Q4 and FY 2013-14 Insight@NIIT:Vol.22 Investor Communication Contents
     
   
 
 
   

     
   
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  NIIT Limited declares Consolidated Results for Q4 and FY 2013-14  
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rajendra S Pawar
Chairman
NIIT Limited

Our new GNIIT program, which now has many options beyond IT, can be customized by every student.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vijay Thadani
CEO
NIIT Limited

The Corporate Training Business recorded fresh order intake of USD 21.8 Mn in Q4, up 52% YoY, reflecting strong customer confidence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P Rajendran
COO
NIIT Limited

NIIT signed up 371 new schools during the quarter, to offer exciting technology and multimedia based education. The new NGuru solutions strengthened NIIT's leadership position, thereby registering a growth of 78% YoY in new schools added, with a growth of 115% YoY in order Intake, during the quarter.

 

 

 

 

Q4 EBITDA grows 85% YoY

  • Records Q4 Net Revenue at Rs. 232.9 Cr, up 5% YoY; PAT of Rs 14 Cr, up 415% YoY
  • Corporate Learning Solutions grows 41% YoY during Q4; records order intake of USD 21.8 Mn
  • School Learning Solutions adds 371 schools during Q4, a growth of 78% YoY
  • Board recommends dividend of 80%

Quarter 4 highlights:

NIIT Limited: Q4 (Jan- March, 2014)*
Consolidated Financials (in Rs. Cr) for Quarter ended March 31, 2014

  Qtr ended March 31, 2014

Qtr ended March 31, 2013

Growth YoY
Net Revenue
232.9
221.6
5%
EBITDA
13.1
7.1
85%
EBITDA%
6%
3%
244 bps
Profit After Tax
14
2.7
415%

(*All comparisons are on a like to like basis, excluding pass through revenues)

FY 2013- 14 highlights:

NIIT Limited: Consolidated Results for FY 2013-14*
Consolidated Financials (in Rs. Cr) for Year ended March 31, 2014

  Year ended March 31, 2014

Year ended March 31, 2013

Growth
Net Revenue
951
943.3
1%
EBITDA
62
52.3
19%
EBITDA%
7%
6%
98 bps

(*All comparisons are on a like to like basis, excluding pass through revenues)

New Delhi, May 21, 2014: NIIT Limited, leading Global Talent Development Corporation today reported its results for the fourth quarter ending March 31, 2014. During the quarter, the company recorded a Net Revenue of Rs. 232.9 Cr, up 5% YoY with a PAT of Rs. 14 Cr, up 415% YoY. For the full year, the Company's Net Revenue stood at Rs. 951 Cr and the PAT was recorded at Rs. 17.8 Cr.

The results were taken on record at the meeting of the Board of Directors here today. The Board also proposed a dividend of 80% i.e Rs. 1.60 on each equity share of face value Rs. 2 each.

During the financial year 2013-14, NIIT announced a breakthrough initiative 'Cloud Campus', aimed at redefining the education landscape by making available new-age skills, to students across the breadth of the country. The extended range of training offerings in IT, Banking, Global Finance, Management, Digital & Social Media Marketing under Cloud CampusTM are aimed at transforming learners into first-day first-hour industry-ready professionals.

Reaffirming its dominant position in the training industry, NIIT received 'Top Training Company Award 2013' for the 20th year in succession by leading IT journal, Dataquest during the quarter.

Recently, NIIT launched 'ReVOLUTION GNIIT'- a path-breaking GNIIT program that maximises career opportunities for class XII and college students by offering a range of future-ready courses in -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. For the first time ever, this offers students the flexibility to choose options from a range of multiple new-age career programs, aligned to the evolving needs of the knowledge economy.

Career Building Solutions (CBS) recorded net revenue of Rs. 82.4 Cr during the quarter, backed by a growth of 16% YoY growth in Non Tech revenue in Q4. The pioneering Cloud campus initiative has now expanded to cover 96 courses, across 211 centres. Cloud Campus enrolments increased by 6,500 in Q4, taking the cumulative number of enrolments to around 60,000.

NIIT Institute of Finance and Banking placed 8,407 students in FY 14, recording a growth of 42% in Banking placements during the year.

During the quarter, NIIT Imperia launched Post Graduate Certificate Program in Brand and Advertising Management in collaboration with Indian Institute of Management - Tiruchirappalli. The program aims to give new insights into the importance and value of strongly differentiated brands and how brand and advertising can be used to build strong and enduring businesses.

Corporate Learning Solutions (CLS) recorded net revenues of Rs. 107.6 Cr, up 41% YoY during Q4.

School Learning Solutions (SLS) registered net revenue of Rs. 41.7 Cr during the quarter, with a robust order intake of Rs. 55 Cr in Q4 from non government schools.

