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-      Offers futuristic career programs in digital transformation aligned to ‘Make in UP’ project

-      Conducts Tech-Talk on ‘Digital Transformation: Impact, Challenges & Opportunities’ at National PG College

Lucknow, August 31, 2017: NIIT Limited, a global leader in skills and talent development, aims to create a global workforce in Lucknow by offering futuristic digital transformation career programs to the students in the city. On offer are programs under the DigiNxt series, like MEAN Stack, Big Data & Data Sciences Stack, Cloud Stack and Cyber-Security. These programs will offer students an opportunity to acquire skills aligned to the fast-evolving digital economy.

The DigiNxt series is aligned to UP government's most ambitious project 'Make in UP' - a start-up fund for promoting micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) within the state. The policy aims at the state-centric 'Make in UP' project, in alignment with the Centre's flagship 'Make in India' mission.

According to a recent release by NASSCOM, the skills of the future would be Big Data Analytics, Cloud & Cybersecurity Services, IoT, Artificial Intelligence and many other Digital Technologies. A huge demand is foreseen for roles such as mobile app development, social media, data scientists & platform engineering. According to a McKinsey report on 'Technology Jobs & the Future of Work', digital technologies could contribute $550 billion to $ 1 trillion of economic impact per year in India by the year 2025. According to another renowned survey, 69% of IT leaders expect huge surge in the job market in the next 3 to 5 years due to digital technologies.

Elaborating on Digital Transformation opportunities in the new age economy, NIIT conducted a Tech- Talk on ‘Digital Transformation: Impact, Challenges & opportunities’ for students aspiring for a career in a digital led economy at National PG college Lucknow.  Dr. Nirja Singh, Principal, National PG College; Dr. Rakesh Jain, Course Coordinator, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Kaushal Kendra, National PG College; Dr. Amitabha Yadav, Assistant Professor, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Kaushal Kendra, National PG College and Dr. Vinay Yadav, Assistant Professor, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Kaushal Kendra, National PG College from National PG College, Lucknow attended the talk. The session was addressed by Mr. Vijay Thadani, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, NIIT Limited.

The Tech-Talk highlighted how digital transformation along with the new technological advancements will impact the IT & Banking industry and the engineering profession in the future. It also familiarized students with the current challenges and the opportunities available in the field of digital transformation. This session threw light on different fields of digital transformation available for students, thereby helping them choose the right field based on their interest and aptitude, and enlightened them on the plethora of career opportunities available to the graduates.

Speaking on the Occasion, Mr. Vijay Thadani, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, NIIT Limited, said "Today, we are at the threshold of a transformational change to evolve as a leader in the Digital Learning space, driven by upskilling and talent development requirements of the Digital economy. Towards this we have launched our DigiNxt portfolio to help create a talent pool armed with futuristic skill-sets aligned to the industry needs. Programs under DigiNxt have been very well received by the students and the industry across India".

Digital Transformation is playing a key role in the industry today. To address the needs of the digitally-skilled industry, NIIT introduced StackRoute, which 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. DigiNxt, another pioneering product launched by NIIT, as a follow through of StackRoute to service the needs of the Fresh Graduate who wanted to equip themselves with digital skills and thereby improve the chances of getting a good job at a good is a multi-modal learning platform from NIIT which offers programs designed in association with premier institutes like IIM's that are uniquely positioned to meet the changing requirements of the digital economy.

Dr. Rakesh Jain, Course Coordinator, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Kaushal Kendra, National PG College, Lucknow, said, "At National PG college we are focused towards imbibing new-age skills to create a pool of digitally skilled professionals that the industry needs. We are glad to organise the Tech-Talk on Digital transformation in collaboration with NIIT. This will further help our students align themselves towards the futuristic skill- sets required in the competitive market. "

According to All India Council for Technical Education more than 60% of the engineers graduating from technical institutes across India remain unemployed. There is a huge variation in standards of technical colleges in the country, a majority of whom churn out graduates who are not employable. While the higher education institutes are grappling with these issues, the skill sets required by the industry has undergone a change. IT now requires higher levels of leading-edge skills like cloud analytics, robotics, process automation, and so on, and engineering graduates of today do not always come qualified.

NIIT Lucknow has been working closely with global leaders in Technology to provide training on state-of-the-art technology platforms over last 11 years and has trained more 10,000 students in IT, Banking & Skills Domain, Corporate Executives, Professionals and BPL candidates. The alliances with some of the most eminent names in the industry like ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, Deloitte India and Capgemini amongst others have been established to ensure that the students capitalize on the latest skills and technology trends, so that they are better able to meet the ever-increasing industry requirements. Currently NIIT has 7 centres in Lucknow at Sapru Marg, Gomati Nagar, Kapoorthala, Indra Nagar, Alambagh , Nirala Nagar and Ashiyana.

About NIIT

NIIT is a leading Skills and Talent Development Corporation that is building a manpower pool for global industry requirements. The company, which was set up in 1981 to help the nascent IT industry overcome its human resource challenges, today ranks among the world's leading training companies owing to its vast and comprehensive array of talent development programs. With a footprint across 40 nations, NIIT offers training and development solutions to Individuals, Enterprises and Institutions. NIIT has three main lines of business across the globe – Corporate Learning Group, Skills & Careers Group and MindChampion Learning Systems Limited.

NIIT's Corporate Learning Group (CLG) offers Managed Training Services (MTS) to market-leading companies in North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. The Skills & Careers Group (SNC) delivers a diverse range of learning and talent development programs to millions of individual and corporate learners in areas including Digital Transformation, Banking, Finance & Insurance, Soft Skills, Business Process Excellence, Retail Sales Enablement, Management Education, Multi-Sectoral Vocational Skills, Digital Media Marketing, and new-age IT.  As NIIT's wholly owned subsidiary for its K-12 school learning initiative - MindChampion Learning Systems Limited (MLSL), provides futuristic NIIT nGuru range of learning solutions for schools comprising, interactive Classrooms with digital content, technology-driven Math Lab, IT Wizard programs and Quick School - an Education Resource Planning software. The 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. 

As the Most Trusted Training Brand in India for 5th year in a row (Brand Trust Report, 2017), 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. – a disruptive innovation by NIIT, won the prestigious award for 'Educational Technology, at the Indo-American Education Summit 2016.


For media queries, please contact:

Prateek Chatterjee

Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications & Marketing, NIIT Limited

Ph: (Cell) +91 9910201085, (Dir) +91 124 4293370


Swati Sharma

Corporate Communications & Marketing, NIIT Limited

Ph: (Cell) +91 9999601154, (Dir) +91 124 4293042


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