“NU’s curriculum is designed to prepare students for successful careers of future and provide them with outstanding job opportunities” – Prof. Parimal Mandke, Vice-President, NIIT University

  1. NIIT-University-Vice-President-Parimal-MandkeWhy it is important to be digitally savvy and how education can help? 

COVID has accelerated digital transformation making technology an essential part of our lives.  It has changed the way we live and work. With Work from Home (WHF) and hybrid working models, most organizations today need employees who are digitally savvy. Being updated with the latest technology trends is of utmost importance in order to advance in career.  Additionally, with most operations and business processes moving online, organizations need professionals who are well-versed in new-age technologies like cyber security, data science, AI and ML. Universities should therefore understand the tech talent requirement of the industry and offer courses that prepare students for the world of work.

At NIIT University, we work closely with the industry to design new-age technology programs that are aligned with the skills required by organizations today. Through our Industry Practice program, students are exposed to the real-world work. The focus is on creating agile professionals who can apply their knowledge to real-life situations.

  1. How can new-age technology courses help the industry address the skill gap while offering challenging careers to students?

Going forward, jobs in software and IT, Digital marketing, and Data and Financial Analysis will see a huge surge. According to a recent report by Nasscom-Zinnov, India is projected to face a shortage of 14-19 lakh tech professionals by 2026. Therefore, in the post-modern world, the focus needs to shift toward building courses around what would be beneficial and relevant ‘tomorrow’ as against ‘today’. A program that is industry-linked and enhances student’s technical skills should be of top priority. By training students in these skills, Universities will create a pool of professionals that the industry demands.

  1. Why is it important to make students recession-proof for future of work? 

We live in a world that is dynamic and ever-changing. Students, therefore, should be trained to be agile and adapt to stay ahead of the challenges that they may face. An economic recession might affect a student’s field of choice, but it is important to be a life-long learner to be able to adapt and survive in any work environment. The best way to make students recession-proof is by helping them identify their interests and aligning those with the skills which are going to be in demand tomorrow. Being technologically updated is of utmost importance. A rise in inflation, effects of the pandemic, and an impending recession may lead to job cuts. However, there is a huge demand for well-skilled and agile employees across the world.

  1. What are the New-age courses offered at NIIT University? 

To help the industry address the skill gap while offering challenging careers to students in today’s hi-tech and ever-changing work environment, NIIIT University (NU)offers a range of programs – BTech in Data Science, BTech in Cyber Security, BTech in Computer Science & Engineering, BTech in Electronics & Communication Engineering, BTech in Biotechnology, 5-year integrated MTech program, 3-year BBA and 4-year Integrated master’s in business administration.

NU’s curriculum is designed to prepare students for successful careers of future and provide them with outstanding job opportunities. Since its inception, the University has had a track record of 100% placements for students who have opted for the same. Moreover, with over 700+ placements and industry partners, students have been placed in leading organizations like Coca-Cola, Cognizant, Infosys, and TCS (Tata Consultancy Services), to name a few.

  1. What are the criteria for admission and what is the admission process?

Admission to NU is based on academic excellence and scores in qualifying examinations. Both 10th and 12th standard marks are taken into consideration. Students can take early admission basis their 10th score. We recognize the scores of all accredited entrance exams. Applicants can appear for NU’s entrance exam, NUAT, as well.

The NU Admissions Interaction Process (AIP) is an important component of the admission process. It is conducted online. This process involves a conversation by two-three faculty members with the applicant and his/ her parents about the University’s programs and positioning, as well as helps NU understand the applicants’ learning potential career aspirations better. The purpose of AIP is to find a mutual compatibility. This allows students and their parents to secure admission from the safety and security of their own homes.

  1. Any message for the students to motivate them for opting these courses.

With the firm belief that academia and industry need to work in tandem, we have been offering industry-aligned education since our inception, to help our students carve out successful careers in the evolving knowledge economy. We have a mandatory industry-practice program that exposes our students to the real world of work even before they graduate. Some of the best names in the industry are our placement partners, helping us find challenging roles for NU alumni in the industry.

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