Q2 (July-September 2015) Insight@NIIT:Vol.29 Investor Communication Contents
     
   
 
  NIIT Limited announces Q2  
  NIIT exalts PM Modi's Skill India Campaign  
  NIIT rolls out revolutionary Cloud CampusTM in China  
  NIIT enters into a strategic partnership with STIKOM Bali in Indonesia  
  NIIT Nagpur Centre completes 25 glorious years  
  NIIT partners with Linux Lab to launch Myanmar's First IT Training Centre  
  NIIT unveils Multi-Skill Training Centre under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana at Bhagalpur, Bihar  
  NIIT unveils StackRouteTM – a pioneering initiative to create 'Super Programmers' for the Start-up industry  
  NIIT and Airports Authority of India (AAI) enter into a strategic partnership to create a computer literate and internet savvy Workforce  
  NIIT announces 25th Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship - India's most significant IT & New-Age Careers Scholarship Program  
  NIIT Earns Eight Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards Jointly with Customers  
  NIIT salutes teachers on the eve of Teachers' Day  
  NIIT to establish European Delivery Centre in Dublin creating 110 jobs  
  NIIT unveils "English Plus Language Lab" - a world class school learning solution by NIIT Nguru  
  NIIT.tv unveiled- A disruptive innovation by NIIT aimed at radically changing the skilling landscape.  
  Citi Awards Managed Training Services Contract to NIIT  
  NIIT Named to TrainingIndustry.com's Top 20 Gamification Companies List  
  NIIT receives 'Franchisor of the Year Award' at Franchise India Awards 2015  
 
   

     
   
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  Q2 Results  
  NIIT in News  
  Campaigns  
 
     

     
   
  NIIT Limited announces Q2 (July - Sept 2015) Consolidated Results FY 2015-16  
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Rahul Patwardhan
Chief Executive Officer,
NIIT Limited

The Business Transformation program has contributed positively to the Q2 numbers. Additionally, the technology transformation renewal phase, has begun 6 months ahead of schedule. NIIT's Corporate Learning Group is on a high growth path and is spearheading NIIT's next frontier. The successful business transformation of the Skills & Careers Group has charted NIIT's turnaround to growth and profitability.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Udai Singh
Chief Strategy Officer,
NIIT Limited

The technology- enabled Renewal phase of Skills & Careers Group, led by the significant launch of NIIT.tv and StackRoute, signals the emergence of NIIT, as a strong 'EduTech' company.

 

 

 

 

 

Sapnesh Lalla
Group President, Corporate Learning Group, NIIT Limited

During the quarter, NIIT's Corporate Learning Group added Citi, as an MTS customer. NIIT will focus on supporting learning transformation for Citi to meet their future goals with high quality managed training services aligned with increased business impact and value.

 

 

 

 

 

Shivan Bhargava
Group President, Skills & Careers Group, NIIT Limited

As a part of our business transformation strategy, NIIT has ventured into the start-up space with the niche program, StackRoute. Beyond-IT revenue share grew to 40% of SNC revenues in the second quarter, thus reaffirming our conviction about the market potential of such offerings.

NIIT records PAT of Rs. 20.8 crore and continues to execute Business Transformation on schedule

  • NIIT records Net Revenue at Rs. 272.5 Cr, up 5% YoY and a PAT of Rs. 20.8 Cr up 102% YoY
  • Corporate Learning Group grows 16% YoY
  • 'Beyond IT' revenue contributes 40% to the Skills and Careers Group (SNC)
  • Significant launch of NIIT.tv and StackRoute marks the start of the Technology-Enabled 'Renewal phase' of the company's 3 stage SNC Business Transformation agenda.

NIIT Limited Q2 (July - September 2015) Consolidated Financials at a Glance(in Rs Cr)

  Qtr ended Sep 30, 2014 Qtr ended Sep 30, 2015 Growth YoY
Net Revenue
260.4
272.5
5%
EBITDA
18.1
25.2
39%
EBITDA%
7%
9%
230 bps
Profit After Tax
10.8
20.8
102%

NIIT Limited, a global leader in skills and talent development, reported its results for the second quarter ending September 30, 2015. In this quarter, the company recorded a Net Revenue at Rs. 272.5 Cr, up 5% YoY and a PAT of Rs. 20.8 Cr up 102% YoY. The Company recorded EBITDA at Rs. 25.2 Cr up 39% YoY, on an Operating Margin of 9%, up 230 bps YoY.

The results were taken on record at the meeting of the Board of Directors here today.

"We look forward to maintaining and speeding up the pace of improvement of revenue growth, profitability and technology transformation, even as we further strengthen the leadership team", added Mr. Patwardhan.

NIIT.tv and StackRoute are strong first steps by NIIT for the Renewal phase of the three stage Business transformation exercise for its Skills and Careers Business. This began with the 'Restructuring phase' in October 2014, and was quickly followed by the 'Re-energising phase' that commenced in April 2015. Keeping up the momentum in parallel, NIIT initiated the 'Renewal phase' from July 2015 which will evolve over next 3 years.

NIIT.tv is a digital learning initiative that brings skilling from NIIT classrooms to every digitally connected Indian, for free, at any time and place of their choice. A disruptive innovation by NIIT for the education space, NIIT.tv will deliver for the very first time, skill-based live courses as well as on-demand courses to the masses, through the digital medium. StackRouteTM is a pioneering initiative to create Full-stack programmers for the start-up industry. It aims to create multi-skilled and multi-disciplinary programmers who can become key members of high-performance teams in top notch product engineering companies, start-ups, and IT firms. These 'Super Programmers' will also be well equipped to create their own technology start-ups.

During the quarter, Corporate Learning Group (CLG) recorded net revenues of Rs. 144.8 Cr, up 16% YoY. Overall Revenue visibility of CLG was recorded at USD 191.1 Mn, up 16% YoY. Managed Training Services (MTS) continued to grow, by contributing 91% to the total CLG revenue.

During the quarter, NIIT added one MTS client, Citi a Fortune 50 global bank and 7 more clients, which have the potential to become MTS accounts. These include, a Fortune 500 global healthcare services company; a Global 500 banking company with significant operations in Asia Pacific and Europe; a Global 500 financial services company headquartered in Switzerland; a Fortune 500 major insurance company headquartered in USA; a Fortune 500 manufacturing company headquartered in USA; a cutting-edge high-growth Silicon Valley Technology company; and a leading Platform-as-a-Service provider.

Skills and Careers Group (SNC) recorded a net revenue of Rs. 104.5 Cr during Q2, up 1% YoY with an Operating Margin at 7% up 359 bps YoY. Backed by accelerated Business Transformation, SNC delivered on the back to growth and profitability promise, at the end of Q2.

During the quarter, NIIT unveiled Flagship Training Centre at Connaught Place, New Delhi. The high-tech, digital and completely paperless NIIT CP Centre will offer advanced training programs in executive management, banking, digital marketing, big data, new-age IT and other multiple sectors. These programs will be backed by revolutionary Cloud Technology to ensure anytime anywhere accessibility.

Further strengthening its EduTech credentials, NIIT rolled out the revolutionary Cloud CampusTM in China. As part of this rollout in China, NIIT has extended the break-through Cloud Campus platform to support learners in Mandarin.

School Learning Group (SLG) registered net revenue of Rs 23.2 Cr during the quarter, maintaining an Operating Margin of 6% up 379 bps YoY.

During the quarter, NIIT unveiled "English Plus Language Lab" - a world class school learning solution by NIIT Nguru. Nguru English Plus Language Lab is a platform where comprehensive and interactive digital content catering to listening and speaking skills, is put to use in a stimulating lab environment.

Other highlights:

  • NIIT Ranks among Top 20 Workforce Development Companies by TrainingIndustry.com
  • NIIT earns eight Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards jointly with customers, including three gold, four silver, and one bronze award in various categories.
  • NIIT gets selected to the 2015 Top 20 Gamification List of Companies, for the second consecutive year by TrainingIndustry.com
  • NIIT gets recognized as the Franchisor of the year under the category - 'Vocational & Skill Development Training Institute', by leading industry magazine – Franchise India
  • During the quarter, NIIT established European Delivery Centre in Dublin creating 110 jobs. The development was supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA (Industrial Development Agency) Ireland.
  • NIIT entered into a strategic partnership with STIKOM Bali in Indonesia to offer multiple new-age career opportunities under the revolutionary Mastermind Series.
  • NIIT partnered with Linux Lab to launch Myanmar's First IT Training Centre to offer multiple new-age career opportunities under the revolutionary Mastermind Series.
  • NIIT unveiled Multi-Skill Training Centre under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana at Darbhanga and Bhagalpur, Bihar. These Multi-Skill Training Centres will help youth chart ambitious careers by opting for the programs that suits their aptitude. The centres will impart training across three sectors - in BFSI, IT/ITES and Retail.
  • During the quarter, NIIT launched '25th Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship', to enhance employability of meritorious students by bridging the affordability gap and making them future-ready to meet the emerging needs of today's knowledge economy.
 
