Published: 13th June 2017
NIIT University introduces Digital Transformation technologies in their curriculum to meet Industry's growing needs
NIIT University introduced Digital Transformation technologies in it's curriculum to rise-up to the challenges faced by the IT industry in the present scenario
NIIT University (NU), has introduced pioneering Digital Transformation technologies in its curriculum. Towards this, NU has introduced B.Tech Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) program with emphasis on Digital Transformation technologies, to rise-up to the urgent need faced by the IT industry for Next Gen digitally skilled engineers.
The new B.Tech CSE curriculum will be powered by a project based learning methodology which enables the teacher and the group of students to mould the learning style dependent on the profile of the learners and create an environment to provide constructivism and collaborative learning. The B. Tech CSE program, will be embedded with Full Stack Programming, Big Data, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things (IOT) curriculum to make it more industry relevant. Industry experts will work as mentors, along with NU professors in guiding the students as per the specified methodology. While new students joining B.Tech CSE program will be able to avail the benefit of the new curriculum right from 1st semester, the ongoing batches of students will be imparted accelerated sessions, making them industry-ready, as early as six months from now.
According to a recent release by NASSCOM, the skills of the future would be Big Data Analytics, Cloud nad Cybersecurity Services, IoT, Artificial Intelligence and many other Digital Technologies. A huge demand is foreseen for roles such as mobile app development, social media, data scientists & platform engineering. According to a McKinsey report on ‘Technology Jobs & the Future of Work’, digital technologies could contribute $550 billion to $ 1 trillion of economic impact per year in India by the year 2025. According to another renowned survey, 69% of IT leaders expect huge surge in the job market in the next 3 to 5 years due to digital technologies.
Welcoming the initiative Mr. Raman Roy, Chairman, NASSCOM said, “Nasscom is playing a critical role in evangelising digital opportunity for the IT sector, and we will support the industry in facilitating skilling and re-skilling efforts through disruptive models. The sector needs a workforce trained in futuristic digital technologies to transform themselves from IT services providers to digital-transformation partners. Higher education institutes can play a key role here and I would like to welcome the pioneering initiative from NIIT University in creating this new-age talent pool.”
India is already a home to digitally ready talent pool of 500,000 engineers, this demand is expected to increase to over a million engineers trained in digital transformation technologies by 2020. NU will play a pioneering role in creating a pool of engineers trained in Next Gen digital skills. The university will work closely with industry bodies like NASSCOM to ensure that the curriculum is aligned to the industry needs.