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NIIT to impart specialized IT Training to students of Birla School of Management

- Inks MoU with BSM, Kolkata to jointly conduct Certificate course in Business System and Information Management

Kolkata, February 12, 2009: NIIT Ltd has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Birla School of Management (BSM), Kolkata to impart specialized IT training to its students. According to the agreement, NIIT Ltd & BSM, Kolkata will jointly conduct a certificate program in ‘Business Systems and Information Management’, for the students of BSM. The first batch will begin from February, 2009 and the classes will be held within the campuses of BSM and NIIT in Kolkata. The program is designed to be of 3 semester duration.

Speaking on the alliance, Mr. G. Raghavan, President, Individual Learning Solutions, NIIT Ltd. said, “Business Intelligence has opened exciting career opportunities for youth around the world. We are pleased to associate with The Birla School of Management, Kolkata to jointly conduct certificate course in Business Systems and Information Management, for their students. This alliance will bring together NIIT’s expertise in IT training with the high education standards of BSM, to offer an excellent value proposition for the students.”

“NIIT has been doing an admirable job in imparting high-class IT education and we are pleased to associate with them for the BSIM course. We are confident that the collaboration will help enhance the level of our educational offerings for the students”, said Prof. Suman K Mukerjee, Director, Birla School of Management, Kolkata.

Management Subjects like Quantitative Methods: Managerial Economics (Micro & Macro); Human Resource Management; Organisational Behavior; Strategic Business Management, Marketing Management, Financial Accounting and Management as well as IT subjects like- IT fundamentals in Computing, Introduction to Relational Database Management System, Business Intelligence fundamentals, Analysis of Business Intelligence Technology and Enterprise reporting using SAS reporting guide, will be covered in the joint program. 

It may be recalled that NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation, entered into a partnership with SAS Institute Inc., a global leader in business analytics software and services market, in July 2008, to create requisite talent pool in the Business Intelligence technologies, globally. Through this strategic partnership, NIIT offers first-of-its kind specialized curriculum on Business Intelligence in the country, utilizing SAS software and technologies. NIIT is currently offering the new curriculum under its flagship IT career program—GNIIT for undergraduates, and Advanced Technology portfolio for Engineers, Graduates and IT professionals, across its network of IT education centres.

NIIT has been engaging with Colleges through its NIIT@Campus initiative, which works in tandem with the Industry and Academia to impart College going students latest and Industry Relevant Technologies within the College premises. The Training programs cover IT and Behavioural Skills, with placement assistance being provided to students through NIIT’s well networked, Industry Collaboration Team.  The programs offered through NIIT@Campusare customized as per the requirements of the industry and are delivered by experienced faculty from NIIT. This ensures both relevance and continuity.

About Birla School of Management

Birla School of Management has been established under the aegis of Vidya Mandir Society.

Keeping in stride with contemporary trends in management and information technology areas, the Society has created a Business School – Birla School of Management being affiliated to the renowned West Bengal University of Technology.  The unique Master in Management Administration (MMA) course that it plans to conduct within its premises is a step towards creating business leaders and global managers, professionals that meet the challenges of the contemporary international business scenario.

It was set up with twin objectives:
a) to serve as a Centre of Excellence in teaching and     research in technology and management area.
b) to provide framework of industrialization based on knowledge economy.

In consonance with this spirit, and with a view to optimize resource allocation and for unleashing individual initiative for Entrepreneurial development, the university has envisaged a new programme: “Master in Management Administration” that is different from the generic MBA [Master in Business Administration].  The university has introduced this course to develop, enhance and strengthen the country’s position in research and business management.

The MMA is a unique course having an integrated approach towards a relevant, cross-functional curriculum that strikes a balance between theory and real life through live case, experiential activities, and class discussions.

NewCastle Business School have signed a MOU for advanced level entry to their Postgraduate and Doctoral programmes

About NIIT

NIIT, Asia’s No. 1 IT trainer and leading Global Talent Development Corporation, 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 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.
NIIT offers turnkey IT integration program for schools. NIIT has provided computer-based learning to over 9,500 government and private schools.
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 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.
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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.
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