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-         A revolutionary concept to make the vital subject of Mathematics simpler, easier and an enjoyable learning experience for school students
                                                                                             
Chennai, March 22, 2012:Launching a breakthrough initiative that aims at making the vital subject of mathematics simpler, easier and fun to learn for school students, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer- NIIT, today installed the state-of-the-art ‘NGuru Math Lab’, at Chennai High School, Mylapore in Chennai. Worshipful Mayor of Chennai Corporation Thiru. Saidai Duraisamyinaugurated the revolutionary concept.
‘NIIT NGuru Math Lab’is a novel concept that enables school students to learn and explore mathematical concepts and verify mathematical facts and theorems using tools such as the Geometer’s Sketchpad. Structured on NCERT guidelines, this is a dynamic construction and exploration tool that spans the mathematical curriculum from Standard 1 to 12, being made available to Indian schools by NIIT.
Math Lab is an integral part of NIIT’s School Learning Solutions portfolio called ‘NIIT NGuru’, which offers complete education and technology solutions for the next generation of schools.
Mr. Hemant Sethi, President, School Learning Solutions & HiWEL, NIIT Ltd.,remarked,“NIIT is committed to make education more impactful, interactive and fun filled for teachers and students alike. ‘NIIT NGuru Math Lab’ is yet another initiative by us to make the present curriculum simpler and interesting, thereby bringing back the joy of learning Mathematics. We are delighted to now launch ‘NIIT NGuru Math Lab’ in Chennai High School, Chennai that will help young children comprehend the subject better.”
In addition to providing greater scope for individual participation in the process of learning and becoming autonomous learners, the Math Lab also enables the teacher to demonstrate, explain and reinforce abstract mathematical ideas by using concrete objects, models, charts, graphs, pictures, posters, etc.
Speaking on the revolutionary teaching learning solutions from NIIT NGuru, NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand said, “With a vision to create ‘schools of tomorrow’, NIIT has designed complete education and technology solutions to engage students, teachers and parents’ alike in the whole process of learning. This pioneering initiative by NIIT will help the young generation script many success stories in their life ahead. Math Lab has been specially designed to add a fun quotient to the subject that is usually feared by students.”
World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand is the face of the new NIIT NGuru campaign that aims to create awareness about these revolutionary solutions.
NIIT NGuru has impacted more than 10 million children across 17,000 schools in India. It has adeptly leveraged technology and encompassed all possible components to meet the present and the future needs of schools.
About NIIT
NIIT Limited, a leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s premier IT trainer, offers learning and knowledge solutions across 40 countries. Leading IT journal Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT the ‘Top IT Training Company’ award successively for the past 19 years, since the inception of this category.
NIIT’s Individual Learning Business offerings include industry-endorsed programs for students seeking careers in IT – GNIIT and Edgeineers, and Global Net Plus 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 and data cards that 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 Yuva Jyoti, a joint venture between NIIT and NSDC, offers vocational skills training programs to enhance employability of youth across India.
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 (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, addresses the increasing demand for skilled workers in the business and technology services industry by providing training programs in relevant areas.
NIIT has provided computer-based learning to over 17,000 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 has been ranked among the ‘Top 25 Best Employers in India- 2011’ by Aon Hewitt and ‘Top 25 India’s Best Companies to Work for’ by Great Places to Work Institute. The company has also been voted the second most trusted education brand in India by Brand Equity- Nielsen Survey 2011.
 

 
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Prateek Chatterjee
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Reema Bardhan
Corporate Communications, NIIT Limited
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Sumana Bhattacharya, Candour Communications
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2012-03-26