Q3 (October-December 2015) Insight@NIIT:Vol.30 Investor Communication Contents
     
   
 
  NIIT Limited announces Q3  
  MetaScale and NIIT come together to support India's analytics needs  
  NIIT and HP enter into a strategic partnership to offer Post Graduate Certificate Program in Software Testing  
  NIIT Nguru MathLab@Class - a unique technology enabled learning solution for schools unveiled by NIIT mind champion Viswanathan Anand  
  NIIT successfully completes "Chiphen Rigpel" project in Bhutan - An ambitious 5 year long transformational project impacting over 2,00,000 Bhutanese  
  NIIT to grow Managed Training Services business in the Indian market  
  NIIT.tv - a disruptive innovation by NIIT, unveils CBSE Board Exam Preparatory Classes for free  
  NIIT introduces 'Python'- the next generation programming for developers.  
  NIIT Ltd. appoints Gavin Dabreo as CEO of its K-12 school learning subsidiary -MindChampion Learning Systems Limited (MLSL)  
  NIIT Named to TrainingIndustry.com's Top 20 IT Training Companies List  
  NIIT.tv - A disruptive innovation by NIIT receives phenomenal response  
 
   

     
   
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  Q3 Results  
  News@NIIT  
  Campaigns  
 
     

     
   
  NIIT Limited announces Q3 (Oct - Dec 2015) Consolidated Results  
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rahul Patwardhan
Chief Executive Officer,
NIIT Limited

Global Corporate Training Outsourcing is growing steadily. While we further strengthened our Corporate Learning Business operations in US and Europe during the quarter, NIIT is now positioned to leverage emerging CLG opportunities back home in India, as we perceive a huge potential for industry-aligned, globally benchmarked corporate learning solutions from leading corporates in the country. Our Skills & Careers Business Transformation program is also continuing to deliver improved outcomes, leading to NIIT's overall YoY revenue growth rate consistently improving for the third successive quarter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sapnesh Lalla
Group President, Corporate Learning Group, NIIT Limited

Reaffirming customer confidence, Corporate Learning business recorded a 12% YoY increase in order intake at USD 27 Mn and registered a revenue growth of 15% YoY in constant currency. Our deal pipeline has grown significantly in the quarter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Udai Singh
Chief Strategy Officer,
NIIT Limited

NIIT is actively involved in offering technologically advanced learning products to its customers. The phenomenal response to the launch of StackRouteTM and NIIT.tv signals the emergence of NIIT as India's strongest and largest 'EduTech' company.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Beyond-IT revenue share was recorded at 38% of SNC revenues in the third quarter. During the quarter, NIIT strengthened its portfolio through strategic alliances with companies like HP and MetaScale, enabling us to strengthen our offerings in new-age IT & Big Data.
  • NIIT records Net Revenue at Rs. 262.3 Cr, up 6% YoY and PAT of Rs. 13.7 Cr; Share of international revenue at 70%
  • Corporate Learning Group grows 17% YoY; contributes 60% to NIIT revenue
  • Expands Europe operations; commissions new facilities in Norway & Ireland
  • Skills & Careers Group grows 3% YoY; contributes 32% to NIIT revenue
  • Launches 'FinVantage' and enters into strategic partnership with HP and Metascale
  • Strengthens leadership with senior level appointments - Gavin Dabreo joins as CEO of NIIT's K-12 school learning subsidiary, MindChampion Learning Systems Limited; Amit Kaul joins to spearhead the growth of Managed Training services business in India

NIIT Limited Q3 (Oct - Dec 2015) Consolidated Financials at a Glance (in Rs. Cr)

  Qtr ended Dec 31, 2014 Qtr ended Dec 31, 2015 Growth YoY
Net Revenue
248.2
262.3
6%
EBITDA
5.7
16.4
185%
Profit After Tax
1.8
13.7
+11.9 Cr

NIIT Limited, a global leader in skills and talent development, today reported its results for the third quarter ending December 31, 2015. In this quarter, the company recorded Net Revenue of Rs. 262.3 Cr, up 6% YoY with a PAT of Rs. 13.7Cr, up Rs 11.9 Cr YoY. EBITDA for the quarter was recorded at Rs 16.4 Cr, up 185% YoY.

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

Corporate Learning Group (CLG) which offers Managed Training Services (MTS) to market-leading companies in North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania, recorded net revenues of Rs. 158.6 Cr during the quarter, up 17% over same period of the previous year. It added one new MTS customer in Q3, taking the total number of customers to 27, with a Revenue Visibility of USD 195 Mn for CLG.

Further, strengthening operations in key international markets including Europe and North America, NIIT announced the establishment of a new facility in Bergen, Norway to expand near-shore multi-lingual delivery capability and further invest in the rapid growth of its business in Europe. NIIT now has three established centers in Europe Dublin, Bergen, and London with a diverse mix of pan-European staff from the UK, Ireland, Norway, the Netherlands, Romania, and Germany.

In order to power the growth of the Managed Training Services business in the Indian market, NIIT appointed Amit Kaul as National Business Development Head, Corporate Learning India during the quarter.

During the quarter, NIIT unveiled NIIT.tv - a disruptive innovation aimed at radically changing the skilling landscape. 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. NIIT.tv further extended its unique technological platform to help school students succeed in their Class 10th & 12th CBSE board exams and unveiled CBSE Board Exam Preparatory Classes for free. Recently NIIT.tv also entered into a strategic partnership with Tutorialspoint.com to provide high quality educational videos and tutorials to an established base of 1 Million users every month, across 140 countries.

Skills and Careers Group (SNC) recorded a net revenue of Rs. 82.8 Cr during Q3, up 3% YoY with an EBITDA Margin at 1% up 1396 bps YoY. Backed by accelerated Business Transformation phases of Re-energization and Renewal, SNC continued to deliver strong improvement, with the third continuous quarter of acceleration in YoY Revenue growth.

During the quarter, StackRouteTM, a pioneering initiative to create Full-stack programmers for the start-up industry, received overwhelming response from start-ups and IT companies alike, leading to over-subscription of multiple batches. StackRouteTM creates 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. StackRouteTM has strong acceptance as a strategic program to help IT majors transform their workforce to be become Digital-Skills ready.

