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State to have more NIIT centres soon

india Updated: Jul 23, 2006 17:23 IST

THE NIIT Limited – one of the largest IT training institutes is planning major expansion in North India, including Madhya Pradesh during next year to mark the silver jubilee of its existence. MP, which already has 14 NIIT centres including three in Bhopal – would have at least 25-30 centres by next year, vice-president of NIIT Shampi Venkatesh told Hindustan Times.

Besides, the NIIT is launching several new programmes including courses and services during next year to mark 25 years, Venkatesh said.

She was in the city to address two seminars – one for NIIT students and other for common people – at the Ravindra Bhavan on Saturday. The details of new programmes and emerging career opportunities in the IT field were given out during the seminar.

She said that the Indian IT industry would be requiring more than a million IT professionals by year 2005 and the youth can look forward to abundant opportunities and promising careers.

To facilitate IT career building for the youth, the NIIT is launching new programmes, she said, including the GNIIT. The GNIIT offers one of the most comprehensive industry-endorsed IT curriculum with one year of industry training, large range of international certification programmes in alliance with the global IT software vendors like Intel, Citrix, Microsoft, Oracle and Sun Microsystems.

The NIIT has recently partnered with Sun Microsystems to launch specialized education and training programmes. The NIIT Edgeineers is a specialized programme for engineering and IT graduates to bridge the gap of specialized and advanced skills in IT with cent percent placement guarantee.

Venkatesh also mentioned that the NIIT provides special courses on communication (based on English speaking) and behavioural science and special industry orientation service to groom the students for placements.

She said that one of the Bhopal centres would have a studio to record the presentation/interview preparation of the students for feedback on their strengths and weaknesses.

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