BTech scholars start acadmeic session at NIIT with a new course Business Analytics

In an initiative to produce industry-ready professionals, NIIT University today started its first full BTech batch to prepare students through special training-based modules to help ease talent and skills shortage in the country.Over 200 BTech scholars of the batch joined a four-year academic course at the NIIT university, about 100 km from Delhi, which has been declared as the country’s greenest campus.NIIT University(NU) chose the scholars through an NU scholar search programme from school campuses and selected the new batch from out of thousands of applicants in a special initiative in higher education, NIIT Chairman Rajendra Pawar said here today.The programme also aims to reduce the stress among students during admission season by providing early admission based on the marks in Class 10 and 12.

The selection procedure also included a student and parent interaction process.Pawar said the NU had distinctive industry-linked features and undertook several research projects. The team at NU included bright Indian faculty returning from the US, he added.NU offered BTech programmes in Computer science and engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Biotechnology and Electronics and Communications engineering. With a renowned faculty from the industry, the University works closely with giants like Microsoft Research, IBM Research, Alcatel-Lucent, Bell-Labs Research and Research in Motion(RIM).The University has got industry collaboration with 3,000 corporates.NIIT already offers an industry-linked programme in MBA (Finance and Banking) in collaboration with ICICI Bank.

To address skill gap and lack of trained business analytics, WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global Business Process Management (BPM) services, and NIIT University (NU) have launched a two-year specialised and unique work-integrated MBA programme in Business Analytics.This first-of-its-kind MBA, co-created by academic experts from NU and senior professionals from the WNS Analytics practice, combines comprehensive state-of-the-art academic content with actual practice and work-experience at WNS. Over the two-year duration of the programme, students will imbibe the best elements of both university education and business practice.The selection process will have three stringent layers. The first part of the MBA programme will take place at the Neemrana Campus of NIIT University, followed by an internship at WNS, under the supervision of the NU faculty. The unique feature of this collaboration is that graduating students will be placed in key positions in the analytics practice.The programme will draw upon live case-studies and practitioner-experts from WNS to ensure the right blend of academic concepts and industry application.The first batch of the MBA programme will commence in June 2016, and information will be available online. Check this link for the official website.

Eligibility criteria will include graduation with Mathematics as one of the subjects, followed by at least two years of work experience.“WNS partners with over 200 clients across the globe, and sees Analytics becoming increasingly important for sharper and smarter decision-making. While we have a large Research &Analytics practice of over 2,500 professionals, we are further looking to build on the talent supply with a customized and specialized intervention like this program. The chosen students will join the WNS family skilled with a high-end program that will change the course of their career for a lifetime,” said Keshav R Murugesh, Group CEO, WNS.“Information in today’s knowledge economy holds the key to success, and huge amount of information that is being generated every minute makes big data analytics critical for a successful business model. However we are faced with paucity of trained Business Analytics professionals and this programme will go a long way in addressing the skill-gap faced by the industry,”said Rajendra S Pawar, Chairman NIIT Group and Founder NU.

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