NIIT and HP entered into a strategic partnership to offer Post Graduate Certificate Program in Software Testing. The program will enable learners to apply key testing skills and practices using HP Tools. Further, MetaScale and NIIT came together to support India's analytics needs. The partnership recognized the need in the market for Big Data training programs that combines solid fundamentals of Hadoop, which is fast becoming an industry standard analytics platform, with rigorously tested and proven techniques for leveraging large data sets, streaming data and the Internet of Things to solve real business problems.

NIIT Institute for Finance, Banking and Insurance (IFBI), India's largest Banking training institute, announced the launch of a two-month Certificate Program in Global Finance and Accounting: 'FinVantage' - a comprehensive fast track training program in Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.

NIIT IFBI launched the 1st batch for Certificate Program in Banking Sales and Marketing (CPBSM) in association with Catholic Syrian Bank (CSB). CPBSM is an exclusive program that aims to build a pool of probationary officers with marketing skills.

MindChampion Learning Systems Limited registered net revenue of Rs. 20.9 Cr during the quarter.

NIIT hived off its K-12 School Learning business into a Wholly Owned Subsidiary Company called - MindChampion Learning Systems Limited and appointed Mr. Gavin Dabreo as the CEO. This was done with the view of inviting strategic investors and partners, as a separate entity would effectively cater to the independent growth and future expansion plans of the School Learning business.

During the quarter, Five-time World Champion and NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand unveiled NIIT Nguru MathLab@Class, a unique technology enabled learning solution for schools in Madurai. Further Anand also launched the state-of-the-art NIIT Nguru MathLab Plus in Hyderabad. MathLab is an in-depth program inculcating mathematical aptitude, skill building and logical thinking amongst students.

Other highlights:

  • NIIT named as the 'Most Respected Education Company', by Businessworld magazine
  • NIIT named to TrainingIndustry.com's Top 20 Gamification Companies List
  • NIIT receives 'Franchisor of the Year Award' - under the category Vocational & Skill Development Training Institute at Franchise India Awards 2015
  • NIIT named to TrainingIndustry.com's Top 20 IT Training Companies List
  • During the quarter, NIIT successfully completed implementation of the "Chiphen Rigpel" project in Bhutan, launched by The Royal Government of Bhutan in partnership with Government of India. Through this project NIIT impacted 2,00,000 Bhutanese citizens and helped Bhutan transition into a modern Knowledge Society.

About NIIT

Established in 1981, NIIT Limited, a global leader in Skills and Talent Development, offers multi-disciplinary learning management and training delivery solutions to corporations, institutions, and individuals in over 40 countries. NIIT has three main lines of business across the globe- Corporate Learning Group, Skills and Careers Group, and School Learning Group.

NIIT's Corporate Learning Group (CLG) offers Managed Training Services (MTS) to market-leading companies in North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. The comprehensive suite of Managed Training Services includes custom Curriculum Design and Content Development, Learning Administration, Learning Delivery, Strategic Sourcing, Learning Technology, and Advisory Services. With a team of some of the world's finest learning professionals, NIIT is dedicated to helping customers increase the business value of learning and development (L&D). Built on the sound principles of 'Running Training like a Business', NIIT's Managed Training Services and best-in-class training processes enable customers to align business goals with L&D, reduce costs, realise measurable value, benefit from rock-solid operations, and increase business impact.

NIIT's Skills and Careers Group (SNC) delivers a diverse range of learning and talent development programs to millions of individual and corporate learners in areas including Banking, Finance & Insurance, Soft Skills, Business Process Excellence, Retail Sales Enablement, Management Education, Multi-Sectoral Vocational Skills, Digital Media Marketing, and new-age IT. These programs are delivered through a hybrid combination of the 'Cloud Campus' online platform, satellite-based 'Synchronous Learning Technology' and a physical network of hundreds of learning centers in India, China, and select markets in Asia & Africa. The flagship multi-disciplinary course offerings include the industry-endorsed RevGNIIT program and a set of Post Graduate Programs for students from different streams, apart from a wide range of specialist short duration programs.

To further strengthen its SNC portfolio in India, NIIT has tied up with industry majors like ICICI Bank for NIIT Institute of Finance Banking Insurance& Training Limited, IFBI; leading business schools in India for NIIT Imperia; Genpact for NIIT Uniqua; and a joint venture with NSDC for NIIT YuvaJyoti Limited. Besides this, for the China market, NIIT has tied up with governments and software parks in Guian, Chongqing, Wuxi, Suzhou, Changzhou, Zhangjiagang, Haikou and Dafeng, for state-of-the-art public-private partnership centres.

Recently NIIT has introduced - StackRouteTM, an 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. Further the company has also launched 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.

As NIIT's wholly owned subsidiary for its K-12 school learning initiative - MindChampion Learning Systems Limited, is providing technology based learning to around 2,000 private schools across India, reaching out to more than a million students. The futuristic NIIT nGuru range of learning solutions for schools comprises Interactive Classrooms with digital content, technology-driven Math Lab, IT Wizard programs and Quick School - an Education Resource Planning software.

As the Most Trusted Brand in India for 3rd year in a row (Brand Trust Report, 2015), NIIT's learning and talent development solutions, continue to receive widespread recognition globally. NIIT has been named among the Top 20 Training Outsourcing Companies for the past seven consecutive years by Training Industry, Inc. USA. Further, leading Indian ICT journal Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT the 'Top Training Company' award successively for the past 20 years, since the inception of this category. NIIT YuvaJyoti Ltd was recognized as the Best Vocational Education and Skill Development initiative at the World Education Summit, 2014.

 
     
 

 
     
   
  MetaScale and NIIT come together to support India's analytics needs  
 
 

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

Big Data has created immense opportunity for IT professionals that can lead to satisfying and successful careers. According to NASSCOM India will need about 150,000 to 250,000 analytics professionals for domestic and international operations by 2015. Hence, through this partnership we aim to play a key role in supporting the analytical needs of the developed markets. We are pleased to work alongside MetaScale to launch Hadoop mapped to the wave of Big Data environment.

 

 

 

 

 

Rolls out Hadoop Training Focused on Real-World Big Data Applications.

MetaScale, the Big Data solutions provider subsidiary of a U.S. Fortune 500 company, has announced the immediate availability of Hadoop Training course in India through partnership with NIIT, a global leader in skills and talent development.