During the quarter, NIIT NGuru unveiled Math Lab Plus, integrating interactive content into Math Labs. NIIT also trained 9,029 teachers and school principals on CCE, (Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation) and leadership training across the country, as an empanelled member of CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education), during FY 14.

NIIT's vocational skills training initiative - NIIT Yuva Jyoti, established in partnership with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) continued to gain momentum, expanding its reach to over 50 locations with more than 16,000 students trained, since commencement.

Other acknowledgements and milestones during the year:

  • NIIT features as 'India's Most Trusted Training Brand' in Brand Trust Report, India Study, 2014, undertaken by Trust Research Advisory.
  • NIIT NGuru has been recognized as the "Best Interactive Solution Provider" at the National Education Excellence Awards 2014 by leading industry body ASSOCHAM (Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM)
  • NIIT Foundation Bags "Best CSR Practices Award in Skill Development" 2014 by National CSR.
  • Rajendra S Pawar, Chairman, NIIT Group has been honored as the 'IT Gem of India' at INFOCOM 2013, India's largest IT & Telecom event, by the ABP Group.
  • NIIT US, receives Brandon Hall Excellence Gold Award in the Best Training Program for the Extended Enterprise category jointly with Allstate
  • NIIT US, awarded the Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning 2013 Silver Award in the Best Custom Content category jointly with Shell
  • Ranked among TrainingIndustry.com's 2013 Top 20 Content Development Companies
  • Ranked among TrainingIndustry.com's 2013 Top 20 IT Training Companies and among the Top 20 Companies in Training Outsourcing
  • NIIT China launched a Global Talent Development centre in Haikou city of Hainan province, to train skilled manpower for the growing IT industry in the country.
  • NIIT reaffirmed itself as a Youth connect brand, through the hugely successful social media campaign#Wish4Vishy www.wish4vishy.com
    The campaign became a national movement with wishes pouring in for NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan (Vishy) Anand prior to the World Chess Championship 2013, reaching out to over 60 lakh fans and well wishers of Vishy across the globe.

About NIIT

Established in 1981, NIIT Limited, a leading Global Talent Development Corporation, offers learning and knowledge solutions across 40 countries. Leading IT journal Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT the 'Top Training Company' award successively for the past 20 years, since the inception of this category.
NIIT's training solutions in IT, Banking, Finance and Insurance, Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO), Business Process Management (BPM), Executive Management Education, Vocational Skills, School Learning Solutions and Communication and Professional Life Skills has impacted over 35 million learners since inception.
NIIT's Individual Learning Business offerings include industry-endorsed programs for students seeking careers in IT – GNIIT and Edgeineers for IT professionals. The company has introduced "India's first cloud campus", through its new-age GNIIT program. This offers students a higher mobility as they can access courseware using Netbooks to connect seamlessly to NIIT's Cloud Campus network.
NIIT's Corporate Learning Solutions offers Managed Training Services including integrated learning solutions (strategic consulting, learning design, content development, delivery, technology, assessment and learning management) to Fortune 500 companies, Universities, Technology companies, Training corporations and Publishing houses.
NIIT YuvaJyoti, a joint venture between NIIT and NSDC, offers vocational skills training programs to enhance employability of youth across India.
NIIT has provided computer-based learning to around 15,000 Government and private schools. The futuristic NIIT nGuru range of learning solutions for schools comprises Interactive Classrooms, Math Lab, IT Wizard programs and Quick School (Education Resource Planning software).
NIIT Imperia - Centre for Advanced Learning, offers Executive Learning Programs in association with leading Business schools in India, KPMG, Google India and Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), using the synchronous learning platform.
NIIT Institute of Finance Banking & Insurance (NIIT IFBI), formed by NIIT with equity participation from ICICI Bank, offers programs for individuals and corporates in Banking, Financial Services and Insurance. NIIT Institute of Process Excellence Limited, a NIIT-GENPACT venture (NIIT Uniqua), offers complete training outsourcing services to the Business Process, Knowledge and Technology Services industry to create business models that enhance productivity and lower costs.
In recognition of its people centric policies, which foster an environment of growth and career development, NIIT has been ranked as the 4th Best company to work for in India 2013-14, by Great Place to Work InstituteŽ.


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Vice President, Corporate Communications & Marketing, NIIT Limited
Ph: (Cell) +91 9910201085, (Dir) +91 124 4293041
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  NIIT announces multiple new-age career opportunities under ReVOLUTION GNIIT  
 
 

Amitabh Lahiri
President, Career
Building Solutions,
NIIT Ltd

Over the years GNIIT has played a key role in creating a pool of trained professionals for today's globalized knowledge economy. It has been our constant endeavor at NIIT, to introduce programs which prepare students to take on best global career opportunities. Continuing with the commitment, we now launch new-age ReVOLUTION GNIIT which will provide flexibility to students to choose from a range of careers as per their interests and career goals.

