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Shares valuable “Lessons from Chess” to help young achievers excel in lifeNIIT to groom student ambassadors on leadership, communication and project management skills
Chennai, 22 December, 2011: World Chess Champion and NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand felicitated young ‘Ambassadors of NIIT’ at an event organized in the city today.

NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer, launched the young ‘Ambassadors of NIIT’ program to provide college students an opportunity to develop leadership, communication and project management skills at a young age. More than 150 nominations were received for the programme out of which – 38 students were selected on basis of their academic achievement, communication, personality and feedback from their trainers.

These student ‘Ambassadors of NIIT’ will serve as a strategic link between the local campuses and NIIT in Chennai -.  The ambassadors will ensure the success of NIIT events in campus,  evaluate the proposals from respective colleges and universities to associate with NIIT and maintain open and regular communication with student councils, career placement and university relations departments to help raise NIIT’s visibility on campus. This ‘Ambassadors of NIIT’ programme has been designed to help students develop leadership, communication and vital project management skills.

Addressing the students on the occasion, NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand said, “Getting trained through the latest technology is a crucial element of success, whether in Chess or in professional life. I am confident that the young ‘Ambassadors of NIIT’ will benefit from the cutting-edge training and grooming sessions, which will give them an edge over others”.

Anand drew parallels from his life on how chess helped in his overall personality development by improving his memory, perseverance, strategic thinking and communication skills. The World Champion spoke at length on how chess helped him shape into a true professional.
 
Unnikrishnan K Raghavan, Zonal Manager- South Zone, Career Building Solutions, NIIT Ltd. said, “NIIT’s three decades of innovation have helped it emerge as one of the most trusted brands in India. Carrying forward the baton of trust will be the 38 young ambassadors appointed today in Chennai. We continue our endeavour of providing cutting edge solutions like the India’s first ‘Cloud Campus’- an innovative solution that enables collaborative learning for our students on a 24x7 availability, by leveraging the Cloud.” 
 
Later in the day Anand interacted with students from the graduate and diploma programs of new-age  NIIT Cloud Campus.
 
One of the most important initiatives of NIIT in recent times, the new NIIT Cloud Campus is based on a revolutionary educational paradigm called collaborative learning which takes students’ beyond the traditional classroom based student-teacher relationship. Students enrolling for the programme will be provided with technically robust netbook, a well designed digital courseware and a fully paid data card. Furthermore, the technology backed learning environment of NIIT’s Cloud Learning Methodology supports group learning through interactive features like 24x7 lab and e-library access, instant tech updates, consulting teachers and connecting with students online. Thus the learning process is not just limited to textbooks but is enhanced through group learning.

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 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 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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Reema Bardhan, NIIT Ltd, Ph: +91 9891267470
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2011-12-22