NIIT to assess recruits for IT firms

New Delhi:

Asia’s largest IT trainer, NIIT Technologies, will soon offer assessment services to the country’s leading IT and information technology enabled services (ITES) companies

to help them recruit the best professionals.

“We are going to invest Rs 70 million Indian Currency (IC) in the next three years. This new initiative by NIIT will enable IT companies save time and money that goes into the recruitment process,” Vijay Thadani, chief executive, NIIT said. With this new venture — NIIT Litmus — the company plans to achieve a turnover of Rs 500 million IC by 2009 servicing a market worth Rs 1.5 billion IC, he said. “According to National Association of Software and Service Companies (Nasscom) the IT-ITES segment will generate over one million jobs by 2009, but the industry is facing an acute shortage of qualified professionals and it is also unable to manage its recruitment needs,” Thadani reiterated. “Ten million recruitments will happen by 2009. We will set up dedicated testing centres for that.