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NIIT Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship (BJS) - 2011 to empower financially challenged meritorious students with exciting careers in the IT IndustryIndia’s most significant IT Scholarship Programme- BJS, to be held on September 18, 2011 across the countryExtends scholarships to new-age GNIIT Programmes leveraging Cloud Computing technology to develop future-ready professionals
Patna, September 05, 2011: The test for India’s most significant IT Scholarship Programme— ‘Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship’ (BJS) – 2011, will be conducted on Sunday, September 18, 2011 by NIIT, the leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT Trainer, across the country. BJS is NIIT’s endeavour towards enhancing employability of meritorious students by bridging the affordability gap and making them future-ready to meet the emerging needs of the global IT industry. This year also marks the 21st anniversary of Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship.
The application forms for BJS- 2011 are available at NIIT education centres across the country. Students can also log on to get more details. The last date for receipt of application is September 17, 2011.
Announcing the 21st Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship at Patna today, Mr. Vijay Thadani, Chief Executive Officer, NIIT Limited said, “Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship was introduced with a vision to empower financially challenged meritorious students to take up challenging careers in the IT industry. Over the years, BJS has successfully addressed the dual challenge – making cutting edge professional courses available to the meritorious students lacking financial means, and bridging the skill-gap shortage faced by the industry by creating a pool of job-ready IT professionals. This year we are pleased to extend the Scholarship to the new-age GNIIT- India’s first Cloud Campus, to help create future ready professionals for the fast growing IT industry across the globe.”
BJS awards fee waivers to meritorious undergraduate students and graduates desirous of building successful careers in diverse industries that require skills in Information Technology. As per NASSCOM’s latest estimates the Indian IT industry is expected to grow by 16-18 per cent in FY'12, having added around 2,40,000 jobs last year. To enable students to avail this opportunity, NIIT will be offering 50,000 scholarships across the country this year, based on their Class XII performance, performance in a competitive written test, followed by a personal interview.

With the return of strong hiring outlook, the industry would be on the lookout for job-ready talent. According to Ma Foi Employment Trends Survey 2011, India is expected to create around 16 lakh (1.6 mn) more jobs in the organised sector. IT and ITeS, Hospitality, Real Estate and Media & Entertainment are expected to be top recruiters. IT will continue to become more and more strategic across industries, for its significant value creation capabilities.
This year, with the theme ‘The future won’t take care of itself. Today onwards I will,” the scholarships will also offer merit-based fee waivers on new-age GNIIT programmes offered through the Cloud Campus, along with the regular GNIIT programmes. Besides getting a chance to get merit-based scholarships up to Rs. 45,000 students can also earn assured on-the-spot scholarships based on Class XII results. As a part of the high-aptitude community, they also get to pursue Global Vendor Certification backed programmes and get the benefit of collaborative learning.
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 are managed centrally by NIIT, using the power of Cloud Computing. Furthermore, the technology backed learning environment of NIIT’s Cloud and Collaborative 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. 
Students who have completed their Class XIIth or equivalent, those currently pursuing graduation and/or completed graduation in any stream, and Polytechnic diploma holders are eligible for NIIT Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarships.
Bhavishya Jyoti is one of India’s most recognized and trusted scholarship programme with 21 years of market presence and almost 4 lakh students benefiting from the scholarship till date.
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 15,000 government and private schools. The futuristic NIIT 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 IIM Ahmadabad, IIM Kolkata, IIM Lucknow, IMT Ghaziabad and IIFT Delhi. NIIT Imperia also offers specialized courses in Finance in association with KPMG and on Digital Marketing with Google India and Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI).

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.

NIIT’s innovative HR practices have been felicitated by Aon Hewitt as amongst ‘Top 25 Best Employers in India- 2011’; Indian Education Awards 2011 as ‘Best Education Company to Work with’; by Great Places to Work Institute as amongst ‘Top 25 India’s Best Companies to Work for’ and First in Training & Education Industry, 2011.
For media queries, please contact:
Prateek Chatterjee,
Associate Vice President & Head Corporate Communications,
NIIT Ltd, Ph: (Cell) +91 9910201085, (Dir) +91 124 4293041
Reema Bardhan,
Corporate Communications, NIIT Ltd, Ph: +91 9891267470
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