E-learning platform Edureka has partnered with NIT Rourkela to bridge the divide between Big Data roles and industry talent. Stemming from the growing need of the IT industry for qualified engineers who can harness the potential of Big Data, Edureka and NIT Rourkela have introduced a Post Graduate Program in Big Data Engineering.
A statement from Edurekhs says that their comprehensive curriculum can nurture learners into Big Data Engineering experts through rigorous training, exposure to practical projects, placement assistance, an opportunity to network with industry veterans and unlike any EdTech course, offer mentorship from NIT Rourkela faculty.
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 program has been uniquely designed to cater to learners from both Indian and global markets.
The Big Data revolution offers exciting prospects and IT professionals have only scratched the surface when it comes to embarking upon a successful career in this trending technology. In fact, ‘Big Data Engineer’ ranks among the top, trending jobs on LinkedIn and the average salary of a Big Data Engineer is $90,885 per year.
2019 has been touted as the year of Big Data, however businesses need trained professionals in this technology to unleash its infinite possibilities towards better decision making. Further, organizations and individuals not embracing the change will lose their competitive edge and even risk extinction. Global Big Data market is expected to grow to 103 billion U.S. dollars by 2027.
Edureka’s PGP in Big Data Engineering in association with NIT Rourkela can equip IT professionals with the appropriate skills to achieve coveted job roles as well as command higher salaries. It is specially designed for professionals looking for a career transition into Big Data Engineering, beginners in the Big Data domain looking to kickstart their careers or anyone working in Data Analytics & BI domain. Along with the opportunity to connect with industry leaders and veterans, the program will also give students an opportunity to be a member of NIT Rourkela’s alumni network.
“The fundamental role of the program 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,” said Ananda Rao Ladi, Chief Learning Officer, Edureka.
Speaking about the partnership, Prof. Animesh Biswas, Director, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, said, “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.”
Applications for the first batch of the course closes on 20th June 2019 and the number of seats for the program is limited. Edureka is also providing scholarships up to Rs. 1,50,000 to select learners based on results of a scholarship test.