Edureka partners with NIT Rourkela to build future workforce in Big Data


Bhubaneswar: E-learning platform Edureka on Tuesday announced a partnership with the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela (NIT-Rourkela) in Odisha to prepare the future workforce in Big Data engineering.

As part of the partnership, NIT Rourkela will offer a post-graduate course in Big Data engineering and the institute will also share its expertise and research with the world through Edureka’s live, online training platform.

The comprehensive curriculum will 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.

“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. We are happy to announce this partnership with NIT Rourkela to create more Big Data Engineers who will take on the best jobs in this coveted technology,” said Ananda Rao Ladi, Chief Learning Officer, Edureka

Speaking about the partnership, Prof. Animesh Biswas, Director, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, said, “At NIT Rourkela, it is our mission to advance and spread knowledge in the area of science and technology leading to creation of wealth and welfare of humanity.’ 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.

I wish the best to all the participants as they embark on this exciting journey. We are delighted that this partnership enables NIT Rourkela to share its expertise and research with the whole world through Edureka’s live, online training platform.  Let’s prepare for the future.”

Edureka’s PGP in Big Data Engineering in association with NIT Rourkela will 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 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.