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NIIT offers India's first Cloud Campus

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Launches new-age GNIIT programme leveraging Cloud Computing

NIIT Limited, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer, announced the launch of new-age GNIIT programme that can be pursued anywhere anytime, by leveraging the unique cloud learning methodology.

The pioneering NIIT Cloud CampusTM   empowers the student to learn on his own terms, at his own pace, wherever and whenever he wants it. Students enjoy higher mobility as they can easily access educational services using a Netbook or a Mobile device that connects them to NIIT’s Cloud CampusTM network.  These services will be managed by NIIT centrally using the power of Cloud Computing.

One of the most important initiatives of NIIT in recent times, the new GNIIT syllabus is based on a revolutionary educational paradigm called collaborative learning which takes students’ beyond the traditional classroom based student-teacher relationship. Students enrolling for the programme will be provided with technically robust netbook, a well designed digital courseware and a fully paid data card.Furthermore, the technology backed learning environment of NIIT’s Cloud Learning Methodology supports group learning through interactive features like 24x7 lab and e-library access, instant tech updates, interaction with faculty and peers and access to online video streams. Thus the learning process is not just limited to textbooks but is enhanced through group learning.

The 6-semester new age GNIIT program offers an industry endorsed advanced curriculum to students

Software Engineering track: Trains students in the latest and most prevalent software technologies
Networking & Infrastructure Management track:  Creates Infrastructure Management Services professionals by covering a range of Hardware & Software technologies, tools, networking devices, operating systems and server systems
Business Systems & Information Management track: Produces professionals for implementing and managing Business Applications and high-end information management

Speaking on this significant development G Raghavan, Chief Executive, Career Building Solutions, NIIT Limited, remarked, “The new-age GNIIT program will help create a pool of trained professionals for today’s globalized knowledge The use of cloud platform will ensure that student’s can procure the avant-garde training from any corner of the globe and equip themselves with skill sets that employers’ value, thus helping them chart exciting careers in information technology.”   

The industry-endorsed syllabus of the GNIIT Programme helps students develop a strong conceptual foundation, along with technical skills for meeting the core requirements of the job demands in IT and IT related domains. With inputs from NIIT’s academic, and IT partners, the syllabus ensures that the students’ IT skills are mapped to the real life requirements of the industry.

The uniqueness of the GNIIT programme also lies in its Professional PracticeTM which a year-long internship that gives the students the opportunity to work at leading IT organizations. This one year of internship gives exposure to ‘live’ case studies and a stipend that lets them earn-while-they-learn.

Moreover, with recruitments in over 3000 companies, the GNIIT programme gives a jump-start to students’ careers. NIIT students have started their careers in leading organizations like Infosys, TCS, Wipro, IBM etc.

About Cloud Computing
Cloud computing is a phenomenon of the 21st century, an all new services delivery model that uses the Internet as a platform. According to independent technology and market research firm Forrester Research, cloud computing is a “standardised IT capability, such as software application platform or infrastructure, delivered via Internet technologies in a pay-per-use and self-service way.” Cloud computing, owing to its 24x7, any-time, anywhere availability, flexibility, ability to scale, and cost-effective payment model, is proving to be a big boon for different industry segments, key among them being education.

It is now possible to take high-quality education—including content, and instruction—to the far reaches of the country, using Cloud platform. This educational content can be delivered to people at their doorsteps through the Cloud, “as a service.” The Cloud offers learners the flexibility to get trained in “what they want, when they want and where they want,” in an affordable and convenient fashion. It also makes possible the implementation of a universal curriculum across the nation, enabling students across India to enjoy the same experience in education.

First Published: Tue, June 14 2011. 19:33 IST