Edureka, NIT Rourkela Partner to Introduce PG Programme in Big Data Engineering


The Edureka and NIT Rourkela partnership aims to create more big data engineers and bridge the divide between big data roles and industry talent.

Considering the growing need of the IT industry for qualified engineers who can harness the potential of big data, Edureka – an e-learning platform for trending technologies – and NIT Rourkela have jointly introduced a post graduate programme in big data engineering.

The programme 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, Edureka said in a press release.

During the course, learners will get exposure to practical projects, placement assistance, an opportunity to network with industry veterans and mentorship from NIT Rourkela faculty.

The programme, which will cater to learners from both Indian and global markets, aims to equip IT professionals with the appropriate skills to achieve coveted job roles as well as command higher salaries.

Along with opportunity to connect with industry leaders and veterans, the programme will also give students an opportunity to be a member of NIT Rourkela’s alumni network.

Last date for submitting applications for the first batch of the course is June 20, 2019. Edureka is also providing scholarships of up to Rs. 1,50,000, the beneficiaries of which will be selected based on the results of a scholarship test.

“The fundamental role of the programme 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,” said Ananda Rao Ladi, Chief Learning Officer, Edureka

Building Future Workforce in Big Data

Though big data revolution offers exciting prospects, IT professionals have only been able to scratch the surface when it comes to embarking upon a successful career in this trending technology, noted Edureka in its press release.

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. Moreover, 2019 has been touted as the year of big data, but businesses need trained professionals in this technology to unleash its infinite possibilities towards better decision making. Further, it pointed out that 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.

Speaking about the partnership, Prof. Animesh Biswas, Director, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, said, “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.”

This partnership will enable NIT Rourkela to share its expertise and research with the whole world through Edureka’s live, online training platform, Prof. Biswas added.