One common problem faced by youth worldwide is ‘unemployment’. At the same time , many employers who run businesses enabled by I.T, across the world , lament that , they are unable to find skilled, certified & qualified manpower to manage their I.T infrastructure. They are forced to depend on expatriates and end up paying large salary to them. The irony is quite shocking, On one side, you have educated, unemployed youth . on the other side there is demand for Qualified Manpower. The employers are unable to hire the indigenous youth because of lack of requisite I.T Skills, despite possessing I.T Degrees. The certicates are considered as ‘Paper Degrees’. There is a big gap between what the Industry requires in terms of real time Job skills from prospective employees and what the Academic institutions are able to churn out as Graduates. There are many challenges faced by the Higher Education institutions like Universities & Colleges due to Budget constraints, Infrastructure issues, paucity of resources, lack of trained technology leaders etc to train their students. The solution to eradicate unemployment is, to design, develop & deliver Industry relevant Academic programs to equip the students with Employable I.T skills as part of their Graduate/Post Graduate studies. This is where IIHT has proven its credentials by leveraging on its 2 decades of experience and utilising its vast expertise in training large number of employees of Enterprise clients in I.T programs. Apart from offering multiple career opportunities in I.T Industry for unemployed graduates through the IIHT Finishing school portfolio of courses, IIHT offers unique Academic programs which help students realise the twin objectives of University Graduation and the equally important if not the more important qualification for I.T Careers- Expertise in IT Infrastructure Management services. IIHT offers BSc , MSc and MBA programs in I.T- IMS & SW Development. These programs train the students from the fundamental concepts to advanced skills on a range of technologies, which lead to multiple career options for the students. Students are trained with emphasis on practical hands-on sessions so that students can develop mastery & confidence in all relevant technologies related to their specialisation. Most Students complete their graduation and then opt for a Computer course from training centers , spending crucial time- 6 months to one year and also upwards of $1500 as course fee. Many lose precious money and time by joining computer centers ill equipped to handle the technology , lack of qualified trainers, out dated I.T infrastructure, and end up discontinuing the course or just complete the course without required skills. Most of them end up in Non I.T jobs or as Data entry but do not get core I.T jobs. Expatriates get real I.T Jobs like Network administration, System administration, System integration, I.T Security administration, Network Engineering or Software development jobs. But if students choose IIHT’s Academic programs instead of the ‘Paper Degrees’, they would definitely achieve their objective and start their I.T career. Because of the in-depth training, these students would be able to perform right from the first day, First hour in their job! No one would believe that, they are freshers, others would assume that, “these IIHT students are experienced because they are able to handle all the real time challenges and deliver solutions”. IIHT offers unique Academic programs which help students realise the twin objectives of University Graduation and the equally important qualification for I.T Careers- in depth knowledge , real time skills in I.T . IIHT being an education and services organization fits into this role of developing programs relevant to ICT requirements. Students across the world benefit from IIHT’s experience in delivering IT skills which in most of the cases across the world is found to be inadequate to readily deploy and manage the services as mandated by the employers/global ITSM standards. IIHT’s technology/job specific programs are built to offer Academic programs, Skill based programs, and Customised programs to the students which would help in placing youth who would be trained, Qualified and certified to design , develop and administer large scale IT projects. By leveraging on the expertise in training more than 10,50,000 students in its past 20+years of existence across India through more than 200+ training centers and also the employees of 1200 Corporate clients on Induction training, Lateral training and niche programs customised to the requirements of each organisation, IIHT offers a solution to improve the employability of Students across the world and equip the unemployed youth on Role based IT job specific programs. The solution to eradicate unemployment is, to design, develop & deliver Industry relevant Academic programs to equip the students with Employable I.T skills as part of their Graduate/Post Graduate studies. IIHT introduced the first B.Sc program in India specialising in IT IMS, along with Sikkim Manipal University in 2007. IIHT has developed M.Sc in Cloud Infrastructure Management, and also India’s first MSc in Data Sciences. To address the specific requirement of non IT Graduates aspiring to get employed in I.T, IIHT has developed a PGDIMS( Post Graduate Diploma in IMS) To fulfil the requirements of students who can only afford one year of IT training after passing 12 years of school ( PUC/+2/HSC /Intermediate), IIHT has developed One year “Diploma in IMS”. The students can complete the 1 year Diploma, pursue a career in IT, and simultaneously join the 2nd year of the “2 year Advance Diploma in IMS”. These programs are designed after extensive research on the work place skills required in IT and interaction with recruitment Managers, CTO’s/CIO’s/HR Managers. The curriculum is regularly enhanced and updated with the emerging technologies in line with the recruitment trends. IIHT offers BSc & MSc programs in IT- IMS, Cloud Computing, Data Sciences & SW Development. BSc IT IMS MSc Cloud MSc Data Science