NIIT to train techies on Intel platform

By agencies   |   Friday, 19 August 2005, 07:00 Hrs
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NEW DELHI: IT training firm NIIT Ltd today announced a technology tie-up with chipmaker Intel to train 50,000 software professionals in India over the next three years on the Intel architectural platform.

The program will utilize the resources of Intel Software College and scale out course offerings through the NIIT network. Joint program will developed to enable software developers to maximize the performance of their applications running on Intel architectures and platforms.

In the first year, the programs will train 6,000 to 8,000 people ranging from top decision-makers to working professionals.

"It will be scaled up to 50,000 over three years. Based on our early experience in India, we will remodel and roll out the programs in other parts of Asia-Pacific, where China is an important market for us," the Chairman on NIIT Ltd, Rajendra Pawar said.

In India, the program will initially focus on multi-core processing with labs across 10 NIIT centers in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Pune.

The President of Intel India, Ketan Sampat, said, "Our collaboration with NIIT on this initiative will help Indian software developers and architects capitalize on today's technology trends and deliver new products to their customers." Intel had earlier taken a 10 percent stake in NIIT Ltd.

The instructor-led training programs will also provide developers with access to tested methods for optimizing software performance on Intel architectures, code samples, self-help and trouble-shooting tools.

Intel and NIIT also have an agreement to grow the number of Indian schools benefiting from computer-assisted education to 80,000 by 2010.

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