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NIIT launches Vietnam’s first Cloud Campus

Presents new age GNIIT – an all new Cloud Centric Curriculum for the next generation IT professionals in Vietnam
Vietnam/ New Delhi, August 17, 2012: NIIT Limited, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer, today launched the new age IT programme - GNIIT, first cloud campus in Vietnam to train the country’s youth to pursue careers in the IT sector. This unique GNIIT program based on all new cloud centric curriculum can be pursued anywhere anytime, by leveraging the unique cloud learning methodology. The state-of-the-art NIIT Cloud CampusTM was launched by Mr. Nguyen Trong Duy – Director, Hoa Sen University. Also present on the occasion were Mr. Si Van Le Tien - NIIT  Vietnam Territory head, students & members of media.
A globally acclaimed diploma programme, NIIT’s Flagship program – GNIIT, with inputs from the from IT Industry, Academia, & IT majors like Microsoft and Oracle, is a perfect blend of core IT skills, professional skills and cloud technology. It ensures that the students’ IT knowledge and skills are mapped to the industry requirements and entry-level role competencies. Furthermore, the GNIIT programme maximizes career opportunities by offering programmes that lead to exit profiles in diverse fields of IT like Cloud Applications Developer, Enterprise Application Developer, Server Administrator and Network Administrator. The programme lays a greater emphasis on an active experimentation with a higher exposure to hands-on practical knowledge. GNIIT, in a nutshell, is a rigorous course, mapped to Global Certifications which prepares the student to change take on challenging course in the field of IT.
With the new GNIIT, student learns not only at an NIIT centre but also through Vietnam‘s first Cloud CampusTM that leverages the power of Information Technology in education. 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 CampusTM network.  These services will be managed by NIIT centrally, using the power of Cloud Computing.
Speaking on the significant development, Ajai Manohar Lal, Chief Business Officer, International Education Business, NIIT said, “It has been our constant endeavor at NIIT, to introduce programs which prepare students in Vietnam to take on global assignments in IT. Continuing our commitment in this direction, we now launch our highly successful GNIIT career program in the country to enhance the learning experience of students enabled through our pioneering NIIT Cloud Campus initiative.”
An IT professional, apart from technical skills, also needs to have the right attitude, communication skills, work ethics and a host of other personal attributes that play a crucial role in his/her career. This is why the new GNIIT programme aims to strengthen the basic communication and professional skills by making these part of the core syllabus and is spread across all semesters of the programme.
The new GNIIT syllabus is now based on a Cloud & Collaborative Learning Model. This pioneering initiative takes learning beyond the traditional student-teacher relationship and addresses the needs of today’s generation’s lifestyle and their learning style. It helps seamlessly blend the instructor-led classroom-based learning, virtual classrooms and online learning using Cloud services being off¬ered through NIIT Cloud CampusTM – Vietnam’s First Cloud Campus ecosystem.
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.
Over the past few years Vietnam has been making a considerable stride in the value chain of IT services. Every year, thousands of IT jobs are left unfilled due to a shortage of certified IT professionals. NIIT aims to address this issue by offering industry relevant GNIIT course to its students to make them productive from day one.

NIIT in Vietnam
NIIT, the leading Global Talent Development Corporation, ventured in Vietnam in September 2001. Starting with 3 centers in Ho Chi Minh City, NIIT today has 21 education centers across 10 provinces in Vietnam. The talent development company, with nearly 10, 000 students on its rolls has helped Vietnamese students in acquiring contemporary IT skills.
NIIT’s initial DNIIT program, under the ‘Mastermind Series’ was amongst the most popular IT training programs in Vietnam. The placement record of NIIT students has been nearly 100 per cent with 96 per cent being the minimum.
The company has been awarded ICT Gold Medal by Ho Chi Minh City Computer Association (HCA) for the fifth time consecutively in 2011. It has also received the “Top 5 ICT” award by HCA in 2008 and 2009. 
About NIIT
NIIT Limited, a leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s premier IT trainer, offers learning and knowledge solutions across 38 countries. Leading IT journal Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT the ‘Top IT Training Company’ award successively for the past 19 years, since the inception of this category.
NIIT’s Individual Learning Business offerings include industry-endorsed programs for students seeking careers in IT – GNIIT and Edgeineers, and Global Net Plus for IT professionals. The company has introduced “India’s first cloud campus”, through its new-age GNIIT program. This offers students a higher mobility as they can access courseware using Netbooks to connect seamlessly to NIIT’s Cloud Campus network.
NIIT’s Corporate Learning Solutions offers Managed Training Services including integrated learning solutions (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 Yuva Jyoti, a joint venture between NIIT and NSDC, offers vocational skills training programs to enhance employability of youth across India.
NIIT has provided computer-based learning to over 16,000 government and private schools. The futuristic NIIT NGuru range of learning solutions for schools comprises Interactive Classrooms, Math Lab, IT Wizard programs and Quick School (Education Resource Planning software).
NIIT Imperia - Centre for Advanced Learning, offers Executive Learning Programs in association with leading Business schools in India, KPMG, Google India and Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), using the synchronous learning platform.
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 Institute of Process Excellence Limited, a NIIT-GENPACT venture (NIIT Uniqua), offers complete training outsourcing services to the Business Process, Knowledge and Technology Services industry to create business models that enhance productivity and lower costs.
NIIT has been ranked among the ‘Top 10 India’s Best Companies to Work for- 2012’ by Great Places to Work Institute and ‘Top 25 Best Employers in India- 2011’ by Aon Hewitt. The company has also been voted the second most trusted education brand in India by Brand Equity- Nielsen Survey 2011.
For media queries, please contact:
Prateek Chatterjee
Vice President, Corporate Communications & Marketing, NIIT Limited
Ph: (Cell) +91 9910201085, (Dir) +91 124 4293041

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