     
 

 
     
   
  NIIT exalts PM Modi's Skill India Campaign  
 
 

Rahul Patwardhan
CEO,
NIIT Ltd

This is indeed a commendable initiative and NIIT will work together with the government to make Skill India a success. To aptly leverage our young population to the best advantage, we need to provide them with necessary skill-sets and make them employable, and this policy aims to do just that. The challenge that we are faced with is not just quantity of fresh skilling and re-skilling - but even more the need for the skilling to be of global quality standards to ensure that the Indian industry is globally competitive.

 

 

 

 

Commits to train 10 Million young Indians across 16 industry sectors in 5 years Announces the pilot phase of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) in North East, J&K and Jharkhand

NIIT Limited, a global leader in skills and talent development, welcomed the Skill India Campaign launched by the Hon'ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi today. The Prime Minister also formally launched the "National Skill Development Mission", unveiled the new "National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015", and rolled out on all-India basis the Ministry's flagship scheme, "Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana – PMKVY," – the pilot phase of which has already begun.

Towards making Skill India a success, NIIT today committed to train 10 Million young Indians across 16 sectors over the next 5 years. The aim is to skill, re-skill and up-skill Indian youth with employable skill sets across multiple sectors.

Further, NIIT Yuva Jyoti Limited– a joint venture of NIIT and NSDC, has enrolled 1550 students under the pilot phase of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), across three sectors – Telecom, Retail & IT in North East, Jammu &Kashmir and Jharkhand. PMKVY Scheme is a flagship scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), implemented by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). Today the successfully trained students were also handed over the 'Skill Certificates' by Mr. Shivan Bhargava, Group President, Skills & Careers Group, NIIT Ltd. at a ceremony organized at the NIIT corporate office in Gurgaon.

"Over the last 34 years NIIT has contributed tremendously to the IT sector by training 35 million people in IT. With NIIT's strong heritage and focus on quality it is our responsibility to extend that experience and expertise to service the need of India in all the other sectors. All our NIIT centres are now multi-skilling centres offering job-specific training across verticals. Also, we will leverage the power of technology through Synchronous Learning Technology (SLT) and cloud campus platforms to scale rapidly without compromising on quality. Going forward our focus will be on skilling, re-skilling and up-skilling in sectors that are facing shortage of trained manpower."

"We aim to provide industry and job specific training to around 10 Million young Indians across 16 sectors over the next five years, thus helping create a pool of job-ready work-force for the country," added Mr. Patwardhan.

Earlier in 2011, NIIT entered into a significant public-private partnership with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), to enhance skills and employability for youth across India. NIIT Yuva Jyoti Limited - joint venture of NIIT and NSDC (a Public Private Partnership under the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, with 49% equity held by the Government of India), aims to provide skills training through over 1500 + centres across India.

NIIT Yuva Jyoti Limited (NYJ) will help youth chart ambitious careers by opting for programs that best suit their aptitude. NYJ centres imparts skills training across 9 service sectors – Retail, IT/ITeS, BFSI, Education & Training Services, Media & Entertainment, Healthcare, Telecom, Hospitality and the Informal sector. The courses will enhance employability skills of students by offering occupational, communication, and professional and life skills to make them industry ready. The students will also enjoy the benefits of certification and placement assistance.

 
     


       
     
   
  NIIT rolls out revolutionary Cloud CampusTM in China  
 
 

Prakash Menon
President,
NIIT China

This is the start of a journey that will transform our distributed education delivery model in China.

 

 

 

 

 

Rahul Patwardhan
CEO,
NIIT Ltd

By bringing NIIT's revolutionary Cloud CampusTM platform to China, we are laying the foundation for the next phase of our growth in China and re-committing to creating a high quality scalable human capacity building model that will accelerate the pace of new technology adoption & skilling,

 

- Uses Synchronous Learning as a technology multiplier to create a scalable, sustainable delivery model for the future
- To use innovative Cloud & Collaborative Learning Model

NIIT, a global leader in skills and talent development, has launched its innovative and proven Cloud CampusTM internationally, with it going live in China. This is a significant milestone in the proliferation of this scalable customer engagement and learning delivery platform. As part of this rollout in China, NIIT has extended the break-through Cloud Campus platform to support learners in Mandarin. Additionally, extensive feedback was taken from Instructors and Learners to ensure that the 6 unique Cloud CampusTM learning enablers were appropriately adapted keeping in mind preferences and learning styles of learners in China.

NIIT Cloud CampusTM enables students to learn from the best teachers irrespective of their geographical location. They can also get hands-on practice through lab exercises in machine rooms at the NIIT centers. It has an innovative 'Anywhere Lab' feature, which allows students to practice the application of concepts learnt in class, from any part of the globe, while chatting with experts to seek answers to their queries.

NIIT Cloud CampusTM ensures a consistent, high quality learning experience. Students benefit from Expert Instructors teaching from a central studio while simultaneously having access to facilitators present in their classrooms. Interactions are not limited to only the students in the same classroom – rather students can communicate and collaborate with fellow learners across all locations.

NIIT, a global leader in skills and talent Development, established its presence in China in 1997, becoming the first Indian IT enterprise to do so. Over the years, NIIT has been training skilled IT professionals for China's software outsourcing industry. With the support of its outstanding partners and institutions, it has trained more than 150,000 students in the country.

 
     
 

 
     
   
  Rotary International District 3011 and NIIT Yuva Jyoti (NYJ) enter into a partnership to enhance livelihood of youth from less privileged section of Delhi-NCR  
 
 

 

Rotary International District 3011 and NIIT Yuva Jyoti (NYJ) - an alliance between NIIT and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC - a PPP not for profit company promoted by Ministry of Finance, with 49% equity held by Govt. of India), entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance livelihood of youth from less privileged sections of society across Delhi-NCR & surrounding regions through skilling and employability training.

Through this partnership Rotary International District 3011 will sponsor over 5000 youth in the next one year for job-oriented courses of NIIT Yuva Jyoti Ltd (NYJ) across service industry segments like Retail, Hospitality, IT-ITeS etc. The MoU was signed by Rtn. Umag Das, District Director (Literacy & CSR), Rtn. Sudhir Mangla, District Governor, Sanjay Bahl, President, NIIT Yuva Jyoti.

 
     
 

 
     
   
  NIIT Ranks among Top 20 Workforce Development Companies by TrainingIndustry.com  
 
 

Rahul Patwardhan
CEO,
NIIT Ltd

We are honored to be on this list with some of the finest workforce development companies in the world. For the past three decades, NIIT has been at the forefront of skills and talent development not just in India, but around the world. It is our endeavor to train the next generation of highly skilled professionals for the current and future corporate workforce.

NIIT Limited, a global leader in skills and talent development has been listed on the prestigious Top 20 Workforce Development Companies List by TrainingIndustry.com. The US based TrainingIndustry.com continuously reviews companies and community colleges that provide customized corporate training services and conducts an annual assessment to determine suppliers' experience and capabilities. It continually monitors the training marketplace for the best providers of training services and technologies.

The list of top training companies is based on extensive research, interactions with companies around the world, and thorough analysis of company's industry visibility, innovation and impact, size and growth potential, quality of clients and geographic reach.

NIIT, which was set up in 1981 to help the nascent IT industry overcome its human resource challenges, today ranks among the world's leading training companies owing to its vast, yet comprehensive array of talent development programs. With a footprint across 40 nations, NIIT offers training and development solutions to Individuals, Enterprises and Institutions.

As part of its role in Skill India, working with the 37 Sector Skills Councils set up under NSDC, with whom NIIT has a joint venture 'NIIT Yuva Jyoti Limited', NIIT is rolling out curriculum and courses to meet the needs of entry-level skills, re-skilling and upskilling of the workforce for leading Indian corporates and MNCs, with a commitment to train 10 million people across 16 industry sectors over the next 5 years, across every state and district in India.

As part of its role under Digital India, at the recent NASSCOM HR Summit, NIIT announced that it will work with IT/ITES majors and with Corporate India to assist companies in successfully making the transition to becoming digital businesses, by offering state of the art new age programs in social, mobile, analytics, cloud computing, as well as special programs specifically designed to support the unique workforce needs of the growing startup community.

NIIT today supports the world-wide training needs of majors in US, EU, Asia; across many industries like Oil & Gas; Banking & Insurance; Pharma & Life Sciences, Mining; Technology, Higher Education; etc.

