IT training firm NIIT on Saturday partnered with Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) to launch industry-linked study programmes, aimed at enhancing the employability of the youth.
Under the partnership, IGNOU and NIIT will offer Executive MBA Program and BSc (IT) for international markets along with other courses in BPO training, IT skills and professional skills, NIIT said in a statement.
"I'm pleased to launch the Executive MBA Programme for working professionals in India and BSc (IT) for international markets in partnership with NIIT. This is in continuation of the IGNOU-NIIT collaboration, wherein we had recently announced Finishing School Programs for enhancing employability," IGNOU Vice-Chancellor V N Rajasekharan Pillai said.
While enrolment for the MBA programme has already begun, the admission for the BSc course will begin in January next year. Admission for other courses under the partnership would begin by end of this month.
"The executive MBA program will set a new precedent in providing inclusive management education for working professionals," NIIT Chairman Rajendra S Pawar said.
Students opting for the IGNOU-NIIT programmes will get placement support from NIIT, read the statement.
While IGNOU will approve admission, design curriculum, consolidate results and award degrees, NIIT will design (in consultation with IGNOU), market and deliver the programme.
IGNOU and NIIT had entered into global partnership earlier this year to collaborate in various domains including Information Technology and Management.