NIIT Introduces Avant-garde GNIIT Digital Transformation
Dated: May 03, 2016
NIIT a global leader in skills and talent development announced the launch of GNIIT Digital Transformation - a path-breaking GNIIT program that equips college students to ride the wave of digital transformation - the process of shifting from a traditional approach to new ways of working and thinking using digital, social, mobile and emerging technologies. The new GNIIT–DT is exclusively available for Cloud and Mobile Software Engineering – Java Specialization and will be offered across all Synchronized Learning Technology enabled centres of NIIT.
NIIT recently ventured into Digital Transformation to offer pioneering programs to young aspirants who wish to enter the digital services industry, as well as to IT professionals wishing to reskill themselves for the new digital world. Under the DigiNxt portfolio, NIIT will gradually shift the whole general IT education and training modules towards futuristic technologies like Java Enterprise Apps with Dev Ops, Robotics, IoT, Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning etc. Through this initiative, NIIT aims to re-align the Skills and Career Group to the changing future-skill-sets requirement of the industry to help create job-ready talent pool for the digital era.
India, with a strong technology ecosystem of Multinational R&D centres service providers, IT global in-house centres and start-ups, is well placed to play a key role in the digital era. Indian talent can potentially power the digital transformation for enterprises around the world. According to a survey by Zinnov, a leading Management Consulting firm, India is home to digitally ready talent pool of 500,000 graduates suitable to execute digital transformation projects. This is expected to increase to around a million engineers by 2020. Today entry-level and experienced workforce with Digital Transformation Skills are attracting 50% to 60% more salaries than those with traditional IT skills.
Mr. Prakash Menon, President, Global Skills & Careers Business, NIIT Ltd. said, "Over the years NIIT has trained more than 1 million non-engineering students for Software engineering careers. Today Digital Transformation Skills is the need of the hour in Indian IT Industry and keeping pace with the changing industry requirements; we are upgrading the GNIIT program by introducing GNIIT Digital Transformation. The program will help groom the non-engineering students aspiring for software engineering careers to achieve their career aspirations".
GNIIT, which was traditionally taught in a 6-month semester based learning model has been revised into 7 Terms in its latest iteration. Each term is 12-15 weeks long and is aligned to University Semester Curriculum which offers students the flexibility to study along with their college graduation.
After successful completion of GNIIT program, students can opt either for a one year of Professional Practice in the industry which on successful completion gives a GNIIT title, or can go for 3 months accelerated Digital Transformation course, followed by 6 months of Professional Practice which will give them a GNIIT- Digital Transformation title. Students registering for GNIIT can move to GNIIT-DT on demonstrating learning capabilities in the NIIT terms. Such movement will be enabled for students scoring CGPA of 8 and above till Term 4 and scoring more than 60% in their 10+2.
GNIIT offers a perfect blend of skills that include core domain skills, professional & grooming, and new age skills complimenting the academic program the student is pursuing. The industry-endorsed curriculum of GNIIT Program enables students to acquire necessary skills to aspire for new age jobs. The curriculum lays emphasis on industry-specific competencies to help students stand out in the most competitive environment. Students also get curriculum mapped to global technology certification that allow them to seize the best global career opportunities.