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NIIT launches GNIIT for engineers in Delhi

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NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia's largest IT trainer, today, launched the 'industry endorsed' multiple track GNIIT for Engineers in Delhi. G. Raghavan, President-Global Individual Learning Solutions, NIIT, announced the launch of the program. GNIIT for Engineers is aimed at enhancing employability of engineering graduates by bridging the skill gap. According to industry reports, only 25% of the engineering graduates applying for positions in the IT & ITeS sectors in India are considered employable by the industry. It has therefore become a necessity to equip the graduating engineers with employable skill sets, for meeting the industry requirements.
With the return of strong hiring outlook, industry would be on the lookout for job-ready talent. As per NASSCOM's latest estimates, the industry headcount addition is expected to double this year to touch 200,000 new employees, leading to 2.5 million direct employments. The IT BPO exports market is expected to grow by 13-15 percent and the domestic market by 15-17%. The curriculum of GNIIT for Engineers has been specially designed and customized with continued inputs from the IT industry, thus imparting GNIIT-Engineers with specialised skills essential to build a successful IT career. Mapped to current industry requirements, the program offers Global Technology Certification curriculum to ensure best career opportunities worldwide for every GNIIT-Engineer, along with firsthand experience of working on the latest technology developments.
The students will also undergo a rigorous & complete Software Development Life cycle project, followed by six-month Industry internship. This will train them according to the IT industry expectations, thus making them day-one job ready. Speaking on the launch of the GNIIT for Engineers G Raghavan, President-Global Individual Learning Solutions, NIIT said 'GNIIT for Engineers is specifically designed keeping the engineering students, their already rigourous curriculum and their career aspirations in mind. Graduates of this program will be first-hour job ready for the global marketplace.' The three-year GNIIT for Engineers program is designed to be pursued along with the engineering program. The methodology has been tuned to the academic cycles of the engineering programs. The requirement for enrolment to this program is successful admission into a B.Tech or a B.E program.

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