IIIT-B prog to enhance employability in IT sector

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Bangalore, Jun 3: The International Institute of Information Technology-Bangalore (IIIT-B) today launched 'Yogyata', a professional certification programme which aims to enhance employability for IT sector. Radix Learning would be the content, technology and managed learning service partner for IIIT-B in this initiative.

Yogyata would be offered as a blended-learning programme that includes a right mix of several learning methodologies including face-to-face classroom lectures, web-based, multimedia-enabled, self-learning courseware. It had been designed based on inputs from leading IT companies based on their individual induction training programmes for Application Development, IIIT-B Director Sadagopan said.

Briefing reporters on the initiative, he said while challenge of employability in the IT sector had been spoken about, there had not been a structured institutional initiative.

''It is time the academia and the industry work together to come up with a solution to make these graduates employable. Out of 4.5 lakh students graduating in IT annually, only 1.6 to 1.7 lakh are being absorbed by the industry,'' Prof Sadagopan said.

Radix learning CEO K R V Subramanian said one of the main innovations of this programme was the use of cutting edge Actionable Learning modules, which allow the students to practice what they learn, thereby linking learning to performance.

The four-month programme cost Rs 34,500. It is open to persons who have completed any Bachelor's Degree in engineering or who are at least in the third year of their engineering degree programme.

Placement support would be available to all students completing the certification.

UNI

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