Government of Meghalaya and NIIT host Convocation Ceremony for students under the ‘Sponsored IT Program’ project

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Shillong: Department of Information Technology, Government of Meghalaya in association with NIIT, a global leader in skills and talent development, today 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 Chief Guest for the Convocation ceremony Shri M.R. Synrem, IAS,Commissioner & Secretary, Information & Technology Dept,Government of Meghalaya felicitated the students. The function was also graced by Ms Shakera Roy, Regional Head – East, General Manager, NIIT Ltd.

Speaking on the occasion Shri M.R. Synrem, IAS, Commissioner & Secretary, Information & Technology Dept, Government of Meghalaya said, “I take this opportunity to congratulate all candidates who have successfully cleared the training program. The training program was conceptualized with the objective to enhance the employability of youth in Meghalaya. With NIIT’s proven expertise in training delivery, this initiative will help us to develop industry-ready professionals who will contribute significantly towards the development of IT sector in Meghalaya.”

Bimaljeet Singh Bhasin, President, Skills and Careers Business (India), NIIT Ltd., “We are delighted to partner with Department of Information Technology, Government of Meghalaya, to offer career focused training to the youth of Meghalaya. NIIT has been at the forefront of providing career related learning for close to 4 decades. This partnership will help create a talent pool of IT trained professionals in Meghalaya, armed with futuristic skill-sets aligned to the industry needs”.

The project is an initiative of Department of Information Technology, Government of Meghalaya, and NIIT to enhance employability of youth in Meghalaya. So far 4775 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, Diploma in Computer application, Program in Managing Interconnected Network Devices and Network Administration and Server Fundamental. Successful and eligible candidates have been placed in leading corporate across India like Hyundai, Renault, Reliance Telecom, Cognizant, Aegis, TCS, Genpact, Infosys, Wipro, HSBC, Accenture, Airtel, TATA Indicom, HDFC Bank, Bajaj Capital, Concentrix Daksh Services India Private Limited, SBI Life, Innovsource Services Pvt Ltd., Bajaj Finance 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.