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NIIT inks Big Data training pact with Guian New Area

IT training firm NIIT on Saturday inked an agreement with Guian New Area in Guizhou, China, to train students from the province in the area of Big Data. The agreement was signed by NIIT President China Prakash Menon and Chen Yan, Authorized representative from Guizhou Guian New District, in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Big data refers to massive volume of structured and unstructured data across enterprise database as well as in areas like social networks and online.

Earlier this year, NIIT and Guian New Area in the Guizhou province entered into Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to offer new-age IT programmes with special focus on Big Data. The agreement brings the MoU into effect with NIIT setting up a centre in Guian New Area to train 50,000 students in five years, NIIT said in a statement. The entire project will be funded by the Government of China as Guian has been identified by the Government as the national center for the Big Data Industry, it added.
NIIT has also tied up with University of Finance and Economy, Guizhou.  
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