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NIIT and uk Open University, forge alliance

NIIT, has forged an academic alliance with one of UK's largest universities, The Open University (OU). NIIT, which offers IT programs in over 30 countries will make available the Open University's degree program, B Sc (Hons) Computing and its Practice through its education centres in seven countries including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Botswana, Ghana, Indonesia, Nigeria and Vietnam.

This Open University degree program builds upon the study that students would have completed with NIIT. According to President of NIIT's Individual Learning Business G. Raghavan, "This alliance further builds on the academic validation of NIIT programs and brings The Open University's globally accepted qualifications to NIIT students, in their own country."

The Vice-Chancellor of the Open University, UK, Prof. Brenda Gourley said, "In our ever changing and interconnected world, this alliance provide an opportunity to address the growing need for trained IT professionals in many countries.

The unique combination of NIIT's global experience and delivery model with the OU's distinctive competencies in supporting open learning globally gives the alliance great potential to make a difference in the world of higher education." This relationship opens up opportunities for students to provisionally enroll for The Open University's degree program while seeking admission for programs of study at NIIT.

The NIIT program will be evaluated by the Open University to ensure its equivalence to 240 points of UK study. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be allowed entry to the 'Top-Up' degree program.


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