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Introduces State-of-the-art NIIT NGuru Math lab and NIIT MindChampions’ Academy at Sabarigiri School, Anchal
Anchal, August 22, 2011: NIIT Limited, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer, today introduced NIIT NGuru Math Lab and NIIT MindChampions’ Academy, at the Sabarigiri Residential School, Anchal.  NIIT NGuru Math Lab was inaugurated by Shri Shibu Baby John, Hon’ble Minister for Labour, Govt of Kerala. Also present on the occasion were Shri P Rajendran, Chief Operating Officer, NIIT Limited; Smt Lida Jacob, IAS, Commission, Right to Education, Govt of Kerala and Dr V K Jayakumar, Chairman, Sabarigiri Group of Schools.
As a part of this association, NIIT will offer its NIIT NGuru Math Lab - a novel concept which enables school students to learn and explore mathematical concepts and verify mathematical facts and theorems using Multiple Teaching and Learning Aids, and NIIT MindChampions’ Academy, which encourages students to take up the game of Chess, enabling development of young minds. Studies have shown that Chess improves concentration and diligence, thus building concentration and helping students perform better academically. 
Shri P Rajendran, Chief Operating Officer, NIIT said, “NIIT NGuru Math Lab endeavours to bring back the joy of learning by making the present curriculum of Math interesting and interactive, through use of innovative ICT enabled teaching & learning solutions. We are pleased to further strengthen our association Sabarigiri Group of Schools by introducing NIIT NGuru Mathlab for its students.”
Speaking on the occasion, Dr V K Jayakumar, Sr. Principal and Chairman, Sabarigiri Group of Institutions, said, “The present education system will make a 360° shift from learning mathematics by obedience to learning by applied reasoning. With our association with NIIT,we wish to enable  our school students to learn, verify and explore mathematical concepts, facts and theorems by leveraging technological tools in making education more impactful and interactive.”
The NIIT MindChampions’ Academy (MCA), a joint initiative by Grand Master Viswanathan Anand and NIIT Limited, promotes Chess in schools to enable development of young minds. Studies have shown that Chess improves concentration and diligence, thus helping students performs better academically.  Established in 2002, the Academy has fostered over 11,000 Chess clubs with more than 1 million students as its members, in schools across India.
NIIT NGuru is a holistic education solution for schools that utilizes appropriate technology as backbone and encompasses all the possible components required to service the present and future learning needs of a school. NIIT NGuru suite consists of ‘Interactive Classrooms’ for teachers, Math lab, Mobile Science Lab, IT Wizard, Learning lab for students and Quick School, an ‘Education Resource Planning’ solution for the school management. 
About Sabarigiri Group of Institutions
Sabarigiri Group of Institutions is a name to reckon with in fields of Education, Health service, Philanthropy and Socio-cultural activities. The Sabarigiri Schools are the result of a long cherished dream to develop a set of students with a unique blend of education that will combine an all-round drawing out of the best in child and man - body, mind and soul. The School is set up with the vision- to understand and put into practice the ideals of universal brotherhood, and international understanding; to encourage students to continually strive after excellence in every field; to value and judiciously use their freedom;  to be clear and firm on principles and courageous; to be unselfish in the service of their fellowmen; to blossom as agents of needed social change in the country, and finally to help the students to become mature, spiritually oriented men of character.

Sabarigiri Schools are set in peaceful surroundings amidst the misty greenery of Anchal. The sylvan backdrop blends the old and the new and is congenial for the natural development of youth. Far from the dim and bustle of city life, our camps provide the much needed tranquility required for concentrated, serious study.

Established in 1978-79 academic year, the school celebrated its Silver Jubilee in 2002-2003. The School follows the CBSE pattern with classes from kindergarten to plus two (Medical, Engineering, Commerce and Computer education are offered for +2 students). Our remarkable staff backed up by superb labs both Science, Computer, library and English Lab make learning a pleasure. The AISSE & AISSCE exam results prove that we are a school to reckon with Our success in this sphere has always been 100%. Majority of students who have passed out from here have joined professional colleges.
Co-curricular activities are given full emphasis. The student’s bag many State Level Ist prizes in the CBSE Youth Festivals, more so in the literary and Quiz items.

About NIIT
NIIT Limited, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer, offers learning and knowledge solutions across 40 countries.

Leading IT magazine Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT, the ‘Top IT Training Company’ award successively for the past 18 years, since the inception of this category. Rated among India’s Business Superbrands 2008, NIIT’s Individual Learning Business offerings include industry-endorsed programs for students seeking careers in IT - GNIIT, Edgeineers and Global Net Plus for IT professionals.

NIIT has provided computer-based learning to over 15,000 government and private schools. The futuristic NIIT NGuru range for schools is a holistic education package that comprises Interactive Classrooms (an embedded Teaching Learning Material, that uses elements of interactivity, automation and web links library); Math lab (technology tools that enable school students to learn and explore mathematical concepts); IT Wizard (equips the students with core computer knowledge and IT skills); and Quick School (an Education Resource Planning solution for school management).

For working professionals, NIIT Imperia, Centre for Advanced Learning, offers Executive Management Education Programs in association with IIM Ahmadabad, IIM Kolkata, IIM Lucknow, IMT Ghaziabad and IIFT Delhi. NIIT Imperia also offers specialized courses in Finance in association with KPMG and on Digital Marketing with Google India and Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI).

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 Uniqua, Centre for Process Excellence, addresses the increasing demand for skilled workers in the business and technology services industry by providing training programs in relevant areas. This is a part of NIIT Institute of Process Excellence Limited, a NIIT-Genpact venture.
NIIT’s Corporate Learning Solutions, offers integrated learning solutions (including 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 delivers a tailored combination of catalog learning products, technology and services through Element K offerings. These include: vLab®: hands-on labs, instructor-led courseware, comprehensive e-reference libraries, technical journals, and KnowledgeHub™: hosted learning management platform.
NIIT’s innovative HR practices have been felicitated by Aon Hewitt as amongst ‘Top 25 Best Employers in India- 2011’; Indian Education Awards 2011 as ‘Best Education Company to Work with’; by Great Places to Work Institute as amongst ‘Top 25 India’s Best Companies to Work for’ and First in Training & Education Industry, 2011.

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Prateek Chatterjee,
Associate Vice President & Head Corporate Communications,
NIIT Ltd, Ph: (Cell) +91 9910201085, (Dir) +91 124 4293041
Reema Bardhan,
Corporate Communications, NIIT Ltd, Ph: +91 9891267470
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