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NIIT inks pack with Guian New Area for Big Data training

PTI Shanghai/New Delhi | Updated on January 23, 2018 Published on May 16, 2015

IT training firm NIIT today inked an agreement with Guian New Area in Guizhou, China, to train students from the province in the area of Big Data.

The agreement was signed by NIIT President China Prakash Menon and Chen Yan, authorised representative from Guizhou Guian New District, in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Big data refers to massive volume of structured and unstructured data across enterprise database as well as in areas like social networks and online.

Earlier this year, NIIT and Guian New Area in the Guizhou province entered into Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to offer new-age IT programmes with special focus on Big Data.

The agreement brings the MoU into effect with NIIT setting up a centre in Guian New Area to train 50,000 students in five years, NIIT said in a statement.

The entire project will be funded by the Government of China as Guian has been identified by the Government as the national centre for the Big Data Industry, it added.

NIIT has also tied up with University of Finance and Economy, Guizhou to train students through ‘NIIT Inside model’, under which the Indian firm’s programmes are embedded in university and college IT curriculum. “It is indeed a privilege to be invited by the Chinese Government to create a pool of Big Data professionals for its booming IT industry. Also, according to latest reports, China has the largest and fastest growing online population and it is an honour to develop professionals for the thriving internet space,” Menon said.

NIIT established its presence in China in 1997, becoming the first Indian IT enterprise to do so. It has trained more than 1,50,000 students in the country so far.

Published on May 16, 2015
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