 
     

     
   
  NIIT enters into a strategic partnership with Sekolah Tinggi Desain Bali  
 
 

Sanjay Tickoo
Vice President & Head of Business Operations, International Education Business, NIIT Ltd

This strategic alliance with Sekolah Tinggi Desain Bali will enable us to foray into new segments and reach out to a vast audience. We believe that our partnership with Universities will give a much needed impetus, to introduce programs that will prepare the students towards challenging global career opportunities.

 

 

- To offer multiple new-age career opportunities under the 'Mastermind Series' in Software Engineering, Network Engineering, Server Infrastructure, JAVA, .NET, Business Skills and Information Technology
- To up-skill students in technologies like Office 2013, Java 7, Visual Studio 2012, SQL Server 2012, ASP.net, MVC 4.5, HTML 5, JQuery, Java Script

NIIT, a global leader in skills and talent development, and Sekolah Tinggi Desain Bali – STD Bali entered into a partnership in Bali to offer multiple new-age career opportunities under the revolutionary Mastermind Series – a path breaking program, designed to help students in the country to acquire skill sets for global career opportunities. The agreement was signed between Sekolah Tinggi Desain Bali (Dr. N.K Acwin Dwijendra, ST., MA., Dipl. LMP, Director and Chairman) and NIIT Limited (Mr. Sanjay Tickoo, Vice President) at a ceremony organised at the college campus.

Over the last decade, NIIT has played a significant role in placing Indonesia's software and services sector on the international map. Under this partnership, NIIT will provide content, impart training for lecturers and conduct examinations towards the successful completion of the programs. The Mastermind programs can be pursued along with graduation, thus allowing students to get the benefit of dual certification. The program has industry relevant curriculum mapped to international certification. The students are exposed to diverse technologies leading to better job opportunities. Not only the students, but also the Universities get an edge over other educational institutions. NIIT helps the Universities to design programs mapped to the industry standards.

NIIT has been present in Indonesia for over 17 years and has made a considerable contribution towards ICT education in the country. It has played a pioneering role in providing necessary skills to the youth of the country, desirous of building great careers. NIIT has trained over 16,800 students across 13 centres over the last decade, which has helped Indonesia get an edge in the global IT sector.

NIIT has a very unique business model for co-operation with Universities and Colleges in Indonesia called the - "NIIT Inside model", where NIIT programs are embedded in University/College IT curriculum. Students may undergo a 4 year Bachelor Degree program or a 3 year Associate Degree program post 12th grade in Information Technology. Currently, NIIT curriculum is embedded into both these programs across multiple Universities and Colleges in Indonesia. The students get the degree or the associate degree from the University/Government and also receive a certificate from NIIT.

NIIT has helped thousands of students through their unique "NIIT Inside model". Each and every student is exposed to standard course materials and also gets experience on live Industry relevant projects. NIIT also helps Universities in curriculum upgradation and standardized learning experience like student guides, data files, presentation slides, instructor guide, sessions plan and implementation manual.

Furthermore, Mastermind Series opens up exciting exit profiles like-Database Developer, Web Application Developer in Java & .NET, Desktop Technician support, Network Technician, Windows server administration, Database administration etc.

NIIT Inside model is successfully running in Indonesia, China, Botswana and NIIT has partnership with more than 150 Colleges and Universities to embed the NIIT curriculum into their college IT curriculum.

 
     
         

         
     
   
  NIIT enters into a strategic partnership with STIKOM Bali in Indonesia  
 
 

Sanjay Tickoo
Vice President & Head of Business Operations, International Education Business, NIIT Ltd

This strategic alliance with SITKOM Bali will enable us to foray into new segments and reach out to a vast audience. We believe that our partnership with STIKOM Bali will give a much needed impetus, to introduce programs that will prepare the students towards challenging global career opportunities.

 

- To offer multiple new-age career opportunities under the 'Mastermind Series' in Software Engineering, Network Engineering, Server Infrastructure, JAVA, .NET, Business Skills and Information Technology - To up-skill students in technologies like Office 2013, Java 7, Visual Studio 2012, SQL Server 2012, ASP.net, MVC 4.5, HTML 5, JQuery, Java Script

NIIT, a global leader in skills and talent development, and STIKOM Bali has entered into a partnership in Bali to offer multiple new-age career opportunities under the revolutionary Mastermind Series– a path breaking program, designed to help students in the country to acquire skill sets for global career opportunities. The agreement was signed between Dr. Dadang Hermawan, Chairman, STIKOM Bali and Ms. Ayu, coordinator, STIKOM Bali at a ceremony organized at the college campus.

Over the last decade, NIIT has played a significant role in placing Indonesia's software and services sector on the international map. STIKOM Bali is a leading institute in IT in Bali, Indonesia. The STIKOM has presence in Kuta, Bandung, Banyuangi and has over 10,000 students at each of these campus.

Under this partnership, NIIT will provide content, impart training for lecturers and conduct examinations towards the successful completion of the programs. The Mastermind programs can be pursued along with graduation, thus allowing students to get the benefit of dual certification. The program has industry relevant curriculum mapped to international certification. The students are exposed to diverse technologies leading to better job opportunities. Not only the students, but also the Universities get an edge over other educational institutions. NIIT helps the Universities to design programs mapped to the industry standards.

NIIT has been present in Indonesia for over 17 years and has made a considerable contribution towards ICT education in the country. It has played a pioneering role in providing necessary skills to the youth of the country, desirous of building great careers. NIIT has trained over 16,800 students across 13 centres over the last decade, which has helped Indonesia get an edge in the global IT sector.

NIIT has a very unique business model for co-operation with Universities and Colleges in Indonesia called the - "NIIT Inside model", where NIIT programs are embedded in University/College IT curriculum. Students may undergo a 4 year Bachelor Degree program or a 3 year Associate Degree program post 12th grade in Information Technology. Currently, NIIT curriculum is embedded into both these programs across multiple Universities and Colleges in Indonesia. The students get the degree or the associate degree from the University/Government and also receive a certificate from NIIT.

NIIT has helped thousands of students through their unique "NIIT Inside model". Each and every student is exposed to standard course materials and also gets experience on live Industry relevant projects. NIIT also helps Universities in curriculum upgradation and standardized learning experience like student guides, data files, presentation slides, instructor guide, sessions Plan and implementation manual.

Furthermore, Mastermind Series opens up exciting exit profiles like-Database Developer, Web Application Developer in Java & .NET, Desktop Technician support, Network Technician, Windows server administration, Database administration etc.

NIIT Inside model is successfully running in Indonesia, China, Botswana and NIIT has partnership with more than 150 Colleges and Universities to embed the NIIT curriculum into their college IT curriculum.

 
     
         

         
     
   
  NIIT Nagpur Centre completes 25 glorious years  
 
 

Rajendra S Pawar
Chairman, NIIT Group & Founder,
NIIT University

I congratulate the team who has made the 25 years journey of NIIT Nagpur a great success. This is only the beginning. NIIT today is standing at the threshold of a transformational change driven by upskilling and talent development requirements of the evolving knowledge economy. We will continue to offer innovative training programs backed by modern technology to the youth here.

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

25 glorious years of developing talent in the city for global career opportunities

NIIT Limited, a global leader in skills and talent development, celebrated 25th anniversary of the NIIT Nagpur Centre. Over the last 25 years NIIT Nagpur has trained and placed thousands of youth from the city in leading corporates like Infosys, Capgemini, Wipro, Astral, ICICI Bank to name a few. A function organized to commemorate the occasion was graced by Mr. Rajendra Singh Pawar, Chairman, NIIT Group & Founder NIIT University, as the Chief Guest. Also present were Shivan Bhargava, Group President, Skills and Careers Group, NIIT Ltd and Ms Rina Sinha, NIIT Nagpur.

NIIT Nagpur has placed more than 10000 students who pursued GNIIT in corporates like Infosys, Capgemini, Wipro, Astral, Persistent Systems, Infocepts, e Caliber, Global Logic, Dinshaws, Dominos, Western Coalfields Ltd. (WCL), MOIL Ltd., Easypack, Light house Systems etc. Over 800 IFBI students have been placed in leading banks like ICICI, Axis, Lakshmi Vilas, ING Vysya, IndusInd etc. Corporate training programs have been imparted to NEERI, NECO, Sunflag Industries, Power Grid Corporation, CBWE, WCL and MOIL.

Special training programs have also been organized for Air Force Wives Welfare Association and South East Central Railways Wives Welfare Organisation. 5000 students have been trained for Ministry of Rural Development (MORD) and 300 for Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MSJE).

Under the ICT Project for government school NIIT Nagpur created infrastructure and serviced 185 zilla parishad and 405 schools in Phase 2 of the Maharashtra State Government.

NIIT Nagpur has recently entered into a tie-up with Maharashtra Centre for Entrepreneur Development (MCED) to train budding entrepreneurs in Nagpur and parts of Vidarbha on Skill development programs in Data Entry, Accounting etc.

