NIIT forges Global
Alliance with Adobe Systems Inc.To offer training programs in the
Design, Web, Mobile & Interactive Media space
New Delhi, October 27,
2007: NIIT, Asia’s largest trainer and leading Global Talent
Development Corporation and Adobe Systems Incorporated have entered into a
global alliance to create talent pool for Design, Web, Mobile and Interactive
Through this strategic
partnership, NIIT will offer training programs on Adobe’s software tools and
technologies used in business, entertainment and personal communication, across
its network of 32 countries. Global leader, Adobe will provide access to its
software tools and technologies in the emerging creative space, and enable the
large software developer community and creative professionals to skill
themselves for the Media, rich interactive Web 2.0, and Animation & Gaming
Adobe and NIIT will also jointly
set up showcase centres in key Indian metro cities. NIIT will also offer the
training programs in emerging markets such as China and Vietnam, in addition to
30 other countries in its global network.
Speaking at a press conference in
the capital, Mr. Shantanu Narayen, President & COO, Adobe Systems Inc. said,
"Adobe recognizes the efforts of NIIT in the field of IT education and
values their strong relationship with IT professionals. We consider NIIT an
important global IT education hub and look forward to a partnership that
combines Adobe’s product strength and innovation with NIIT’s highly pertinent
and valued training modules.”
There is a requirement for
3,00,000 animation professionals by 2008 and the market for gaming development
in India is expected to reach USD300 million by 2009, at a CAGR of 78 percent
according to NASSCOM Study on Animation and Gaming Industry, 2006. Indian
entertainment and media industry is witnessing a phenomenal growth and is slated
to grow at 19 per cent by 2010 according to FICCI PWC report – 2005. It is also
a reboot time for Indian advertising industry with predictions that the online
segment is likely to cross the 100 million dollar mark by 2010, according to a
study by MSN. Besides this, India is set to become the largest pay-TV
advertising market by 2010 with total ad spends on pay-TV channels touching $1.8
billion by that year, as per a study by the Cable & Satellite Broadcasting
Association of Asia (Casbaa).
The demand in the international
market is already large and growing rapidly. Additionally, there is a
significant need for existing software professionals to upgrade their skills in
the latest Adobe technologies in their journey to Web 2.0.
According to Mr. Vijay K. Thadani,
Chief Executive Officer, NIIT, “The advent of convergence and the
increasing need for richness in Interactive media is creating significant demand
for skilled professionals. Adobe enjoys clear leadership in the tools and
technologies required in this space. NIIT is pleased to bring our 25 years of
training expertise combined with Adobe’s leadership, to create exciting career
opportunities for the youth around the world, through our training
Also present at the press
conference were Mr. Naresh Gupta, Senior Vice President, Print & Classic
Publishing Solutions; Managing Director, India Research & Development, Adobe
Systems Inc., and Mr. G. Raghavan, President-Global Individual Learning
Business, NIIT who shared details of the new initiative.
While Adobe will provide access to
its latest software development tools and technical resources, NIIT will
leverage its inherent strength in curriculum design and expertise in education
process management. NIIT will offer training on Adobe’s enterprise products with
rich internet applications; Web 2.0 technologies such as Flex, Flash, Adobe
Integrated Runtime (AIR), Dreamweaver and ColdFusion; and Creative Suite
products, including Creative Suite 3, across its global network. NIIT’s
curriculum mapped to Adobe certifications will enable students to acquire these
While the modular programs are
designed to initiate high school students into the creative space; the advanced
level programs will enable enterprise developers and creative professionals to
build careers in Media, Animation & Gaming and Web 2.0 technologies.
Adobe and NIIT will work together
to develop a pool of trainers, through ‘Train the Trainer’ program, to further
the cause of training in latest and emerging technologies. Both organisations
will also collaborate to enhance career opportunities for students through
scholarship and placement assistance.
Adobe also intends to leverage
NIIT’s testing and assessment services—NIIT Litmus—for conducting Adobe
Certification examinations in select markets.
NIITNIIT, Asia’s No. 1 trainer and
leading Global Talent Development Corporation, offers learning and knowledge
solutions to 5 million students across 32 countries.
Leading IT magazine Dataquest has
conferred upon NIIT, the Top IT Training Company Award 2006. Rated among India’s
Superbrands (2003-05), NIIT’s Individual Learning Business offerings include:
Industry-endorsed programs for students seeking careers in IT: GNIIT, Integrated
ANIIT for Engineers (IAE) and Advanced Technology Programs for IT professionals.
For working professionals,
NIIT Imperia, Centre for Advanced Learning, offers Executive
Management Education Programmes in association with Indian Institutes of
Management (IIMs) at Ahmedabad, Indore and Kolkata.
NIIT Institute of Finance
Banking & Insurance (IFBI), formed with equity participation from
ICICI Bank, offers programs to develop talent for the banking industry.
NIIT offers turnkey IT integration
program for schools. NIIT has provided computer-based learning to over
5000 government and private schools.
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.
delivers learning solutions for customers and partners through a
tailored combination of catalog learning products, technology, and services. The
offerings include: vLab®: hands-on labs, instructor-led
courseware, comprehensive e-reference libraries, technical journals, and
KnowledgeHub™: hosted learning management platform.
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