The partnership addresses a recognized need in the market for Big Data training program that combines solid fundamentals of Hadoop, which is fast becoming an industry standard analytics platform, with rigorously tested and proven techniques for leveraging large data sets, streaming data and the Internet of Things to solve real business problems.

India's leading chamber of commerce, NASSCOM has pegged the domestic Big Data market to be at USD 163 million, expected to double in size and reach USD 375 million by 2018. NASSCOM had already indicated the demand for 2.5 lakh analytics professionals by the end of 2015. Hadoop is used by many organizations to build robust applications for processing Big Data. Therefore, a global leader in talent development NIIT has joined hands with the thought leader in Big Data, MetaScale to offer cutting-edge training course to create a manpower pool for the industry.

"Indian companies and global organizations with a presence, or considering a presence in India are experiencing Big Data skills shortage," said Ankur Gupta, CEO, MetaScale. "By partnering with NIIT, we are providing IT professionals with an avenue for quickly gaining production-level skills for developing solutions within the Hadoop ecosystem - filling an exploding need for such skills throughout India."

Developing Big Data Applications using Hadoop', the initial course offered by NIIT and MetaScale, is designed for IT professionals who seek to enhance their career in Big Data and analytics. The course covers the core concepts of Big Data, providing hands-on exercises based on data sets with real enterprise production experience and best practices.

The course aims to build a strong foundation in Big Data using the Hadoop ecosystem and provide insights into industry standard best practices. While students will develop hands-on skills in MapReduce, YARN, NoSQL, Hadoop 2.0 and other scripting languages, what really sets the course apart for giving students an edge in the rapidly growing job market is advanced concepts like Hadoop security, designing Hadoop architecture based on real-world business problems and understanding Data Science using Hadoop.

The course is geared towards engineering graduates and working professionals who have basic knowledge of Java programming which is a prerequisite for learning Hadoop. The course is delivered in an instructor led training format by Big Data experts with content developed and endorsed by MetaScale. Big Data promises a good career progression. Depending upon the experience, course exit profiles can range from a Big Data Hadoop developer to a Data Scientist.

Additional course details and online application can be found here:
http://www.niitanalytics.com/hadoop.

About MetaScale

MetaScale is part of a U.S. based Fortune 500 company that leverages the Hadoop ecosystem to manage several petabytes of data and new business intelligence capabilities for customers across a variety of industries. MetaScale is a Big Data thought leader with a Center of Excellence based out of Chicago, USA with extensive experience in building end-to-end solutions using cutting-edge Big Data technologies. As a subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation, MetaScale understands the value of heritage and the need for constant innovation to drive growth. Through this heritage, MetaScale offers a deep understanding of employing complex Big Data tools to solve traditional business problems in the enterprise. For more information, visit MetaScale at www.metascale.com.

About NIIT
Established in 1981, NIIT Limited, a global leader in Skills and Talent Development, offers multi-disciplinary learning management and training delivery solutions to corporations, institutions, and individuals in over 40 countries. NIIT has three main lines of business across the globe- Corporate Learning Group, Skills and Careers Group, and School Learning Group.

NIIT's Corporate Learning Group (CLG) offers Managed Training Services (MTS) to market-leading companies in North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. The comprehensive suite of Managed Training Services includes custom Curriculum Design and Content Development, Learning Administration, Learning Delivery, Strategic Sourcing, Learning Technology, and Advisory Services. With a team of some of the world's finest learning professionals, NIIT is dedicated to helping customers increase the business value of learning and development (L&D). Built on the sound principles of 'Running Training like a Business', NIIT's Managed Training Services and best-in-class training processes enable customers to align business goals with L&D, reduce costs, realise measurable value, benefit from rock-solid operations, and increase business impact.

NIIT's Skills and Careers Group (SNC) delivers a diverse range of learning and talent development programs to millions of individual and corporate learners in areas including Banking, Finance & Insurance, Soft Skills, Business Process Excellence, Retail Sales Enablement, Management Education, Multi-Sectoral Vocational Skills, Digital Media Marketing, and new-age IT. These programs are delivered through a hybrid combination of the 'Cloud Campus' online platform, satellite-based 'Synchronous Learning Technology' and a physical network of hundreds of learning centers in India, China, and select markets in Asia & Africa. The flagship multi-disciplinary course offerings include the industry-endorsed RevGNIIT program and a set of Post Graduate Programs for students from different streams, apart from a wide range of specialist short duration programs.

To further strengthen its SNC portfolio in India, NIIT has tied up with industry majors like ICICI Bank for NIIT Institute of Finance Banking Insurance& Training Limited, IFBI; leading business schools in India for NIIT Imperia; Genpact for NIIT Uniqua; and a joint venture with NSDC for NIIT YuvaJyoti Limited. Besides this, for the China market, NIIT has tied up with governments and software parks in Guian, Chongqing, Wuxi, Suzhou, Changzhou, Zhangjiagang, Haikou and Dafeng, for state-of-the-art public-private partnership centres.

As NIIT's wholly owned subsidiary for its K-12 school learning initiative - MindChampion Learning Systems Limited (MLSL), is providing technology based learning to around 2,000 private schools across India, reaching out to more than a million students. The futuristic NIIT nGuru range of learning solutions for schools comprises Interactive Classrooms with digital content, technology-driven Math Lab, IT Wizard programs and Quick School - an Education Resource Planning software.

As the Most Trusted Brand in India for 3rd year in a row (Brand Trust Report, 2015), NIIT's learning and talent development solutions, continue to receive widespread recognition globally. NIIT has been named among the Top 20 Training Outsourcing Companies for the past seven consecutive years by Training Industry, Inc. USA. Further, leading Indian ICT journal Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT the 'Top Training Company' award successively for the past 20 years, since the inception of this category. NIIT YuvaJyoti Ltd was recognized as the Best Vocational Education and Skill Development initiative at the World Education Summit, 2014.

