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NIIT enters into a strategic partnership with SMK PGRI 2 Badung in Indonesia
  • To offer multiple new-age career opportunities under the 'Mastermind Series' in Software Engineering, Network Engineering, Server Infrastructure, JAVA, .NET, Business Skills and Information Technology
  • To up-skill students in technologies like Office 2013, Java 7, Visual Studio 2012, SQL Server 2012,, MVC 4.5, HTML 5, JQuery, Java Script

Badung, Indonesia, 19 January 2016: NIIT, a global leader in skills and talent development, and SMK PGRI 2 Badung (Induk) today entered into a partnership in Badung, Indonesia to offer multiple new-age career opportunities under the revolutionary Mastermind Series – a path breaking program, designed to enhance the IT education quality of students and to help them acquire skill sets for global career opportunities. The agreement was signed between Mr. Sanjay Tickoo from NIIT Limited and Mr. Drs. I Gusti  Ketut Sukadana, M.Pd from SMK PGRI 2 at a ceremony organised at the college campus.  

Over the last decade, NIIT has played a significant role in placing Indonesia's software and services sector on the international map. Under this partnership, NIIT will provide content, impart training to the lecturers and conduct examinations towards successful completion of the career programs. The Mastermind programs can be pursued along with graduation, thus allowing students to get the benefit of dual certification. The program has industry relevant curriculum mapped to international certification. The students are exposed to diverse technologies leading to better job opportunities. Not only the students, but also the Universities offering the programs get an edge over other educational institutions. NIIT helps the Universities to design programs mapped to the industry standards.

NIIT has been present in Indonesia for over 17 years and has made a considerable contribution towards ICT education in the country. It has played a pioneering role in providing necessary skills to the youth of the country, desirous of building great careers in IT. NIIT has trained over 16,800 students across 13 centres over the last decade, which has helped Indonesia get an edge in the global IT sector.

Commenting on the tie up, Mr. Prakash Menon, President - International Business NIIT Ltd. said, "The objective of the tie-up with SMK PGRI 2 Badung is to provide employable' skills to deserving students and at the same time prepare them for challenging global career opportunities. The revolutionary Mastermind series by NIIT provides flexibility to the students to choose from a range of careers as per their interests and career goals. This partnership is a step towards our skill development mission in Indonesia."

NIIT has a very unique business model for co-operation with Universities and Colleges in Indonesia called the - "NIIT Inside model", where NIIT programs are embedded in University/College IT curriculum. Students may undergo a 4-year Bachelor Degree program or a 3-year Associate Degree program post 12th grade in Information Technology. Currently, NIIT curriculum is embedded into both these programs across multiple Universities and Colleges in Indonesia. The students get the degree or the associate degree from the University/Government and also receive a certificate from NIIT.

NIIT has helped thousands of students through their unique "NIIT Inside model". Each and every student is exposed to standard course materials and also gets experience on live Industry relevant projects. NIIT also helps Universities in curriculum upgradation and standardized learning experience like student guides, data files, presentation slides, instructor guide, sessions plan and implementation manual.

Furthermore, Mastermind Series opens up exciting exit profiles like-Database Developer, Web Application Developer in Java & NET, Desktop Technician support, Network Technician, Windows server administration, Database administration etc.

NIIT Inside model is successfully running in Indonesia, China, Botswana and NIIT has partnership with more than 150 Colleges and Universities to embed the NIIT curriculum into their college IT curriculum.

About SMK PGRI 2 Badung Indonesia

SMK PGRI 2 Badung was inaugurated by the Government of Indonesia on August 17, 1997. The main strength of SMK PGRI 2 is providing the best learning environment in computer technology and automotive. The focus is to build the human resource who can solve today's technological problems and build best practice approach to make sure that student could be job ready graduates. SMK PGRI 2 Badung always aims to achieve international standards.

SMK PGRI 2 Badung also tries to provide information about job placement to their students. There are 3 main purposes of SMK PGRI 2 Badung. First, consistently develop the Human Resource quality so that they will be the best in society. Then, maximize the competency of the student so not only are they job ready but also ready to be entrepreneurs. Lastly, every major student understands his/her field perfectly so that they have a competitive edge in their respective fields.

