IT education provider NIIT said on Tuesday it has signed a pact with Microsoft Corporation to make available one lakh cloud-ready professionals over the next three years.
As per the alliance, NIIT will offer new programmes in cloud and emerging technologies in association with Microsoft.
"We will work alongside Microsoft and launch programmes mapped to the wave of new cloud technologies that Microsoft is poised to release worldwide," NIIT Limited Chief Executive (Career Building Solutions) G Raghavan told reporters in New Delhi.
He said NIIT will offer three kinds of programmes, including long duration GNIIT programme on cloud campus, diploma programme and shorter duration technology skill enhancer programme.
The first set of training programmes will cover all emerging technologies from Microsoft like- SQL Server, Visual Studio, Windows Server and Windows 8.
Raghavan said at present the programmes are available in 350 of its retail centers and within one year, they will be available in all its 500
NIIT has also collaboration with around 2,000 placement clients which will help the students to get a job in the marketplace.
"We remain dedicated to improving the lives of developers and IT professionals through training and certification," Microsoft Learning General Manager Alison Cunard said.
According to a recent IDC study, cloud computing will generate nearly 14 million jobs globally in the next 3-4 years.
More than 50 per cent of these jobs will be generated in the small and medium businesses.