20,000 Students to Learn IoT as Decided by NIIT



The NIIT firm dealing with skills and talent development has decided to train about 20,000 students this year on future technologies like Internet of Things (IoT), robotics and virtual reality (VR) to meet the changing skill set requirement of various industries. Internet of Things is defined as a network of physical objects—devices, vehicles, buildings and other items—embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity that enables these objects to collect and exchange data. It allows objects to be sensed and controlled remotely across existing network infrastructure, creating opportunities for more direct integration of the physical world into computer-based systems.

The new course is supposed to be launched from next month to be offered from its centers and later extend them to engineering colleges later. The new program is supposed to cover Java Stack, Mean Stack, Big Data and Data Sciences Stack, Cloud Stack, IoT Stack, robotics and VR. Prakash Menon, the NIIT President (Global Skills and Careers Group) stated, “”We have been a global leader in skills and talent development. Once again, we want to revolutionize the landscape by introducing these pioneering program. Looking at the digital transformation across industry verticals, we want to create a talent pool that is equipped with skill sets required”.

This course would be enabled by NIIT for 12-14 week from 150 centers and later expand them to other centers and engineering colleges as well and the fees starts at about Rs 25,000. The focus of the courses would be building products rather than software and the students will be required to work on two projects for the course if they enroll for it. These adventurous new courses are sure to prove an impact on the job market.

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