For over 32 years, NIIT has taken pride in creating great career opportunities for students from different walks of life. It has trained millions of students in more than 40 countries. NIIT’s curriculum, developed with inputs from the IT industry, Academia, IT majors like Microsoft, Sun Oracle, among others, prepares students in diverse and specialized skills that are essential for a successful IT career.
The Industry Endorsed Curriculum of NIIT helps students develop a strong conceptual foundation, along with robust technical skills. The emphasis on industry-specific competencies helps students to stand out, even in the most competitive environments. Students earn technology certifications that allow them to seize the best global career opportunities.
NIIT, being a pioneer in IT Education and Training, keeps itself abreast of future technologies as part of its curriculum offerings. All NIIT curricula are future-centric, cover the next five to seven years and prepare students to be industry-ready. NIIT designs new curricula based on industry trends and job market requirements.
Career options in IT industry are as exciting as they are diverse. With changing market conditions almost all technology majors have either rolled out or are in the process of rolling out next generation, cloud computing platforms. New certifications have also been launched, alongside the release of the products.
Market surveys reveal that the learning style of today’s generation is moving more and more towards the digital world, where convenience of learning and its 24x7 availability have become important. Peer pressure is creating competitiveness. This is, in turn is increasing the demand for learning aids.
The new GNIIT curriculum targets three important positives that students should possess after completing this program:
• A strong conceptual foundation and fundamental skills to adapt to the ever-changing IT industry.
• Technical and professional skills that fulfill the core requirements of IT industry careers.
• Special competencies and know-how that distinguish them in the workplace and succeed in a competitive, result-oriented, professional work environment.
As part of the design process, NIIT takes seeks inputs from the Industry, its technology partners and students. NIIT has also formed an Industry Advisory Council which has members from various specialized domains in the IT and non-IT realms, academia and NASSCOM, India. This Council meets regularly and discusses the skills required for various roles in the IT Industry besides continuously providing feedback on the curricula designed by NIIT. This helps in keeping it robust and in tune with the skills requirements of the IT Industry.
NIIT offers a comprehensive range of IT Training Programs that are well-suited for implementation in higher education institutions. Its solutions encompass Program Outlines, student and instructor material, Training-of-Trainers, Online Assessments and Certifications to students, Student Support, on-going technical and academic support and upgradation of content.
The curricula of these programs incorporate use of state-of-the-art technologies and training methods to ensure that students emerge with skills that are in line with industry requirements. The curricula enable students to learn, understand and grasp a series of problems, which increase in level of scope and context, to help them achieve desired job profiles at the end of the program.
The GNIIT program is not only designed for current and future technical requirements, it also offers students a unique and environment-friendly curriculum, a strong architecture and design, new learning methodologies and multimedia-rich interactive digital courseware. The GNIIT program is coupled with the Cloud Campus, pioneered by NIIT in 2011. This focuses on the importance of self-learning through availability of content 24x7 and the concept of blended learning. Figure 1 below highlights the core components of the GNIIT offerings: