Indian firm to train engineers for Chinese IT city

February 19th, 2008 - 2:48 pm ICT by admin  

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) China’s upcoming IT city of Wuxi has signed an agreement with India’s National Institute of Information Technology (NIIT) for training and creating a pool of software engineers.
A NIIT spokesperson said that a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed Tuesday in the presence of Yang Weize, party general secretary of Wuxi and G. Raghavan, president of individual learning solutions at NIIT.

The company had also signed last week another MoU with Wuxi New District with similar objectives for the district.

According to the spokesperson, the IT training firm has also signed an agreement with Wuxi provincial government to set up IT training centres and offer training programmes.

NIIT’s Raghavan has been appointed as chief consultant for Wuxi city. His main task will be to identify and built IT infrastructure in collaboration with the local government.

Raghavan, in a release issued by the learning institution, said NIIT had first entered the Chinese technical educational sector a decade back.

The institute currently partners 129 universities and colleges in China.

The release said that the IT training market in China is expected to grow at 24 percent a year in the next two years. Going by that trend, there was a need to create about five million software engineers by 2015 in that country, NIIT said.

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