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NIIT announces 24th Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship - India’s most significant IT & New-Age Careers Scholarship program

Aims to empower meritorious students with exciting careers in today's knowledge economy

New Delhi, 09 Sep, 2014: NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation announced India's most significant IT & New-Age Careers Scholarship program - 'Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship', to enhance employability of meritorious students by bridging the affordability gap and making them future-ready to meet the emerging needs of today's knowledge economy. The scholarship is NIIT's endeavour to attract meritorious student in NIIT ecosystem and reward students desirous of building successful careers in diverse industries. Bhavishya Jyoti is one of India's most recognized and trusted scholarship programs with 24 years of market presence that has benefitted over 4 lakh students since its inception.

To enable aspiring students to avail this opportunity, NIIT will award fee waivers of up to Rs. 60,000 across the country this year. NIIT will be offering over 10,000 scholarships for its popular IT and new-age career programs such as GNIIT/ Diploma/ Post Graduate Program in SE and FA and Diploma in HW Networking. In addition the scholarship applicants enrolling for career programs in GNIIT Series /Diploma/PGPIT will be entitled of an Assured Merit Scholarship.

Students who have scored 60% and above in their XIIth/Graduation can apply for this scholarship. The scholarships will be awarded basis performance of the students in their XIIth board exams. The application forms for the scholarship are available at NIIT education centers across the country. Students can also log on to to get more details. The last date to apply for scholarship is September 20, 2014.

Announcing the launch of Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship 2014, Amitabh Lahiri President, FTZ & Quality, SCG, NIIT Ltd. said, "At NIIT it has been our constant endeavour to offer challenging career opportunities to aspiring students in emerging areas of the knowledge society. The Bhavisya Jyoti Scholarship is an integral part of NIIT's commitment to encourage meritorious students of the country to build a successful career in IT and other industry aligned programs."

According to a recent survey, companies are expected to go for aggressive hiring activities this fiscal, with 84 per cent of employers surveyed indicating that headcount in their respective firms is set to increase in 2014-15 over the last financial year. As per Nasscom the Indian IT-BPM industry has demonstrated resilience and agility in the past years. Technology has today become an integral enabler for growth across all sectors and the industry is continuously evolving and innovating to emerge as a strategic partner to its customers. Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship awards fee waivers to meritorious undergraduate and graduates students desirous of building successful careers in diverse industries.

The Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship was launched by NIIT in 1991, to enable financially challenged meritorious students to pursue careers in IT and other new-age programs.

About NIIT

Established in 1981, NIIT Limited, a leading Global Talent Development Corporation, offers learning and knowledge solutions across 40 countries. Leading IT journal Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT the 'Top Training Company' award successively for the past 20 years, since the inception of this category.

NIIT's training solutions in IT, Banking, Finance and Insurance, Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO), Business Process Management (BPM), Executive Management Education, Vocational Skills, School Learning Solutions and Communication and Professional Life Skills has impacted over 35 million learners since inception.

NIIT's Individual Learning Business offerings include industry-endorsed programs for students seeking careers in IT – GNIIT and Edgeineers for IT professionals. The company has introduced "India's first cloud campus", through its new-age GNIIT program. This offers students a higher mobility as they can access courseware using Netbooks to connect seamlessly to NIIT's Cloud Campus network.

NIIT's Corporate Learning Solutions offers Managed Training Services including integrated learning solutions (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 Yuva Jyoti, a joint venture between NIIT and NSDC, offers vocational skills training programs to enhance employability of youth across India.

NIIT's School Learning Solutions division has provided computer-based learning to over 15, 000 Government and private schools. The futuristic NIIT nGuru range of learning solutions for schools comprises Interactive Classrooms, Math Lab, IT Wizard programs and Quick School (Education Resource Planning software). 

NIIT Imperia - Centre for Advanced Learning, offers Executive Learning Programs in association with leading Business schools in India, KPMG, Google India and Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), using the synchronous learning platform.

NIIT Institute of Finance Banking & Insurance (NIIT IFBI), formed by NIIT with equity participation from ICICI Bank, offers programs for individuals and corporates in Banking, Financial Services and Insurance. NIIT Institute of Process Excellence Limited, a NIIT-GENPACT venture (NIIT Uniqua), offers complete training outsourcing services to the Business Process, Knowledge and Technology Services industry to create business models that enhance productivity and lower costs.

In recognition of its people centric policies, which foster an environment of growth and career development, NIIT has been ranked as the 4th Best company to work for in India 2013-14, by Great Place to Work Institute®.

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