Indian tech training leader NIIT, cements its ties in China, signs agreement with Guizhou province

16th May 2015
Indian  tech training leader NIIT, cements its ties in China, signs agreement  with Guizhou province
Prakash Menon, President, NIIT China (Left) signing the Agreement with Chen Yan, Authorized representative from Guian New District, China, May 16 2015

Shanghai (China)May 16, 2015: Global  India-headquartered  leader in skills and talent development NIIT,  has entered into an agreement with Guian New Area in the Guizhou province of China, to train students from the province in Career Programs in Big Data.
The agreement was signed by Prakash Menon, President, NIIT China and  Chen Yan, Authorized representative from Guizhou Guian New District, in presence of  Indian Prime Minister  Narendra Modi  here today at the Business Forum organized on the occasion his visit.
Earlier this year NIIT and Guian New Area in the Guizhou province entered into Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to offer programs in new-age IT, with special focus on Big Data. The agreement brings the MoU into effect with NIIT setting up a centre in Guian New Area to train 50,000 students in five years, to help realize China’s vision to promote Guian as the national center for the Big Data industry. The entire project will be funded by the Government of China as Guian has been identified by the Government as the national center for the Big Data Industry.
NIIT has also tied up with University of Finance and Economy, Guizhou to train students through “NIIT Inside model” - a very unique business model for co-operation with Universities and Colleges in China where NIIT programs are embedded in University/College IT curriculum. Students may undergo a 4 year Bachelor Degree program or a 3 year Associate Degree program post 12th grade in Information Technology. Currently, NIIT curriculum is embedded into both these programs across multiple Universities and Colleges in China. While the University system continues to teach the rest of the subjects that a student undergoes such as Chinese language, science etc to obtain a Bachelor Degree, the IT portion is completely from NIIT. The students get the degree or the associate degree from the University/Government and also receive a certificate from NIIT.
Says Prakash Menon:  “It is indeed a privilege to be invited by the Chinese Govt. to create a pool of Big Data professionals for its booming IT industry. Also, according to latest reports, China has the largest and fastest growing online population and it is an honour to develop professionals for the thriving internet space. “NIIT was the first Indian IT training company to establish presence in China in the late nineties with a vision to create a manpower pool, to empower the software industry in the country. We are committed to supporting China in its human capacity building initiative and it gives us great pleasure to join hands with Guian New Area to further open and accelerate new-age career opportunities like Big Data."

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