Rourkela: National Institute of Technology (NIT)-Rourkela has announced a partnership with Edureka, an e-learning platform, to introduce a PG programme in Big Data Engineering and meet the IT industry’s growing need for qualified engineers.
The interest to build a career in Big Data cuts across IT professionals from metros as well as tier-2 Indian cities, non-resident Indians and foreign nationals. Therefore, the programme has been uniquely designed to cater to learners from both Indian and global markets.
Speaking about the partnership, Prof. Animesh Biswas, director, NIT-Rourkela, said, “At NIT-Rourkela, it is our mission to advance and spread knowledge in the area of science and technology leading to creation of wealth and welfare of humanity. If Data is the oil of the 21st century, Big Data is the aviation fuel. I am proud to say that with NIT-Rourkela and Edureka joining hands, we will be able to fulfil the never-ending demand for Big Data Engineers in the industry… Let’s prepare for the future.”
Edureka chief learning officer Ananda Rao Ladi said: “The fundamental role of the programme is to bridge the talent gap in Big Data and equip more IT professionals through the right training, industry exposure and mentorship; and our course is the perfect amalgamation of all three. We are happy to announce this partnership with NIT Rourkela.”