 

Offers future-ready career programs in Banking, Digital Marketing & Social Media, e-Commerce, Cloud Computing, Analytics & IT

NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation announced the launch of 'ReVOLUTION GNIIT'- a path-breaking GNIIT program that maximises career opportunities for class XII and college students by offering a range of future-ready courses in -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. For the first time ever, this offers students the flexibility to choose options from a range of multiple new-age career programs, aligned to the evolving needs of the knowledge economy.

Interested students can call 1800 102 6448 or log on to www.niitcloudcampus.com
for details regarding admissions to the 2014 batch.

The industry endorsed new GNIIT program enables students to acquire necessary skills to aspire for new-age jobs and professions. Furthermore, well-structured communication & professional skills combined with a year of professional practice helps create well–rounded professionals. The new curriculum lays emphasis on industry specific competencies with higher exposure to hands-on practical knowledge. The programs can be pursued along with graduation, thus giving students the benefit of dual certification.

Furthermore, the new GNIIT program opens up exciting exit profiles like – Data analysts, Retail Banking professionals, e-business operations executive, e-Commerce specialist, social media specialist, SEO specialist, Data Web Traffic analyst, Mobile App development, Cloud Application Developer and Software Tester to name a few.

The ReVOLUTION GNIIT program aims to strengthen the basic communication and professional skills of students by breaking the core syllabus for each program and spreading it across all the semesters. GNIIT in Big Data & Business Analytics not only enables students to understand the science behind data management and develop rich Business Intelligence but also helps them acquire the new-age skills on the latest analytics tools and techniques.

The banking Industry is expected to double its business to USD 2 trillion over the next 5 years and GNIIT in Banking & Finance prepares undergraduates for various functional roles in BFSI sector. The program covers modern-day banking, insurance and financial services by developing competencies in 4 dimensions - domain, technology, application and customer-service.

GNIIT in e-Commerce & Business Management allow youth to acquire knowledge and skills required in prominent business functions to manage different processes of an e-business. The program in Digital Marketing & Social Media enables students to develop creative, technical and business competencies to empower their career as digital marketers. GNIIT in Cloud and Mobile Software Engineering enables aspirants to acquire the essentials skills to develop various applications like web, mobile and cloud using prominent technology platforms.

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 centres. 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.

Cloud enabled learning, owing to its 24x7, any-time, anywhere availability and scalability, can prove to be a big boon for the Indian education sector. This makes it possible to take high-quality education—including content, and instruction—to the far reaches of the country, using the Cloud platform.

 
     

     
   
  Five-time World Champion and NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand unveils – "IT Wizard Plus" - a world class school learning solution by NIIT NGuru  
 
 

Tulika Sinha
Chief Business Officer, Individual & Chain Schools, NIIT Ltd

IT wizard Plus is a well researched solution that is custom designed for addressing the modern day challenges that schools and teachers face in IT education. NIIT has been the pioneer in IT education in India and we continue to bring forth innovative learning solutions which substantially enhance the teaching-learning experience.

 

 

 

 

 

Viswanathan Anand
World Chess Champion & NIIT MindChampion

Technology is shaping the future of education in India and has played a key role in making education accessible, effective and efficient both for teachers and students. I believe that the IT learning solutions offered by NIIT will improve the teaching methodology by allowing students to experiment and explore, with teacher as a facilitators. I congratulate NIIT for introducing IT Wizard Plus, an innovative product that is likely to redefine school education in India.

 

Anand highlights positive impact of technology in redefining school education in India during the launch at Delhi Public School, Indirapuram

Five-time World Champion and NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand unveiled a world class learning solution introduced by NIIT NGuru – IT Wizard Plus at a function organized at Delhi Public School (DPS), Indirapuram, Ghaziabad. NIIT NGuru – IT Wizard Plus has been specifically designed to address the modern day challenges in teaching Information Technology (IT) in schools. The holistic solution brings to schools all the key elements required by teachers and students for learning and managing IT. The product aims at revolutionizing the way IT is taught in schools.

NIIT NGuru's IT Wizard Plus takes a futuristic approach by integrating 21st century skills into the teaching methodology. The solution puts together a unique curriculum and methodology to ensure that the students not only learn for the exams but develop a habit of building their knowledge. The curriculum has been innovatively designed by integrating well thought-out and relevant tasks that students enjoy doing after school with IT tools and technologies.

