First steps into the corporate world
As veterans of the Indian software services sector, NIIT University’s (NU) founders are only too aware of the gap between the competencies demanded by Indian industry and the skillsets of young recruits. So, the framework of NU’s pedagogy was built on the solid foundation of its four core principles – industry linked, technology-based, research-driven, and seamless.
For new graduates to thrive in the jobs of their choosing, it is critical that the focus of their education is linked to the industries of their choice. Cognisant of the benefits of imparting an education that is in step with the needs of, and advancements in, industry, NU developed a flagship programme called Industry Practice.
Comprising 20 of the 178 credits required for the undergraduate course, the six-month-long Industry Practice programme leverages NU’s deep and enduring partnerships with over 700 industry partners since inception. The goal is to fill the crucial gap in students’ practical skills.
Industry Practice, which is managed by our Centre for Industry Collaboration (CIC), seeks to: Read More
- Meet the rapidly changing needs and challenges of the workplace
- Enable students to learn by applying their knowledge and skills in unfamiliar, open-ended real-life situations, and
- Be economically relevant to society
NU’s industry-linked curriculum prepares students for the industry and makes them job-ready.
Students can also do a self-run Industry Practice on a startup idea of their own or take up a research-based Industry Practice with one of our international research partners such as Carnegie Mellon University or the University of Southern California.
My Industry Practice experience was invaluable in shaping my career, and I am happy to say that I am currently working with the same team, offering cyber security to clients.” — Shivani P, Ernst & Young
The CIC team was really resourceful as it helped me bag the best offer as per my profile.” – Sudha Chaudhra (BTech, ECE-Robotics & IoT), Class of 2022. Industry Practice: Effectual Services
In 2022, for instance, firms such as Morgan Stanley, IBM, Cisco, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Genpact and BigBasket offered internships to our students. Morgan Stanley offered the highest stipend, ₹ 87,000, for Industry Practice in India. Internationally, UQAC of Canada offered the highest stipend of ₹ 82,833. The average stipend was ₹ 24,884.
In addition, 69 new industry partners came on board, a testimony to the value that our students provide. Our students, in turn, gained exposure to a wide variety of specialisations such as artificial intelligence, big data, cyber security and biotechnology.
The curriculum at NU is highly focused on projects and practical learning, which helped me a lot in my Industry Practice interviews. The CIC came up with wonderful IP opportunities for all of us. All the CIC members helped me throughout the process with everything from sharing preparation materials to mock aptitude tests and interviews to resume building – Nikhil Khandelwal (BTech, CSE, Class of 2022), Industry Practice: Cognitive Data Scientist Intern, IBM
Industry Practice projects undertaken by our students
Aditya Sagar Ranka
Industry Practice: IBM
Project: Cyber security
Lasya Priya Kanchi
BTech (Biotechnology) Class of 2021
Industry Practice: Institute of Bioinformatics
Project: Pathway analysis of pancreatic cancer and its implications on human prognosis