Leading companies like ICICI Bank, Amazon, IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers and SAP Labs have hired over 200 students from NIIT University here.
During this year’s placement season, students were also offered jobs by KPMG, MakemyTrip, Ibibo Group, PayU India, SMU Singapore, Cognizant, Fortis, Innovaccer, NIIT University (NU) said after the students were given degree certificates.
A total of 236 students were awarded degree certificates for successful completion of various programmes at NU.
“Industry linkage is the first of our four core principles… What we need to recognise is building superior choices for the society. It can’t be possible unless we have research at the university,” said Rajendra S Pawar, chairman, NIIT and founder NU, while addressing the students at the convocation ceremony.
“…industry aligned and research focused training that they (students) have received at NIIT University will help them carve winning careers,” said K Ramkumar, Executive Director, ICICI Bank.
The five-year old university has collaborated with organisations such as ICICI Bank, Microsoft Research, IBM Research, Ruckus Wireless, Alcatel-Lucent, Bell-Labs Research, SASKEN Communication Technologies and Research in Motion.
The university runs industry linked courses such as MTech in geographic information system in collaboration with ESRI and MBA in finance and banking in partnership with ICICI Bank.
NU offers BTech in computer science and engineering, biotechnology and electric and communication engineering, MTech in educational technology, embedded solutions and convergence, computing and communication, MTech in GIS, MBA finance and others.