On the occasion NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand spoke at length on how technology has brought about a huge transformation in the school education system. Anand stressed on the fact that use of technology and e-learning will allow high quality education material to reach remote locations thereby allowing teachers to expand their reach. As a result overall efficiency of the education system is likely to improve. With the introduction of technology in school education, the students will certainly take more interest in the curriculum and it would also be the best way to unleash their creativity.

During the session, Anand also remembered his school days and mentioned that classroom blackboards were the most prevalent educational tools then. But due to the massive influx of information and communication technology, school education system is undergoing a profound change. In the new mode of education, learning will no longer be confined to class rooms or physical boundaries of a traditional school, rather it will be a naturally flowing process with widely accessible learning resources.

IT Wizard PLUS is based on PACE methodology designed to add pace to the teaching learning process and bring it at par with the dynamic IT industry. Backed by the latest trend in IT, the teaching learning material provided in the solution is especially designed on the well researched task-based model that maximizes learning for the students. The unique product works through state of the art cloud solution enabling teachers or students to access the teaching learning material anywhere in the school.

The solution allows teachers to design formative and summative assessments (FAs and SAs) by picking the questions as per their requirements. It takes care of all the structure, formatting and printing requirements of the question papers. It also has a feature of running quizzes in the class room that teacher can select from the pool of questions to prepare the students for practice. The solution also provides the features for scoring and maintaining marks for the students.

 
     

     
   
  Five-time World Champion and NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand highlights relevance of Chess in advancing analytics  
 
 

Viswanathan Anand
World Chess Champion & NIIT MindChampion

Chess fosters foundational mental capacities that underlie learning and creative thinking while Analytics is a way of thinking that allows use of knowledge, tools and technologies to extract valuable insights from data. I congratulate NIIT for launching first of its kind program in data analytics, that will hugely benefit businesses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rohit Agarwal
Vice President, Individual Learning Solutions, NIIT

Companies are increasingly becoming mindful of turning information into wealth, making analytics one of the fastest emerging industries. This is creating the need for a large number of skilled professionals to manage data differently. The unique Program in Business Analytics offered by NIIT focuses on predictive analytics using advanced statistical methods, mathematical modelling, macroeconomics and operations research to drive decision making. Like our very own MindChampion Viswanathan Anand, the program, I am certain, will teach us newer ways to win!




NIIT's transformational "Program in Business Analytics" aims to develop next generation data scientists and business analytics professionals for today's competitive business environment

NIIT unleashes another novel initiative - "MindChampions like you, find new ways to win" - to motivate youngsters to overcome challenging situations

Five-time World Champion and NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand, who was in Delhi recently, highlighted the relevance of chess in advancing analytics that is so critical to succeed in today's competitive business environment. As the need for analyzing huge volumes of data presents immense opportunity for businesses today, there has been a growing demand for analytics professionals across various sectors. Also present on the occasion were Rohit Agarwal, Vice President, Individual Learning Solutions, NIIT Ltd. and Vinod Koul, Vice President, Individual Learning Solutions, NIIT Ltd.

During the session, Anand emphasized that Chess requires players to consider numerous possibilities, explore new ideas, experiment with new moves and try to predict and interpret their outcomes. Similarly in the age of increasing competition, enterprises are under constant pressure to perform and analyse multiple data sets to predict trends that can be used to take crucial business decisions. Given the large amounts of new data created every single minute, analytics skills are no longer just an extension of the IT professional, they are becoming increasingly important for businesses. Business Analytics is emerging as an industry in its own right.

According to the Harvard Business Review, the Data Scientist is the 'Sexiest Job of the 21st Century'. NASSCOM has estimated that from 50,000 today, the demand for Analytics professionals in India will grow to 2, 50,000 by 2015. Analytics is the next big thing that is already starting to transform businesses and their ability to compete by helping them make smarter decisions. To cater to this growing demand, NIIT has recently launched a comprehensive and unique – "Program in Business Analytics" to develop the next generation of data scientists and business analytics professionals.

Commemorating Anand's recent win, NIIT unveiled a novel initiative aimed at motivating youngsters to overcome their challenging circumstances and emerge victorious through determination, hard work and perseverance. The initiative, titled "MindChampions like you, find new ways to win", was met with an encouraging response with youngsters sharing their own personal `Vishy moment', a moment when they exhibited resilience to emerge a winner even in tough situations.

NIIT's association with Vishy is one of the longest brand associations in the history of Indian sport. Together for the past 15 years, they have worked relentlessly to build a community of young chess players, encouraging students to apply the winning strategies of chess in real life situations. Studies have shown that Chess improves concentration and diligence thus helping students perform better academically.

