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                            New Delhi, Delhi, India:
                         Axis Bank – NIIT Digital Banking Academy, a joint initiative by Axis Bank, India’s third-largest private sector bank, and NIIT Institute of Finance, Banking and Insurance (NIIT IFBI), has launched its second programme for experienced IT professionals - “FinTech Engineering Programme” that offers a great career as “FrontEnd and BackEnd Application Developers” with Freecharge, one of the leading digital platforms for financial service’s and a wholly owned subsidiary of Axis Bank.The Axis Bank - NIIT Digital Banking Academy was launched this year for building a high-quality talent pool for Axis Bank in FinTech Roles. The Academy has been successfully running the ‘FinTech Professional Programme’ under this joint initiative.

The FinTech Engineering Programme offers graduates with 1+ years of experience an opportunity to become FinTech professionals and join Freecharge as Deputy Manager (IT). The programme is immersive in nature, where the learners perform tasks of similar complexity, as they would face in their role. Post successful completion of this 12 weeks immersive programme, learners will be deployed in FinTech roles at FreeCharge as either FrontEnd Application Developer or BackEnd Application Developer.

The course will include a common Foundation Module upon completion of which, candidates will undergo modules related to FrontEnd Developer or BackEnd Developer roles. The course will culminate with a project where candidates will apply and demonstrate the competencies that they have gained over the course. Overall, the programme will include exposure to live projects and extensive practice and mentoring to enable candidates to acquire the experience and confidence to perform in their roles.

Bimaljeet Singh Bhasin, President, Skills and Careers Business, NIIT Ltd., said, ” At NIIT, we have always believed in working closely with the industry to build talent which is future ready and is equipped with modern digital and technology skills. We had recently launched the Axis Bank – NIIT Digital Banking Academy, in collaboration with Axis Bank, to build talent for the fintech sector. Today, we are announcing the FinTech Engineering Programme from the Academy to prepare candidates for a promising engineering career in Freecharge by Axis Bank. This is another milestone in our efforts to build a strong talent pipeline for the bank.”

Siddharth Mehta, MD & CEO Freecharge stated, “At Freecharge, we have always believed in nurturing & grooming budding talent by providing them with the right training opportunities. Through our partnership with NIIT, a leader in the skill development space, we look forward to building a talent pool of industry-ready engineers, who are not just proficient in technology, but also have a good understanding of the FinTech domain.”

For more information please visit: https://www.niit.com/india/graduates/software-engineering/fintech-engineering-program

About Axis Bank

Axis Bank is the third largest private sector bank in India. The Bank offers the entire spectrum of financial services to customer segments covering Large and Mid-Corporates, MSME, Agriculture and Retail Businesses. The Bank has a large footprint of 4,528 domestic branches (including extension counters) with 12,044 ATMs & 5,433 cash recyclers spread across the country as on 31st March, 2020. The overseas operations of the Bank are spread over eleven international offices.

About Freecharge
 
Headquartered in Gurugram, Haryana, Freecharge is India’s leading digital payments player. A 100% subsidiary of Axis Bank, Freecharge is increasingly focussing on providing its customers a wider suite of financial services and products ranging across payments, investment, lending, savings, insurance, digital gold and credit card. Freecharge’s products on the investment side range from FD to Mutual funds to Digital Gold. On the lending front, the offerings span across small ticket debit EMI to large ticket loans, all supported by Axis Bank. Freecharge has always been known for offering safe and seamless utility bill payments like electricity, gas, landline, mobile recharges, broadband, DTH. The organization emphasizes on creating value proposition for the end users by making payment transactions smoother and faster. With a robust infrastructure supporting multiple payment methods, Freecharge users can choose to pay via wallet, UPI, net banking, debit card, credit cards and Pay Later to spend on products and services like electronics, travel, food, online shopping, movies, etc. at their favourite offline or online merchant or even loan repayments. The digital credit card and Pay Later of Freecharge has been specifically designed to make everyday payments more rewarding. The intent is to offer a frictionless user journey and build a holistic financial services platform.

Freecharge being a significant player in the merchant business is constantly innovating and building new products to support small retailers to reach out to their customers at a more personal level. Unique products like Paisa Plus, Khata and Payment Link have been designed keeping in mind the needs of small merchants.

For more details, please visit https://www.freecharge.com or download the Freecharge app

About NIIT

NIIT Limited is a global skills and talent development company and a leading provider of managed training services. Set up in 1981 to help the nascent IT industry overcome its human resource challenges, the organisation today ranks among the world’s leading training companies owing to its vast and comprehensive array of talent development programs. With a footprint in over 30 countries, it offers training and development solutions to Individuals, Enterprises and Institutions. NIIT has two main lines of business across the globe – Corporate Learning Group and Skills & Careers Business.
 NIIT Institute of Finance Banking and Insurance (NIIT IFBI), is the preferred training partner for the BFSI (Banking, Financial Services and Insurance) sector offering standard as well as customized training solutions targeted at Banks, Insurance Companies, Financial Services Organizations and IT/TES organizations. For more details, please visit www.ifbi.com

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                        <p>Prateek Chatterjee (Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications & Marketing), NIIT Limited, [email protected], +91-9910201085, +91 (124) 4293041

Swati Sharma (Corporate Communications & Marketing), NIIT Limited, [email protected], +91-9999601154, +91 (124) 4293042

Ali Asad (Group Business Director), Avian We, [email protected], +91-8826677881

Tulika Bhardwaj, Avian We, [email protected], +91-8851646206

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