NIIT Nagpur has also conducted free training for children and widows of Vidarbha Farmers' suicide families in Yawatmal and Wardha along with Vandana Foundation and local NGOs.

Established in the year 1990 NIIT Nagpur offers new age training programs in Executive Management, Banking and Finance, Digital Marketing and Social Media, Cloud & Mobile Software Engineering, Big Data and Business Analytics, e-Commerce & Business Administration and Cloud Computing & IT Management.

The programs are offered on pioneering NIIT Cloud CampusTM empowering student to learn on his own terms, at his own pace, wherever and whenever he wants it. Students enjoy higher mobility as they can easily access educational services using a Netbook or a Mobile device that connects them to NIIT's Cloud CampusTMnetwork. These services are managed by NIIT centrally using the power of Cloud Computing.

 
     
         

         
     
   
  NIIT partners with Linux Lab to launch Myanmar's First IT Training Centre  
 
 

Sanjay Tickoo
Vice President & Head of Business Operations, International Education Business, NIIT Ltd

Our first Myanmar IT Training centre in alliance with Linux lab will enable us to foray into a new segment and reach out to vast audience. It has been our constant endeavor at NIIT, to introduce programs which prepare students to take on best global career opportunities, thus furthering our objective to develop talent and create skilled workforce across the globe.

 

- A pioneering learning and career solution for the youth in Myanmar
- To offer multiple new-age career opportunities under the 'Mastermind Series' in Software Engineering, Network Engineering, Server Infrastructure, JAVA, .NET, Business Skills and Information Technology
- To up-skill students in technologies like Java 7, Visual Studio 2012, SQL Server 2012, ASP.net, MVC 4.5, HTML 5, JQuery, Java Script

NIIT, a global leader in skills and talent development and Linux Lab has entered into a partnership in Myanmar to unveil its first IT training centre at Yangon, Myanmar. NIIT will offer multiple new-age career opportunities under the revolutionary Mastermind Series – a path breaking program, designed to help students in the country to acquire skill sets for global career opportunities. Over the last decade, NIIT has played a significant role in training students with its worldwide presence in 40 countries.

The pioneering IT training centre will help youth chart ambitious careers by opting for the programs that suits their aptitude. NIIT will offer multiple new-age career opportunities under the revolutionary Mastermind Series– a path breaking program, designed to help students in the country to acquire skill sets for global career opportunities.

With an aim to create manpower for the Myanmar IT industry, NIIT will offers various cutting edge programs to the students in Myanmar. The revolutionary career program - Mastermind Series mapped to international certification, enables students to get skilled for global career opportunities, through training in technology courses. The Mastermind series comprise Software Engineering and Infrastructure Management courses. While the Software Engineering course will expose the student to technologies like Office 2013, Java 7, Visual Studio 2012, SQL Server 2012, ASP.net, MVC 4.5, HTML 5, JQuery, Java Script, the Infrastructure Management course will enable students to learn Office 2013, Windows Server 2012, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and Microsoft Share Point 2013.

Apart from these courses, various rapid employability and career enhancement programs are also offered by NIIT. Key technologies acquired during the course includes tracks like 12C, MS Server 2012, Android, A+ & N+,Web Design & Development, Graphic Designing, MIS, and Project Management etc.

Over the years, NIIT has impacted over 35 million learners across 40 countries. It has played a pioneering role in providing necessary skills to the youth throughout globe, desirous of building great careers.

"We believe that our partnership with Linux Lab will give a much needed impetus, to introduce programs which will prepare the students towards challenging global career opportunities" added Mr. Tickoo.

 
     
         

         
     
   
  NIIT unveils Multi-Skill Training Centre under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana at Bhagalpur, Bihar  
 
 

 

- Pioneering learning and career solution for the youth in Bhagalpur

NIIT Limited, a global leader in skills and talent development, has unveiled a multi-skill training centre under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) at R. R. Sinha Road, near Navyug Vidyalaya, Bhagalpur. The centre was inaugurated by Hon'ble PM Narendra Modi through web during Arra visit on 18th August. Dr. N. K Yadav, MLC Bhagalpur; Dy. Mayor Dr. Preeti shekhar, Bhagalpur; Mr. Amit Kumar, Director, Bhagalpur; Mr. Pankaj Tandon, Lion club President and Bhaskar Ballave , Head Sponsored and Government Business, NIIT Yuva Jyoti Ltd.

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana is a unique initiative by the Government of India that aims to offer 24 lakh Indian youth meaningful, industry relevant, skill based training. In line with the vision of PMKVY, the Multi-Skill Training Centre will help youth in Bhagalpur chart ambitious careers by opting for the programs that suits their aptitude. The centre will impart training across three sectors in BFSI, Retail and IT/ITES.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Bhaskar Ballave, Head Sponsored and Government Business, NIIT Yuva Jyoti Ltd., said, "The multi-skill training centre under PMKVY reiterates NIIT's commitment to reach out to a vast audience whose need for skill development has largely remained unaddressed. Through this initiative we aim to transform the unskilled Youth in the state into readily employable global professionals".

Hon'ble Dr. N. K Yadav, MLC, Bhagalpur, said, "PMKVY aims to leverage the potential of India's demographic dividend by providing skill-training to the youth and making each one of them employable. NIIT's multi-skilling centre at Bhagalpur is a step in this direction."

The Multi-Skill Training Centre will enhance employability skills of students by offering occupational, communication and professional life skills to make them industry ready. The students will also enjoy the benefits of certification and placement assistance. This initiative will expose youth to the enormous opportunities available in BFSI, Retail and IT/ITES sectors, the skill sets required in these sectors and the existing skill gaps. Furthermore, NIIT will help youth to achieve their dreams through its unique training methodology, course content and infrastructure.

 
     
         

         
     
   
  NIIT unveils StackRouteTM – a pioneering initiative to create 'Super Programmers' for the Start-up industry  
 
 

Rahul Patwardhan
CEO,
NIIT Ltd

With innovation as our central DNA, we have been designing new-age career programmes to meet the changing manpower needs of the industry over the last 34 years. The economy has changed and so has the requirements of the industry and the aspirations of the youth. Industry today, especially the booming start-up sector, is looking at versatile professionals who can wear many hats. Technology has become a great enabler hence the need of the hour are young professionals who can work on multiple technology platforms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aims to create versatile technology specialists for the new age start-up industry and the changing manpower needs of the IT sector

NIIT Limited, a global leader in skills and talent development, has unveiled a first-of-its-kind programme to address the versatile talent requirements of the fast growing start-up sector - StackRouteTM, an NIIT initiative to produce the world's best full stack programmers. StackRouteTM aims to create multi-skilled, and multi-disciplinary programmers who can become key members of high-performance teams in top notch product engineering companies, start-ups, and IT firms. These 'Super Programmers' will also be well equipped to create their own technology start-ups.

Over the recent past, the start-up space in India has witnessed phenomenal growth and has drawn support from the government and industry for their efforts towards ushering innovation and job creation. Addressing the nation on the 69th Independence day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a new campaign "Start-up India, Stand up India" which would promote bank financing for start-ups and offer incentives to boost entrepreneurship and job creation. This was followed by announcement of Rs. 2000 Cr fund for start-ups. Earlier this year apex body for the IT industry NASSCOM announced an ambitious initiative called 10,000 Start-ups, to scale up the start-up ecosystem in India.

This revolution in the start-up space has led to massive talent crunch. According to a Manpower report 58 per cent of Indian employers are finding it difficult to fill positions and there is a significant talent shortage of talent in the IT and accounting space. The demand for versatile roles in IT is expected go up further, says Manpower. Also close to 67 per cent Indian start-ups reported difficulty in filling job vacancies versus a global average of 34 per cent.

As an organization, NIIT has played a pioneering role in making the right skill-sets available for the industry, over the last 34 years. To this effect, in the past couple of years specific niche offerings focused on Social, Mobile, Cloud and Analytics domains have been rolled out.

The kind of software engineers needed by the start-up sector, are significantly different from what large IT services firms needed in the past for their huge software factories. Engineers need to be versatile and have full stack programming skills and NIIT has taken a step forward to provide the same. The launch of StackRouteTM is a key ingredient of the business transformation program at NIIT that is set to enter the 'next frontier' of growth by offering quality Career Skills Training to offer job-ready talent to the Indian industry across multiple industry sectors.

StackRouteTM is a truly high end, specialised programme offering, that will take a very select group of students and turn them into high performance full stack programmers that the industry needs urgently. The product has been developed in intense consultation with the industry, start-ups, product engineering companies and incubators, and is strongly endorsed by all the key industry stakeholders.

The pilot program is being launched in Bangalore in Koramangala, which has already become India's most concentrated start-up hub. The initial pilot focuses on the JavaScript and NoSQL stack, and will be followed by a series of further specialised full stack programs focused on data sciences & analytics; IT security; etc. These full-stack programs over the near future, will be made available to key product engineering and start-up hubs in India, hence becoming a significant part of NIIT's IT product portfolio.

"At the same time, today's youth are looking for challenging roles that will enable them to work closely with the decision makers. There is also a growing hunger for setting up enterprises and lot of innovation is happening in the technology space. StackRouteTM - first of its kind initiative to create full stack programmers has been designed to match these aspirations," added Mr. Patwardhan.

StackRouteTM, an NIIT initiative has been designed with the sole intent of teaching people to be top-class programmers. On offer are intensive boot camp styled courses with a model of apprenticeship where practitioners lead novices towards expertise. Graduates and engineering graduates who aspire to become Full-Stack Programmers can join this programme. Admission will be very selective.

The first batch starts on October 1, 2015 in Bangalore. Interested students can visit www.stackroute.in for further details.

StackRouteTM is based on an extremely experiential learning model. Over a 12-week intensive boot camp, the students are immersed in a work environment that is exactly like that of a product company. They are mentored by a team of senior architects and tech leads drawn from the industry. By the end of the program, students produce real products over this time frame, which are then released as Open Source contributions or as part of App Stores and become primary demonstrators of our their competencies. Innovative pedagogical methodologies and the use of intensive learning analytics are other unique features of this first-of-its-kind intensive programs in India.

StackRouteTM, enables people to become top-quality programmers by providing intensive boot camps based on 5 key principles:

1. Learning is an Immersive Experience: the environment in StackRouteTM is that of a product engineering company with rigorous engineering discipline and Agile development. Students are steeped in this environment in intensive boot camps. When they graduate, engineering discipline is second nature for them.

2. Less Theory, More Practice: The pedagogic model reserves over 70% of time within any course to designing, writing, reviewing code. Class-room style instruction occupies less than 20% of the course.

3. Learn from Industry Experts: StackRouteTM courses are designed by industry experts. It has a unique model of practitioners working with small groups of students.

4. Build and Release a Real Product: Every graduate of StackRouteTM builds at least one real product, some of these are Open Source contributions, others are sponsored by the industry. The primary demonstrator of competency is showcasing the product.

5. Completeness and Practical Engineering: At StackRouteTM focus is on quality engineering, DevOps and testing – without these capabilities, students cannot be top quality programmers. The curriculum lays equal emphasis on developing critical thinking skills, making people experience real-world reviews and developing their problem solving skills.

The courses are designed and lead by industry gurus who have built and taken live ultra-large scale systems. The focus would be on product engineering where students can build and release products in an environment that has the best engineering practices. Each program will be run by a CTO and a set of product leads who will work with student teams to provide the product vision and strategy, architecture and design inputs, the tips and tricks that result in efficiency.

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  NIIT and Airports Authority of India (AAI) enter into a strategic partnership to create a computer literate and internet savvy Workforce  
 
 

Shivan Bhargava
Group President-Skills & Careers Group, NIIT Ltd

We live in a digital age and it is imperative for every individual to have basic knowledge of computers and internet to be able to function and service customers better. We will therefore help improve the computer competency of the employees of AAI and make them technologically aware and internet savvy. We are delighted to join hands with Airports Authority of India (AAI) and will continue to work towards creating a technologically aware society.

 

 

To provide instructor-led class room training to over 5000 employees of AAI

NIIT, a global leader in skills and talent development has entered into a strategic partnership with Airports Authority of India (AAI), to provide instructor-led class room training to over 5000 employees from AAI. The training program aims to make the employees computer literate and internet savvy. The formal agreement between NIIT and AAI was signed by Mr. Shivan Bhargava, Group President-Skills & Careers Group, NIIT Ltd. and Mr. Rajiv Goel, Executive Director (Training) AAI, in the presence of Mr. Anuj Aggarwal, Member (HR), AAI.

Under this agreement, NIIT will impart training to the employees of AAI in MS-Office and Internet & System introduction. NIIT will provide both theory and hands on practical sessions to the students. The first batch will comprise 1500 employees from AAI.

Mr. Rajiv Goel, Executive Director (Training) AAI, stated that, the training will be imparted to the group A, B & C category of employees to make them computer savvy to have better efficiency / productivity at workplace.

Mr. Anuj Aggarwal, Member (HR), AAI, emphasized on the need for up gradation of computer skills of the AAI employees for successful implementation of e-Governance initiatives and a beginning towards digital literacy as part of Digital India campaign. He further stated that the focus of AAI management is to provide competency based training to its employees to ensure quality services to its stakeholders.

The training program will be instructor-led, delivered in English across various AAI centres in the country. The session for each batch will be for a span of 5 days for 8 hours per day. The training will be imparted to the group A, B & C category of employees to ensure successful implementation of e-office, up gradation of computer skills in line with technological enhancements and to make them computer savvy for better efficiency at workplace.

 
     
         

         
     
   
  NIIT announces 25th Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship - India's most significant IT & New-Age Careers Scholarship Program  
 
 

Shivan Bhargava
Group President-Skills & Careers Group, NIIT Ltd

At NIIT, it is our constant endeavor to provide students an opportunity to realize their dreams and build new age careers that they have always aspired for. For the past 25 years, Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship has been an integral part of NIIT's commitment to offer endless opportunities to students to build great careers across sectors.

 

 

- Completes 25 glorious years of empowering meritorious students with numerous challenging opportunities across multiple sectors

NIIT Limited, a global leader in skills and talent development, has announced India's most significant IT & New-Age Careers Scholarship program - 'Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship', to enhance employability for meritorious students by bridging the affordability gap and making them future-ready to meet the emerging manpower needs of today's knowledge economy. For over 25 years, these scholarships have offered endless opportunities to students, to prove their aptitude in the field of IT and other futuristic careers across verticals.

Bhavishya Jyoti is one of India's most recognized and trusted scholarship programs with 25 years of market presence that has benefitted over 4.7 lakh students since its inception. It is a unique initiative by NIIT to recognize, empower and attract students in NIIT ecosystem and reward students desirous of building successful careers in diverse industries.

To enable students to pursue their dream careers, NIIT will reward fee waivers of up to Rs 50,000 across the country this year. NIIT will be offering over 10,000 scholarships for its popular IT and new-age career programs such as Banking, Digital Marketing, Analytics, Retail management, Information Technology, Finance & Accounting.

Students who have scored 50% in their XIIth/Graduation can apply for this scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to the students on the basis of their performance in their XIIth board exams. The application forms for the scholarship are available online as well as at NIIT education centers across the country. Students can also log on to http://www.niitcloudcampus.com/bjs2015 to get more details. The last date to apply for scholarship is September 14, 2015 for Maharashtra and 19th September for the rest of the country.

A recent survey suggested that hiring activities will go up by 15 % in sectors like IT, manufacturing and construction. With the Governments recent initiative like digital India, smart cities etc. a positive environment has been created in the market, which in turn has given rise to a fair amount of movement to the job scenario. The survey further revealed that the growth in hiring will mainly be in sectors like IT, ITES, BPO, Manufacturing, Construction and Engineering.

Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship awards fee waivers to meritorious undergraduate and graduates students desirous of building successful careers in diverse industries. The Scholarship was launched by NIIT in 1991, to enable financially challenged meritorious students to pursue careers in IT and other new-age programs.

 
     
         

         
     
   
  NIIT Earns Eight Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards Jointly with Customers  
 
 

Sapnesh Lalla
President, NIIT Corporate Learning Group

We are honored to partner with our customers in earning these awards for their exemplary work. Our customers are leaders in learning excellence and these prestigious awards not only recognize but endorse the high quality and business impact of their effective and efficient learning programs. NIIT is committed to deliver the highest quality and value of learning outsourcing services to our customers and we shall continue to partner with our customers to achieve the highest standards of industry-recognized excellence,.

 

 

NIIT Limited, a global leader in skills and talent development announced that it has been awarded a record eight Brandon Hall Group awards for excellence jointly with its customers. NIIT earned three gold, four silver, and one bronze award in various categories.

NIIT earned the following awards jointly with customers:

  • 2015 Brandon Hall Gold in the Best Advance in Custom Content category jointly with GE for GE Spirit and Letter
  • 2015 Brandon Hall Gold in the Best Advance in Custom Content category jointly with Shell for Shell Vehicle Rollover Protection
  • 2015 Brandon Hall Gold in the Best New Hire Onboarding Program category jointly with Zurich North America for Zurich NA Foundational Talent Training Programs
  • 2015 Brandon Hall Silver in the Best Results of a Learning Program category jointly with MetLife for MetLife Global Distribution Partner Learning Solutions
  • 2015 Brandon Hall Silver in the Best Use of Games and Simulations for Learning category jointly with Shell for Shell Selling Pennzoil Driveline
  • 2015 Brandon Hall Silver in the Best Use of Video for Learning category jointly with GE for GE Spirit and Letter
  • 2015 Brandon Hall Silver in the Best Use of Video for Learning category jointly with Westfield Insurance for Active Threat eLearning for All Employees
  • 2015 Brandon Hall Bronze in the Best Advance in Custom Content category jointly with Shell for Shell Safe LPG Operations

Brandon Hall award winners were announced September 10, 2015. The winners are listed at http://go.brandonhall.com/past_award_winners.

