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NIIT announces 25th Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship - India’s most significant IT & New-Age Careers Scholarship Program
  • Completes 25 glorious years of empowering meritorious students with numerous challenging opportunities across multiple sectors

New Delhi, September 7, 2015: NIIT Limited, a global leader in skills and talent development, announced India's most significant IT & New-Age Careers Scholarship program - 'Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship', to enhance employability for meritorious students by bridging the affordability gap and making them future-ready to meet the emerging manpower needs of today's knowledge economy. For over 25 years, these scholarships have offered endless opportunities to students, to prove their aptitude in the field of IT and other futuristic careers across verticals.

Bhavishya Jyoti is one of India's most recognized and trusted scholarship programs with 25 years of market presence that has benefitted over 4.7 lakh students since its inception. It is a unique initiative by NIIT to recognize, empower and attract students in NIIT ecosystem and reward students desirous of building successful careers in diverse industries.

To enable students to pursue their dream careers, NIIT will reward fee waivers of up to Rs 50,000 across the country this year. NIIT will be offering over 10,000 scholarships for its popular IT and new-age career programs such as Banking, Digital Marketing, Analytics, Retail management, Information Technology, Finance & Accounting.

Students who have scored 50% in their XIIth/Graduation can apply for this scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to the students on the basis of their performance in their XIIth board exams. The application forms for the scholarship are available online as well as at NIIT education centers across the country. Students can also log on to  to get more details. The last date to apply for scholarship is September 14, 2015 for Maharashtra and 19th September for the rest of the country.

Announcing the launch of Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship 2015, Mr. Shivan Bhargava, Group President, Skills and Careers Group, NIIT Ltd. said, "At NIIT, it is our constant endeavor to provide students an opportunity to realize their dreams and build new age  careers that they have always aspired for. For the past 25 years, Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship has been an integral part of NIIT's commitment to offer endless opportunities to students to build great careers across sectors".

A recent survey suggested that hiring activities will go up by 15 % in sectors like IT, manufacturing and construction. With the Governments recent initiative like digital India, smart cities etc. a positive environment has been created in the market, which in turn has given rise to a fair amount of movement to the job scenario. The survey further revealed that the growth in hiring will mainly be in sectors like IT, ITES, BPO, Manufacturing, Construction and Engineering.

Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship awards fee waivers to meritorious undergraduate and graduates students desirous of building successful careers in diverse industries. The Scholarship was launched by NIIT in 1991, to enable financially challenged meritorious students to pursue careers in IT and other new-age programs.

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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