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To develop day-one industry ready professionals through industry-endorsed curriculum and six-month project training with leading IT organisation
 
Jammu, February 14, 2013: NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer, today launched the Cloud campus enabled Post Graduate Diploma Programme in IT (PGPIT) in Jammu. The industry-endorsed syllabus of the PGPIT aims to help students in developing a strong conceptual foundation, along with technical skills, for meeting the core requirements of the job demands in IT and IT related domains.

 
PGPIT course has been designed with inputs from NIIT’s academic and IT partners, ensuring that students’ IT skills are mapped to requirements of the industry. The uniqueness of the programme also lies in the 6-months paid internship with leading IT and ITeS companies.

Speaking on the launch, Amitabh Lahiri, President, Individual Learning Solutions, NIIT Ltd. said “The Cloud campus enabled Post Graduate Programme in IT will help create a pool of trained professionals for today’s globalized knowledge economy. The use of Cloud platform will ensure that students enjoy higher mobility while pursuing the course and equip themselves with skill sets that employers value, thus helping them chart exciting careers in information technology”

The Cloud campus enabled PGPIT empowers student to learn on his own terms, at his own pace, wherever and whenever he wants it. Students enjoy higher mobility as they can easily access educational services using a Netbook that connects them to NIIT’s Cloud CampusTM network.
 
The syllabus is based on a revolutionary educational paradigm called collaborative learning which takes students beyond the traditional classroom based student-teacher relationship. Students enrolling for the programme will be provided with a Cloud campus enabled netbook from NIIT. Furthermore, the technology backed learning environment of NIIT’s Cloud Learning Methodology supports group learning through interactive features like 24x7 lab and e-library access, instant tech updates, interaction with faculty and peers and access to online video streams.
 
A graduate, less than or equal to 27 years of age at the time of admission with more than 60% marks in class XII is eligible to apply for the course. The 48-weeks PGPIT is a professional programme for graduates, combining an industry endorsed syllabus with NIIT's quality training. Further, the six-month paid internship during the program will help students get hands on industry experience, as well as the opportunity to recover part of their fees while completing the programme.
 
PGPIT programme will be offered through NIIT’s state-of-the-art Synchronous Learning Technology (SLT), a unique learning methodology that enhances student experience by combining  the best features of conventional classroom education coupled with advanced e-learning and learning management techniques
 
Students can also avail easy education loan services from NIIT’s Education Loan partner - Credila, which is a subsidiary of HDFC limited and is an exclusive Education loan provider. Students can avail education loan on 100% of the course fee including taxes for PGPIT program.
 
About NIIT
NIIT Limited, a leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s premier IT trainer, offers learning and knowledge solutions across 38 countries. Leading IT magazine Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT the ‘Top IT Training Company’ award successively for the past 20 years, since the inception of this category.

NIIT’s Individual Learning Business offerings include industry-endorsed programs for students seeking careers in IT – GNIIT and Edgeineers, and Global Net Plus 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 has provided computer-based learning to over 16,500 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 (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.

NIIT has been ranked among the ‘Top 10 India’s Best Companies to Work for- 2012’ by Great Places to Work Institute and ‘Top 10 Best Employers in India- 2011’ by Aon Hewitt. The company has also been voted the second most trusted education brand in India by Brand Equity- Nielsen Survey 2011.

 
For media queries, please contact:
Prateek Chatterjee
Vice President, Corporate Communications & Marketing, NIIT Limited
Ph: (Cell) +91 9910201085, (Dir) +91 124 4293041
Email:prateek.chatterjee@niit.com
Reema Bardhan
Corporate Communications & Marketing, NIIT Limited
Ph: (Cell) +91 9891267470
Email:reema.bardhan@niit.com
 
 
2013-02-14