 
     


       
     
   
  NIIT and HP enter into a strategic partnership to offer Post Graduate Certificate Program in Software Testing  
 
 

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

At NIIT we have always believed in offering programs customized to the evolving needs of the industry. With the global software testing market witnessing a robust growth at a CAGR of 11 percent over the period 2013-2018, we have observed a growing demand for software testing professionals in India. As per NASSCOM, the Indian software testing market is expected to grow to $15 billion by 2020. Taking cognizance of the opportunity in this space, we have entered into a partnership with the global leader HP to create a pool of world-class software testers in India. This partnership provides us an opportunity to extend our expertise to enable students to excel in the software testing domain, thereby giving a much needed impetus to the sector.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Avant-garde program to create programmers to deliver innovative & high quality software products

NIIT, a global leader in skills and talent development and HP, leader in the software testing domain, has entered into a strategic partnership to offer Post Graduate Certificate Program in Software Testing. The program will enable learners to apply key testing skills and practices using HP Tools.

Today, businesses run on software and are severely impacted when software applications malfunction. Software applications, particularly those on the cloud, often serve millions of end-users. High availability and bug-free software applications are crucial to ensure customer satisfaction. Thus, software testing is vital to ensure the quality of a software application before it is deployed in a data centre or released to customers.

According to NASSCOM, the software testing outsourcing market is expected to grow from $30 Billion in 2010 to $50 Billion in 2020 worldwide and India is expected to be the biggest beneficiary. Further as per Gartner and IDC, there has been a steep rise in organizations practicing mobile, testing from 31% in 2012 to 95% in 2015.

Mr. Ranjit Menon, Director - Asia Pacific & Japan, HPE Software Education Services said, "At HP we provide the technology that not only reduces dependency on skills but also build-up more skill in the market to use that technology itself. We perceive a huge demand for skills in the Software Application Testing and Big Data space. We are excited to partner with NIIT to create a pool of programmers to address the changing technology needs in the space."

Post Graduate Certificate Program in Software Testing will enable students to understand the intricacies of software testing and quality assurance, unified functional testing essentials, application lifecycle management and LoadRunner essentials. Students will get an opportunity to learn from expert faculty certified by HP and will be able to work on latest version of HP testing tools that cover mobile and cloud testing.

Engineering graduates from IT, BCA, BSC background with minimum 50% marks in their bachelors can apply for this course. Applicants should be proficient in English, should know at least one programming language and should be able to work in Windows environment. The first batch commences from 21st December, 2015. After successful completion of the program students will be awarded with a joint certificate from HP and NIIT.

Candidates who wish to apply for this course can visit:
http://www.niitcloudcampus.com/hptesting

During the program, students will have access to expert faculty trained by HP and will be groomed to handle the interview sessions as well. Placement assistance will also be made available to students. The program will offer a blended module using ILT, virtual and online learning using cloud campus.

 
     
 

 
     
   
  NIIT Expands Europe Presence with Norway Office  
 
 

Rahul Patwardhan
CEO,
NIIT Ltd

NIIT understands the criticality of being 'glocal', by leveraging local capability and blending it with offshore capability in the right mix to ensure superior services are delivered to our discerning European clients who demand very high quality and reliability of services, and insist on enhanced cultural and language skills in their global strategic managed training services partner.

 

Strengthening its operations in key international markets including Europe and North America, NIIT Limited, a global leader in skills and talent development announced the establishment of a new facility in Bergen, Norway to expand near-shore multi-lingual delivery capability and further invest in the rapid growth of its business in Europe.

NIIT's Norway office was inaugurated recently in Bergen, Norway. With the establishment of this office, NIIT will be able to work more closely with its Scandinavian customers with onsite administrative support and real-time delivery. Speaking on the occasion, Devenderjit Chadha, Senior VP Learning Delivery at NIIT Ltd. said, "Norway is an important location for us since it enables us to co-locate and be in closer proximity to our customers in the Nordic region. As a national center for higher education and finance, Bergen is a city of choice for us. With the establishment of this office in Bergen, we are reaffirming our commitment to not just our customers headquartered in Scandinavian countries but also across Europe."

NIIT's Corporate Learning Group (CLG) offers Managed Training Services (MTS) to market-leading companies in North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. It now has three established centers in Europe Dublin, Bergen, and London with a diverse mix of pan-European staff from the UK, Ireland, Norway, the Netherlands, Romania, and Germany. NIIT provides localization and multi-lingual delivery capability in 25 languages including major European languages like French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian and Russian. NIIT's European workforce is comprised of experienced and expert instructional design professionals, instructors with specialized and domain-specific skillsets, learning administrators, learning technology professionals, consultants, and strategic sourcing experts.

In Europe, NIIT services over 30 clients, with 13 of them being part of the Fortune Global 500 list. NIIT's new European facilities have been jumpstarted with an order book from these existing clients in the oil and gas, energy, financial services, pharmaceutical, technology, telecom, logistics, and life sciences sectors.

 
     
 

 
     
   
  NIIT IFBI announces Certificate Program in Banking Sales and Marketing in association with Catholic Syrian Bank  
 
 

Bimal Jain,
President
NIIT IFBI

As pioneers in the BFSI industry in India, NIIT IFBI has been working towards creating professionally trained workforce for the BFSI industry. This strategic partnership with the Catholic Syrian Bank has been tailor made to create a large pool of industry-ready talent who would be offered challenging career opportunities with the Bank.

NIIT Institute for Finance, Banking and Insurance (IFBI), India's largest banking training institute announced the launch of its 1st batch for Certificate Program in Banking Sales and Marketing (CPBSM) in association with Catholic Syrian Bank (CSB). CPBSM is an exclusive program that aims to build a pool of probationary officers with marketing skills.

The one-month Certificate Program in Banking Sales and Marketing, by NIIT IFBI in collaboration with Catholic Syrian Bank is designed for training and recruitment of Probationary Officers to be posted in sales and marketing of various Deposit, Loan, Insurance products of the Bank under various Functional Verticals of the bank. This program is blend of core domain knowledge and usable skill-set requirements like sales and marketing, technology familiarity and customer handling. To start with, the programme will be available in select locations including Thrissur, Trivandrum and Coimbatore, as per immediate requirements.

This program has been specifically designed to develop and empower graduates with robust skill sets and vital insights needed to undertake marketing banking business as a probationary officer in banks. Graduates/post graduates with minimum of 60% marks in their graduation and less than 28 years of age can apply for this course. On successful completion of the program, students will be placed with CSB.

The selection to the program will be through in-house screening process with final interview by CSB officials. Post successful completion of the probation period of 2 years, the PO will be absorbed as Assistant Manager (Grade-1) and will be awarded with the program certificate.

