NIIT and NIIT University, the University of the Future and Autodesk, entered into a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to evangelise design as a learning discipline in India. The objective is to promote design literacy, design skilling and research and innovation in design. Given the dynamism in markets, work roles, and customer expectations, design thinking today is being recognised as one of the essential skills for all industries.
Under this significant partnership, NIIT and NIIT University will leverage design tools of Autodesk to offer a host of design programmes. NIIT University will set up a design lab and launch masters programmes in design to support research and innovation. In addition, various specialised design programmes will be launched for college students in verticals such as interface design, application design and media and entertainment design with an aim to create a pool of skilled manpower for these specific industries.