Edureka, an e-learning platform for trending technologies, today announced a partnership with NIT Rourkela, an Institute of National Importance, 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. 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. 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.
“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