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NIIT to prepare ‘Job-ready Engineers’ for the IT industry

​​NIIT’s new 5-semester curriculum to help prepare doubly-qualified Engineers

Chennai, December 20, 2006: To address the growing demand of ‘First day job-ready’ engineers for the IT industry, Asia’s largest IT trainer, NIIT, has launched ‘Integrated ANIIT for Engineers’ (IAE)—a 5-semester IT curriculum for engineering students. A dual-qualification program to be pursued alongside engineering studies, IAE will open up a new stream to prepare IT professionals.
As per industry estimates, nearly two-thirds of 300,000 engineers passing out of colleges in India, every year, need re-skilling to be readied for demanding IT jobs.
According to Mr. Vijay K. Thadani, Chief Executive Officer, NIIT, "The new initiative of integrating our IT curriculum into the learning offered to India's engineering graduates, while they are still at college, will greatly improve their IT readiness. Availability of relevantly skilled IT manpower, will, in turn, fuel the growth of the industry."
NIIT is launching the new program, initially, in the southern cities of Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore. South India produces 54 per cent of the engineers in the country and also offers a huge job opportunity for these students.
Launching the new program in the city, Mr G. Raghavan, President of NIIT’s Learning Business said, “The new IAE curriculum comprehensively addresses four critical areas for engineering students, to make them job-ready—that of new technology skilling, curriculum support, global certification and placement assistance.”
“By enhancing IT skills and employment readiness of engineering students, NIIT will not only help the IT industry by increasing the talent availability but also by reducing their in-house training requirement”, he added.
Leaders from top IT employers such as Cognizant, Polaris, Satyam, Sun Microsystems and TCS highlighted the shortage of skilled manpower in the industry. Industry leaders and academicians supported NIIT’s new initiative aimed at making large number of engineers readily employable by the IT industry. Mind Champion and NIIT Brand Ambassador Viswanathan Anand along with his wife Aruna echoed the support to NIIT’s new initiative, by making a special appearance at the launch ceremony.
The Integrated ANIIT Program for Engineers begins with the fundamentals of computing and IT and spans a comprehensive learning cycle across programming and database management. This program has specialization options in the most popular application development frameworks such as Java and .NET. Additionally, this program trains students on communication, time-management and behavioral skills, to make them industry-ready. The all round training enables them to contribute right from the day they join the job.
IAE is the latest addition to the suite of programs offered by NIIT for engineers, under the ‘Edgeineers’ series. Several thousands of NIIT students of Edgeineers as well as the 13-year old flagship GNIIT program have been employed by the IT industry including the top majors.
This path-breaking initiative from training pioneer, NIIT, is a tribute to the industry, on the occasion of the company’s 25th anniversary.
About NIIT
NIIT, Asia’s largest IT trainer, offers learning and knowledge solutions in 30 countries. At US$ 250 million size, NIIT together with the recently acquired Element K, is now the first and the best choice for comprehensive learning solutions, worldwide.
Leading IT magazine Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT, the Top IT Training Company Award 2006. Rated among India's Superbrands (2003-05), NIIT’s education offerings include: GNIIT, an industry-endorsed program for students seeking careers in the IT segments; NIIT Edgeineers, training programs on advanced technologies for IT professionals and skill up gradation programs for engineering graduates. NIIT also offers a turnkey IT integration program that provides computer-based learning in over 3,800 government and private schools.
In the Corporate Solutions Business, NIIT’s offerings are bolstered by its SEI CMM Level5 assessed learning services capability. The Corporate Solutions Business offers integrated learning solutions that include strategic consulting, learning design, content development, learning delivery, learning technology services and learning administration.
NIIT’s customers include many Fortune 500 companies, universities, technology companies, training corporations and publishing houses.
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