The first batch of the Graduate Certificate Program in Banking Sales and Marketing (CPBSM) have been selected after going through a test and interview conducted by IFBI and CSB. The selected candidates have been provided with provisional offer letter and will be absorbed by the bank post completion of training.

 
     

     
   
  NIIT IFBI announces the launch of 'FinVantage' - a Certificate Program in Global Finance and Accounting  
 
 

Bimal Jain
President
IFBI

This is an era of globalization and we have been witnessing a growing demand for Finance and Accounting professionals trained as per international standards. Indian companies prefer to recruit those candidates who have an expertise in these international standards apart from their normal specialisation in finance and accounting. We have therefore designed an exclusive 'Certificate Program in Global Finance and Accounting' to offer training as per international standards. The objective of this program is to create a sustainable, high-quality, cost-effective model to deliver trained resources for F&A and to build a talent pool for the BFSI and BPM industry.

 

 

A fast track program that provides skill sets required for a great career in Finance & Accounting roles in BPM industry

NIIT Institute for Finance, Banking and Insurance (IFBI), India's largest Banking training institute, announced the launch of a two month Certificate Program in Global Finance and Accounting: 'FinVantage' - a comprehensive fast track training program in Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable. The program aims to provide skilled talent for the BPM industry all across India by identifying and equipping students with necessary skills for higher productivity and performance. Students will learn about international accounting standards, processes and terminologies and become competent in skills required for a career in Global Finance and Accounting. Certificate Program in Global Finance and Accounting is an industry recognised program aligned to the Transactional F&A QP of NASSCOM.

The BFSI vertical has been experiencing a robust growth year-on-year in the BPM industry. BFSI continues to be the largest vertical growing at a rapid rate of 20% per year, requiring 1,50,000 people every year. Therefore the need for qualified and skilled manpower, trained as per global standards is at an all-time high. Certificate Program in Global Finance and Accounting is imperative for the industry as it would create all-round professionals with good inter-personal and communication skills who are not only competent in Finance and Accounting but also good at business etiquettes and other professional skills. After successful completion of the program candidates will be awarded with a certificate and will be provided with 100% placement assistance. Over the last year NIIT IFBI has trained over 400 candidates in Finance and Accounting roles in BPM Industry. NIIT will leverage existing relationships with leading corporates for the same.

Commerce graduates with minimum 50% marks can apply for this program. Candidates should have basic understanding of Accounting and should possess good communication skill.

Candidates who wish to apply for this course can visit: http://www.ifbi.com/finvantage.aspx

 
     
         

         
     
   
  NIIT Nguru MathLab@Class - a unique technology enabled learning solution for schools unveiled by NIIT mind champion Viswanathan Anand  
 
 

Aravind Sathasivam
Regional Business Leader, MindChampion Learning Systems Limited (MLSL), School learning subsidiary of NIIT Ltd

NIIT is committed to make education more impactful and interactive by ensuring that the best tools and resources are made available to thousands of schools across India. We are confident that NIIT Nguru MathLab@Class will make teaching and learning Math a fun-filled experience for both teachers and students at Mahatma Group of Schools, Madurai.

Viswanathan Anand
NIIT MindChampion

Getting trained through the latest technology is crucial to success. I believe that the MathLab@Class solution offered by NIIT will help schools to enhance the learning ecosystem in the classrooms. I congratulate NIIT for introducing such an innovative product.

 

- A revolutionary concept aimed at making learning engaging and meaningful

Five-time World Champion and NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand unveiled NIIT Nguru MathLab@Class a unique technology enabled learning solution for schools at a function organized at Mahatma Group of Schools, Madurai. NIIT Nguru MathLab@Class has been designed to take teaching and learning of Mathematics to the next level. The holistic solution brings to schools all the key elements required by teachers and students for learning Math. The aim of the solution is to create a lab-like environment in the classroom for every Math Session, without having the students to leave their classes and hence the name MathLab@Class.

MathLab@Class is an extension of NIIT Nguru MathLab Plus that offers multiple teaching and learning aids comprising technology applications, videos, measuring instruments etc. to add element of fun to the difficult subject of mathematics. The objective of NIIT Nguru MathLab@Class is to provide hands-on learning experience to the students within the classroom itself. The various teaching aids will help the teachers to explain the concepts to the students in a better manner.

On the occasion of the launch of MathLab@Class, NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand spoke on how the collaborative nature of MathLab Plus allows seamless integration of creativity, connectivity and problem solving for contextual learning. With school education evolving day by day, teaching is no longer confined just to classrooms and blackboards. NIIT Nguru MathLab@Class will help learners visualize abstract concepts, and add a visual element to learning, which enhances retention.

Mrs. Premlatha Panneerselvam Founder, secretary & correspondent of Mahatma Group of School, said, "Mahatma Group of School is committed to providing the best infrastructure to foster academic excellence. In this regard, we are pleased to introduce NIIT Nguru MathLab@Class in our school. NIIT's MathLab Plus provides an opportunity to students to understand, internalize, discover and verify the basic mathematical and geometrical concepts through concrete objects and situations, thus building interest and confidence for mathematics. MathLab@Class goes beyond the teaching- learning environment and will enhance student interest and confidence in the subject."

MathLab@Class is a complete solution comprising a fully loaded, exciting, mobile trolley which contains all the physical and digital learning aid (with all the hardware/software involved), that can be taken across classrooms. The present version of the product would cater to the teaching curriculum from standard 2 to standard 8.

NIIT Nguru is a holistic solution for schools that utilizes state- of- the- art appropriate technology as the backbone and encompasses all the possible components required to service the present and future learning needs of a school. NIIT Nguru suite consists of Math Lab, IT Wizard Next, Learning Lab for students and Quick School, an 'Education Resource Planning' solution for the school management and 'Interactive Classrooms' for teachers.

 
     
         

         
     
   
  NIIT successfully completes "Chiphen Rigpel" project in Bhutan - An ambitious 5 year long transformational project impacting over 2,00,000 Bhutanese  
 
 

Udai Singh,
Chief Strategy Officer,
NIIT Ltd

We started this prestigious project in 2010 with an aim of enabling Bhutan to transform into a knowledge society. We have used every capability that we have built at NIIT over the last 30 years of operating at a global level in the Educational Technology & Talent Development space in this project. Today after 5 years we can proudly say that we have successfully enabled Bhutan to achieve the objectives of this project & build a strong foundation for its continuing journey towards empowering citizens through ICT and building a knowledge society.

