of the 'Cloud Campus' online platform, satellite-based 'Synchronous Learning Technology' and a physical network of hundreds of learning centers in India, China, and select markets in Asia & Africa. The flagship multi-disciplinary course offerings include the industry-endorsed RevGNIIT program and a set of Post Graduate Programs for students from different streams, apart from a wide range of specialist short duration programs.

To further strengthen its SNC portfolio in India, NIIT has tied up with industry majors like ICICI Bank for NIIT Institute of Finance Banking Insurance& Training Limited, IFBI; leading business schools in India for NIIT Imperia; Genpact for NIIT Uniqua; and a joint venture with NSDC for NIIT Yuva Jyoti Limited. Besides this, for the China market, NIIT has tied up with governments and software parks in Guian, Chongqing, Wuxi, Suzhou, Changzhou, Zhangjiagang, Haikou and Dafeng, for state-of-the-art public-private partnership centres.

NIIT's School Learning Group (SLG) has been providing technology based learning to over 15,000 government and private schools in India, Bhutan, South Africa and the Middle East. The futuristic NIIT nGuru range of learning solutions for schools comprises Interactive Classrooms with digital content, technology-driven Math Lab, IT Wizard programs and Quick School - an Education Resource Planning software.

As the Most Trusted Brand in India for 3rd year in a row (Brand Trust Report, 2015), NIIT's learning and talent development solutions, continue to receive widespread recognition globally. NIIT has been named among the Top 20 Training Outsourcing Companies for the past seven consecutive years by Training Industry, Inc. USA. Further, leading Indian ICT journal Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT the 'Top Training Company' award successively for the past 20 years, since the inception of this category. NIIT Yuva Jyoti Ltd was recognized as the Best Vocational Education and Skill Development initiative at the World Education Summit, 2014.

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