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Unique program designed to enhance employability of engineering graduates
Chennai, August 18, 2010: NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer, today, launched the ‘industry endorsed’ multiple track GNIIT for Engineers in Southern India. Mr. G. Raghavan, President-Global Individual Learning Solutions, NIIT, announced the launch of the program.  Also present on the occasion were Mr. Vijay Tadepali, Vice-President, Mahindra Satyam and Mr. Sriram Iyenger, Manager-HR, Cognizant Technology Solutions.
GNIIT for Engineers is aimed at enhancing employability of engineering graduates by bridging the skill gap. According to industry reports, only 25% of the engineering graduates applying for positions in the IT & ITeS sectors in India are considered employable by the industry. It has therefore become a necessity to equip the graduating engineers with employable skill sets, for meeting the industry requirements.
With the return of strong hiring outlook, industry would be on the lookout for job-ready talent. As per NASSCOM’s latest estimates the industry headcount addition is expected to double this year to touch 200,000 new employees, leading to 2.5 million direct employment. The IT BPO exports market is expected to grow by 13-15 percent and the domestic market by 15-17 percent.
The curriculum of GNIIT for Engineers has been specially designed and customized with continued inputs from the IT industry, thus imparting GNIIT-Engineers with specialised skills essential to build a successful IT career. Mapped to current industry requirements, the program offers Global Technology Certification mapped curriculum to ensure best career opportunities worldwide for every GNIIT-Engineer, along with firsthand experience of working on the latest technology developments.
The students will also undergo a rigorous & complete Software Development Life cycle project followed by six-month Industry internship which will train them to according to the IT industry expectations and become day-one job ready when they graduate.
Speaking on the launch of the GNIIT for Engineers Mr. G Raghavan, President-Global Individual Learning Solutions, NIIT said “South India produces the largest share of Engineering graduates for the country. GNIIT for Engineers is specifically designed keeping the engineering students, their already rigourous curriculum and their career aspirations in mind. Graduates of this program will be first-hour job ready for the global marketplace”.
The three-year GNIIT for Engineers program is designed to be pursued along with the engineering program. The methodology has been tuned to the academic cycles of the engineering programs. The requirement for enrolment to this program is successful admission into a B.Tech or a B.E program. 

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 17 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 professionals.
NIIT has provided computer-based learning to over 15,000 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 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.
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. This makes NIIT the first and the best choice for comprehensive learning solutions, worldwide.
Ushering in a new model in higher education is the not-for-profit NIIT University, established in 2009 with a vision of being the leading centre of innovation and learning in emerging areas of the Knowledge Society. Nestled in the foothills of Aravali, in Neemrana, Rajasthan, the picturesque 100 acres fully residential green campus has been developed as an institute of excellence based on the four core principles of providing industry linked, technology based, research driven, seamless education.
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