WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global Business Process Management (BPM) services, and NIIT University (NU), a reputed higher-education institution well-known for its innovative approach to education, today announced the launch of a two-year specialized and unique work-integrated MBA Program in Business Analytics.

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This first-of-its-kind MBA, co-created by academic experts from NU and senior professionals from the WNS Analytics practice, combines comprehensive state-of-the-art academic content with actual practice and work-experience at WNS. Over the two-year duration of the program students will imbibe the best elements of both university education and business practice.

The selection process will have three stringent layers. The first part of the MBA program will take place at the Neemrana Campus of NIIT University, followed by internship at WNS, under the supervision of the NU faculty. The unique feature of this collaboration is that graduating students will be placed in key positions in the analytics practice. The program will draw upon live case-studies and practitioner-experts from WNS to ensure the right blend of academic concepts and industry application.

"WNS partners with over 200 clients across the globe, and sees Analytics becoming increasingly important for sharper and smarter decision-making. While we have a large Research & Analytics practice of over 2,500 professionals, we are further looking to build on the talent supply with a customized and specialized intervention like this program. The chosen students will join the WNS family skilled with a high-end program that will change the course of their career for a lifetime," said Keshav R. Murugesh, Group CEO, WNS.

"In line with our core philosophy of offering industry-aligned higher education at NU, we are pleased to join hands with WNS to offer a cutting-edge MBA program in Business Analytics. Information in today's knowledge economy holds the key to success, and huge amount of information that is being generated every minute makes Big Data Analytics critical for a successful business model. However we are faced with paucity of trained Business Analytics professionals and this program will go a long way in addressing the skill-gap faced by the industry," said Rajendra S Pawar, Chairman NIIT Group and Founder NU.

The first batch of the MBA program will commence in June 2016, and information will be available online from Nov. 24, 2015 at www.niituniversity.in. Eligibility criteria will include graduation with Mathematics as one of the subjects, followed by at least two years of work experience.

About WNS

WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), is a leading global business process management company. WNS offers business value to 200+ global clients by combining operational excellence with deep domain expertise in key industry verticals including Travel, Insurance, Banking and Financial Services, Manufacturing, Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods, Shipping and Logistics, Healthcare and Utilities. WNS delivers an entire spectrum of business process management services such as finance and accounting, customer care, technology solutions, research and analytics and industry specific back office and front office processes. As of September 30, 2015, WNS had 29,830 professionals across 39 delivery centers worldwide including China, Costa Rica, India, Philippines, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom and the United States. For more information, visit www.wns.com.

About NU

NU provides BTech program (4 years) & the BTech - MTech Integrated dual degree program (5 years) in Computer Science, Electronics and Communication Engineering and Biotechnology. The University imparts knowledge in technologies of the future through a cutting-edge curriculum using the core principles of providing industry-linked, technology-based, research-driven and seamless education. The students from the University engage in internships at prestigious organizations. BTech students also get the opportunity of a 6-month work experience before they graduate. NU offers a 2-year MTech program in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Educational Technology (ET). NU also offers a 2-year full-time MBA program whose concentration areas include Marketing, Finance, HR, Digital Marketing, Business Analytics, Banking and Banking Technology. NU is notified by the Government of Rajasthan u/a 5 of 2010 and covered u/s 2(f) of UGC Act.

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