Department of Information Technology, Government of Meghalaya in association with NIIT, a global leader in skills and talent development, felicitated students from across Meghalaya who successfully cleared NIIT’s cutting-edge certification programs as part of ‘Sponsored IT program of Department of Information Technology, Government of Meghalaya’, over the last one year. The convocation ceremony was held on 22nd August 2017.

The Chief Guest for the Convocation ceremony Smt. Ampareen Lyngdoh Honorable Minister, Information Technology, Government of Meghalaya felicitated the students. The function was also graced by Mr. Sunil Dahiya, National Head –India Retail Business, Vice President, NIIT Ltd.

Mr. Prakash Menon, President, Global Retail Business, NIIT Ltd. said, “I heartily congratulate the students on their successful completion of the project. Through this partnership with Department of Information Technology, Government of Meghalaya, we will continue to offer career focused training to the youth of Meghalaya. At NIIT, we have always believed in offering programs customized to the evolving needs of the industry. To this end, we have introduced digiNxt programs to create a talent pool trained in digital skills to meet the urgent needs of the industry.” 

The project is an initiative of Department of Information Technology, Government of Meghalaya, and NIIT to enhance employability of youth in Meghalaya. During the last one year, over 1,000 youth from the state have successfully completed select programs under this project and have been awarded certificates from NIIT.

The students were trained in NIIT’s cutting-edge programs such as Diploma in Finance & Accounting; Diploma in Business Systems & Information Management; Diploma in Hardware and Networking, Program in Managing Interconnected Network Devices and Network Administration and Server Fundamental. Successful and eligible candidates have been placed in leading corporates across India like Hyundai, Renault, Reliance, Cognizant, Aegis, TCS, Genpact, Infosys, WIPRO, HSBC, Accenture, Airtel, TATA Indicom, HDFC Bank, Bajaj Capital and many others.

At present, Meghalaya has a state-of-art NIIT centre at Shillong with internationally certified faculty who work towards creating a pool of industry ready professionals in the state. NIIT’s selected career development programs also equip students with hands-on professional practice with a year-long internship that gives them an opportunity to work with leading IT organizations.