New Delhi, May 02, 2016: NIIT a global leader in skills and talent development announced the launch of GNIIT Digital Transformation (DT) - a path-breaking GNIIT program that equips college students to ride the wave of digital transformation - the process of shifting from traditional approach to new ways of working and thinking using digital, social, mobile and emerging technologies. The new GNIIT–DT is exclusively available for Cloud and Mobile Software Engineering – Java Specialization and will be offered across all Synchronized Learning Technology enabled centres of NIIT.
NIIT recently ventured into Digital Transformation to offer pioneering programs to young aspirants who wish to enter the digital services industry, as well as to IT professionals wishing to reskill themselves for the new digital world. Under the DigiNxt portfolio, NIIT will gradually shift the whole general IT education and training modules towards futuristic technologies like Java Enterprise Apps with Dev Ops, Robotics, IoT, Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning etc. Through this initiative, NIIT aims to re-align the Skills and Career Group to the changing future-skill-sets requirement of the industry to help create job-ready talent pool for the digital era.
India, with a strong technology ecosystem of Multinational R&D centres service providers, IT global in-house centres and startups, is well placed to play key role in the digital era. Indian talent can potentially power the digital transformation for enterprises around the world. According to a survey by Zinnov, a leading Management Consulting firm, India is home to digitally ready talent pool of 500,000 graduates suitable to execute digital transformation projects. This is expected to increase to around a million engineers by 2020. Today entry-level and experienced workforce with Digital Transformation Skills are attracting 50% to 60% more salaries than those with traditional IT skills.
Speaking on the occasion
Prakash Menon, President, Global Skills & Careers Business, NIIT Ltd. said, "Over the years NIIT has trained more than 1 million non-engineering students for Software engineering careers. Today Digital Transformation Skills is the need of the hour in Indian IT Industry and keeping pace with the changing industry requirements; we are upgrading the GNIIT program by introducing GNIIT Digital Transformation. The program will help groom the non-engineering students aspiring for software engineering careers to achieve their career aspirations".
GNIIT, which was traditionally taught in a 6-month semester based learning model has been revised into 7 Terms in its latest iteration. Each term is 12-15 weeks long and is aligned to University Semester Curriculum which offers students the flexibility to study along with their college graduation.
After successful completion of GNIIT program, students can opt either for a one year of Professional Practice in the industry which on successful completion gives a GNIIT title, or can go for 3 months accelerated Digital Transformation course, followed by 6 months of Professional Practice which will give them a GNIIT- Digital Transformation title. Students registering for GNIIT can move to GNIIT-DT on demonstrating learning capabilities in the NIIT terms. Such movement will be enabled for students scoring CGPA of 8 and above till Term 4 and scoring more than 60% in their 10+2.
GNIIT offers a perfect blend of skills that include core domain skills, professional & grooming and new age skills complimenting the academic program the student is pursuing. The industry endorsed curriculum of GNIIT Program enables students to acquire necessary skills to aspire for new age jobs. The curriculum lays emphasis on industry specific competencies to help students stand out in the most competitive environment. Students also get curriculum mapped to global technology certification that allow them to seize the best global career opportunities.
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, Retail Sales Enablement, Management Education, Multi-Sectoral Vocational Skills, Digital Media Marketing, and programs in digital transformation technologies. 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 GNIIT – Digital Transformation program and a set of DigiNxt 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 YuvaJyoti 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.
Recently NIIT has introduced - StackRouteTM, an initiative to produce the world's best full stack programmers. StackRouteTM aims to create multi-skilled, and multi-disciplinary programmers who can become key members of high-performance teams in top notch product engineering companies, start-ups, and IT firms. Further the company has also launched NIIT.tv – a digital learning initiative that brings skilling from NIIT classrooms to every digitally connected Indian, for free, at any time and place of their choice. A disruptive innovation by NIIT for the education space. NIIT.tv will deliver for the very first time, skill-based live courses as well as on-demand courses to the masses, through the digital medium.
As NIIT's wholly owned subsidiary for its K-12 school learning initiative - MindChampion Learning Systems Limited, is providing technology based learning to around 2,000 private schools across India, reaching out to more than a million students. 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 Training Brand in India for 4th year in a row (Brand Trust Report, 2016), 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 has also been featured as the 'Most Respected Education Company'- 2016 by leading financial magazine, Business World.
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