Incorporated on Dec 2, 1981.
Sets up Education Centres in Bombay, Chennai Introduced Multimedia technology in
Education Centre set up in Bangalore Corporate Training programs introduced
IT Consultancy services started
Head Office integrated at New Delhi
Software Product Distribution started under Insoft brand
Education Centre set up in Calcutta, Hyderabad Conceived the Franchising model of
The birth of an NIIT-ian -- a branding for NIIT alumni
Education Centre opens in Pune
Created the Computer drome to provide "unlimited" computer time to students
Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarships launched for meritorious and socially challenged students.
First overseas office set up in US
Corporate Training programs started Internationally
Launched GNIIT, program with Professional Practice launched
Created I-Write, a revolutionary computer software for people with special needs
International revenues touch Rs 50 million
Achieved ISO 9001 for Tick IT for Instructional Software Exports
NIIT becomes a listed company and launches a successful IPO
Launched LEDA, a multimedia IT education program for Learning through Exploration,
Discovery, and Adventure
Revenue crosses Rs 1 billion mark
NIIT becomes Microsoft's Premier Education and Training Partner
Matrix Structure evolves with Geographies, Businesses and Organisations
NIIT organizes Microsoft windows training program simultaneously in 4 countries
on the day of the launch and becomes Microsoft's Premier Education & Training
First International Education Centre launched in October 2, 1996 in Hong Kong
Launched NetVarsity, the virtual university
Awarded ISO 9001 for Computer Education
NIIT Education centres cross 500 mark
NIIT gets Malaysia's Multimedia Super Corridor status
NIIT becomes the first Indian company to be assessed at SEI CMM Level 5 for Software
NIIT becomes World Economic Forum global growth company
Market capitalisation crosses USD 1 billion
Achieved the status of Microsoft best training partner in Asia
Chess Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand becomes NIIT Brand Ambassador
NIIT bags order to train students in 371 Tamil Nadu Government schools
Started the revolutionary Hole-in-the-Wall experiment for disadvantaged children
Education centres crosses 2000 mark NIIT Brand Ambassador Viswanathan Anand becomes
The only IT training company from Asia to feature among IDC Top 15 global IT training
Commemorates December 2, 2001 as World Computer Literacy Day
NIIT trains 100,400 learners in a single day on its 20th Foundation Day
Enabled revolutionary education loans for GNIIT students, along with CITIBANK and
NIIT Knowledge Solutions Business becomes the first content developer in the world
to be assessed at SEI-CMM 5
Acquires companies - Osprey, DEI and Click2learn in the US
Launched Planetworkz to address the manpower needs of the growing ITeS industry
Education network in China crosses the 50-Centre mark
NIIT brand among the Superbrands
Launched NIIT MindChampions Academy with Vishy to promote chess in schools
Achieves CMMi Level 5 for software business
Ranked amongst 25 "Great Places to Work" by Business World
Global Solutions Business spun off into NIIT Technologies
NIIT Brand Ambassador and World Rapid Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand wins Chess
Oscar for the third time
Created the "NIIT-Inside" model in China to implement Innovative partnership with
the Chinese Universities
Bioinformatics training program launched in collaboration with IIT Delhi
China education network crosses 100 centre mark
Industry endorsed GNIIT curriculum launched
Launched Edgeineers, to boost career opportunities for engineering graduates
NIIT IT Aptitude Test launched
Announced entry into the financial services sector with the launch of IFBI
Launched NIIT Imperia, using synchronous learning, for high quality management education
Launched NIIT Litmus, Testing & Assessment Services for IT and ITES organisations
Acquired Element K, a leading provider of learning solutions in North America. NIIT
together with Element K becomes the world's largest e-Learning Content Library
Conceptualized Model District Learning Center at Chhindwara, to provide high quality
IT training for graduates from semi-rural towns
NIIT Brand Ambassador Viswanathan Anand becomes World Chess Champions
China education network crosses 170-centre mark
NIIT Uniqua, Centre for Process Excellence formed in joint venture with Genpact
to address the increasing demand for skilled workers in the business & technology
Net Revenue crosses Rs 1000 Crore
NIIT accorded the 'Business Superbrand 2008'status once again
NIIT Brand Ambassador Viswanathan Anand becomes the undisputed World Chess Champion
NIIT launched the GNIIT (IMS) program developed in association with technology partners-
Cisco, CompTIA, EMC, Microsoft, and Sun with the aim of meeting the industry's growing
need for certified professionals
NIIT Imperia launched "Certificate Program in International Financial Reporting
Standards" to make companies IFRS ready
NIIT and IBM entered into an alliance to offer training programs on IBM's Career
Education in IBM Software framework.
Ushering in a new model in higher education is the not-for-profit NIIT University,
established in 2009 with a vision of being the leading centre of innovation and
learning in emerging areas of the Knowledge Society. Nestled in the foothills of
Aravali, in Neemrana, Rajasthan, the picturesque 100 acres fully residential green
campus has been developed as an institute of excellence based on the four core principles
of providing industry linked, technology based, research driven, seamless education.
