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Department of Information Technology, Government of Meghalaya and NIIT Host Convocation Ceremony for Students Under 'Sponsored IT Program' Project

Business Wire India Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Department of Information Technology, Government of Meghalaya and NIIT Host Convocation Ceremony for Students Under 'Sponsored IT Program' Project*Business Wire India*
*Department of Information Technology, Government of Meghalaya and NIIT hosted the Convocation Ceremony for students under ‘Sponsored IT Program’ project*Department of Information Technology, Government of Meghalaya in association with *NIIT,* *a global leader in skills and talent development*, felicitated students from across Meghalaya who successfully cleared NIIT’s cutting-edge certification programs as part of ‘*Sponsored IT program of Department of Information Technology, Government of Meghalaya*’, over the last one year. The convocation ceremony was held on 22^nd August 2017.
The Chief Guest for the Convocation ceremony *Smt. Ampareen Lyngdoh **Honorable Minister, Information Technology, Government of Meghalaya *felicitated the students. The function was also graced by Mr. Sunil Dahiya, National Head –India Retail Business, Vice President, NIIT Ltd.
*Mr. Prakash Menon, President, Global Retail Business, NIIT Ltd.** said,* “I heartily congratulate the students on their successful completion of the project. Through this partnership with Department of Information Technology, Government of Meghalaya, we will continue to offer career focused training to the youth of Meghalaya. At NIIT, we have always believed in offering programs customized to the evolving needs of the industry. To this end, we have introduced digiNxt programs to create a talent pool trained in digital skills to meet the urgent needs of the industry.” 
The project is an initiative of Department of Information Technology, Government of Meghalaya, and NIIT to enhance employability of youth in Meghalaya. During the last one year, over 1,000 youth from the state have successfully completed select programs under this project and have been awarded certificates from NIIT.
The students were trained in NIIT’s cutting-edge programs such as Diploma in Finance & Accounting; Diploma in Business Systems & Information Management; Diploma in Hardware and Networking, Program in Managing Interconnected Network Devices and Network Administration and Server Fundamental. Successful and eligible candidates have been placed in leading corporates across India like Hyundai, Renault, Reliance, Cognizant, Aegis, TCS, Genpact, Infosys, WIPRO, HSBC, Accenture, Airtel, TATA Indicom, HDFC Bank, Bajaj Capital and many others.
At present, Meghalaya has a state-of-art NIIT centre at Shillong with internationally certified faculty who work towards creating a pool of industry ready professionals in the state. NIIT’s selected career development programs also equip students with hands-on professional practice with a year-long internship that gives them an opportunity to work with leading IT organizations.
*About NIIT*
NIIT is a leading Skills and Talent Development Corporation that is building a manpower pool for global industry requirements. The company, which was set up in 1981 to help the nascent IT industry overcome its human resource challenges, today ranks among the world's leading training companies owing to its vast and comprehensive array of talent development programs. With a footprint across 40 nations, NIIT offers training and development solutions to Individuals, Enterprises and Institutions. NIIT has three main lines of business across the globe – Corporate Learning Group, Skills & Careers Group and *MindChampion Learning Systems Limited.*
*NIIT's Corporate Learning Group (CLG)* offers Managed Training Services (MTS) to market-leading companies in North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. The *Skills & Careers Group (SNC)* delivers a diverse range of learning and talent development programs to millions of individual and corporate learners in areas including *Digital Transformation*, Banking, Finance & Insurance, Soft Skills, Business Process Excellence, Retail Sales Enablement, Management Education, Multi-Sectoral Vocational Skills, Digital Media Marketing, and new-age IT. As NIIT's wholly owned subsidiary for its K-12 school learning initiative - *MindChampion Learning Systems Limited (MLSL),* provides futuristic NIIT nGuru range of learning solutions for schools comprising, interactive Classrooms with digital content, technology-driven Math Lab, IT Wizard programs and Quick School - an Education Resource Planning software. The *Training.com* learning platform is an NIIT initiative for advanced career programs, which are delivered live by industry experts in an immersive and interactive online mode, combining instructor-led classrooms with the convenience of accessing the training sessions from anywhere. 
As the Most Trusted Training Brand in India for 5th year in a row (Brand Trust Report, 2017), NIIT's learning and talent development solutions, continue to receive widespread recognition globally. NIIT has been named among the Top 20 Training Outsourcing Companies for the past nine consecutive years by Training Industry, Inc. USA. Further, leading Indian ICT journal Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT the 'Top Training Company' award successively for the past 20 years, since the inception of this category. NIIT has also been featured as the 'Most Respected Education Company'- 2016 by leading financial magazine, Business World. NIIT.tv – a disruptive innovation by NIIT, won the prestigious award for 'Educational Technology, at the Indo-American Education Summit 2016.

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