Patna, 9 August, 2011: NIIT Limited, leading Global Talent
Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer, today launched the new
age GNIIT- India’s first Cloud Campus, in Patna. This unique GNIIT programme can
be pursued anywhere anytime, by leveraging the unique cloud learning
methodology. The state-of-the-art NIIT Cloud CampusTM was launched by Ashish
Ranjan Sinha, Ex Director General of Police (DGP), Bihar in the presence of
Surojit Biswas, Vice President, NIIT Limited.The pioneering NIIT Cloud
CampusTM empowers 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 Campus 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.
The 6-semester new age GNIIT program offers an industry endorsed
advanced curriculum to students
Software Engineering track
Trains students in the latest and most prevalent software
Networking & Infrastructure Management track
Creates Infrastructure Management Services professionals by
covering a range of Hardware & Software technologies, tools, networking
devices, operating systems and server systems
Business Systems & Information Management track
Produces professionals for implementing and managing Business
Applications and high-end information
Speaking on this significant development Surojit Biswas, Vice
President, 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 higher mobility for
students who can procure the industry endorsed curriculum from any corner of the
globe and equip themselves with skill sets that employers’ value, thus helping
them chart exciting careers in information technology."
The industry-endorsed 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 practice
which a year-long internship that gives the students the opportunity to work at
leading IT organisations. This one year of internship gives exposure to ‘live’
case studies and a stipend that lets them earn-while-they-learn.
Moreover, with recruitments in over 3000 companies, the GNIIT programme gives
a jump-start to students’ careers. NIIT students have started their careers in
leading organisations like Infosys, TCS, Wipro, IBM etc.
About Cloud Computing
Cloud 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 getnee
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
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 management).
For working 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.