NIIT Launches Course in Web App Development with MEAN Stack under Digital Transformation Series

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
To enable students gain end-to-end programming skills to launch their own web and mobile apps
To create full-stack web developers for start-ups and product engineering organizations

NIIT, a global leader in skills and talent development, today launched a course in Web App Development with MEAN Stack under the DigiNxt Series. The company has recently ventured into Digital Transformation to offer pioneering programs to young aspirants wishing to enter the digital services industry, as well as to IT professionals wishing to reskill themselves for the new digital world. The cutting-edge program will use the student-centred pedagogy of project-based learning to help them carve a successful career in the emerging digital era. Some of the famous web applications like LinkedIn, Netflix, Uber, Paypal, etc. have been built using MEAN Stack.

MongoDB, Express.js, AngularJS, Node.js (MEAN) represents a group of open source technologies which are known to synergize well together, thereby empowering students to launch their own web and mobile apps. The program will enable learners to develop, test and release complete Web Apps encompassing UI’s, Web Server layer, Middleware and Back-end supported by Product Engineering culture. The students are expected to spend at least 70% of their time on project work throughout the program. During the course students will work on two projects – Online Ticket Booking project and Online Cab Booking project. On successful completion of the 14 weeks’ program students will be offered 100% placement assistance. Admission to the program for the first batch will start from June 24, 2016.

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Prakash Menon, President, Global Skills & Careers Group, NIIT Ltd said, “Today Digital Transformation is going to drive the next phase of growth in the IT Industry. In fact, the process has already begun and is rapidly accelerating, as both IT companies as well as IT departments of large corporations are scrambling to address the acute shortage of digitally skilled professionals.”

He further added, “We at NIIT with over 35 years of experience and keen understanding of the changing skills requirement of the industry, are committed to offer a series of industry-aligned training programs in digital transformation. To cater to this need we recently launched, Java Enterprise Apps with Dev Ops, which has received an overwhelming response from the industry and in continuation to it we now introduce the MEAN Stack programme. With the launch of MEAN stack, we aim to create full-stack developers for start-ups and product engineering organisations.”

According to Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2016, Javascript is the most popular programming language on earth. And even Back-end developers today are most likely to use Javascript than any other language. The MEAN Stack program will encompass the various aspects of Web app development and covers the following objectives: Design responsive Web apps using HTML5, CSS3, and various JavaScript frameworks such as Bootstrap & AngularJS, Develop Web apps using JavaScript frameworks such as, ExpressJS, NodeJS, & CommonJS, Create and consume Web services using RestAPI, Implement various testing tools, such as Mocha, Chai, Jasmine, and Protractor while developing Web apps.

MEAN stack is extremely quick prototype to work with. Node.js allows the programmer to use Javascript on the backend as well as the frontend, thus saving the programmer form learning separate languages. During the projects, the students will get to work on latest technologies like AngularJS, Bootstrap, JQuery, JS, HTML5 & CSS 3, ExpressJS, CommonJS, REST API, Yeoman, Gulp & NodeJS, MongoDB.

According to MIT Centre for Digital Business, 77% of organizations consider missing digital skills as the key hurdle to their transformation strategy. Therefore, Indian & Global IT Companies are investing heavily in building digital transformation skills to enable their clients transform digitally. As organizations are building talent pool, the most-sought after skill sets include: Product Engineering, Business Analytics, Cloud Technology and Architecture, Mobile Apps, Internet of Things and Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence.

To cater to this need, NIIT is introducing career programs in MEAN stack, Java Enterprise Engineering with DevOps, Big Data & Data Sciences, Web Technologies, Databases Systems, Cloud Computing, Mobile, Infrastructure Management Services (IMS), Cyber-Security, Enterprise Application, Telecom & Embedded Systems, Project Management, Internet of Things (IOT), Visual Design, Game Development, Design Thinking, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, and Virtual Reality. Graduates and graduating students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics will be eligible to apply for these programs.

About NIIT

Established in 1981, NIIT Limited, a global leader in Skills and Talent Development, offers multi-disciplinary learning management and training delivery solutions to corporations, institutions, and individuals in over 40 countries. NIIT has three main lines of business across the globe- Corporate Learning Group, Skills and Careers Group, and School Learning Group.

NIIT’s Corporate Learning Group (CLG) offers Managed Training Services (MTS) to market-leading companies in North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. The comprehensive suite of Managed Training Services includes custom Curriculum Design and Content Development, Learning Administration, Learning Delivery, Strategic Sourcing, Learning Technology, and Advisory Services.

With a team of some of the world’s finest learning professionals, NIIT is dedicated to helping customers increase the business value of learning and development (L&D). Built on the sound principles of ‘Running Training like a Business’, NIIT’s Managed Training Services and best-in-class training processes enable customers to align business goals with L&D, reduce costs, realise measurable value, benefit from rock-solid operations, and increase business impact.

NIIT’s Skills and Careers Group (SNC) delivers a diverse range of learning and talent development programs to millions of individual and corporate learners in areas including Banking, Finance & Insurance, Soft Skills, Business Process Excellence, Retail Sales Enablement, Management Education, Multi-Sectoral Vocational Skills, Digital Media Marketing, and new-age IT. These programs are delivered through a hybrid combination of the ‘Cloud Campus’ online platform, satellite-based ‘Synchronous Learning Technology’ and a physical network of hundreds of learning centers in India, China, and select markets in Asia & Africa. The flagship multi-disciplinary course offerings include the industry-endorsed GNIIT program and a set of Post Graduate Programs for students from different streams, apart from a wide range of specialist short duration programs.

To further strengthen its SNC portfolio in India, NIIT has tied up with industry majors like ICICI Bank for NIIT Institute of Finance Banking Insurance& Training Limited, IFBI; leading business schools in India for NIIT Imperia; Genpact for NIIT Uniqua; and a joint venture with NSDC for NIIT YuvaJyoti Limited. Besides this, for the China market, NIIT has tied up with governments and software parks in Guian, Chongqing, Wuxi, Suzhou, Changzhou, Zhangjiagang, Haikou and Dafeng, for state-of-the-art public-private partnership centres.

Recently NIIT has introduced – StackRouteTM, an initiative to produce the world’s best full stack programmers. StackRouteTM 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. Further the company has also launched NIIT.tv – a digital learning initiative that brings skilling from NIIT classrooms to every digitally connected Indian, for free, at any time and place of their choice. A disruptive innovation by NIIT for the education space. NIIT.tv will deliver for the very first time, skill-based live courses as well as on-demand courses to the masses, through the digital medium.

As NIIT’s wholly owned subsidiary for its K-12 school learning initiative – MindChampion Learning Systems Limited, is providing technology-based learning to around 2,000 private schools across India, reaching out to more than a million students. The futuristic NIIT nGuru range of learning solutions for schools comprises Interactive Classrooms with digital content, technology-driven Math Lab, IT Wizard programs and Quick School – an Education Resource Planning software.

As the Most Trusted Training Brand in India for 4th year in a row (Brand Trust Report, 2016), NIIT’s learning and talent development solutions, continue to receive widespread recognition globally. NIIT has been named among the Top 20 Training Outsourcing Companies for the past seven consecutive years by Training Industry, Inc. USA. Further, leading Indian ICT journal Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT the ‘Top Training Company’ award successively for the past 20 years, since the inception of this category. NIIT has also been featured as the ‘Most Respected Education Company’- 2016 by leading financial magazine, Business World.