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To Build Human Asset Pool, Skilled to Develop Cloud Ready Applications

New Delhi, May 27, 2010: NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer, has now launched cutting edge training program on Microsoft AZURE Platform. This significant initiative by NIIT will allow students to look at the next generation development opportunities and job roles as ‘SaaS’ (Software As A service) becomes more prevalent and applications are created for the Cloud.

NIIT and Microsoft have been working together for over two decades on several successful programs and campaigns in the IT education domain, which have benefited individuals and enterprises alike. Further strengthening the association, NIIT now introduces training programs on MS Azure, a technology platform that is set to drive the Cloud momentum.  A large talent pool of skilled manpower with the ability to develop “Cloud Ready Applications” is key to the success of this momentum.

NIIT has always been a pioneer in identifying key Technology and Architecture shifts which have impacted the way that the IT industry evolves. Developers and IT Professionals over the next few years will leverage Cloud Service Platform to create new Infrastructure, Software, Services and Business Models. NIIT’s programs on “Azure” will help Developers and IT Professionals to adopt the Cloud Strategy and Technology and be ready for this Shift. NIIT will introduce these programs in India and 40 countries globally.

Speaking on this significant development, Mr. G Raghavan, President, Global Individual Learning Solutions, NIIT Limited remarked, “NIIT and Microsoft have been strategic partners for almost two decades now, with the unified purpose of developing skilled manpower for the Global IT Industry. We acknowledge the Cloud Momentum and its strategic importance in the years to come. NIIT will keep up to its commitment to generate skilled professionals for the IT Industry to leverage this momentum”

Mr. Moorthy Uppaluri, General Manager Developer and Platform Evangelism, Microsoft Corporation said, “NIIT has been Microsoft’s training partner since 1991 and has played a key role in building manpower for India’s IT revolution. With NIIT delivering training on the Window’s Azure platform, we believe they will play a key role in building India’s capability to meet the rising skill needs of the Cloud Services market.”

Over the two decades, NIIT and Microsoft have collaborated to introduce path-breaking technologies in India like Windows NT 4.0 and Exchange 5.0, ‘Whidbey’ (Visual Studio) and ‘Yukon’ (SQL Server) to name a few. NIIT was the first to introduce .NET​ and C# asTechnology of the Year” in 2001.

Perceiving huge potential in Could and Azure, NIIT is now launching programs leading up to certification on the “Azure” technology platform over the next few months. This initiative will create a substantial “Human Asset Pool” which will help the Industry adopt the Platform and seize new opportunities globally.


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.


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Prateek Chatterjee, NIIT Ltd, Ph: (Cell) +91 9910201085, (Dir) +91 124 4293041

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