NIIT in pact with Nasscom to train 1 lakh students over 3 yrs

Jan 04 2013, 16:58 IST
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 NIIT in pact with Nasscom to train 1 lakh students over 3 yrs. (Reuters) NIIT in pact with Nasscom to train 1 lakh students over 3 yrs. (Reuters)
SummaryThe training programme has been designed by Nasscom's IT-ITeS SSC.

IT firm NIIT today said it has partnered with industry body Nasscom to train over one lakh students in three years.

The training programmes will be offered through two initiatives - Foundation Skills in IT (FSIT) for engineering graduates and Global Business Foundation Skills (GBFS) for graduates for all streams.

"Nasscom Sector Skills Council (SSC) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), for three years, with NIIT to offer enhanced training programmes to students through its training campuses all across the country," NIIT said in a statement.

The training programme has been designed by Nasscom's IT-ITeS SSC and the achievement levels are certified through the NAC-Tech assessments, it added.

"The collaboration between NASSCOM's SSC and NIIT aims to train over 1 lakh students over three years,s tarting with 30,000 students in the first year", the statement said.

NAC-Tech (Nasscom assessment for competence in technology) is the test used by several IT companies in the country for engineering graduates they hire.

"NIIT's training expertise together with Nasscom's industry insights will empower college students across India," NIIT Chairman Rajendra Pawar said.

The programmes are of a duration of 120 hours each and cover topics ranging from technology to soft skills and professional skills and project management.

"This initiative...is aimed to scale quality capacity of our graduates," Nasscom President Som Mittal said.

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