About NIIT

Established in 1981, NIIT Limited, a global leader in Skills and Talent Development, offers multi-disciplinary learning management and training delivery solutions to corporations, institutions, and individuals in over 40 countries. NIIT has three main lines of business across the globe- Corporate Learning Group, Skills and Careers Group, and School Learning Group.

NIIT's Corporate Learning Group (CLG) offers Managed Training Services (MTS) to market-leading companies in North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. The comprehensive suite of Managed Training Services includes custom Curriculum Design and Content Development, Learning Administration, Learning Delivery, Strategic Sourcing, Learning Technology, and Advisory Services. With a team of some of the world's finest learning professionals, NIIT is dedicated to helping customers increase the business value of learning and development (L&D). Built on the sound principles of 'Running Training like a Business', NIIT's Managed Training Services and best-in-class training processes enable customers to align business goals with L&D, reduce costs, realise measurable value, benefit from rock-solid operations, and increase business impact.

NIIT's Skills and Careers Group (SNC) delivers a diverse range of learning and talent development programs to millions of individual and corporate learners in areas including Banking, Finance & Insurance, Soft Skills, Business Process Excellence, Retail Sales Enablement, Management Education, Multi-Sectoral Vocational Skills, Digital Media Marketing, and new-age IT. These programs are delivered through a hybrid combination of the 'Cloud Campus' online platform, satellite-based 'Synchronous Learning Technology' and a physical network of hundreds of learning centers in India, China, and select markets in Asia & Africa. The flagship multi-disciplinary course offerings include the industry-endorsed RevGNIIT program and a set of Post Graduate Programs for students from different streams, apart from a wide range of specialist short duration programs.

To further strengthen its SNC portfolio in India, NIIT has tied up with industry majors like ICICI Bank for NIIT Institute of Finance Banking Insurance& Training Limited, IFBI; leading business schools in India for NIIT Imperia; Genpact for NIIT Uniqua; and a joint venture with NSDC for NIIT YuvaJyoti Limited. Besides this, for the China market, NIIT has tied up with governments and software parks in Guian, Chongqing, Wuxi, Suzhou, Changzhou, Zhangjiagang, Haikou and Dafeng, for state-of-the-art public-private partnership centres.

Recently NIIT has introduced - StackRouteTM, an initiative to produce the world's best full stack programmers.  StackRouteTM aims to create multi-skilled, and multi-disciplinary programmers who can become key members of high-performance teams in top notch product engineering companies, start-ups, and IT firms. Further the company has also launched – a digital learning initiative that brings skilling from NIIT classrooms to every digitally connected Indian, for free, at any time and place of their choice. A disruptive innovation by NIIT for the education space. will deliver for the very first time, skill-based live courses as well as on-demand courses to the masses, through the digital medium.

As NIIT's wholly owned subsidiary for its K-12 school learning initiative - MindChampion Learning Systems Limited (MLSL), is providing technology based learning to around 2,000 private schools across India, reaching out to more than a million students. The futuristic NIIT nGuru range of learning solutions for schools comprises Interactive Classrooms with digital content, technology-driven Math Lab, IT Wizard programs and Quick School - an Education Resource Planning software.

As the Most Trusted Brand in India for 3rd year in a row (Brand Trust Report, 2015), NIIT's learning and talent development solutions, continue to receive widespread recognition globally. NIIT has been named among the Top 20 Training Outsourcing Companies for the past seven consecutive years by Training Industry, Inc. USA. Further, leading Indian ICT journal Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT the 'Top Training Company' award successively for the past 20 years, since the inception of this category. NIIT YuvaJyoti Ltd was recognized as the Best Vocational Education and Skill Development initiative at the World Education Summit, 2014.

For media queries, please contact:

Prateek Chatterjee
Vice President,
Corporate Communications & Marketing, NIIT Limited
Ph: (Cell) +91 9910201085, (Dir) +91 124 4293041
Swati Sharma
Corporate Communications & Marketing, NIIT Limited
Ph: (Cell) +91 9999601154, (Dir) +91 124 4293042
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