NIIT, Microsoft join hands to attract women talent in IT sector

Navadha Pandey  New Delhi | Updated on October 01, 2014 Published on October 01, 2014


NIIT will partner with Microsoft India for ‘Women in Tech’ initiative, which would offer specialised courses to girl students and women, to attract and retain women talent in the IT industry.

Under the partnership announced on Wednesday, NIIT will roll out eight new specialised courses across its 500 centres to train and certify women in latest Microsoft technologies. Each course would range from ₹7,000 to ₹10,000 and would be offered via NIIT cloud campus, said Vijay Thadani, CEO, NIIT.

“The aim is to get a million women interested in technology in 5,000 schools and colleges across 200 cities in the next one year,” Thadani said, adding that it would also offer scholarships worth ₹5 crore.

The courses would be on mobile apps, cloud computing, big data, software testing, etc. Post this, the company would also organise job fairs in top 10 cities for women.

Published on October 01, 2014
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