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NIIT receives Dataquest 'Top IT Training Company Award 2010'

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  • Wins the coveted accolade for 18th consecutive year since inception of this award category

NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer, has been conferred with the prestigious ‘Top IT Training Company Award 2010’ by the country’s leading IT publication- Dataquest. NIIT has been receiving the coveted award successfully for the last 17 years since the magazine introduced this category.

NIIT received the award for its talent development initiatives across the world, in the year 2009-10. In its annual IT industry survey, leading IT magazine, Dataquest reports that NIIT continues to be the leading player in the category. NIIT’s revenue of Rs.1199 crores in 2009-2010 formed 24% of the total IT education market in India.

On receiving the trophy at the award function organized by Cybermedia group, in the capital recently, Mr. G. Raghavan, President- Individual Learning Solutions, NIIT Ltd. said, “We are pleased to receive this prestigious award, as a recognition the by the Industry of our continuous efforts to provide innovative solutions in IT Training across the world.

The Indian IT education market has grown by 3% to reach Rs 4983 crore in FY 09-10, whereas e-Learning grew 4% with Rs 1721 crore in the year. Within the IT training market, Individual training segment recorded a turnover of Rs. 1370 crore and corporate training grew by 5% to reach Rs. 1892 crore.

The year 2009-10 saw NIIT establishing several new milestones across divisions. NIIT’s School Learning Solutions (SLS) added 2,812 schools, taking the total tally to 15,000 schools in its decade long journey. NIIT also formed strategic alliances with IBM and SAP to provide the latest IT curriculum to its students.

It reported an impressive 25% growth in placements during the year 2009-10. Continuing its endeavour to build a skilled and employable global IT talent pool, NIIT set up operations in Bhutan, Maldives and Columbia. The total students intake across all geographies including India cumulatively in the individual and school learning business has been 5,00,000, with 2,500 new education centers added globally.

Established in 1981, to help the nascent IT industry overcome its human resource challenges, NIIT has today grown to be amongst world’s leading talent development companies. The company continues to provide innovative range of programs as a solution to manpower needs in the IT industry.

NIIT’s MindChampions’ Academy, a joint initiative by Grand Master Viswanathan Anand and NIIT to promote Chess in schools, has contributed significantly in the recent world record in simultaneous Chess, where 20,480 students played chess together under the guidance of Viswanathan Anand.

About NIIT NIIT Limited, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer, offers learning and knowledge solutions to over 5 million students across 40 countries.

Leading IT magazine Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT, the ‘Top IT Training Company’ award successively for the past 18 years, since the inception of this category. Rated among India’s Business Superbrands 2008, NIIT’s Individual Learning Business offerings include industry-endorsed programs for students seeking careers in IT - GNIIT, Edgeineers and Global Net Plus for IT professionals.

NIIT has provided computer-based learning to over 15,000 government and private schools. The futuristic NIIT eGURU range for schools is a holistic education package that comprises of Interactive Classrooms (an embedded Teaching Learning Material, that uses elements of interactivity, automation and web links library); Math lab (technology tools that enable school students to learn and explore mathematical concepts); IT Wizard (equips the students with core computer knowledge and IT skills); and Quick School (an Education Resource Planning solution for school management).

For working professionals, NIIT Imperia, Centre for Advanced Learning, offers Executive Management Education Programs in association with Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) at Ahmedabad, Indore, Kolkata, Lucknow, IMT Ghaziabad and IIFT Delhi.

NIIT Institute of Finance Banking & Insurance (IFBI), formed by NIIT with equity participation from ICICI Bank, offers programs for individuals and corporates in Banking, Financial Services and Insurance.

NIIT Uniqua, Centre for Process Excellence, addresses the increasing demand for skilled workers in the business and technology services industry by providing training programs in relevant areas. This is a part of NIIT Institute of Process Excellence, a NIIT-Genpact venture.

NIIT’s Corporate Learning Solutions, offers integrated learning solutions (including strategic consulting, learning design, content development, delivery, technology, assessment and learning management) to Fortune 500 companies, Universities, Technology companies, Training corporations and Publishing houses.

NIIT delivers a tailored combination of catalog learning products, technology and services through Element K offerings. These include: vLab®: hands-on labs, instructor-led courseware, comprehensive e-reference libraries, technical journals, and KnowledgeHub™: hosted learning management platform. This makes NIIT the first and the best choice for comprehensive learning solutions, worldwide.

Ushering in a new model in higher education is the not-for-profit NIIT University, established in 2009 with a vision of being the leading centre of innovation and learning in emerging areas of the Knowledge Society. Nestled in the foothills of Aravali, in Neemrana, Rajasthan, the picturesque 100 acres fully residential green campus has been developed as an institute of excellence based on the four core principles of providing industry linked, technology based, research driven, seamless education.

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First Published: Wed, December 29 2010. 19:07 IST
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