The NIIT MindChampions' Academy - a Joint initiative by NIIT and Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand - was introduced in the year 2002 with the objective of initiating children into the world of Chess. The phenomenal success of MindChampions' Academy has reiterated the fact that Chess has been a rewarding experience for students, helping them approach the academic problems in a more tactical and logical manner and improving their analytical skills. Today, MCA has touched 1.65 million children in over 17,000 schools across India. Over the last 12 years MCA has organized more than 16,000 school level tournaments and over 5,500 District level & State Level tournaments. MindChampions' Academy conducts the hugely popular annual event, known as ChessMaster for school children across India within the NIIT network of schools. NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand has personally travelled across India and has visited countries like Africa and China to inspire young minds to take up Chess.

In his glorious career spanning over 25 years, Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand has taken Indian chess to great heights. Born in Chennai, Vishy is acclaimed to be the Fastest Brain in the world. Five-time World Champion, Vishy is the only person in Chess history to have won a World championship title in all formats - match, knock-out and tournament. It is his success in the world chess arena that has made this ancient Indian game, a mass sport in the country.


 
     

     
   
  NIIT salutes the spirit of resilience of five-time World Champion and NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand  
 
 

Rajendra S Pawar
Chairman
NIIT Limited

Vishy has shown remarkable resilience.

 

 

 

 

Viswanathan Anand
World Chess Champion & NIIT MindChampion

I am grateful to every Indian for the faith and confidence that they have reposed in me. It is their support and encouragement that has given me the strength to bounce back. I will continue to work together with NIIT to empower young minds with strategies and lessons drawn from the game of chess,

 

Congratulates the Grandmaster on the phenomenal win at FIDE Candidates Chess Tournament 2014

Unleashes new initiative - "MindChampions like you, find new ways to win" - to motivate youngsters to overcome challenging situations

NIIT Limited, leading Global Talent Development Corporation, heartily congratulated the five-time World Champion and NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand on his phenomenal victory at FIDE Candidates Chess Tournament 2014.

Anand defied all odds to emerge as the winner of FIDE Candidates 2014 held recently in Russia with a round to spare. He has thus emerged as the 'Challenger' to reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen, with the title Match scheduled sometime in November this year.

With this victory, NIIT MindChampion Anand has made a historical comeback, silencing critics and enforcing the belief of his fans who have stood by him over the years. His fighting spirit and the ability to bounce back makes him an inspiration for millions of young Indians. Together, Vishy and NIIT have shared a memorable 15 years association, introducing young minds to the fascinating game of chess and enabling them to apply the same to academics.

Commemorating Anand's win, NIIT unveiled a unique initiative aimed at motivating youngsters to overcome their challenging circumstances and emerge victorious through determination, hard work and perseverance. The initiative titled "MindChampions like you, find new ways to win" has met with an encouraging response with youngsters sharing their own personal `Vishy moment', a moment when they exhibited resilience to emerge a winner even in tough situations.

"This is indeed a proud moment for every Indian. Anand's fighting spirit will inspire many youngsters to discover their very own - Vishy moment", added Mr. Pawar.

NIIT's association with Vishy is one of the longest brand associations in the history of Indian sport. Together for the past 15 years, they have worked relentlessly to build a community of young chess players, encouraging students to apply the winning strategies of chess in real life situations. Studies have shown that Chess improves concentration and diligence thus helping students perform better academically.

Last year NIIT had unveiled #Wish4Vishy - a national movement to enable every Indian to cheer for Anand, as he took on challenger world number one Magnus Carlsen at the World Chess Championship 2013 held in Chennai. The unique social media campaign had reached out to over 60 lakh fans across the globe, truly capturing the imagination of people and drawing them to offer unstinting emotional support to our favourite chess icon. #Wish4Vishy was especially created by Team NIIT, who are passionate about their MindChampion and have continued to support Anand over the years.

The NIIT MindChampions' Academy - a Joint initiative by NIIT and Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand - was introduced in the year 2002 with the objective of initiating children into the world of Chess. The phenomenal success of MindChampions' Academy has reiterated the fact that Chess has been a rewarding experience for students, helping them approach the academic problems in a more tactical and logical manner and improving their analytical skills. Today, MCA has touched 1.65 million children in over 17,000 schools across India. Over the last 12 years MCA has organized more than 16,000 school level tournaments and over 5,500 District level & State Level tournaments. NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand has personally travelled across India and has visited countries like Africa and China to inspire young minds to take up Chess.

MindChampions' Academy conducts the hugely popular annual event, known as ChessMaster for school children across India within the NIIT network of schools. It is also the first institution in India to launch a certificate program in Chess under a Central Government University umbrella- Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).

