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Leverages cloud computing methodology  to enable anywhere, anytime learning for students
Kochi, August 23, 2011: NIIT Limited, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer, today launched the new age GNIIT- India’s first Cloud Campus, in Kochi.  This unique GNIIT programme can be pursued anywhere anytime, by leveraging the unique cloud learning methodology.  The state-of-the-art NIIT Cloud CampusTM was launched by P Rajendran, Chief Operating Officer, NIIT Limited.
 
The pioneering NIIT Cloud CampusTM   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 or a Mobile device that connects them to NIIT’s Cloud Campus network.  These services will be managed by NIIT centrally, using the power of Cloud Computing.
 
One of the most important initiatives of NIIT in recent times, the new syllabus of the GNIIT progammes, 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 3 progammes on offer through the Cloud Campus: GNIIT, GNIIT for Engineering students and Post Graduate Programme in IT (PGPIT), will be provided with technically robust netbook, a well designed digital courseware and a fully paid data card. Furthermore, the technology backed learning environment of NIIT’s Cloud and Collaborative 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. Thus the learning process is not just limited to textbooks but is enhanced through group learning.
 

NIIT Cloud Campus Programmes
GNIIT Programme
Industry Endorsed Syllabus
Multiple Specializations: Software Engineering; Business Systems & Information Management; Networking & Infrastructure Management.
Lateral admission to BSc. (IT) degree from Kuvempu University, Karnataka
Guaranteed Industry Internship
GNIIT for Engineering Students
Programme semesters designed as per the Engineering Academic cycle.
6 months of project execution using the SDLC cycle
Career Development Services
Guaranteed Industry Internship
Post Graduate Programme in IT
Post Graduate Programme in IT
Intensive 24 week training with 500 hours of Instructor-led Training and 200 hours of Self Learning.
Professional, and Management modules.
24-week Project Training at IT & ITes companies.
 
Speaking on this significant development, P Rajendran, Chief Operating Officer, NIIT Limited, remarked, “The new-age GNIIT programmes will help create a pool of trained professionals for today’s globalized knowledge economy. The use of cloud platform will ensure higher mobility for students who can procure the industry endorsed curriculum even on the move, and equip themselves with skill sets that employers’ value, thus helping them chart exciting careers in information technology.”
  

The industry-endorsed syllabus of the GNIIT Programme helps students develop a strong conceptual foundation, along with technical skills for meeting the core requirements of the job demands in IT and IT related domains. With inputs from NIIT’s academic, and IT partners, the syllabus ensures that the students’ IT skills are mapped to the real life requirements of the industry. The uniqueness of the GNIIT programme also lies in its Professional PracticeTM, which a year-long internship that gives the students the opportunity to work at leading IT organizations. This one year of internship gives exposure to ‘live’ case studies and a stipend that lets them earn-while-they-learn.
 
The ‘GNIIT for Engineering students’ programme from NIIT has been designed to bridge this skill gap by enhancing the skill sets of engineering graduates. A software engineering training programme, GNIIT for Engineering students has designed to be studied in parallel to Engineering studies so that the students are successful IT professionals by the time they graduate. The programme syllabus trains the student completely on Java and .NET technologies​ and has been designed with inputs from the IT industry to ensure that students are always competitive. The requirement for enrolment to this programme is successful admission into an engineering college for B.E. or B.Tech programme.
 
Also introduced on the Cloud platform is Post Graduate Programme in IT (PGPIT), a one year extensive course, which offers multiple specializations to students. PGPIT students can venture into any Technology specialization that they prefer such as Java, .Net, Business Intelligence, Business Analysis and Database Administration. The uniqueness of the PGPIT lies in its Project Training that gives the students the opportunity to work at leading IT organizations. The project training enables a PGPIT registrant to gain work experience before he/she completes the training.
 
With recruitments in over 3000 companies, GNIIT programme gives a jump-start to students’ careers. NIIT students have started their careers in leading organizations like Infosys, TCS, Wipro, IBM etc.
 
About NIIT
NIIT Limited, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer, offers learning and knowledge solutions across 40 countries.

Leading IT magazine Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT, the ‘Top IT Training Company’ award successively for the past 18 years, since the inception of this category. Rated among India’s Business Superbrands 2008, NIIT’s Individual Learning Business offerings include industry-endorsed programs for students seeking careers in IT - GNIIT, Edgeineers and Global Net Plus for IT professionals.

NIIT has provided computer-based learning to over 15,000 government and private schools. The futuristic NIIT NGuru range for schools is a holistic education package that comprises Interactive Classrooms (an embedded Teaching Learning Material, that uses elements of interactivity, automation and web links library); Math lab (technology tools that enable school students to learn and explore mathematical concepts); IT Wizard (equips the students with core computer knowledge and IT skills); and Quick School (an Education Resource Planning solution for school management).

For working professionals, NIIT Imperia, Centre for Advanced Learning, offers Executive Management Education Programs in association with IIM Ahmadabad, IIM Kolkata, IIM Lucknow, IMT Ghaziabad and IIFT Delhi. NIIT Imperia also offers specialized courses in Finance in association with KPMG and on Digital Marketing with Google India and Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI).

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 Uniqua, Centre for Process Excellence, addresses the increasing demand for skilled workers in the business and technology services industry by providing training programs in relevant areas. This is a part of NIIT Institute of Process Excellence Limited, a NIIT-Genpact venture.

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.

NIIT delivers a tailored combination of catalog learning products, technology and services through Element K offerings. These include: vLab®: hands-on labs, instructor-led courseware, comprehensive e-reference libraries, technical journals, and KnowledgeHub™: hosted learning management platform.

NIIT’s innovative HR practices have been felicitated by Aon Hewitt as amongst ‘Top 25 Best Employers in India- 2011’; Indian Education Awards 2011 as ‘Best Education Company to Work with’; by Great Places to Work Institute as amongst ‘Top 25 India’s Best Companies to Work for’ and First in Training & Education Industry, 2011.
 
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2011-08-23