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NIIT showcases cutting-edge ICT learning tools for imparting science and math education in schools at the 28th Guwahati Book Fair and Literary Festival 2014

Guwahati, December 26, 2014: NIIT, a global leader in Skills and Talent Development, showcased its state-of-the-art technology based School Learning Solutions for Science and Math – MathLab and Mobile Science Lab - at the 28th Guwahati Book Fair and Literary Festival, 2014 being held in the city today. These ICT learning tools have been introduced in various schools across the state under Phase VI of the Rajiv Gandhi Computer Education Program. NIIT has partnered with the Government of Assam to carry forward the vision of Honorable Chief Minister, Mr. Tarun Gogoi, to "Build a Computer Literate Assam." The 28th Guwahati Book Fair organized by the Education Department, Government of Assam is an effort to establish a benchmark in the literary circles of the state.

MathLab is a novel concept that enables school students to learn and explore mathematical concepts and verify mathematical facts and theorems using technology tools like 'Geometer's Sketchpad' as well as hands-on activities using a wide variety of mathematical models. Mobile Science Lab is the first of its kind portable computerized Science Laboratory which enables students to correlate scientific concepts taught in the class to real life. Under Rajiv Gandhi Computer Education Program in the state of Assam, students from Classes VI to X get an exposure to technology assisted learning through MathLab and Mobile Science Lab.

Mr. Hemant Sethi, President, School Learning Solutions, NIIT Limited said, "NIIT is showcasing cutting-edge school learning solutions that have added a new dimension to teaching and learning of science and math in schools at the 28th Guwahati Book Fair. Under Rajiv Gandhi Computer Education Program we have so far introduced these learning tools in 1054 higher and higher secondary government schools across the state. This initiative is part of the larger vision of the Assam Government to "Build a Computer Literate Assam" and we are pleased to be associated with this cause"

Over the years, NIIT has been working extensively in Assam to impart computer literacy and is an active partner to Government of Assam in implementing Rajiv Gandhi Computer Education Program. The Education Department, Government of Assam through Assam Electronic Development Corporation (AMTRON) has tied up with NIIT to provide computer education to the students of the Government Schools in the state. The Government of Assam initiated this project in 2003 and till date it has covered 3819 government Higher and Higher Secondary Schools. Out of this, 2175 schools are under NIIT.

Under Rajiv Gandhi Computer Education Program Phase VI, Mobile Science Lab and MathLab got introduced to the project for the first time. NIIT has trained more than 27,000 subject teachers on ICT Skills and have provided employment opportunity to more than 3000 local youths.

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

NIIT's School Learning Group (SLG) provides technology based learning to over 15,000 government and private schools in India, Bhutan, South Africa and the Middle East. 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.

NIIT's learning and talent development solutions, have received widespread recognition globally. The company has been named among the Top 20 Training Outsourcing Companies for the past seven consecutive years by Training Industry, Inc. 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 Yuva Jyoti Ltd was recognized as the Best Vocational Education and Skill Development initiative at the World Education Summit, 2014.

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 Institute®.

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