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NU shines at China University Software Innovation & Entrepreneurship Competition

September 7, 2015

Students from NIIT University (NU), Shikhil Sharma and Ananda Krishnan of B Tech Computer Science, emerged as winners at the 6th All China University Software Innovation & Entrepreneurship Competition. The event closed on August 29, after an intense two day competition. Shikhil and Ananda received top honours for their unique software product “Astra” designed to protect websites from hackers, real time. The product was developed by them at NIIT University. Astra generated significant interest and received many partnership enquires from the chinese software industry.
Over 300 Chinese universities participated in the 6th All China University Software Innovation & Entrepreneurship Competition that was organised by the Government of Wuxi and the Ministry of Education, Beijing. The competition was attended by dignitaries from academia, industry and government bodies in China.

Speaking on occasion, Dr. Rajendra Pandey, President, NIIT University, said, “It has been a continuous endeavour at NIIT University to set global standards and encourage research and innovation in higher education. The achievement of Shikhil and Ananda indicates that we have been advancing in the right direction. I heartily congratulate them for developing such a unique product. NIIT University is very proud of their success in the international arena.”

Established with a vision to bring about innovation in higher education and learning in emerging areas of the knowledge society, the not-for-profit NIIT University is dedicated to building great careers and ensuring excellent job opportunities to all its students. Nestled in the foothills of the Aravali range in Neemrana, Rajasthan, the picturesque 100-acre fully residential green campus of NIIT University is equipped with state-of-the-art technology-enabled methodology that is backed by a strong research-focused curriculum for facilitating a continuous process of learning and development. Since its inception in 2009, NIIT University has made significant progress in research and innovation in curriculum development and design. Conceptualised as an institute of excellence, NIIT University provides exceptional education based on the four core principles that make learning industry-linked, technology-based, research-driven and seamless.

Incepted in 2009, NIIT University offers B.Tech programme (4 years) and the B.Tech–M.Tech Integrated dual degree programme (5 years) in Computer Science Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering and Biotechnology. For more information, visit

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