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India’s largest IT Scholarship Test - ‘18th Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship’ announced

India’s largest IT Scholarship Test - ‘18th Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship’ announced
-      NIIT to conduct the Annual Scholarship Test on September 21st across the country

New Delhi, September 4, 2008: India’s largest IT Scholarship Program—‘18th Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship Test’ will be conducted on Sunday, September 21, 2008 by leading Global Talent Development Corporation, NIIT, across over 400 education centres in the country.
The 18-year old Annual Scholarship program rewards fee waivers to meritorious students and graduates desirous of building successful careers in diverse industries that require Information Technology skills. NIIT plans to offer scholarship to 20,000 students in the country, this year, based on their performance in the competitive written test, personal interview and Class XIIth score.
With the theme of ‘Prepare to Win’, this year’s program will offer Merit based fee waiver of up to Rs. 40,000 on NIIT’s IT training programs. A special feature of this year’s Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship is that NIIT will also offer 100% scholarships to up to 500 graduate-applicants, based on merit.  This is NIIT’s gesture to enhance employability of meritorious graduates and make them job ready to meet the industry needs.
Additionally, for Graduates who have job-offer letters from IT companies and are on wait list, NIIT will offer enhanced scholarship to enable them to enroll for relevant programs and enhance their IT skills.
Announcing the launch of Scholarship Test, Mr. G. Raghavan, President-Individual Learning Business, NIIT said, “Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship Test has become India’s largest IT Scholarship Test with over 300,000 students benefitting from it in the last 17 years. This is NIIT’s effort to recognise and encourage meritorious students from varied economic backgrounds, and enable the global IT industry find skilled talent pool”.
As per NASSCOM, there is an estimated demand for 850,000 skilled professionals in the IT services domain, by 2010.

Students who have completed their Class XIIth or equivalent, those currently pursuing graduation and/or completed graduation in any stream, and Polytechnic diploma holders are eligible for NIIT Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarships. The scholarship will be offered on a wide range of NIIT programs including GNIIT, NIIT Edgeineers and NIIT Globalnet+.

The application forms for the test are available at NIIT education centers across the country. Students can also log on to register for the examination. The last date for receipt of application is September 20, 2008.

The Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship was launched by NIIT in 1991 to enable financially challenged meritorious students to pursue a career in computers and add to the nation's trained manpower base.

About NIIT

NIIT, Asia’s No. 1 IT trainer and leading Global Talent Development Corporation, offers learning and knowledge solutions to 5 million students across 34 countries.

Leading IT magazine Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT, the Top IT Training Company Award 2007. Rated among India’s Business Superbrands 2008, 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 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 Ltd., formed in joint venture with Genpact will address the increasing demand for skilled workers in the business & technology services industry by providing training programs in relevant areas.

NIIT offers turnkey IT integration program for schools. NIIT has provided computer-based learning to over 7700 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.

Element K 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.

NIIT together with Element K is now the first and the best choice for comprehensive learning solutions, worldwide.

For more details, students may call:
Toll Free Nos. – 18001806448 (BSNL) and 18001026448 (Airtel)

For media queries, please contact:

Prateek Chatterjee, NIIT Ltd, Ph: +91 124 4293041; Email: or

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