NIIT Limited, a global leader in skills and talent development, unveiled a first-of-its-kind programme to address the versatile talent requirements of the fast growing start-up sector – StackRoute, an NIIT initiative to produce the world's best full stack
NIIT Limited, a global leader in skills and talent development, unveiled a first-of-its-kind programme to address the versatile talent requirements of the fast growing start-up sector – StackRoute, an NIIT initiative to produce the world's best full stack programmers. StackRoute 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. These 'Super Programmers' will also be well equipped to create their own technology start-ups. The first batch starts on October 1, 2015 in Bangalore.
Over the recent past, the start-up space in India has witnessed phenomenal growth and has drawn support from the government and industry for their efforts towards ushering innovation and job creation. Addressing the nation on the 69th Independence day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a new campaign "Start-up India, Stand up India" which would promote bank financing for start-ups and offer incentives to boost entrepreneurship and job creation. This was followed by announcement of Rs. 2000 crore fund for start-ups. Earlier this year, apex body for the IT industry NASSCOM announced an ambitious initiative called 10,000 start-ups, to scale up the start-up ecosystem in India.
Rahul Patwardhan, CEO, NIIT Ltd. said, "With innovation as our central DNA, we have been designing new-age career programmes to meet the changing manpower needs of the industry over the last 34 years. The economy has changed and so has the requirements of the industry and the aspirations of the youth. Industry today, especially the booming start-up sector, is looking at versatile professionals who can wear many hats. Technology has become a great enabler hence, the need of the hour are young professionals who can work on multiple technology platforms."