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NIIT launches ‘New Age GNIIT’- India’s First Cloud Campus, in Patna
  • Leverages cloud computing methodology to enable anywhere, anytime learning for students

Patna, 9 August, 2011: NIIT Limited, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer, today launched the new age GNIIT- India’s first Cloud Campus, in Patna. This unique GNIIT programme can be pursued anywhere anytime, by leveraging the unique cloud learning methodology. The state-of-the-art NIIT Cloud CampusTM was launched by Ashish Ranjan Sinha, Ex Director General of Police (DGP), Bihar in the presence of Surojit Biswas, Vice President, NIIT Limited.
The pioneering NIIT Cloud CampusTM empowers student to learn on his own terms, at his own pace, wherever and whenever he wants it. Students enjoy higher mobility as they can easily access educational services using a Netbook or a Mobile device that connects them to NIIT’s Cloud Campus network. These services will be managed by NIIT centrally, using the power of Cloud Computing.

One of the most important initiatives of NIIT in recent times, the new GNIIT syllabus is based on a revolutionary educational paradigm called collaborative learning which takes students’ beyond the traditional classroom based student-teacher relationship. Students enrolling for the programme will be provided with technically robust netbook, a well designed digital courseware and a fully paid data card. Furthermore, the technology backed learning environment of NIIT’s Cloud Learning Methodology supports group learning through interactive features like 24x7 lab and e-library access, instant tech updates, interaction with faculty and peers and access to online video streams. Thus the learning process is not just limited to textbooks but is enhanced through group learning.

The 6-semester new age GNIIT program offers an industry endorsed advanced curriculum to students


Software Engineering track

Trains students in the latest and most prevalent software technologies

Networking & Infrastructure Management track

Creates Infrastructure Management Services professionals by covering a range of Hardware & Software technologies, tools, networking devices, operating systems and server systems

Business Systems & Information Management track

Produces professionals for implementing and managing Business Applications and high-end information management

Speaking on this significant development Surojit Biswas, Vice President, NIIT Limited, remarked, "The new-age GNIIT program will help create a pool of trained professionals for today’s globalized knowledge economy. The use of cloud platform will ensure higher mobility for students who can procure the industry endorsed curriculum from any corner of the globe and equip themselves with skill sets that employers’ value, thus helping them chart exciting careers in information technology."

The industry-endorsed syllabus of the GNIIT Programme helps students develop a strong conceptual foundation, along with technical skills for meeting the core requirements of the job demands in IT and IT related domains. With inputs from NIIT’s academic, and IT partners, the syllabus ensures that the students’ IT skills are mapped to the real life requirements of the industry.

The uniqueness of the GNIIT programme also lies in its professional practice which a year-long internship that gives the students the opportunity to work at leading IT organisations. This one year of internship gives exposure to ‘live’ case studies and a stipend that lets them earn-while-they-learn.

Moreover, with recruitments in over 3000 companies, the GNIIT programme gives a jump-start to students’ careers. NIIT students have started their careers in leading organisations like Infosys, TCS, Wipro, IBM etc.

About Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is a phenomenon of the 21st century, an all new services delivery model that uses the Internet as a platform. According to independent technology and market research firm Forrester Research, cloud computing is a "standardised IT capability, such as software application platform or infrastructure, delivered via Internet technologies in a pay-per-use and self-service way." Cloud computing, owing to its 24x7, any-time, anywhere availability, flexibility, ability to scale, and cost-effective payment model, is proving to be a big boon for different industry segments, key among them being education.

It is now possible to take high-quality education—including content, and instruction—to the far reaches of the country, using Cloud platform. This educational content can be delivered to people at their doorsteps through the Cloud, "as a service." The Cloud offers learners the flexibility to getnee trained in "what they want, when they want and where they want," in an affordable and convenient fashion. It also makes possible the implementation of a universal curriculum across the nation, enabling students across India to enjoy the same experience in education.

About NIIT

NIIT Limited, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer, offers learning and knowledge solutions across 40 countries.

Leading IT magazine Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT, the ‘Top IT Training Company’ award successively for the past 18 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 14,000 government and private schools. The futuristic nGURU range for schools is a holistic education package that comprises 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 Ahmadabad, 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 Limited, 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