new-age GNIIT programme leveraging Cloud Computing
New Delhi, June
14, 2011: NIIT Limited, leading Global Talent Development Corporation
and Asia’s largest IT trainer, announced the launch of new-age GNIIT programme
that can be pursued anywhere anytime, by leveraging the unique cloud learning
The pioneering NIIT Cloud
the 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
CampusTM 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 GNIIT syllabus 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 programme 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 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.
Speaking on this
significant development G Raghavan, Chief Executive, Career Building
Solutions, NIIT Limited, remarked, “The new-age GNIIT program will help
create a pool of trained professionals for today’s globalized knowledge economy.
The use of cloud platform will ensure that student’s can procure the avant-garde
training from any corner of the globe and equip themselves with skill sets that
employers’ value, thus helping them chart exciting careers in information
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.
recruitments in over 3000 companies, the GNIIT programme gives a jump-start to
students’ careers. NIIT students have started their careers in leading
organizations like Infosys, TCS, Wipro, IBM etc.
ComputingCloud computing is a phenomenon of the 21st century, an
all new services delivery model that uses the Internet as a platform. According
to independent technology and market research firm Forrester Research, cloud
computing is a “standardised IT capability, such as software application
platform or infrastructure, delivered via Internet technologies in a pay-per-use
and self-service way.” Cloud computing, owing to its 24x7, any-time, anywhere
availability, flexibility, ability to scale, and cost-effective payment model,
is proving to be a big boon for different industry segments, key among them
It is now possible to
take high-quality education—including content, and instruction—to the far
reaches of the country, using Cloud platform. This educational content can be
delivered to people at their doorsteps through the Cloud, “as a service.” The
Cloud offers learners the flexibility to get trained in “what they want, when
they want and where they want,” in an affordable and convenient fashion. It also
makes possible the implementation of a universal curriculum across the nation,
enabling students across India to enjoy the same experience in education.
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 14,000 government and private schools. The
futuristic 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
professionals, NIIT Imperia, Centre for Advanced Learning, offers Executive
Management Education Programs in association with Indian Institutes of
Management (IIMs) at Ahmadabad, Indore, Kolkata, Lucknow, IMT Ghaziabad and IIFT
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.
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