NIIT.tv, a disruptive innovation by NIIT, will now offer support to students pursuing B.Tech and M.Tech degree programmes by helping them with their curriculum and beyond, with an aim to improve employability and job readiness of engineering graduates in India. To this end NIIT.tv has entered into a significant tie-up with SASTRA University, one of the leading universities in India, situated in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu. Sessions delivered by expert faculty members of the University will be broadcast on NIIT.tv, an internet based learning portal. Programmes on Biomedical Nanotechnology, Biosensors and Control Systems will be available in the initial stage and will soon expand to other engineering, management and law disciplines including coaching for competitive exams like GATE, etc.
Between NIIT and SASTRA University, learners go through a complete multi-modal digital platform, experience free – tutorials, videos, live synchronous classes, e-books, interactivity, discussion forums, assessment, etc, thus making the combined ecosystem the richest, widest and the deepest learning environment for students pursuing B.Tech and M.Tech programmes. The two learning destinations will enable a more seamless experience for their respective users in their pursuit to find learning material that is more suited to the skill sets required by the industry.
Commenting on this significant tie-up, Udai Singh, Chief Strategy Officer, NIIT Ltd said, “We launched NIIT.tv with an aim to make available cutting-edge skill based training to every digitally connected citizen of India, by removing the four constraints of time, space, language and money. Through this significant tie-up with SASTRA University we will now use the platform to provide relevant skill sets to aspiring engineers and make them job ready for today’s competitive corporate environment”.
Dr S Swaminathan, Dean of Sponsored Research at SASTRA University and head of this new collaborative initiative, said, “SASTRA’s decision to leverage NIIT.tv’s platform wherein to engage with a wider cross-section of learners will disrupt conventional teaching-learning mechanisms in offering quality higher education, thereby making it inclusive, affordable and accessible. This initiative is also aligned with the Government of India’s digital drive and MHRD’s National MOOC mission.”