In his glorious career spanning over 25 years, Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand has taken Indian chess to great heights. Born in Chennai, Vishy is acclaimed to be the Fastest Brain in the world. Five-time World Champion, Vishy is the only person in Chess history to have won a World championship title in all formats - match, knock-out and tournament. It is his success in the world chess arena that has made this ancient Indian game, a mass sport in the country.


 
     

     
 
  NIIT Imperia invites applications for the first batch of Post Graduate Certificate Program in Brand and Advertising Management in association with IIM Tiruchirappalli  
 
 

NIIT Imperia in collaboration with Indian Institute of Management- Tiruchirappalli invited applications for a one year – Post Graduate Certificate Program in Brand and Advertising Management. The program is designed to give new insights into the importance and value of a strongly differentiated brand and how brand and advertising can be used to build a strong and enduring business.

Executives in marketing / branding / advertising or those aspiring to take up these responsibilities and working professionals with minimum 2 years of experience can opt for the program. The program aims to gain knowledge and skills that may be applied immediately to leverage brand for increased customer loyalty, competitive advantage and profitability.

Eligibility

The applicant should be:

• Applicants should be working professionals/self-employed
• Graduates/ Post Graduates in any discipline with minimum 50% marks recognised by UGC/AICTE/DEC/AIU
• Minimum 2 years of work experience post completion of graduation is required as on Feb 1, 2014

Selection Process

Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of their performance in the Program Aptitude Test (PAT) to be conducted by NIIT Imperia, together with the assessment of background and motivation (Statement of Purpose-Annexure I of the Application Form) based on the application form submitted.

How to Apply

• Visit www.niitimperia.com
to fill the application form online.
• Application forms can be obtained from local NIIT Imperia Centres as listed in www.niitimperia.com

Course Content

First Term – Fundamentals of Marketing and Cross Functional Requirements (4 Months)
1. Marketing Fundamentals
2. Managerial Economics
3. Finance & Accounting Fundamentals

 

Second Term – Advanced Module (7 Months)
1. Product Policy
2. Consumer Behavior and Market Research
3. Strategic Brand Management
4. Integrated Marketing Communication

Highlights

This program has been designed specifically for professionals to:
• Build a strong and enduring business by using brand and advertising
• Attain knowledge and skills in order to leverage brand for increased customer loyalty, competitive advantage and profitability

Bank Loan Facility

The Program Fee can be availed as Customized Education Loan from leading banks to enable the participants to spread the repayment over a period of 36 months. However, the applicant shall be eligible for bank loans as per the concerned bank norms.

Last Date of Application January 10, 2014

Course begins February 2014

Program Fee: Rs.1, 34,832/-

For details contact:

imperia@niit.com

Or

Call: 1800 266 0304

Or log on to www.niitimperia.com
to locate your nearest NIIT Imperia centres.

 
     
 

       
     
   
  NIIT conducts India's largest IT Aptitude Test _ NITAT on February 16, 2014  
 
 

Amitabh Lahiri
President, Career
Building Solutions,
NIIT Ltd

IT industry is reflecting a healthy growth and hence the need of the hour is to nurture talented professionals. We commenced NITAT 10 years ago with an aim to recognize skilled manpower to meet the demands the IT industry. Today as we look back on the journey, we are proud to say that NITAT has reached out to 10, 50,000 students since inception, guiding them towards meaningful careers in the IT sector.

 


John Hall
Senior Vice President,
Oracle University

In the current global climate, companies have increased their focus on identifying quality candidates who can clearly demonstrate value from day one. Finding people who have the right aptitude and skills to be successful in IT is a real challenge. NIIT's National IT Aptitude Test is a welcome initiative in helping to identify the right people to drive the IT industry into the future. Oracle University is pleased to be associated with NIIT's endeavor to enhance the development of IT talent.

Announces 10th IT aptitude test to identify job-ready talent for the growing I.T. Industry

Reaches out to over 10, 50,000 students since inception

NIIT Limited, leading Global Talent Development Corporation announced country's largest IT Aptitude Test— the 10th National I.T. Aptitude Test (NITAT) — to enable students and graduates to ascertain their potential and aptitude for a career in the IT industry. 'NITAT 2014', was simultaneously conducted by NIIT, in over 200 cities nationwide, on February 16, 2014.

Students found out the benefits of appearing in the 10th NITAT and registered online by logging on to www.niit.com/nitat
or by visiting the nearest NIIT centre. NITAT has reached out to more than 10, 50,000 students since inception, towards meaningful careers in the fast evolving IT sector.

NITAT aims at fulfilling the need of IT industry by identifying a ready talent pool for immediate absorption by the industry. The test has been designed as an objective type test of reasoning, comprehension, data interpretation skills and behavioural traits. Every student undergoing the test receives a score-card with their interpretation, along with her/his nationwide and zonal ranking. The assessment is expected to be of particular benefit to graduating students in determining their aptitude for I.T. careers as well as the I.T. domain that they should take up.