 

Chiphen Rigpel - an ambitious human capacity building project, implemented by NIIT, a global leader in skills and talent development and launched by The Royal Government of Bhutan in partnership with Government of India, successfully completed 5 years. The project was initiated on April 30, 2010 on the sidelines of the SAARC summit held in Bhutan. This Govt. of India assisted project was designed to empower the people of Bhutan to transition into a modern Knowledge Society.

NIIT's impeccable execution of this project over the last 5 years and the successful completion on time and within budget and to the fullest satisfaction of the varied groups of learners was very well appreciated by all the stakeholders present at the Closing Ceremony held at Thimphu, Bhutan.

Speaking on the occasion, the Ambassador of India to Bhutan, Shri Gautam Bambawale, said "The Chiphen Rigpel project has been superbly implemented by NIIT and I would like to say that they have stood up to their reputation and they have lived up to the expectations of the Government of India, and I hope also the expectations of the Royal Government of Bhutan and more importantly the people of Bhutan."

As part of the Chiphen Rigpel project, NIIT has imparted ICT skills to over 1,25,000 learners and in turn touched the lives of more than 30% of Bhutan's population. Nowhere in the world has a project had such a widespread impact across a large cross-section of a country's population. This project was bold in its envisioning and meticulous in its implementation. The project has six components that include - enabling e-governance, empowering teachers and taking ICT to schools, enabling employability, furnishing tertiary institutes with ICT training centres, reaching the unreached all over the nation, and managing e-waste. Chiphen Rigpel reaches out to all sections of Bhutanese society including national leaders, civil servants, local government, teachers, school children, youth, underprivileged children and the monastic body.

Chiphen Rigpel project has not only successfully achieved the targets that were set, but has also exceeded them in some areas. NIIT imparted computer education & computer aided education services to 168 Government Higher Secondary Schools covering classes 7 to 12. It provided 5,204 certifications to the teachers thus enabling them to use ICT tools in the teaching - learning process to enhance their effectiveness. NIIT provided e-governance literacy to 7396 government Leaders, civil servants, officials, managers and executives. Under the project NIIT set up 16 training facilities to provide high-end IT training, vocational IT training, basic IT literacy and provide 20,541 certifications.

In his keynote address while declaring the successful completion of this project, Lynpo D N Dhungyel, Minister of Information & Communications, Royal Government of Bhutan, said "On behalf of the Royal Government of Bhutan I extend my gratitude to the Government of India for supporting this project and entrusting it to NIIT. The level of commitment shown by NIIT officials and their team, and the enthusiastic participation of all stakeholders shown during the implementation of this project has been evident throughout these 5 years of the project duration. It is a true reflection of the warmth and co-operative spirit between the people of India and Bhutan."

The project bridged the rural - urban digital divide and provided access to education for remote and rural citizens. NIIT set up 131 Playground Learning Stations (PLS) as part of Community Centres bringing the rural population into the ICT fold. Awareness for e-waste management has been created along with formulation of a strategy for further implementation. Also training programs conducted for the Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications, National Environment Council, Municipalities and Local Government.

About Chiphen Rigpel Project

'Chiphen Rigpel - Enabling a Society, Empowering a Nation' is the ambitious Human Capacity Building project introduced by The Royal Government of Bhutan in partnership with Government of India. Chiphen Rigpel has been designed to help Bhutan successfully transition to a modern IT-enabled Knowledge Society. The Government of India supported project was launched by the Prime Ministers of India and Bhutan on April 30, 2010, on the sidelines of the SAARC summit in Bhutan. NIIT is implementing the Project in Bhutan.

A wholly inclusive project that reaches out to all sections of Bhutanese society, Chiphen Rigpel is aimed at providing ICT skills to about a fifth of the population of Bhutan and help them become empowered citizens of an IT-enabled society. The programs offered under the project encompass training of the country's leadership in preparing for e-governance, bringing ICT and ICT-enabled education to schools, training of teachers, training of youth with employable IT skills and creating Minimally Invasive education opportunities for the unreached Bhutanese population across the length and breadth of the country.

 
     
         

         
     
   
  NIIT to grow Managed Training Services business in the Indian market  
 
 

Rahul Patwardhan
CEO,
NIIT Ltd

We have been studying the corporate training outsourcing market in India very closely. With the prevailing MNC culture and changing demands of the work environment, corporates in India perceive a growing need for outsourcing corporate training to the experts. NIIT has been a key player in corporate training outsourcing in India, and with Amit on board we hope to develop this business manifold in India. I welcome Amit to the NIIT family and wish him success in his endeavours.

Amit Kaul
NIIT as National Business Development Head, Corporate Learning India,

I am pleased to take on this role, and excited about the possibilities that lie in the future. Bringing my experience of corporate sales on a platform of a trusted brand like NIIT, I look forward to working with the team and creating a truly world class offering in the Corporate Learning Solutions space in India.

 

Appoints Amit Kaul as Business Development Head, Corporate Learning to drive growth
Industry- aligned, globally benchmarked full-service end-to-end training solutions from NIIT to redefine corporate training in India

NIIT Ltd, a global leader in skills and talent development, announced the appointment of Mr. Amit Kaul as National Business Development Head, Corporate Learning India. Amit will be responsible for taking NIIT's managed training services business to the next level in the Indian markets, in line with the company's global expertise in this field.

Corporate Training Outsourcing is growing steadily as witnessed by NIIT's global customer base revenue growing at a robust 15% per year. The International Corporate Learning Group (CLG) that contributes 62% to the overall revenue of NIIT, offers Managed Training Services (MTS) to market-leading companies in North America, Europe, Asia, India and Oceania. The comprehensive suite of MTS includes Custom Curriculum Design and Content Development, Learning Administration, Learning Delivery, Strategic Sourcing, Learning Technology, Advisory Services, and Source-Train-Hire Services.

The challenging global economic environment has forced companies to focus on areas where costs can be reduced and variable-ised while not compromising on real learning outcomes. One of the last bastions of outsourcing is Training. While NIIT's focus to date has been on US & EU, as the benefits of training outsourcing catch-on in India, the same trends are emerging here. NIIT perceives a huge potential for industry-aligned, globally benchmarked corporate learning solutions in the country.

