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StackRouteTM - a pioneering initiative from NIIT powers Digital Transformation of the IT Industry

Over the last year, StackRoute has graduated hundreds of full-stack programmers at three of the Top Indian IT Services firms in Bangalore, Chennai & Delhi NCR

 Industry leader Wipro enrols to transform their programmers as 'Digital Innovators'

New Delhi, November 14, 2016: StackRouteTMa pioneering initiative from NIIT to produce the world's best full-stack programmers has successfully created a talent pool of hundreds of Digital innovators for the IT industry in a short span of a year. The initiative has received an overwhelming response from the industry. StackRoute currently services three of the Top Indian IT Services firms in Bangalore, Chennai & Delhi NCR. Based on an immersive product development experience, the path–breaking program focuses on creating elite full-stack programmers who are at the core of Digital Transformation initiatives worldwide.

Run by practitioners from the IT industry StackRoute bootcamps are apprenticeship and experiential based. StackRoute creates multi-skilled and multi-disciplinary programmers who can become key members of high-performance teams in top notch product engineering companies and IT firms. They are equipped with problem solving, technical, agile and DevOps skills as well as with a core product engineering discipline.

Currently, StackRouteTM bootcamps that are focused on the full-stack programming with the MEAN and MERN technology stack (MongoDB, Express, AngularJS / ReactJS and Node.js) are offered at Bangalore, Chennai and Delhi NCR. NIIT is also working on expansion plans so that in the near future these full-stack programmers are available to key product engineering and IT firms in major IT metro cities in India.

StackRouteTM will be shortly launching similar bootcamps around Machine Learning, Data Science and Big Data technologies.

Wipro Limited, a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company is using the platform to upskill its technical talent. Mr. Rajan Kohli, Global Head and Senior Vice PresidentWipro Digital said, "As consumers change digital behaviors faster than companies can adapt, our clients look to Wipro to provide agility, speed and scale to undertake human-centric digital transformation efforts. For us, building the right mix of people with the right skills is critical.  In particular, we look for Pi-Shaped people who can work on multiple platforms, interface with design colleagues and drive digital innovation. NIIT has been a key partner for us in attracting and training this talent to build the right mindset and technical knowhow to keep up with this evolving space."

Mr. Reynolds Alex, General Manager and Head – Digital Academy, Wipro Digital, said, "StackRoute is a key partner for us in building a first-of-its-kind training program to meet the digital transformation needs of our customers.  Through this program, we are creating a cadre of world-class full-stack programmers who will join multi-disciplinary teams in our digital pods around the world."

According to MIT Centre for Digital Business, 77% of organizations consider missing digital skills as the key hurdle to their transformation strategy. Therefore, Indian & Global IT Companies are investing heavily in building digital transformation skills to enable their clients transform digitally. 

Mr. Rahul Patwardhan, CEO, NIIT Ltd said, "With a strong thrust on enabling the industry to digitally transform themselves, NIIT designed StackRouteTM to develop a technologically empowered workforce that helps chart a clear path towards digital transformation. This significant initiative is aligned to our strategy to play a leadership role in Digital Learning."

In October 2015, NIIT launched a revolutionary initiative - StackRouteTM is truly a high end, specialised program offering, that takes a group of talented programmers screened through a rigorous selection process and turns them into high performance full-stack programmers that the industry needs urgently. The product has been developed in intense consultation with the industry, start-ups, product engineering companies and incubators, and is strongly endorsed by all the key industry stakeholders.

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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 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 – 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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About NIIT

NIIT is a leading Global 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, yet comprehensive array of talent development programs. With a footprint across 30 nations, NIIT offers training and development solutions to Individuals, Enterprises and Institutions.