-  Mr. K V Kamath talks about the significance of digital technology that has become vital to accelerating the pace of India’s economic growth

Neemrana, November 22, 2021: Established with a vision to bring about innovation in higher education and learning in emerging areas of the knowledge society, the not-for-profit NIIT University (NU) hosted the 13th Annual Lecture delivered by Mr. K V Kamath, Former President, New Development Bank. Mr. Kamath spoke on “Digital India, Digital Currencies and Economic Growth,” at the annual event held online on 20th November 2021.

On this significant occasion, Mr. Kamath highlighted how the Digital India programme played a vital role in transforming India into a digitally empowered society and a knowledge economy. He also highlighted the fact that in the past few years, digital technology has played a vital role in accelerating the pace of India’s economic growth and how institutions like NU are grooming the ‘future leaders’ who would script success stories in a world that is becoming increasingly driven by technology.  

Digital transformation was already trending when the pandemic brought technology to fore and heightened the pace of digitisation. Technology has been the cornerstone at NIIT University since its inception. Incorporation of technology with platforms such as NUgget aids in providing effective education to students even when they were confined to homes.

The Annual Lecture streamed live on NIIT University’s YouTube, Facebook and Twitter handles.

Mr Rajendra S Pawar, Founder, NIIT University, said, In order to future-proof your career in today's world, every individual must have a digital foundation. The world is changing at a faster rate than it was before the pandemic. As a result, no matter what your job is, you must be well versed in all the new age technology platforms, methods, and digital tools. At NU, we have made a real effort to set benchmarks in higher education and to encourage innovation and the use of technology to help students realise their full potentialand play meaningful roles in the new world of work"

Prof Rajesh Khanna, President, NIIT University said, Covid-19 has been a boon in disguise for the digital economy. It played a significant role in digitally transforming the country. Going digital helps not only to stay updated, but also provides real opportunities to students. At NU we have incorporated new-age technologies both in our curriculum and in our teaching learning methodologies to provide students with the skills of the future.”

Conceptualized as an institution of excellence, NU provides exceptional education based on the Four Core Principles that make learning Industry-linked, Technology-based, Research-driven and Seamless. NU is well poised for meeting the emerging needs of the knowledge economy through its focus on building strong industry linkages and a research-oriented approach.

About NU

Established in 2009, NIIT University (NU) is a not-for-profit University covered under section 2(f) of UGC Act and notified by the Government of Rajasthan. A premier institution of higher learning and research, NU seeks to create original thinkers who will lead the knowledge society of the future. The University inherits four decades of rich expertise and global know-how of - the NIIT Group. 

Nurtured by some of the foremost thought leaders and corporate-practitioners of the country, the multidisciplinary University focuses on emerging areas of technology and management. NU is a part of a 100-acre campus at Neemrana, Rajasthan, 90 minutes from Delhi Airport. 

Nestled in the Aravalli hills, the fully residential green campus offers an idyllic and intellectually vibrant environment for pursuing higher education and research. Set up with the vision to be the role model of learning, research, innovation and sustainability for the knowledge society, NU is dedicated to building great careers and ensuring excellent job opportunities for all its students. It has been developed as an institute of excellence to provide exceptional education based on its Four Core Principles that make learning Industry-linked, Technology based, Research-driven and Seamless.

NU offers the entire spectrum of academic programs. At the undergraduate level, it offers BTech (Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics & Communication, Biotechnology), 4-year Integrated MBA (Marketing & Marketing Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Finance Banking & FinTech, Business Analytics, Communication & Media studies, Digital & Social Media Marketing), 4-year Integrated MSc (Computer Science), 5-year Integrated MTech and M. Tech (Educational Technology and Geographic Information Systems). In addition, NU also offers MBA, PhD programmes and several Industry Sponsored Programmes.

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