Students to Enjoy Dual Benefit of Degree Program from IGNOU & Professional Training from NIIT
Hyderabad: Indira Gandhi National Open University – IGNOU and leading information technology training company NIIT Ltd have entered into an alliance to work jointly in education and skill building, which may help the students to get more industry specific sills. The alliance, termed as ‘Global Partnership in Education & Skill Building for Enhanced Employability’ was announced by Prof. V. N. Rajasekharan Pillai, Vice-Chancellor, IGNOU and Rajendra S Pawar, Chairman, NIIT, today.
Under this Global Partnership IGNOU & NIIT plan to collaborate in domains like Information Technology and Management Sciences for its India and international operations. Joint Programs in IT would include programs in stand-alone undergraduate programs or combined Master’s programs. An Executive MBA will be offered as a part of management programs. The tie-up will also be extended to Finishing School programs that would be available as optional programs for IGNOU students and Alumni.
With the return of strong hiring outlook, industry would be on the lookout for job-ready talent. According to industry experts more than 900,000 jobs are likely to be created in the year 2010 in India, of with over 350,000 new jobs will be added in the IT services companies alone. As per latest industry figures announced by NASSCOM, the IT BPO exports market alone is expected to grow by 13-15 percent and the domestic market by 15-17 percent.
The IGNOU- NIIT partnership aims at initiating the process for developing a pool of industry-ready professionals by bringing together higher education and skill building.