Big Data

NIIT Launches Futuristic Program in Data Analytics – ‘Big Data with Hadoop’

NIIT, a global leader in skills and talent development, today launched Big Data with Hadoop – a futuristic program in data analytics under the DigiNxt Series, designed to optimize data usage and leading to better decision making.

Big Data is a collection of large and complex data set. On the other hand, Hadoop is a powerful data management tool that consolidates structured, unstructured or semi structured data, stores information inexpensively and reliably, performs sophisticated and detailed processing and analysis of data at rapid speed.

A recent survey by Gartner on Big Data skills gap revealed that about 2/3rd of Big Data skill requirements remains unfilled and only 1/3 are met. In fact, experts estimate a shortage of 200,000 data analysts in India by 2018. This demand and supply gap has widened the Big Data and Hadoop job market, creating a surging demand for Big Data skills like Hadoop, Spark, NoSQL etc. It is estimated that by 2017-2018, India alone will be a major shareholder of the overall Big Data analytics market worth $2.3 billion. Major industries driving demand for analytics talent in India are – e-Commerce & Retail, Insurance, Finance, Manufacturing and IT, with e-Commerce being the highest paymaster for Hadoop salaries in India.

Professional Diploma in Digital Transformation – Big Data with Hadoop will enable learners to understand Hadoop ecosystem, write MapReduce programs, identify common MapReduce algorithms, implement MapReduce design patterns, use Hive & Pig to analyze large datasets, integrate Hadoop into Enterprise workflow using Oozie and manage Hadoop ecosystem using Zookeeper. The 14-week cutting-edge program will use student-centred pedagogy of project-based learning to help them carve successful career in data analytics in the emerging digital era.

Graduates and undergraduates in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) with more than 60% score in their 10th and 12th can opt for this program. On successful completion of the program students will be offered placement assistance by NIIT. Admission to the program are currently open for the first batch commencing on September 26, 2016. For more details, please visit

NIIT has recently ventured into Digital Transformation to offer programs aligned to the manpower requirements of the emerging digital economy. Through this significant move NIIT aims to totally re-align the Skills and Career Group to the changing future-skill-sets requirement of the industry and emerge as a leader in the Digital Learning space.

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Prakash Menon, President, Global Skills & Careers Group, NIIT Ltd said, “With our keen understanding of the changing requirement of the industry we are now focusing on the Digital Transformation needs to create a talent pool armed with futuristic skill-sets. Towards this we have launched a cutting-edge program under the DigiNxt series – Big data with Hadoop. Our earlier programs under the DigiNxt series were well received by the industry and our students alike, helping us to further strengthen our commitment to play a leadership role in the Digital Learning world.”

Big Data with Hadoop will allow students to interact with recognized practitioners experienced in related fields and technical mentors through Synchronous Learning Platform. They will also get assistance from experienced faculty at centre who will facilitate project development and help to remove obstacles that are impeding the project’s progress. Digital courseware will be made available to the students as reference material.

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. 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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