"The high quality of work and commitment to driving business results among our award winners never fails to amaze me," said Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer of Brandon Hall Group and head of the awards program. "All of these winning programs deliver meaningful business results to their organizations. Winning an Excellence Award is a great honor, but the real winners are the organizations themselves and their customers and clients because of the innovation and customer focus they demonstrate."

Excellence Awards winners will be honored at Brandon Hall Group's HCM Excellence Conference January 27-29, 2016, at the PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Selected winners also will serve as presenters in the more than 20 breakout sessions during the 2˝-day conference.

The entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group Sr. Analysts and Executive Leadership based upon the following criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation, and overall measureable benefits.

 
     
         

         
     
   
  NIIT salutes teachers on the eve of Teachers' Day  
 
 

Rahul Patwardhan
CEO,
NIIT Ltd

Teaching is one of the most challenging professions that demands high level of commitment, dedication and professionalism. With over 3 decades of experience in Education and Training NIIT's CTET Advantage Program is an initiative to extend our support to Pre-Service/In-Service teachers and prepare them for this noble profession. Hence on the occasion of Teachers' Day we offer free access to The CTET preparation portal to help teachers and would be teachers to excel in CTET and play a greater role in shaping young minds.

 

 

Offers free access to CTET preparation portal from 5th Sept to 30th Sept to better prepare teachers for this noble profession

On the eve of teacher's day, NIIT, a global leader in skills and talent development, announced free access to CTET preparation portal to all teachers and would be teachers of India from Sept 5th to Sept 30th 2015. Through this initiative NIIT would like to express its heartfelt gratitude to all teachers who have dedicated their lives to groom the next generation Indians.

The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) Advantage Program is an initiative by NIIT to support Pre-Service/In-Service teachers to prepare for the Central Teacher Eligibility Test and to help them ace the exam.

The details can be accessed on the website: www.niit.com/ctet

The CTET program has been launched under aegis of NIIT Litmus, an initiative by NIIT for helping young aspirants prepare for competitive exams leading to enhanced employability. Qualifying CTET is a compulsory and essential requirement for securing a teaching job in Government Schools. Leading private schools also ask for CTET qualification for recruitment and for determining pay scale. CTET is conducted by CBSE, twice a year in accordance with the guidelines framed by NCTE as per provisions of the RTE act. The rationale of including the Teacher Eligibility Test as a minimum qualification for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher is to bring national standards and benchmark teacher quality in the recruitment process, improve performance standards of teachers and quality of teaching.

The CTET Advantage program offered by NIIT has been designed to provide complete revision and clarification of concepts related to pedagogy and child development. NIIT is empanelled with CBSE to conduct various development programs, including programs on CCE for School Teachers and for School Principals. Over the years, NIIT has conducted training programs for over 1 million teachers worldwide.

NIIT has helped many applicants clear the exam, with several students almost doubling their scores from the previous attempts, thereby validating its approach & efficacy. In the CTET-Feb 2015 exam, NIIT has achieved a success rate of 41%.

Teachers who enroll for The CTET Advantage program learn from expert faculty comprising domain experts and CTET/NET qualified professionals. NIIT provides well researched courseware and content which are taught by the best trainers using the Cloud Campus (SLT Technology). For Test Preparation, NIIT provides Online Portal to the candidates which consist of Mock Test based on real examination pattern and also DVD/Pen Drive with high quality training content for comprehensive learning of the student.

 
     
         

         
     
   
  NIIT to establish European Delivery Centre in Dublin creating 110 jobs  
 
 

Sapnesh Lalla
President Corporate Learning Group at NIIT

Europe is an important and growing market for NIIT's Corporate Learning Group. Ireland was our country of choice for its extremely conducive business environment, strategic location, availability of multilingual creative and technical talent, and investment potential. We are honoured and very grateful for the support and cooperation that has been extended to us by the Government of Ireland, Minister Bruton, and the IDA. Our vision is to build NIIT Ireland as one of the finest global centres for bespoke content development, training management and delivery excellence.

 

 

Minister for Jobs, Ireland, Richard Bruton TD announced that NIIT Limited, a global leader in skills and talent development is to establish a European Delivery Centre in Dublin, creating 110 jobs over five years.

The development is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA (Industrial Development Agency) Ireland.

On Wednesday, September 23, 2015, the Irish Prime Minister, Enda Kenny said in a joint press statement with the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, "I also welcome the NIIT Company here to Ireland with a 110 jobs, with the IDA working strongly in terms of foreign direct investments here."

The publicly listed company, which was established in 1981 and is headquartered in Gurgaon, India, employs about 3,000 people in over 40 countries with primary locations in India, the United States, Europe and China. The focus of this announcement is NIIT's Corporate Learning Group (CLG) which delivers comprehensive managed training services including Custom Curriculum Design and Content Development, Learning Administration, Learning Delivery, Strategic Sourcing, Learning Technology, and Advisory Services.

Ireland was chosen as the location for the new European Delivery Centre due to the availability of suitable creative and technical talent and multilingual skills, the cluster of existing learning technology companies and, open business environment.

The new roles will include high-end engineers, creative writers, and digital media professionals. Other roles will be for trainers, multilingual customer service support, and project managers. Applicants can email careers.ireland@niit.com for further information on these positions.

Making the announcement today, Minister Bruton, who has met senior NIIT executives in New Delhi on two recent trade missions said, "A key part of our Action Plan for Jobs is achieving greater diversity in our multinational investment. As part of that, we have doubled the number of trade missions, and increased the number of IDA staff in key foreign growth markets. I have been to India on three major trade missions since taking office and I have seen first-hand the amazing work being done by our Agencies in that market and the massive potential for attracting investments and jobs to Ireland. I am well aware from our meetings in New Delhi that NIIT is a world-leading company in its sector, and today's announcement that it is establishing its first operation in Ireland and creating 110 jobs is a huge boost. I wish NIIT every success with this great project."

Welcoming the announcement, IDA's CEO Martin Shanahan said, "The Indian market is an important region in IDA's Growth Markets and NIIT is a valuable addition to the growing base of technology companies establishing in Ireland. It will serve as a strong reference seller for other e-learning and Indian companies considering Ireland as an investment location. The substantial number of jobs being created is also most welcome. I wish the company every success for the future in its Irish operations."

 
     
         

         
     
   
  NIIT unveils "English Plus Language Lab" - a world class school learning solution by NIIT Nguru  
 
 

Tulika Sinha
IBU Head, Individual and Chain Schools NIIT Ltd

English Plus Language Lab is a breakthrough initiative by NIIT Nguru to help students learn the intricacies of English language. Proficiency in a language is built over time, through a process of cognitive learning and Interactive practice, hence English Plus Language Lab helps to build strong foundation for the students so that they can comprehend and use English language better.

 

 

- A revolutionary concept aimed at enhancing language skills

NIIT, a global leader in skills and talent development, has launched state-of-the-art NIIT Nguru English Plus Language Lab, that aims at enhancing the English language skills of the students. Nguru English Plus Language Lab is a platform where comprehensive and interactive digital content catering to listening and speaking skills, is put to use in a stimulating lab environment.

NIIT Nguru English Plus Language has been launched with the objective to enrich the spoken English skills by active learning through extensive classroom interactions aided by technology. The program helps students to frame grammatically correct sentences, improve pronunciation and acquisition of vocabulary through integrated learning.

Today, English has become the language of the elite. A recent study claims that only 30 % of the Indian population are able, to varying degrees, speak English—though only one third have some semblance of reading and writing aptitude. Hence the foundation level of the students has to be developed in order to have proficient English language skills.

English Plus Language Lab is a program designed for the school, that runs parallel to, and complements the school curriculum. There has been a keen interest among schools for this solution. As it progresses through 8 levels of advancement, each module comprises 40 hours of intense language training, alternating between ILT (Instructor Led Training) and CBT (Computer Based Training) sessions. Students can also log on to http://niitnguru.com/for-schools/english-lab/english-lab-overview/ to get more details.

 
     
         

         
     
   
  NIIT.tv unveiled- A disruptive innovation by NIIT aimed at radically changing the skilling landscape.  
 
