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Signs MoU with Yinchuan City Economic and Technology Development Zone to train 2500 learners in Digital Transformation technologies over the next 5 years

Partners with Ningxia University to provide 'NIIT Inside Model'


Ningxia (China)/ New Delhi (India), November 02, 2016: NIIT, a global leader in skills and talent development, has entered into two strategic tie-ups in Ningxia Province of china to develop a pool of IT professionals who are aligned to the fast-evolving knowledge economy. Towards this, NIIT has signed an MoU with Yinchuan City Economic and Technology Development Zone to open a training centre and train 2500 learners from universities, colleges and enterprises in next 5 years with financial support from Ningxia provincial government. The company also joined hands with Ningxia University to provide IT training through NIIT Inside Model. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Mr. Rahul Patwardhan, CEO, NIIT Ltd; Ms. Xian Hui, Governor of Ningxia province and Mr. Wang Heshan, Vice Governor of Ningxia in an event organised in the city.

Under the MoU with Yinchuan City Economic and Technology Development Zone, NIIT will establish a training base in public-private partnership model supported by Ningxia Province, to conduct IT training in Digital Transformation technologies. The MoU was signed by Mr. Kamal Dhuper, Country Head, NIIT China and Mr. Liang Yabin, Director of IBI Incubation Park, Yinchuan City. NIIT team led by Mr Patwardhan also had a meeting with party secretary of Ningxia Mr. Li Jianhua & Governor Ms. Xian Hui and Mayor of Yinchuan Mr. Bai Shangcheng before the signing ceremony.

NIIT and Ningxia University, the leading University in Ningxia province also joined hands, wherein NIIT will facilitate state-of-the-art 'Inside Model' in the University. 'NIIT Inside Model' is a unique curriculum integration model for co-operation with universities and colleges in China where NIIT programs will be embedded in University/College IT curriculum. Students may undergo a 4-year Bachelor Degree program or a 3-year Associate Degree program post 12th grade in Information Technology. University system continues to teach the subjects such as   language, science etc. to obtain a Bachelor Degree, the high-end IT module shall be provided by NIIT. The students will get the degree from the University and receive a certificate from NIIT. The NIIT Inside Model is successfully running in over 180 plus Universities/institutions in various Asian Countries. In Ningxia University, GNIIT program will be embedded to enrol and train students in software engineering every year for next 3 years starting from September 2017. The agreement was signed by Mr. Kamal Dhuper, Country Head, NIIT China and Mr. He Jianguo, President of Ningxia University.

Speaking on these significant tie-ups Mr. Rahul Patwardhan, CEO, NIIT Ltd said, "These agreements are in line with our vision to develop a globally competitive IT talent pool in China, armed with futuristic skill-sets aligned to the requirements of the fast evolving digital economy. With our keen understanding of the changing skills requirement of the industry, NIIT is committed to support China in its human capacity building initiative."

Mr. Prakash Menon, President, Global Skills and Careers Group, NIIT Ltd, said, "NIIT pioneered the category of IT training in China in the late nineties with an aim to create a manpower pool, to empower the IT industry in the country.  Through these strategic partnerships we aim to deliver the best of IT training to accelerate new-age career opportunities for the Chinese students."

Ningxia Hui Autonomous region was established in 1958, covering an area of 66,400 sqm, with a total population of 6,670,000 in 2015. It has under its jurisdiction five prefecture level cities including Yinchuan, Shizuishan, Wuzhong, Guyuan, Zhongwei and 22 counties and smaller cities.

NIIT, a global leader in skills and talent Development, established its presence in China in 1997, becoming the first Indian IT enterprise to do so. Over the years, NIIT has been training skilled IT professionals for China's software outsourcing industry. With the support of its outstanding partners and institutions, it has trained more than 150,000 students in the country.


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, 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 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.

The Training.com learning platform, is an NIIT initiative for advanced career programs, which are delivered live by industry experts in an immersive and interactive online mode, combining instructor-led classrooms with the convenience of accessing the training sessions from anywhere.

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.

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 nine 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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2016-11-02