Corporate Learning in India contributed ~9% of NIIT's global revenues in Q2 FY16. NIIT is already working with leading Indian corporates like Cognizant, ICICI, Genpact, Reliance, Vodafone, Maruti-Suzuki, E&Y among many other blue-chip Indian & MNC firms in the country, offering Technology Training, Sales Enablement Training, Soft Skills Training and Source-Train-Hire services across sectors. With the recent launch of StackRoute, NIIT has also reinforced its leadership position as a pioneer in meeting the future skill needs of the IT sector.

With a proven global track record and strategic partnerships with many Fortune 500 clients in US & EU; with over 600 Global Specialist Training Partners across a wide range of subject domains; with a pool of over 1000 trainers deployable globally; and with the world's largest content development facility, NIIT can bring the best of breed training services to meet the needs of discerning corporate customers in India, across all domains and entire range of training services, with a focus on large local and MNC firms.

The appointment of Mr. Amit Kaul is a strategic move by NIIT to replicate the success of its global experience, garnered with leading Fortune 500 companies, in the Indian market. Built on the sound principles of 'Running Training like a Business', NIIT's Managed Training Services and best-in-class training processes enable customers to align business goals with L&D, reduce costs, realize measurable value, benefit from rock-solid operations, and increase business impact. This will make Corporate Training in India, another significant growth and profitability driver for NIIT.

Amit Kaul brings with him 18 years of rich industry experience in enterprise & institutional sales, sales management, business development, ecosystem management, strategic planning in IT and executing large deals. In his last assignment, Amit has worked as Director and Business Head, SAP, leading the SAP BFSI line of business across Indian subcontinent. Amit was responsible for revenue achievement, margin profitability, sales management and developing the business, market and ecosystem. Prior to that, Amit worked with large MNC's including Siemens, Intel and Dell.

 
     
         

         
     
   
  NIIT.tv - a disruptive innovation by NIIT, unveils CBSE Board Exam Preparatory Classes for free  
 
 

 

Udai Singh
Chief Strategy Officer,
NIIT Ltd

Technology can play a key role in making quality education and learning available to millions of students across the country. Through this initiative NIIT.tv will create a more level playing field for school students preparing for their board exams across the country. We hope that a large number of students will take advantage of this breakthrough offering from NIIT.

First-of-its kind initiative from NIIT to use disruptive innovation to redefine learning at the school level

NIIT.tv a disruptive innovation by NIIT, announced a significant initiative to help school students succeed in their Class 10th & 12th CBSE board exams. Titled, Board Exam Preparatory Classes, these Fast Track Refresher Courses are designed to help prepare students score higher grades in their CBSE Board exams.

NIIT Ltd., a global leader in skills and talent development, launched NIIT.tv in October this year as a significant digital learning initiative to bring skilling from NIIT classrooms to every digitally connected Indian, for free, at any time and place of their choice.

This initiative from NIIT.tv, extends the unique technological platform to enable students get that extra confidence boost to excel in their board exams. A carefully curated program will be delivered live by expert teachers on NIIT.tv. Every care has been taken to not overload students, but instead help them recap and refresh what they have learnt while addressing doubts that remain. In fact special sessions dedicated to only clearing doubts have also been planned. The students will also be able to view their sessions on demand as per their convenience. Two rounds of mock exams will also be organized on the NIIT.tv platform in the months of January and February 2016.

Preparatory classes on NIIT.tv are scheduled for Maths, Science, and English for Class 10th; Maths, Physics, Chemistry for Class 12th Science Stream and Accounting, Economics, Business Studies for Class 12th Commerce Stream. Live sessions will be held between 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every day. Sessions will be conducted over the Synchronous Learning Technology platform from NIIT.tv studios.

Board Exam Preparatory Classes from NIIT.tv offers a very structured approach to preparation for the boards. These preparatory classes are based on the CBSE Exam pattern and focus on how to perform well in the exams and improve grades. The objective is not to teach them the full syllabus but prepare them to face the exam well through these classes.

Over the last 34 years NIIT has contributed extensively to the IT sector by training 35 million people in IT and other disciplines. As a socially responsible corporate citizen, NIIT with the launch of NIIT.tv is now committing to extend that experience and expertise to service the needs of India in many other sectors, across the entire social spectrum.

NIIT will also encourage and recognize its students and socially minded citizens who volunteer their personal 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, which currently is in very short supply.

 
     
         

         
     
   
  NIIT introduces 'Python'- the next generation programming for developers.  
 
 

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

At NIIT we are leveraging our expertise by offering a course which will be transformational for students who want to become successful Python programmers. There is a Python framework for pretty much anything, from web apps to data analysis. Hence we aim to create skilled programmers for the industry through this course.

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Aims to create a pool of 'Ninja programmers' having expertise in Python.

NIIT Limited, a global leader in skills and talent development, introduced 'Programming using Python' - the next generation programming for developers. Python is considered as one of the most preferred options today, for any high performance computing. The syntax of the language is designed to be readable. A recent study has shown that Python is one of the most in-demand programming language and is ranked second in the Top 10 Popular Programming Languages of 2015.

Python is a general-purpose, high-level programming language having a large support community. Python codes are used in almost every application ranging from forecasting weather, air traffic control systems, Disney animations to information security applications. In addition, these code run behind many popular websites, such as YouTube, Bing, Instagram, etc.

The Programming using Python course from NIIT has been structured such that even a student with no programming knowledge can easily pick up the language. This course is also ideal for a student who has worked with Java or C# and now wishes to enhance his skills by learning another popular open source language. Candidates who wish to apply for this course can visit at:
http://www.niitcloudcampus.com/python

The course offered by NIIT will help the students to construct program blocks using functions, understand construction of networked program using web services, store data to file, dictionaries and so on. Students will be trained under highly qualified experts and industry practitioners. Python is considered as an engaging programming language to learn, because of its interesting syntax features.

 
     
         

         
     
   
  NIIT Ltd. appoints Gavin Dabreo as CEO of its K-12 school learning subsidiary -MindChampion Learning Systems Limited (MLSL)  
 
 

Rahul Patwardhan
CEO,
NIIT Ltd

With the creation of an independent subsidiary in MLSL and with the leadership that will be provided by Gavin, as its CEO, NIIT will unlock the value from its heritage in the school sector. This, together with our stated intent of working with strategic investors and partners, will enable us to position MLSL as a leader in the school learning space.

