NIIT announces Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship

Annual Scholarship Test on September 22nd across the country

September 06, 2013 5:09 IST | India Infoline News Service
NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation announced India’s most significant IT Scholarship program - ‘Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship’, to reward meritorious students desirous of building successful careers in diverse industries that require Information Technology skills. This is NIIT’s initiative to enhance employability of meritorious students and make them job ready to meet the industry needs.

Based on the students’ performance in a competitive written test and Standard XIIth score, NIIT will be offering over 20,000 scholarships across the country this year for its popular IT and new age career  programmes, such as Programmes in GNIIT/GNIIT Series, Diploma/ Post Graduate Programme in IT/Global Net+/Commerce and in Programmes like Diploma in Corporate Accounting and Finance. The scholarship examination will be conducted simultaneously across hundreds of NIIT education centres, in the country on Sunday September 22, 2013.

In addition to graduates, students who have completed their Class XII or equivalent and/or those currently pursuing graduation and post graduation programmes are also eligible for NIIT Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship. Selected students can avail special fee benefits on technology modular programmes like .NET, Java, Oracle, PHP and Cisco and new age programmes like Mobile App Development and Digital Marketing.

The application forms for the test are available at NIIT education centers across the country. Students can also log on to www.niit.com/bjs2013 to get more details. The last date for receipt of application is September 21, 2013.

Announcing the launch of Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarships 2013, Amitabh Lahiri, President, Career Building Solutions, NIIT Ltd. said, “Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship is an integral part of NIIT’s commitment to recognise and encourage meritorious students from varied economic backgrounds, to help them build a successful career. Over the past 22 years the scholarships have benefited over 4 lakh students. This has enabled a large number of job-ready professionals, for the global IT industry.”

As per National Skills Development Corporation, skills and Knowledge are key factors for the economic and social growth of the country. As the proportion of population in the working age group of 15 to 59 years is projected to increase, about 13million persons are expected to join the workforce annually. It is necessary that the workforce be adequately skilled to realize the 'demographic dividend'. The scale and scope of skill building required is outlined in the National Skill Development Policy. Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship awards fee waivers to meritorious undergraduate students and graduates desirous of building successful careers in diverse industries that require skills in Information Technology.

To enable students to avail this opportunity, NIIT will award fee waivers of up to Rs. 30,000 across the country this year, based on their Class XII performance, performance in a competitive written test, followed by a personal interview.

The Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship was launched by NIIT in 1991 to enable financially challenged meritorious students to pursue a career in computers and add to the nation's trained manpower base of skilled IT professionals. Bhavishya Jyoti is one of India’s most recognized and trusted scholarship programme with 22 years of market presence and almost 4 lakhstudents have been benefited from the scholarship till date.

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