NIIT University (NU) has introduced four new bachelor’s degree programmes in the new academic year 2021 — B.Tech in Communication and Computer Engineering, B.Tech in Data Science, B.Tech in Cyber Security, and Bachelors in Business Administration.
To establish a vision to bring about innovation in higher education and learning in emerging areas of the knowledge society, these programmes focus on training students for employability and incorporating new-age skills for the future of work. According to the official release, these programmes will make students future-ready for the new world of work, through multidisciplinary courses.
The course curriculum has been specifically designed to bring in a holistic learning environment while keeping students at par with technological advancements. Thus, these programmes will ensure that the students become ready for employment in today’s dynamic environment, right after their graduation. The four core principles that NIIT University works on include — industry-linkage, technology, research-driven and seamless education.
When asked about these new programmes, Prof. Parimal Mandke, the Acting President of NIIT University stated in the official release that in the current era, it has become imperative for every individual to learn to adapt and change with times to ensure relevancy.
He added, “Keeping in mind the growing demand for new-age skills, these new programmes offer the best in learning pedagogy, through our outstanding faculty, while enabling students to prepare for the future and offer recession-proof careers in today’s evolving work environment.”
Programmes at NIIT University —
B.Tech in Data Science degree (four-year undergraduate programme) — built-in line with the growing demand for data science experts worldwide. The programme aims to deploy data sets models to solve real-world problems. The programme emphasises providing industry-academic synergy for the students to establish careers in data science, artificial intelligence and machine learning.
B.Tech in Communication and Computer Engineering (four-year undergraduate programme) — dedicated to carry out ICT based management and integrate telecom systems with associated software in networking, enabling students to gain expertise in digital and distribution controls, latest devices in internet-based communication networks, AT, CS, cloud and edge computing, etc.
B.Tech in Cybersecurity degree (four-year undergraduate programme ) — designed for those students who are keen to explore and exploit the latest trends in cybersecurity technologies. It aims to bridge the skill gap between the manpower needs and available talent pool by developing trained professionals for this fast-growing area.
The Bachelors in Business Administration degree (three-year undergraduate programme) — designed for students to build a theoretical foundation and acquire new-age skills in business analytics, digital marketing and finance, banking and insurance technology. This programme aims to develop entrepreneurial skills in students with NU’s specialisation in industry-relevant skills and knowledge.