Leveraging over four decades of excellence and leadership
Set up in 1981 to help the nascent IT industry overcome its human resource challenges, NIIT, today ranks amongst the world’s leading training companies owing to its vast and comprehensive array of talent development programmes.
Rajendra Singh Pawar, the Founder of NIIT, observed the needs and aspirations of the young students who joined NIIT courses. Students who were studying for their undergraduate degrees (BSc/BCom/BA) would enrol for the NIIT course while attending regular college. They would finish four semesters at NIIT while taking breaks for college exams. After the successful completion of the course, NIIT would place them as interns in organisations that partnered with NIIT. The model of industry-linked education and its pedagogy made NIIT’s offerings popular with its students and industry alike, which made Mr Pawar realise the need and relevance of education that would make students industry-ready. Many brainstorming sessions with like-minded people later, NIIT University(NU) became a full-fledged concept.
“After the initial push, it [NU] will venture forth on its own on a great voyage of knowledge creation and discovery, independent of the company.” – Rajendra Singh Pawar, Chairman & Co-founder NIIT Group & Founder NIIT University.
NU shares NIIT’s vision to make India a technological heavyweight by providing its youth with ample opportunities for technological upskill. It leverages NIIT’s core competencies of pedagogy development and technology usage to provide quality education. The strong reputation that NIIT has for trust, innovation and technology now provides a rock-solid platform for NU to build on.
NIIT mainstreamed the use of information and communication technologies to guarantee high quality and standardised learning outcomes. Through NU, we are leveraging the attributes for a higher purpose — to make conventional academic education more relevant and futuristic.” — Vijay K Thadani, Vice-Chairman & MD NIIT Ltd and Co-Founder NIIT University