Department of Information Technology, Government of Meghalaya and NIIT Host Convocation Ceremony for Students Under the ‘Sponsored IT Program’ Project

Shillong, Meghalaya, India
Department of Information Technology, Government of Meghalaya in association with NIIT, a global leader in skills and talent development, today felicitated students from across Meghalaya who successfully cleared NIIT’s cutting-edge certification programs as part of ‘Sponsored IT program of Department of Information Technology, Government of Meghalaya’, over the last one year.

The Chief Guest for the Convocation ceremony Shri D.P. Wahlang Commissioner & Secretary, Information & Technology Department, Government of Meghalaya felicitated the students. The function was also graced by Ms. Shakera Roy, GEO Head East & South Networks, General Manager, NIIT Ltd.

Mr. Prakash Menon, President, Global Skills and Careers Group, NIIT Ltd. said, “We are delighted to partner with Department of Information Technology, Government of Meghalaya, to offer career focused training to the youth of Meghalaya. NIIT is committed to offer cutting edge technology and learning solutions to create a pool of IT trained professionals in Meghalaya who will be ready to take on challenging assignments in today’s knowledge economy. Continuing the effort to revolutionize the IT space, NIIT is now offering pioneering programmes in Digital Transformation, under the DigiNxt series brand umbrella.”

Speaking on the occasion Shri D.P. Wahlang Commissioner & Secretary, Information & Technology Department Government of Meghalaya said, “I take this opportunity to congratulate all candidates who have successfully cleared the training program. The training program was conceptualized with the objective to enhance the employability of youth in Meghalaya. With NIIT’s proven expertise in training delivery, this initiative will help us to develop industry-ready professionals who will contribute significantly towards the development of IT sector in Meghalaya.”

The project is an initiative of Department of Information Technology, Government of Meghalaya, and NIIT to enhance employability of youth in Meghalaya. During the last one year, 504 youth from the state have successfully completed select programs under this project and have been awarded certificates from NIIT.

The students were trained in NIIT’s cutting-edge programs such as Diploma in Finance & Accounting; Diploma in Business Systems & Information Management; Diploma in Hardware and Networking, Program in Managing Interconnected Network Devices and Network Administration and Server Fundamental. Successful and eligible candidates have been placed in leading corporate across India like Educomp, Chilli Breeze Solutions Pvt Ltd, Source.com, Hyundai, Renault, Reliance, Cognizant, Aegis, TCS, Genpact, Infosys, WIPRO, HSBC, Accenture, Airtel, TATA Indicom, HDFC Bank, Bajaj Capital, S.S. Netcom, NEXT Education, RNB Cement, Centre Point, Regatta Farms, and many others.

At present, Meghalaya has a state-of-art NIIT centre at Shillong with internationally certified faculty who work towards creating a pool of industry ready professionals in the state. NIIT’s selected career development programs also equip students with hands-on professional practice with a year-long internship that gives them an opportunity to work with leading IT organizations.

About NIIT

Established in 1981, NIIT Limited, a global leader in Skills and Talent Development, offers multi-disciplinary learning management and training delivery solutions to corporations, institutions, and individuals in over 40 countries. NIIT has three main lines of business across the globe- Corporate Learning Group, Skills and Careers Group, and School Learning Group.

NIIT’s Corporate Learning Group (CLG) offers Managed Training Services (MTS) to market-leading companies in North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. The comprehensive suite of Managed Training Services includes custom Curriculum Design and Content Development, Learning Administration, Learning Delivery, Strategic Sourcing, Learning Technology, and Advisory Services.

With a team of some of the world’s finest learning professionals, NIIT is dedicated to helping customers increase the business value of learning and development (L&D). Built on the sound principles of ‘Running Training like a Business’, NIIT’s Managed Training Services and best-in-class training processes enable customers to align business goals with L&D, reduce costs, realize measurable value, benefit from rock-solid operations, and increase business impact.

NIIT’s Skills and Careers Group (SNC) delivers a diverse range of learning and talent development programs to millions of individual and corporate learners in areas including Banking, Finance & Insurance, Soft Skills, Business Process Excellence, Retail Sales Enablement, Management Education, Multi-Sectoral Vocational Skills, Digital Media Marketing, and new-age IT. These programs are delivered through a hybrid combination of the ‘Cloud Campus’ online platform, satellite-based ‘Synchronous Learning Technology’ and a physical network of hundreds of learning centers in India, China, and select markets in Asia & Africa. The flagship multi-disciplinary course offerings include the industry-endorsed GNIIT program and a set of Post Graduate Programs for students from different streams, apart from a wide range of specialist short duration programs.

To further strengthen its SNC portfolio in India, NIIT has tied up with industry majors like ICICI Bank for NIIT Institute of Finance Banking Insurance& Training Limited, IFBI; leading business schools in India for NIIT Imperia; Genpact for NIIT Uniqua; and a joint venture with NSDC for NIIT YuvaJyoti Limited. Besides this, for the China market, NIIT has tied up with governments and software parks in Guian, Chongqing, Wuxi, Suzhou, Changzhou, Zhangjiagang, Haikou and Dafeng, for state-of-the-art public-private partnership centres.

Recently NIIT has introduced – StackRouteTM, an initiative to produce the world’s best full stack programmers. StackRouteTM aims to create multi-skilled, and multi-disciplinary programmers who can become key members of high-performance teams in top notch product engineering companies, start-ups, and IT firms. Further the company has also launched NIIT.tv – a digital learning initiative that brings skilling from NIIT classrooms to every digitally connected Indian, for free, at any time and place of their choice. A disruptive innovation by NIIT for the education space. NIIT.tv will deliver for the very first time, skill-based live courses as well as on-demand courses to the masses, through the digital medium.

As NIIT’s wholly owned subsidiary for its K-12 school learning initiative – MindChampion Learning Systems Limited, is providing technology-based learning to around 2,000 private schools across India, reaching out to more than a million students. The futuristic NIIT nGuru range of learning solutions for schools comprises Interactive Classrooms with digital content, technology-driven Math Lab, IT Wizard programs and Quick School – an Education Resource Planning software.

As the Most Trusted Training Brand in India for 4th year in a row (Brand Trust Report, 2016), NIIT’s learning and talent development solutions, continue to receive widespread recognition globally. NIIT has been named among the Top 20 Training Outsourcing Companies for the past seven consecutive years by Training Industry, Inc. USA. Further, leading Indian ICT journal Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT the ‘Top Training Company’ award successively for the past 20 years, since the inception of this category. NIIT has also been featured as the ‘Most Respected Education Company’- 2016 by leading financial magazine, Business World.


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