 

Gavin Dabreo
MindChampion Learning Systems Limited (MLSL) as its CEO,

I am pleased to take on this role, and excited about the possibilities that lie in the future. Bringing my experience of the school sector on a platform of a trusted brand like NIIT, I look forward to working with the team and taking MLSL to the next level of growth.

NIIT Ltd, a global leader in skills and talent development, announced the appointment of Gavin Dabreo as the CEO of its K-12 school learning subsidiary - MindChampion Learning Systems Limited (MLSL).

Earlier during the year, NIIT had hived off its K-12 School Learning business into a Wholly Owned Subsidiary Company called - MindChampion Learning Systems Limited (MLSL). This was done with the view of inviting strategic investors and partners, as a separate entity would effectively cater to the independent growth and future expansion plans of the School Learning business.

Taking this vision forward, Gavin Dabreo has joined as the CEO of MLSL to spearhead the growth of NIIT's school learning initiatives.

An MBA from the Manchester Business School, UK, Gavin has an extensive work experience of 25 years across education, hospitality, telecom and consumer product industries. He began in 1991 in advertising with FCB Ulka in Mumbai. Subsequently, at the Tata Group, Gavin was one of the first few employees of Tata Teleservices. In 2008 he joined Meru Cabs, as one of the founding members of the management committee, helping the team build Meru Cabs into India's largest and favourite taxi company. He was also the CEO of Singapore based, Rumi Education Pvt. Ltd.

Gavin's last stint was as CEO at Varsity Education Management, where he executed one of India's largest digital education program in private schools, established India's first edu-cloud network in partnership with Microsoft Corporation and Agreeya Mobility.

 
     
         

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

Sapnesh Lalla,
President Corporate Learning Group, NIIT Limited

IT training and technology customer education for the world's leading companies remain a focus area for NIIT. We will continue to build on our experience and expertise to deliver innovation, scalability, and value to this dynamic space.

 

 

NIIT Limited, a global leader in skills and talent development announced that it has been selected as a 2015 Top 20 IT Training Company for the sixth year by TrainingIndustry.com. TrainingIndustry.com continually monitors the training marketplace for the best providers of IT training.

The selected 2015 Top 20 IT Training List Companies demonstrated excellence in many areas, including:

Leadership and innovation in IT training
Breadth of IT training and delivery methods offered
Company size and growth potential
Quality and number of clients/users
Geographic reach
Awards, recognition, and competitive differentiation

"Our Top 20 IT Training Companies are all excellent examples of organizations that provide training programs on new technologies in a continuously evolving space," said Ken Taylor, President, Training Industry Inc. "While the segment itself has shown relatively slow growth, these organizations stand out covering all critical topics in engaging and effective ways."

Devenderjit Chadha, Senior Vice President, Learning Delivery and Operations at NIIT said, "IT training is in our DNA. We started out at as an IT training company 34 years ago and we are still continuously innovating in this space to provide value for our customers and their IT training ecosystem. We are honored to be among the Top 20 IT Training companies for the sixth year."

"The 2015 Top 20 list demonstrates the strength of training providers in the technology segment," said Doug Harward, Chief Executive Officer, Training Industry Inc. "The IT training market has seen significant growth in demand for online virtual classes, and these providers continue to adjust to the needs of their clients."

View the 2015 Top 20 IT Training Companies list here.

 
     
         

         
     
   
  NIIT.tv - A disruptive innovation by NIIT receives phenomenal response  
 
 

Rahul Patwardhan
CEO,
NIIT Ltd

The response that NIIT.tv has received from the students across India and overseas is unprecedented, and reiterates our belief that this initiative is a potent technological and pedagogical force multiplier that will help us create skilled workforce across multiple sectors, to cater to the man power requirements of the industry. I am confident that this platform will help NIIT reach the goal of training 10 million students in five years.

 

 

 

Generates registrations from over 100 countries, within the first month of the launch.

NIIT Ltd., a global leader in skills and talent development, has received an overwhelming response for the beta launch of NIIT.tv. It has witnessed a four-fold increase over the initial limited target of 10,000 registrations that has been achieved without any marketing investment, demonstrating the immense power of the brand NIIT.

NIIT.tv is a democratic digital learning initiative that aims to bring high quality training from NIIT classrooms to every digitally connected Indian, for free, at any time, place and language of their choice. Students accessing NIIT.tv will be able to access a rich bouquet of high quality, value-added services from NIIT centres in future, e.g. tutoring, professional certification, career counselling, and placement services.

Within the first month of its launch, NIIT.tv registered students from more than 900 cities across India, and over 100 countries. In the initial phase, over 20 skill-based training programs in IT, Banking and Finance, Retail and Management was made available, which was scaled up to more than 50 "live" as well as "on-demand" courses. NIIT.tv in this short start-up period has also registered one of the highest customer engagement on the site, as compared to its Indian and International counterparts.

To further spread the reach of NIIT.tv, the company plans to take the user base to over a million over the next few months, covering every city/town having Internet access in India, and providing over 1000 courses through the platform.

Significantly, NIIT.tv also makes it possible and actively encourages and invites every socially minded Indian, Corporation and NGO to generously share their valuable knowledge and/or Open Source Training Material by registering as a Trainer/Content Partner on NIIT.tv and uploading their course description, videos and courseware for a guaranteed free lifelong learning benefit.

NIIT.tv is aligned to the Digital India and Skill India campaigns announced by Hon'ble Prime Minister, Mr. Narender Modi earlier this year. The initiative, which was launched on October 6, 2015, seeks to offer very scalable yet a highly economical model, thereby enabling much faster achievement of Skill India goals. NIIT is committed to these campaigns and aims to train 10 million students across 16 industry sectors in 5 years.

Over the last 34 years NIIT has contributed extensively to the IT sector by training 35 million people in IT and other disciplines. As a socially responsible corporate citizen, NIIT with the launch of NIIT.tv is now committing to extend that experience and expertise to service the needs of India in many other sectors, across the entire social spectrum.

NIIT will also encourage and recognize its students and socially minded citizens who volunteer their personal 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, which currently is in very short supply.

 
     
         

         
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