NIIT expands presence in China through two strategic partnerships

NIIT has entered into two strategic tie-ups in Ningxia Province of china to develop a pool of IT professionals who are aligned to the fast-evolving knowledge economy. Towards this, NIIT has signed an MoU with Yinchuan City Economic and Technology Development Zone to open a training centre and train 2500 learners from universities, colleges and enterprises in next 5 years with financial support from Ningxia provincial government. The company also joined hands with Ningxia University to provide IT training through NIIT Inside Model. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Mr. Rahul Patwardhan, CEO, NIIT Ltd; Ms. Xian Hui, Governor of Ningxia province and Mr. Wang Heshan, Vice Governor of Ningxia in an event organised in the city.

Under the MoU with Yinchuan City Economic and Technology Development Zone, NIIT will establish a training base in public-private partnership model supported by Ningxia Province, to conduct IT training in Digital Transformation technologies. The MoU was signed by Mr. Kamal Dhuper, Country Head, NIIT China and Mr. Liang Yabin, Director of IBI Incubation Park, Yinchuan City. NIIT team led by Mr Patwardhan also had a meeting with party secretary of Ningxia Mr. Li Jianhua & Governor Ms. Xian Hui and Mayor of Yinchuan Mr. Bai Shangcheng before the signing ceremony.

NIIT and Ningxia University, the leading University in Ningxia province also joined hands, wherein NIIT will facilitate state-of-the-art ‘Inside Model’ in the University. ‘NIIT Inside Model’ is a unique curriculum integration model for co-operation with universities and colleges in China where NIIT programs will be 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. University system continues to teach the subjects such as language, science etc. to obtain a Bachelor Degree, the high-end IT module shall be provided by NIIT. The students will get the degree from the University and receive a certificate from NIIT. The NIIT Inside Model is successfully running in over 180 plus Universities/institutions in various Asian Countries. In Ningxia University, GNIIT program will be embedded to enrol and train students in software engineering every year for next 3 years starting from September 2017. The agreement was signed by Mr. Kamal Dhuper, Country Head, NIIT China and Mr. He Jianguo, President of Ningxia University.

Speaking on these significant tie-ups Mr. Rahul Patwardhan, CEO, NIIT Ltd said, “These agreements are in line with our vision to develop a globally competitive IT talent pool in China, armed with futuristic skill-sets aligned to the requirements of the fast evolving digital economy. With our keen understanding of the changing skills requirement of the industry, NIIT is committed to support China in its human capacity building initiative.”

Mr. Prakash Menon, President, Global Skills and Careers Group, NIIT Ltd, said, “NIIT pioneered the category of IT training in China in the late nineties with an aim to create a manpower pool, to empower the IT industry in the country. Through these strategic partnerships we aim to deliver the best of IT training to accelerate new-age career opportunities for the Chinese students.”

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