According to NASSCOM, increase in global technology spends and opportunities created through adoption of disruptive technologies are expected to propel growth for the IT industry in FY2014. NASSCOM estimates 12-14% growth for the Indian software services industry in FY2014. The industry is expected to achieve revenue of $300 billion by 2020. These figures are a reflection of the growing positive sentiments within the IT sector which will lead to demand for trained manpower in the IT industry.

Students who appeared for NITAT received an assessment score card & personalized career counselling from NIIT. NIIT also awarded special recognition certificates to the top 30% merit list candidates and encouraged them to pursuit a career in IT. Top 1000 candidates were awarded a congratulatory letter signed by NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand. Additionally, high performers got a skill-up subsidy on NIIT programmes for acquiring technical skills, to make them day-one industry ready.

NIIT's pioneering initiative —NITAT— was introduced in 2004 to enable graduates and students pursuing their studies in engineering, arts, commerce and science streams to gauge their aptitude for a career in the IT sector, identify skills further required, if any, and thus systematically charter their career into the IT industry. The test was designed scientifically to assess students and provide a relative ranking system, which helps them to identify their position amongst all test takers.


 
     
 

 
     
   
  NIIT recognized as the top training company for 20th year in a row  
 
 

Vijay Thadani
CEO
NIIT Limited

We are honoured to receive the prestigious 'Best Training Company' award from Dataquest for the 20th year in row. It gives us immense pleasure to see that our efforts continue to be recognized by the industry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wins the coveted Industry accolade by Dataquest for continuous innovation in global talent development

NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation, was conferred the 'Top Training Company' award 2013, by the country's leading IT publication- Dataquest. NIIT has been receiving the coveted award for the last 20 years since the magazine introduced this category.

Established in 1981, to help the nascent IT industry overcome its human resource challenges, NIIT has today grown to be amongst the world's leading talent development companies. Spread across 40 countries, NIIT has impacted over 33 million learners since inception. A pioneer and trend setter in IT education in India, NIIT has kept pace with the market by providing a range of innovative solutions to address the manpower needs of the fast evolving IT industry.

"Over the years, IT has become an enabler in every aspect of our lives, including education. It has become a key tool for delivering quality education at scale. We at NIIT are committed to delivering meaningful learning content to millions of people across the globe by innovatively using technology. Our pioneering initiative Cloud Campus, is one such endeavour that will usher in a new way of learning", added Mr. Thadani.

According to Dataquest, NIIT continues to be the leading player in the IT Training category for the 20th consecutive year, be it individuals, corporate or schools. NIIT's revenue of Rs. 960.8 crore in 2012-13 formed around 53% of the total IT education market in India.

Over the last three decades, NIIT has ushered multiple innovations in talent development, setting new benchmarks for the industry to emulate. Conceptualized with the founding thought of- "Bringing people and computers together, successfully", NIIT has today transformed into a Global Talent Development Corporation backed by extensive innovation in learning and knowledge solutions delivery.

The 80s saw the introduction of path-breaking innovations -- Technology in Education; Franchising Model of Education and creation of `Computerdrome' to provide unlimited computer time to students. The industry endorsed GNIIT program for students seeking careers in IT; Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarships for meritorious and socially challenged students; the revolutionary Hole-in-the-Wall project for underprivileged children; and PPP models entailing partnership with State Governments for K-12 education (NIIT nGuru) were some of the key innovations initiated by the company in the 90s. The futuristic NIIT nGuru range of learning solutions for schools comprises Interactive Classrooms, Math Lab, IT Wizard programs and Quick School (Education Resource Planning software), evolved during this time. The decade also saw NIIT adopting extensive innovation in market entry strategies, across international geographies.

In the last decade, NIIT diversified beyond IT training by entering into partnership with domain experts in growing industry verticals. These included alliances with ICICI for developing trained manpower for Banking & Financial Services sector through its IFBI initiative; and with Genpact for BPM training. Similarly it has joined hands with leading B- Schools like IIMs for its NIIT Imperia venture, aimed at working professionals. In the corporate front NIIT offers best-in-class Managed Training Services that enable clients to reduce cost, embrace change and drive real quantifiable business impact.

The not-for-profit NIIT University – a new Model in Higher Education; the new-age GNIIT- India's First Cloud Campus; and NIIT Yuva Jyoti (a JV with NSDC ) - the largest PPP of its kind to enhance employability for youth, have added momentum to NIIT's thrust on innovation. The company aims to train 70 lakh youth in multi training mode through 15,000 state-of-the-art NIIT Yuva Jyoti (NYJ) Centres across 1000 cities.

