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NIIT Unveils flagship training centre in Myanmar

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NIIT strengthens presence in Myanmar

- Introduces pioneering programs in 'Digital Transformation' to empower the youth of Myanmar for exciting global opportunities

- Unveils flagship training centre in Myanmar

Myanmar/New Delhi September 30, 2016: NIIT, a global leader in skills and talent development, has strengthened its presence in Myanmar by introducing pioneering programs in Digital Transformation. The company will now offer futuristic programs like DigiNxt MMS, Big Data, Java Enterprises Apps with Dev Ops and Digital Marketing.

Mr. Rahul Patwardhan CEO, NIIT Ltd who is currently visiting Myanmar unveiled NIIT's flagship training centre and dedicated it to the youth of the nation to empower them for exciting global opportunities.

Information technology has changed the way people work and the next ten years will be about transforming the businesses across all industry sectors. According to industry experts, digitally transformed organizations are 26% more profitable than their industry competitors. Global Spending on digital transformation technologies is expected to cross $2.1 Billion by 2019. By 2018, 35% of IT resources will be spent to support the creation of new digital revenue streams, and by 2020 almost 50% of IT budgets will be tied to digital transformation initiatives.

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All the above developments indicate that Digital Transformation (DT) is going to drive the next phase of growth in the IT Industry. The process has already begun and is rapidly accelerating, with both IT companies as well as IT departments of large corporations scrambling to address the acute shortage of skills.

Speaking on this significant occasion Mr. Rahul Patwardhan, CEO, NIIT Ltd remarked, "NIIT has pioneered the category of IT training with a vision to create a manpower pool globally, to empower the IT industry. We remain committed towards developing a workforce armed with futuristic skill-sets, aligned to the industry needs by introducing cutting-edge programs in Digital Transformation. To this end, we are now looking forward to building our next phase of growth in Myanmar."

Over the past 35 years, NIIT has played a significant role in training students with its worldwide presence in 40 countries. It has played a pioneering role in providing necessary skills to the youth, desirous of building great careers. With the launch of Digital Transformation, NIIT once again revolutionises the IT training sector. The pioneering programs in DT will use student-centred pedagogy of project-based learning to help them carve successful career in the emerging digital era.

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Speaking on the occasion Mr. Sanjay Tickoo, Head, International Education Business (Emerging Markets), NIIT Ltd, said, "By setting up the flagship training centre, NIIT is further strengthening its presence in Myanmar. With our keen understanding of the changing skills requirement of the industry, we will now offer futuristic programs in Digital Transformation to the youth of Myanmar."

The flagship training centre will sharply focus on DT programs and will help youth chart ambitious careers by opting for the programs that suits their aptitude. For the first time ever, young professionals and students will have the flexibility to choose options from a range of multiple new-age career programs, aligned to the evolving needs of the knowledge economy.

According to MIT Centre for Digital Business, 77% of organizations consider missing digital skills as the key hurdle to their transformation strategy. Therefore, Indian & Global IT Companies are investing heavily in building digital transformation skills to enable their clients transform digitally. As organizations are building talent pool, the most-sought after skill sets include: Product Engineering, Business Analytics, Cloud Technology and Architecture, Mobile Apps, Internet of Things and Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence.

About NIIT

Established in 1981, NIIT Limited, a global leader in Skills and Talent Development, offers multi-disciplinary learning management and training delivery solutions to corporations, institutions, and individuals in over 40 countries. NIIT has three main lines of business across the globe- Corporate Learning Group, Skills and Careers Group, and School Learning Group.

NIIT's Corporate Learning Group (CLG) offers Managed Training Services (MTS) to market-leading companies in North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. The comprehensive suite of Managed Training Services includes custom Curriculum Design and Content Development, Learning Administration, Learning Delivery, Strategic Sourcing, Learning Technology, and Advisory Services.

With a team of some of the world's finest learning professionals, NIIT is dedicated to helping customers increase the business value of learning and development (L&D). Built on the sound principles of 'Running Training like a Business', NIIT's Managed Training Services and best-in-class training processes enable customers to align business goals with L&D, reduce costs, realise measurable value, benefit from rock-solid operations, and increase business impact.

NIIT's Skills and Careers Group (SNC) delivers a diverse range of learning and talent development programs to millions of individual and corporate learners in areas including Banking, Finance & Insurance, Retail Sales Enablement, Management Education, Multi-Sectoral Vocational Skills, Digital Media Marketing, and programs in digital transformation technologies. These programs are delivered through a hybrid combination of the 'Cloud Campus' online platform, satellite-based 'Synchronous Learning Technology' and a physical network of hundreds of learning centers in India, China, and select markets in Asia & Africa.

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The flagship multi-disciplinary course offerings include the industry-endorsed GNIIT - Digital Transformation program and a set of DigiNxt Programs for students from different streams, apart from a wide range of specialist short duration programs.

To further strengthen its SNC portfolio in India, NIIT has tied up with industry majors like ICICI Bank for NIIT Institute of Finance Banking Insurance& Training Limited, IFBI; leading business schools in India for NIIT Imperia; Genpact for NIIT Uniqua; and a joint venture with NSDC for NIIT YuvaJyoti Limited. Besides this, for the China market, NIIT has tied up with governments and software parks in Guian, Chongqing, Wuxi, Suzhou, Changzhou, Zhangjiagang, Haikou and Dafeng, for state-of-the-art public-private partnership centres.

NIIT has introduced - StackRouteTM, an initiative to produce the world's best full stack programmers.  StackRouteTM aims to create multi-skilled, and multi-disciplinary programmers who can become key members of high-performance teams in top notch product engineering companies, start-ups, and IT firms.

Further the company has also launched - a digital learning initiative that brings skilling from NIIT classrooms to every digitally connected Indian, for free, at any time and place of their choice. A disruptive innovation by NIIT for the education space. will deliver for the very first time, skill-based live courses as well as on-demand courses to the masses, through the digital medium.

As NIIT's wholly owned subsidiary for its K-12 school learning initiative - MindChampion Learning Systems Limited, is providing technology based learning to around 2,000 private schools across India, reaching out to more than a million students.

The futuristic NIIT nGuru range of learning solutions for schools comprises Interactive Classrooms with digital content, technology-driven Math Lab, IT Wizard programs and Quick School - an Education Resource Planning software.

As the Most Trusted Training Brand in India for 4th year in a row (Brand Trust Report, 2016), 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.

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