The NIIT University (NU) is a not-for-profit institution sponsored by NIIT Limited. Located in the National Capital Region at Neemrana in Rajasthan, it inherits NIIT’s 28 years of rich experience, global know-how and leadership in the IT education sector.
NU (www.niituniversity. in) is a government recognised private university that offers BTech, MTech and PhD programmes in computer science and engineering (CSE), information and communication technology (ICT), biotechnology (BT), bioinformatics, educational technology and business management (MBA). It plans to introduce many new courses and academic areas in the coming few years with an aim to “help students build great careers” in emerging areas.
The courses are delivered by a team of “academic luminaries” supported by a “leadership team” that includes eminent personalities from academia, industry, healthcare, energy and environment, journalism, performing arts and so on. The curricula are industry linked and career oriented.
The university is equipped with state-of-the-art technology for teaching and research. It offers merit-based scholarships to the top 15 per cent of enrolled BTech students. The amount is equivalent to full or part of the tuition fees. Admission forms are available online or can be obtained from the Admission Office, NIIT University, 8 Balaji Estate, Kalkaji, New Delhi-110019.
Eligibility (BTech in CSE, ICT, BT)
BTech admissions (CSE and ICT) are based on Class X (17 per cent weightage) and XII (17 per cent weightage) board exams, rank in JEE / AIEEE (33 per cent weightage, whichever is higher), and a personal interview (33 per cent weightage). For biotechnology, aspirants must crack the entrance exam of the university (33 per cent weightage).
Plus Two toppers of all boards are invited to apply for direct admission with scholarship without going through the process applicable to other aspirants.
The NU online exam for biotechnology will be held on June 19. It is of one-hour duration and consists of objective-type questions. There is no negative marking (see website for course details).