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NU to Conduct Seminar for Engineering Aspirants in Hyderabad on May 6, 2017


Personalized counseling sessions for students to familiarize them with opportunities in various engineering domains


Hyderabad, India

Established with a vision to bring about innovation in higher education and learning in emerging areas of the knowledge society, the not-for-profit NIIT University (NU) will conduct career counseling session for engineering aspirants on Saturday May 6, 2017, from 9:30 am onwards at White House, Door No 11-15-12/A, Doctors' Colony, Opposite NTR Nagar, LB Nagar, Hyderabad. The Session will be addressed by Mr. BVR Mohan Reddy, Former Chairman Nasscom, Founder and Executive Chairman at Cyient and Board Member NU; Mr. Rajendra S Pawar, Founder NU and Chairman, NIIT Ltd.; and Prof VS Rao, President NU, former acting Vice Chancellor of BITS Pilani (overseeing the campuses in Pilani, Hyderabad, Goa and Dubai), who has been playing a key role in institution building.

NU is an embodiment of the university’s vision to create holistic leaders, who can contribute meaningfully towards building a better tomorrow. During the seminar students will be told about different fields of engineering, helping them choose the right field based on their interest and aptitude, and will be enlightened on the plethora of career opportunities available to engineering graduates. While Mr. BVR Mohan Reddy will talk about Industry 4.0 – the fourth industrial revolution, Mr. Pawar will highlight the careers of future and the engineering streams aligned to the future industry requirements, Prof Rao will talk about the universities of the future. The career related questions and concerns of the aspiring engineers and their parents will also be addressed during the Q & A session. There will be a Principals meet as well in the evening.

The career counseling will help students understand various skills required for a successful career in engineering and various job opportunities available post completion of the engineering course. Students who have recently appeared for Class XII board exams can attend the session.

Speaking on the Industry of the future Mr. BVR Mohan Reddy, Former Chairman Nasscom, Founder and Executive Chairman at Cyient and Board Member NU said, “Latest technologies like Internet of Things, Big Data, cloud, and software defined world, will bring disruptions and will change the way we live & work. However, there is a strong role to be played by government, corporates, associations, academia to develop digital infrastructure and ecosystem. NU is taking a leadership role towards building competencies for the future to meet the requirements of Industry 4.0.”

Elaborating on the rationale for holding the seminar and speaking on careers of the future, Mr. Rajendra S Pawar, Founder, NU and Chairman, NIIT Ltd., said, “The advent of technology has galvanized the education space offering us immense opportunities as well as unique challenges. We are faced with the urgent need to impart education that is seamless and holistic and closely aligned to what the industry of the future needs. Therefore, our B.Tech programs have been designed in close association with the industry to help our students chart meaningful careers in the fast evolving digital economy.”

Prof VS Rao, President NU said, “At NU, we have been working towards creating University of the future that fosters critical thinking, innovation and research centric approach to shape individuals who can adapt to the fast-changing global economy and contribute meaningfully to the growth of their organizations and the society at large. In fact, innovation is a way of life at NU and this has encouraged our students to come up with winning entrepreneurship ideas. The university promotes and introduces young minds to new vistas of knowledge, and has encouraged them to think critically and apply that knowledge to everyday life.”

Admissions to the B.Tech programmes at NU are based on Class X and XII marks and Personal Counselling Interaction (PCI). Scholarships for B.Tech are offered to encourage and support meritorious candidates, under the ‘NU Scholar Search Programme’. NU offers scholarship benefits up to 100% on University Fee. For the batch 2017-21, the last date for application is 30th June 2017. Students can apply online through http://www.niituniversity.in/ or via forms available at NU Admissions office and NU Admission Facilitation centres.

About NU: University of the Future

NIIT University (NU) is a not-for-profit University notified by the Government of Rajasthan in 2009. A premier institution of higher learning and research, NU seeks to create original thinkers who will lead the knowledge society of the future. The University inherits three decades of rich expertise and global know-how of its principal sponsor, the NIIT Group.
 
Nurtured by some of the foremost thought leaders and corporate-practitioners of the country, the multi-disciplinary University focuses on emerging areas of technology and management. It is located in a 100-acre campus at Neemrana, Rajasthan, about 70 minutes drive from IGI Airport, Delhi on NH-8.
 
Nestled in the Aravali hills, the fully residential green campus offers an idyllic and intellectually vibrant environment for pursuing higher education and research. Set up with the vision to be the role model of learning, research, innovation and sustainability, for the knowledge society, NU is dedicated to building great careers and ensuring excellent job opportunities to all its students. It has been developed as an institute of excellence to provide exceptional education based on its Four Core Principles that make learning Industry-linked, Technology-based, Research-driven and Seamless.
 
NU offers the entire spectrum of academic programmes. At the undergraduate level, it offers B.Tech (Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics & Communication, Biotechnology), 4-year Integrated M.Sc (Computer Science), and 5-year Integrated B.Tech - M.Tech (Computer Science, Electronics & Communication, Biotechnology, Educational Technology and Geographic Information Systems). In collaboration with University of Missouri, Kansas City, it offers a 5-year dual degree B.Tech & M.S programme wherein students undertake academic work at NU for 3.5 years and then continue at UMKC for 1.5 years. At the postgraduate level, it offers M.Tech, MBA and Ph.D programmes as well as several Industry Sponsored Programmes.


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Established with a vision to bring about innovation in higher education and learning in emerging areas of the knowledge society, the not-for-profit NIIT University (NU) will conduct career counseling session for engineering aspirants on Saturday May 6, 2017, from 9:30 am onwards at White House, Door No 11-15-12/A, Doctors' Colony, Opposite NTR Nagar, LB Nagar, Hyderabad.