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‘NITAT’ – Country’s largest IT Aptitude Test announced

‘NITAT’ – Country’s largest IT Aptitude Test announced
 
New Delhi, January 03, 2008: NIIT, a leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest trainer has announced country’s largest IT Aptitude Test— the 4th National IT Aptitude Test (NITAT)—to enable students and graduates to calibrate their potential and aptitude for a career in the booming IT industry. ‘NITAT 2008’, will be simultaneously conducted by NIIT, in over 160 cities in the country, on Sunday, January 20, 2008.
 
Students desirous of checking their aptitude for IT can appear for NITAT 2008 by registering online on www.niiteducation.com/NITAT or visit the nearest NIIT centre.
 
A list of ‘Promising IT Professionals of the Future’, including names of those with ‘Very High’ or ‘High IT Aptitude’ will be announced by NIIT and made available on www.niiteducation.com/NITAT. This identified resource pool can be accessed by prospective employers including leading technology companies for their manpower needs. NIIT will also award special recognition certificates to merit list candidates and encourage their pursuit of a career in IT. Toppers will also be invited to a special ‘Placement Fair’ at key locations, across the country.  
 
Flagging off NITAT 2008, nationally, Mr. G. Raghavan, President-Individual Learning Business, NIIT said, “The Indian IT-BPO industry continues to be a lucrative career destination for the youth. In addition to software development, other areas such as Infrastructure Management; development for the Web, Mobile & Interactive Media space are also offering tremendous opportunities for IT career aspirants.”
 
As per NASSCOM, there is a need for 8,50,000 software professionals and 1.4 million ITES-BPO professionals by 2010. Additionally, there is a requirement for 3,00,000 digital media professionals by 2008. A recent IDC survey has also cautioned the industry about a possible shortfall of nearly 1 lakh skilled professionals in the Infrastructure Management space, as against the need for 3,75,000 skilled professionals by 2009.
 
NITAT is aimed at enabling graduates and students pursuing their studies in engineering, arts, commerce and science streams to gauge their aptitude for a career in the IT sector, identify skills further required, if any, and thus systematically charter their career into the IT industry.
 
Global technology majors such as Adobe, EMC, Microsoft, Oracle and Sun Microsystems have expressed support to NITAT 2008. NIIT’s pioneering initiative—NITAT—which has been endorsed by NASSCOM, IDC and World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand, in the first three years, has already tested over 170,000 candidates, till date.
 
NITAT has been designed as an objective type test of reasoning, comprehension, data interpretation skills and behavioral traits. Every student undergoing the test will receive a score-card with their interpretation, along with her/his nationwide and zonal ranking. The assessment is expected to be of particular benefit to graduating engineers in deciding the careers that they should take up.
 
About NIIT
 
NIIT, Asia’s No. 1 trainer and leading Global Talent Development Corporation, offers learning and knowledge solutions to 5 million students across 32 countries.
 
Leading IT magazine Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT, the Top Training Company Award 2007. Rated among India’s Superbrands (2003-05), NIIT’s Individual Learning Business 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), formed with equity participation from ICICI Bank, offers programs to develop talent for the banking industry.
 
NIIT School Learning Solutions (SLS) offers turn key IT and ICT integration program for schools. NIIT SLS has provided computer-based learning to over 5000 government and private schools.
 
NIIT’s Corporate Learning Solutions, 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.
 
Element K delivers learning solutions for customers and partners through a tailored combination of catalog learning products, technology, and services. The offerings include: vLab®: hands-on labs, instructor-led courseware, comprehensive e-reference libraries, technical journals, and KnowledgeHub™: hosted learning management platform. 
 
NIIT together with Element K is now the first and the best choice for comprehensive learning solutions, worldwide.
 
For media queries, please contact:
Shivanjali Singh, NIIT Limited, Ph: +91 124 4293044; Email: shivanjali.singh@niit.com or Visit www.niit.com
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