 

Rahul Patwardhan
CEO,
NIIT Ltd

At NIIT it is our mission to create skilled workforce across multiple sectors to cater to the trained manpower requirements that our economy currently needs. Over the last 34 years we have contributed extensively to the IT sector by training 35 million people in IT. Now it is our responsibility to extend that experience and expertise to service the need of India in all the other sectors, across the entire social spectrum. Through NIIT.tv we aim to make available cutting-edge skill based training to every digitally connected citizen of India, by removing the four constraints of time, space, language and money.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

A digital learning initiative that brings skills training from NIIT classrooms directly to every digitally connected Indian - for free

• Scaling up for delivery on the commitment to train 10 Million students, as announced during Skill India launch
• Significant initiative from NIIT contributing to Digital India and Skill India campaigns
• On offer are live courses as well as on-demand courses

NIIT Ltd., a global leader in skills and talent development, has announced the launch of NIIT.tv – a digital learning initiative that brings skilling from NIIT classrooms to every digitally connected Indian, for free, at any time and place of their choice. A disruptive innovation by NIIT for the education space, NIIT.tv will deliver for the very first time, skill-based live courses as well as on-demand courses to the masses, through the digital medium. This initiative promises to meet the vast education, training and skilling needs of the country, in support of the goals of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).

NIIT.tv is an internet TV portal that can be accessed on a computer, tablet or smartphone anytime, anywhere. NIIT will select from the entire population of courses launched each month at various locations and make a certain subset of courses available on NIIT.tv. In the initial phase, over 20 skill-based training programs in IT, Banking and Finance, Retail and Management will be made available through this platform. NIIT will keep updating the content and launch new courses as per industry requirements. These live courses will be streamed through multiple channels from dedicated state-of-the-art studios across India, effectively offering a program calendar equivalent to a multi-channel TV network. In addition all the courses would also be available on-demand at any time. All courses would be delivered through videos plus additional online services in the form of digital courseware, collaboration, assessment, etc. To begin with courses will be offered in English and Hindi, and progressively in other languages. The Beta version of NIIT.tv was launched today, inviting suggestions from users, to maximize learning outcomes & impact.

To register for NIIT.tv log on to www.NIIT.tv . During this preview phase, NIIT will interact closely with the early adopters to further evolve & adapt NIIT.tv as per their requirements.

The launch of this initiative is a strong step by NIIT for the Renewal phase of its three stage Business Transformation exercise for the Skills and Careers Business. This began with the 'Restructuring phase' in October 2014, and was quickly followed by the 'Re-energising phase' that commenced in April 2015. Keeping up the momentum in parallel, NIIT initiated the 'Renewal phase' from July 2015 which will evolve over next 3 years.

"This launch is also aligned to the Digital India and Skill India campaigns announced by Hon'ble Prime Minister, Mr. Modi earlier this year. We are deeply committed to these campaigns and believe that a properly skilled and digitally connected India can emerge as the next super power."

NIIT offers skill based training to aspiring youth and working professionals across multiple sectors like Banking, Management, Digital Marketing, E-commerce, Retail, and new-age IT programs. These courses are available to students across NIIT centers in India. In addition NIIT services millions of school students in India its school learning initiative, and also millions of employees of large corporates in India through its corporate learning business. However these centers and channels can only service a small fraction of the total demand for fresh skills, re-skilling and up-skilling in India, because of the four constraints of time, place, language and money. These constraints force millions of Indian to either be deprived of skills training, or to consume poor quality locally available training.

NIIT.tv unlocks the constraints of time, place, language and money, and brings quality skills training from the NIIT classroom live to the citizen anywhere, as long as he or she is digitally connected through a computer or a smartphone, or has easy access to free or low cost public digital services. NIIT is a pioneer in the use of technology in education. In India, and other developing markets, technology can be a potent force multiplier that can dramatically increase the impact of other scarce resources such as expert instructors and physical learning infrastructure. With the planned rollout of broadband to every village and penetration of digital i-ways to reach every citizen, NIIT.tv reflects NIIT's commitment to do mass delivery of quality skills training services on the rapidly emerging Indian digital infrastructure.

NIIT.tv builds on the strong foundation that NIIT has laid with its Cloud CampusTM and its associated Cloud & Collaborative Learning model. By opening this up to the larger eco-system of learners, teachers, mentors, and experts, NIIT will catalyze the availability of career enabling & career accelerating skilling solutions. Learners across India will have access to the proven Cloud CampusTM learning enablers such as Cloud Courseware, Cloud Lab, Online Assessment and Collaborative Learning.

"We believe that Expert Instructors & Gurus are the most precious resource in the skilling eco-system. NIIT.tv will be a potent technological & pedagogical force multiplier that will amplify the impact of these experts on learners throughout our country. We invite NGOs and Individuals to partner with us and offer cutting-edge skilling programs, to address the full spectrum of career opportunities – whether entrepreneurial or employment oriented. Our studios & technology platform will be freely available for those willing to offer free programs", said NIIT CTO, Rajan Venkataraman.

NIIT.tv is Internet and Cloud technologies-based, but it has its feet firmly planted on the ground. NIIT has an extensive network of on-ground centres run by its entrepreneurial partners. Additionally, it works with thousands of Government & Private schools. Students in its IT labs benefit from the presence of experienced instructors & facilitators. All such NIIT partners have deep roots in the communities they serve, and with NIIT.tv each one of them will have a platform through which they can make a larger impact. NIIT will also encourage & recognize its students who contribute their time and effort to support new learners – especially from the under-privileged sections of society. Through this collaborative effort, the company expects a lot more local language content to become available.

NIIT.tv will showcase:

  • Courses available for a specified period, enabling one to choose from the options listed.
  • The Live scheduled courses calendar for the current day and future schedule.
  • The full course catalogue with course descriptions, duration, timings and dates.
  • On-demand introductory sessions for each of the courses.
  • Registration for a course, and instant access to all online services related to the course.
  • Live session calendar, to watch the courses live.
  • Stored video library wherein a user can view a video later, if he/she misses a session.
  • Collaborative learning through Buddynet – Discussion Forums
  • Booking facility at the closest NIIT center for learners, who do not have access to the lab environment needed for a course.
  • Certificate of Attendance, that can be issued based on evidence of online completion of the course.
  • Provision of NIIT performance certificate at the NIIT testing center.
  • Progressively, more online functionality.

With NIIT.tv, the company is well positioned to deliver on its promise of training 10 million students, as announced during Skill India launch.

 
     
         

         
     
   
  Citi Awards Managed Training Services Contract to NIIT  
 
 

NIIT Limited, a leading provider of managed training services announced that it has been awarded a multi-year contract to provide managed training services to Citi in the Europe Middle East and Africa region.

With this new partnership, NIIT's Corporate Learning Group will source and manage third party training procured by Citi across EMEA. "Citi is going through a transformation in how they approach learning and it is our honor to have been selected as their sourcing partner across EMEA. NIIT will focus on supporting learning transformation for Citi to meet their future goals with high quality managed training services aligned with increased business impact and value," said Sapnesh Lalla, President, NIIT Corporate Learning Group.

"We are delighted to become strategic partners with NIIT. We wanted a partner who could support our diverse 54 country EMEA regional footprint. We also wanted to identify a partner to help us improve the external training proposition as we continue to build organizational capability to support Citi's mission of enabling progress. NIIT really impressed us in their ability to help us achieve our goals," said Brian Murphy, Head of Learning and Development at Citi EMEA.

 
     
         

         
     
   
  NIIT Named to TrainingIndustry.com's Top 20 Gamification Companies List  
 
 

Udai Singh
Chief Strategy Officer,
NIIT Limited

Our customers are amongst the world's leading organizations. They have extensive experience using technology for training. Our strategy is to offer distinctive training services to them to ensure their training investments deliver maximum business impact. Game-based learning design is part of our strategy to offer our corporate learners a compelling learning experience,.

 

Gregg Collins
Senior Vice President, Design at NIIT Limited

Games have amazing potential to revolutionize education. At NIIT, we are serious about unlocking this potential for our customers.

 

Sapnesh Lalla
President, Corporate Learning Group at NIIT Limited

As organizations look for new ways to maximize the business impact of their training investments, our focus is to push the limits of technology and pedagogy to make training experiences better. We believe game-based learning design and gamification have an important role to play in delivering not just superior learning outcomes but on ground business impact,.

NIIT Limited, a global leader in skills and talent development announced that it has been selected as a 2015 Top 20 Gamification List Company for the second consecutive year by TrainingIndustry.com. TrainingIndustry.com continually monitors the training marketplace for the best providers of gamification services/technologies in support of corporate learning and development.

Selection to this year's Top 20 Gamification Companies List was based on the following criteria:

  • Features and capabilities of the gamification products/services
  • Company size and growth potential
  • Quality and number of clients/users
  • Geographic reach
  • Awards, recognition and competitive differentiation

"Our second annual Top 20 Gamification Companies list showcases the companies who best integrate gaming into learning and development programs," said Ken Taylor, President, Training Industry, Inc. "The top companies provide some of the most innovative forms of gamification in learning, whether we are discussing serious games, training simulations or any other form of structured training program."

