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India’s largest IT Scholarship Test - ‘19th Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship’ announced

- NIIT to conduct the Annual Scholarship Test on September 13th across the country

New Delhi, August 11, 2009: India’s largest IT Scholarship Program— ‘19th Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship Test’ will be conducted on Sunday, September 13, 2009 by leading Global Talent Development Corporation, NIIT, across the country.

The 19-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 the students in the country, this year, based on their performance in class XIIth score and personal interview. For select career programs, scholarships will be awarded based on their performance in the competitive written test, personal interview and Class XIIth score.

The application forms for the test are available at NIIT education centers across the country. Students can also log on to  to get more details. The last date for receipt of application is September 12, 2009.

With the theme of ‘Have Something Bigger to Celebrate’, this year’s program will offer Merit based fee waiver of up to Rs. 34,000 on NIIT’s IT training programs. This is NIIT’s gesture to enhance employability of meritorious students and make them job ready to meet the industry needs. As a part of the high aptitude community, they also get to pursue Global Vendor Certification backed program and get the benefit of collaborative learning.

Speaking on the Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarships, Mr. G. Raghavan, President-Global Learning Solutions, NIIT, said, “Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship was launched to enable financially challenged meritorious students to pursue a career in IT and add to the nation's trained manpower base. Over the past 18 years the scholarship has been able to help and benefit over 3.2 lac students. We believe our initiative will go a long way in guiding meritorious students into the IT domain”.

Besides India, NIIT has been involved in creation of skilled ICT manpower in other countries like Nigeria and Vietnam. NIIT conducts scholarship test in Nigeria and Vietnam to enable meritorious students and gain access to world-class IT education. Recently, NIIT had conducted its ‘10th NIIT Nigeria IT Scholarship’ where a record of 2, 10, 000 Students took the test in Nigeria making it the scholarship test of the decade.

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 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.  The scholarship is one of the India’s most recognized and trusted scholarship test with 19 years of market presence and more than 3.2 lakh students benefiting form the scholarship. Since its launch, scholarships worth Rs 465 million have been awarded. Last year more than 1 lakh students appeared for the scholarship test and were awarded with scholarships worth Rs 126 million.

About NIIT
NIIT Limited, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer, offers learning and knowledge solutions to over 5 million students across 40 countries.

Leading IT magazine Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT, the ‘Top IT Training Company’ award successively for the past 15 years, since the inception of this category. Rated among India’s Business Super brands 2008, NIIT’s Individual Learning Business offerings include industry-endorsed programs for students seeking careers in IT - GNIIT, Edgeineers and Globalnet+ for IT professionals.
NIIT has provided computer-based learning to over 12,000 government and private schools. The futuristic NIIT eGuru range for schools is a holistic education package that comprises of 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 Ahmedabad, Indore, Kolkata, Lucknow, IMT Ghaziabad and IIFT Delhi.
NIIT Institute of Finance Banking & Insurance (IFBI), formed by NIIT with equity participation from ICICI Bank, offers programs for individuals and corporate 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, 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: lab®: hands-on labs, instructor-led courseware, comprehensive e-reference libraries, technical journals, and Knowledge Hub™: hosted learning management platform. This makes NIIT the first and the best choice for comprehensive learning solutions, worldwide.

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