The founders of NIIT also set up NIIT Foundation (NF) with the key objective of providing world-class education and training to the under-served communities. NF has a mandate to reach the unreached, uncared and unattended to ensure inclusive development in India.

During the financial 2012-13, NIIT reinforced its vision to usher in a new way of learning by taking its pioneering Cloud based offerings across its four platforms of growth – Managed Training Services, NIIT nGuru, NIIT Yuva Jyoti and Cloud Campus. Through this initiative, NIIT is redefining the education landscape by making available new-age skills to students and learners across geographies. The extended range of training offerings in IT, Banking, Global Finance, Management, Digital & Social Media Marketing under Cloud CampusTM is aimed at transforming learners into first-day first-hour industry-ready professionals.

The pioneering Cloud campus initiative has now expanded to cover 92 courses across 210 centres with a cumulative enrolment of over 53,000 students. This breakthrough initiative for harnessing the Cloud is likely to have huge impact on the education industry that is currently beset by the dual challenges of quality and scalability.

NIIT strengthened its IT training portfolio during the year, by entering into a MoU with NASSCOM to enhance skill development of graduates through in-campus training initiative, across colleges in the country.

In another significant development NIIT announced the launch of a comprehensive and unique – "Program in Business Analytics" to develop the next generation of data scientists and business analytics professionals.


 
     
 

 
     
 
  NIIT Listed on TrainingIndustry.com's Top 20 for Seventh Consecutive Year  
 
 

NIIT, a market-leading learning outsourcing company, announced its selection to the 2014 Top 20 Training Outsourcing List by TrainingIndustry.com for the seventh consecutive year.

TrainingIndustry.com reviews companies that offer training business process outsourcing (BPO) services and conducts an annual assessment to determine suppliers' experience and capabilities. The prestigious Top 20 list recognizes leading training outsourcing companies for their high quality services and in-depth capabilities. The 20 companies that are recognized demonstrate experience managing major BPO engagements, and utilize their influence and expertise to advance the training industry.

Companies selected to The Top 20 List are based on the following criteria: industry visibility, innovation and impact; capability to deliver multiple types of training services; company size and growth potential; strength of clients; and geographic reach.

 

"NIIT is very proud to be among the Top 20 training outsourcing companies consecutively since 2008", says Sapnesh Lalla, President and Business Unit Head at NIIT. "We see training as a market maker in the coming years and that is why our endeavor is to always deliver measurable, transformative outcomes that not only make training relevant, but also generate business value for customers. It's about literally running training like a business."

For a complete list of 2014 Top 20 Outsourcing companies, visit

http://www.trainingindustry.com/training-outsourcing/top-companies-listings/2014/2014-top-20-training-outsourcing-companies.aspx

 
     
 

 
     
 
  NIIT Recognized as a Silver LearningElite Organization by CLO magazine  
 
 

NIIT, a market-leading learning outsourcing company, has been named a Silver LearningElite organization for 2014 by Chief Learning Officer (CLO) magazine.

Recognized for creating and implementing exemplary workforce development practices that deliver measurable business value, NIIT ranked No. 34 from a record-breaking group of more than 200 companies participating in the industry's only peer-reviewed ranking and benchmarking program. Developed in collaboration with chief learning officers and senior workforce development practitioners, the LearningElite has become the industry's most valuable benchmarking tools, utilizing rigorous evaluation methodologies to assess both the scope and value of participants' learning and development practices and to rank the organizations based upon the execution and impact of these initiatives.

"The LearningElite's incisive analysis yields solid data that prove L&D initiatives are part of an organization's value equation. It also validates what separates the best from the rest," says Sarah Kimmel, Director of Research and Advisory Services for the Human Capital Media Group, which publishes CLO. "LearningElite organization has an aligned, precisely executed learning strategy that is backed by leadership commitment. It consistently delivers learning impact that fosters competitive advantage, drives business results and makes a high-performing organization sustainable."

 

According to Sapnesh Lalla, President and Business Unit Head at NIIT, "The CLO Learning Elite ranking reinforces our commitment to develop one of the finest teams of learning professionals. A committed and well planned and executed workforce development strategy is the only way to ensure that NIITians are equipped to meet all the challenges of a dynamic market. We not only run training like a business for our customers – we make sure the same principles are followed in our internal organization."

The 2014 LearningElite were honored on March 30, during a gala dinner at the Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, CA. The LearningElite event is held annually on the evening preceding the opening of the Spring CLO Symposium, which this year celebrated its 10th anniversary.

For more information about the LearningElite, visit CLOmedia.com/elite.

 
     

         
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