"Incorporating gamification into your corporate training remains a strong trend across the industry," said Doug Harward, Chief Executive Officer, Training Industry, Inc. "Those selected are incredibly in tune with their clients' needs and goals and provide them with solutions that enhance the training experience and the employee's retention of the new skills."

View the 2015 Top 20 Gamification Companies list here.

 
     
         

         
     
   
  NIIT receives 'Franchisor of the Year Award' at Franchise India Awards 2015  
 
 

Sanjay Bahl
President of Skill Building Solutions (SBS), NIIT Limited

We are honoured to receive the prestigious' Franchisor of the year Award 2015' under' Vocational & Skill Development Training Institute category'. It gives us immense pleasure to see that our efforts continue to be recognized by the industry.

 

Shivan Bhargava
Group President, Skills and Careers Group, NIIT Ltd

NIIT has been at the forefront of skills and talent development not just in India, but around the world. We have been working with a vision to offer viable career options and provide vocational training and skill development through a unique franchisee model. NIIT will continue to play a pioneering role in the talent development space.

- Wins the coveted honor under the category 'Vocational & Skill Development Training Institute'

NIIT Limited, a global leader in skills and talent development, has been awared the 'Franchisor of the Year Award 2015,' under the category 'Vocational & Skill Development Training Institute' by Franchise India, India's leading Franchising publication. NIIT has received the coveted award for its path breaking work in skilling and demonstrating the best franchisee business model in the skill development space.

The Franchise India Awards is an industry platform that recognizes excellence in the development of the franchise industry in India. The Awards identify the initiatives and success of entrepreneurs and companies that have contributed to the development of the franchise and retail sector in India.

NIIT, which was set up in 1981 to help the nascent IT industry overcome its human resource challenges, today ranks among the world's leading training companies owing to its vast, yet comprehensive array of talent development programs. With a footprint across 40 nations, NIIT offers training and development solutions to Individuals, Enterprises and Institutions through an extensive franchisee network.

Franchise Awards 2015, India's topmost honour in franchising, highlights those remarkable organizations that have demonstrated successful franchisee models to deliver excellence in business. The Franchise Awards put standards, ethics and best practice at the top of their agenda. Through positive recognition of those that lead the way, the franchise awards are seen as the industry's top accolade.

 
     
         

         
     
   
  StackRouteTM – an NIIT initiative to create 'Full-Stack Programmers' garners huge response from the industry  
 
 

Rahul Patwardhan
CEO,
NIIT Ltd

The response that StackRouteTM has received from established IT companies and startups, has reiterated our belief that there is a growing demand in the industry today for versatile professionals who can wear many hats and work on multiple technology platforms. I am confident that this program will create multi-talented programmers who can cater to the changing needs of today's global organization.

 

 

 

 

 

Udai Singh
Chief Strategy Officer,
NIIT Ltd

With StackRoute, the Renewal Phase of our Skills & Careers Business is well underway. The Full-Stack Developer program marks an important milestone in this journey. It combines our focus on pushing pedagogical boundaries with our Immersive Learning approach with the Industry's need to accelerate adoption of new Cloud & Mobile technologies. We are excited that we have translated our vision into a concrete customer offering earlier than planned.

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Naveen Lakkur
Director, Founder Institute, Bangalore

India has witnessed startup boom in the last couple of years and this has led to changing roles of professionals in the workplace. Startups need young and dynamic professionals who are quick to learn and apply their knowledge. As most startups in India work on technology platforms we are currently faced with dire need of programmers who can work on multiple technology platforms and move quickly to newer technologies. StackRoute is a steroid for the Startup world and I congratulate NIIT for this unique initiative.

Startups as well as established IT Services companies line-up for the exclusive program leading to over-subscription of the 1st batch

- Technology companies including Wipro, Redmart, Trellisys, Rorko, NIIT Technologies, EntLogics & Posist show keen interest in StackRouteTM
- NIIT to give out special scholarships to meritorious students

StackRouteTM, an NIIT initiative to produce the world's best full stack programmers, has received overwhelming response from startups and IT companies alike, leading to over-subscription of the 1st batch that commences in October 2015 in Bangalore. A number of technology companies including Wipro, Redmart, Trellisys, Rorko, NIIT Technologies, EntLogics and Posist have already indicated that they would like to hire StackRouteTM trained programmers in their organizations.

NIIT announced StackRouteTM, first of its kind initiative to create full stack programmers, in August this year. Owing to high demand from both industry and individuals, admission to the first batch of the program has already been fully subscribed. NIIT will announce more batches for interested organizations and individuals shortly. Further select meritorious students are also being awarded special scholarships.

StackRouteTM is a pioneering initiative from NIIT that aims to create multi-skilled, and multi-disciplinary programmers who can become key members of high-performance teams in top notch product engineering companies, startups, and IT firms. These 'Full- Stack Programmers' will also be well equipped to create their own technology start-ups

StackRouteTM is a truly high end, specialised program offering, that takes a group of talented programmers screened through a rigorous selection process and turns them into high performance full stack programmers that the industry needs urgently. The product has been developed in intense consultation with the industry, start-ups, product engineering companies and incubators, and is strongly endorsed by all the key industry stakeholders. The pilot program commences in Koramangala, Bangalore which has already become India's most concentrated startup hub.

"StackRouteTM will also open avenues for youth to work in responsible positions closely with the decision makers. The program has been designed to make ambitious youth technologically empowered to set up their own enterprises, or play crucial roles in established IT companies or in the startup environment," added Mr. Patwardhan.

The successful launch of this initiative is a strong first step by NIIT for the Renewal phase of the three stage Business transformation exercise for its Skills and Careers Business. This began with the 'Restructuring phase' in October 2014, and was quickly followed by the 'Re-energising phase' that commenced in April 2015. Keeping up the momentum in parallel, NIIT initiated the 'Renewal phase' from July 2015 which will evolve over next 3 years. The huge interest generated for the first batch itself reaffirms NIIT's ability to innovate and respond to the changing needs of the industry and career seekers.

Currently, the StackRouteTM program focuses on the MEAN Stack (MongoDB, Express, AngularJS and Node.js), which is an open-source software stack for building scalable web sites and web apps. This will be followed by a series of further specialised full stack programs focused on Data Sciences & Analytics; IT Security and Cloud Infrastructure management, etc. NIIT is also working on expansion plans so that in the near future these full-stack programmers are available to key product engineering and startup hubs in major metro cities in India.

The kind of software engineers needed by the startup sector and IT companies today, are significantly different from what large IT services firms needed in the past for their huge software factories. Engineers need to be versatile and have full stack programming skills and NIIT has taken a step forward to provide the same.

About The StackRoute Program

The StackRoute program is based on an extremely hands-on, experiential learning model. Over a 12-week intensive boot camp, the students are immersed in a work environment that is exactly like that of a product company. They are mentored by a team of senior architects and tech leads drawn from the industry. By the end of the program, students produce real products over this time frame, which are then released as Open Source contributions or as part of App Stores and become primary demonstrators of our their competencies. Innovative pedagogical methodologies and the use of intensive learning analytics are other unique features of this first-of-its-kind intensive program in India.

StackRouteTM, enables people to become top-quality programmers by providing intensive boot camps based on 5 key principles:

1. Learning is an Immersive Experience: the environment in StackRouteTM is that of a product engineering company with rigorous engineering discipline and Agile development. Students are steeped in this environment in intensive boot camps. When they graduate, engineering discipline is second nature for them.

2. Less Theory, More Practice: The pedagogic model reserves over 70% of time within any course to designing, writing, reviewing code. Class-room style instruction occupies less than 20% of the course.

3. Learn from Industry Experts: StackRouteTM courses are designed by industry experts. It has a unique model of practitioners working with small groups of students.

4. Build and Release a Real Product: Every graduate of StackRouteTM builds at least one real product, some of these are Open Source contributions, others are sponsored by the industry. The primary demonstrator of competency is showcasing the product.

5. Completeness and Practical Engineering: At StackRouteTM focus is on quality engineering, DevOps and testing – without these capabilities, students cannot be top quality programmers. The curriculum lays equal emphasis on developing critical thinking skills, making people experience real-world reviews and developing their problem solving skills.

The courses are designed and led by industry gurus who have built and taken live ultra-large scale systems. The focus would be on product engineering where students can build and release products in an environment that has the best engineering practices. Each program will be run by a CTO and a set of product leads who will work with student teams to provide the product vision and strategy, architecture and design inputs, the tips and tricks that result in efficiency.

Please visit www.stackroute.in for more information and follow us on:

https://twitter.com/Stack_Route

 
     
         

         
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