Aptech Ltd is a global learning solutions company that provides education and training services to retail and non-retail customers across the world. The company is playing a key role in helping individuals, organizations and nations adapt to the changing requirements of a knowledge-driven world. They are having their presence across 5 continents and 35 countries. The company business lines include IT & Multimedia Education & Training (Aptech Computer Education, SSI Education & Arena Multimedia), Offshore Content Development (Aptech Learning Services), e-learning (onlinevarsity.com), Testing & Certification (ATTEST), and Soft Skills & IT Training Solutions (Aptech Training Solutions), Aviation Training (Avalon Aviation Academy). The company operates under two distinct business segments namely retail and non-retail (institutional). The retail segment consists global IT, multimedia training and N-Power and the non-retail segment consists of government projects and training solutions. The company offers a range of courses spanning from basic computer education to high-end technology training. They also offer services in the learning business which includes certification and testing, e-learning and content development. The company was incorporated in the year 2000 as Aptech Training Ltd. The name of the company was changed to Aptech Ltd with effect form October 4, 2002. In the year 2002, the company signed up major contracts with the Governments of Andhra Pradesh and Uttarakhand for providing computer education at Schools and Colleges. Also, they formed a wholly owned subsidiary namely Aptech Worldwide Corp Inc in California, USA. In the year 2003, the company acquired the Training and Education Business of SSI Limited, Chennai for a consideration of Rs 28.65 crore. This acquisition made the company the foremost leader in the Training and Education business in the country. In November 2003, the company formed a wholly owned subsidiary namely Aptech Software Ltd in Mumbai for providing learning services solutions and content development. In January 2004, the company signed a Joint Venture Agreement with Launchlife International Inc in Ontario, for the purpose of marketing, franchising and licensing the content of both the parties. Also, they transferred their learning services business to Aptech Software Ltd and the testing services business to Attest Testing Services Ltd with effect form January1, 2004 January 14, 2004 respectively. In the year 2005, the company set up a subsidiary namely Aptech Worldwide Ltd in South Africa to popularize their training products in South Africa. Also, they set up Aptech Manpower Services Ltd which is in the business of sourcing and supplying manpower resources on a temporary basis. The company entered into 'Train for Hire Model' contracts with a couple of ITES majors in which the company trains the candidates in specific areas, which would make them eligible to get employed in ITES organizations. In the year 2006, the company acquired Pune based, Avalon Aviation Academy inorder to foray into the rapidly developing Aviation training arena. Also, they acquired Synergetic Information Technology Services India Pvt Ltd in Mumbai which is a leading organization in the high end IT training space as well as the preferred partner for Microsoft Developer Training. The company got their first learnership order from the State Government in South Africa and also they set up a corporate training centre in the heart of Kuala Lumpur city in Malaysia. In the same year, the company signed a MoU with the Information Technology Institute (ITI), Cairo, Egypt to collectively penetrate strategic markets surrounding Egypt. Also, they entered into a tie up with Infosys to deliver end user training on its core banking solution Finacle. In October 2007, the company entered into an alliance with the Asian Institute of Communication and Research (AICAR) in Neral, Maharashtra to launch the T3 (Train-The-Trainers) academy in AICAR premises. They also offer the opportunity for the corporate to enhance skills in research and development of management and communication practices of a standard unparalleled in most other Institutes. In January 2008, Aptech Certified Computer Professional has been selected as the Best ICT Training program in the Best ICT Choice of Mongolia-2007 competition. Avalon Aviation Academy, the aviation training wing of Aptech Ltd made a tie up with Karnataka State Open University for offering a Diploma in Airport Management and Customer. In February 2008, the company was awarded the prestigious Indira India Innovation Award at the Indira India Innovation Summit held at Mumbai.