NIIT was associated with the Govt. of Gujarat to set a new World Record of 20,480
Simultaneous Chess Players at Ahmedabad on December 24, 2010 (This unique initiative
by the Government of Gujarat, Gujarat State Chess Association and NIIT aimed to
popularize the game of Chess in the State)
NIIT won 'Top IT Training Company Award 2010' for the 18th year in succession by
Cybermedia publications. (NIIT has been receiving this coveted award by India's
leading IT publication, Dataquest, for the past 17 years in recognition of its talent
development initiatives across the world)
NIIT received the Best Learning Partner award from CISCO and Microsoft
NIIT won the Franchisor of the year Award 2010 by Franchise Plus Magazine, for developing
and demonstrating the best business model in the field of Information Technology
NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand became the World Chess Champion for the 4th
IGNOU & NIIT together launched Executive MBA Program for Working Professionals.
NIIT Vietnam bagged the ICT GOLD MEDAL for the 5th consecutive time and ICT TOP
5 for the year 2010
NIIT USA won ASTD 2010 Award for Excellence in Workplace Learning and Performance
Element K was ranked among TrainingIndustry.com's Top 20 IT Training Companies.
(The Top 20's list recognizes the leading IT training companies based on the breadth
of IT training and delivery methods offered, as well as industry leadership and
NIIT USA won the Brandon Hall Silver for excellence in E-Learning Awards
NIIT USA earned Gold for Excellence in Content for KFC Virtual World at Chief Learning
Officer - Learning in Practice Awards, 2010
NIIT USA earned the Markie Sales Impact Award 2010 for Excellence in Marketing
NIIT launched skill building initiatives to create an employable and skilled talent
pool to meet requirements of the fast-paced Indian economy
Launched New-age GNIIT India's First Cloud Campus
NIIT won the 'Best Education Company to Work with' title at the Indian Education
Awards 2011. (Indian Education Awards are the most prestigious awards that recognize
and felicitate Achievers and Innovators who contribute significantly towards the
development of Education in India)
NIIT featured in Aon Hewitt's Top 25 list of 'Best Employers in India-2011'
NIIT's association with Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand was recognized as the Top
Brand Ambassador Engagement at the Indian PR and Corporate Communication Awards
(IPRCCA) 2011, instituted by Exchange4Media
NIIT HiWEL won the prestigious MacArthur Digital Media and Learning Award. (This
was an effort by MacArthur Foundation and HASTAC to find and inspire the most novel
uses of new media in support of learning, NIIT HiWEL was awarded for innovative
use of internet and digital technology to transform learning and knowledge creation)
NIIT won Microsoft's 'Learning Solutions Partner of the Year' for the third consecutive
year. (This award marked a Hat-Trick by NIIT for being the 'Best Learning Solutions
Partner' in India)
NIIT USA was ranked among the Top 20 Companies in the Training Outsourcing Industry
- 2010 and 2011 (NIIT has featured in this ranking since 2008)
Element K won Silver in Brandon Hall for Excellence in Learning Technology
NIIT USA was ranked amongst Top 10 Training & Learning Business Process Outsourcing
Vendor in Black Book of Outsourcing
NIIT USA won CLO Gold Excellence Award from Chief Learning Officer magazine
NIIT Cognitive Arts won bronze Brandon Hall Learning Award
NIIT unveils 'The Turning Point': an all-new Cloud Centric Curriculum
Launch of Digital Marketing Program
NIIT announced the 13th IT Scholarship in Nigeria, to reward meritorious students
seeking a global career in IT.
NIIT MindChampions' Academy (MCA), a not-for-profit initiative set up jointly by
World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand and NIIT Ltd. with the objective of promoting
Chess in schools, completed 10 years milestone. Since its inception, MCA has touched
1.5 million children in over 16,500 schools across India.
NIIT's Schools Program empowers 10 Million students across India
NIIT announced country's largest IT Aptitude Test - The 8th National I.T. Aptitude
Test (NITAT) to enable students and graduates to ascertain their aptitude for the
I.T. industry in over 200 cities nationwide.
The company strengthened its partnership with the Department of Income Tax, to create
a pool of trained and certified Tax Return Preparers (TRPs) across the country as
part of the Tax Return Preparers Scheme (TRPS).
NIIT received 'Top IT Training Company Award 2012' for the 20th year in succession
by Cybermedia publications.
NIIT featured as the 'Most Trusted Leader in Education' in Brand Trust Report, India
Study, 2012, undertaken by Trust Research Advisory
Received the Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning 2012 Silver Award in the Best in
Competencies and Skill Development category jointly with Shell for Shell Standard
Awarded the silver in Chief Learning Officer Learning in Practice 2012 awards for
the Excellence in E-Learning category for MetLife Virtual Induction Program.
NIIT Imperia received the "Outstanding Student Support Services" award at the Asia
Learning Leadership Awards 2012.
NIIT Vietnam was awarded the ICT Gold Medal - 2012, by Ho Chi Minh City Computer
Association (HCA) for the seventh consecutive year.
NIIT has been ranked among the 'Top 10 India's Best Companies to Work for-2012'
by Great Places to Work Institute
NIIT USA was ranked among Top 20 Companies in the Training Outsourcing Industry
(NIIT is being featured in this ranking since 2008)
NIIT launched "India's First Cloud Campus" through its new-age GNIIT Programme.
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
Over 1,52,000 candidates from more than 300 cities applied for NIIT's 9th National
IT Aptitutude Test (NITAT), 2013.
NIIT MindChampions Academy (MCA) completed 10 years of developing young minds through
Chess, impacting over 1.65 million children across 17,000 schools since its inception.
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, NIIT University entered into a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
with Autodesk to evangelize design as a learning discipline in India.
NIIT launched a comprehensive and unique 'Program in Business Analytics' to develop
the next generation of data scientists and business analytics professionals
The Directorate of Income Tax and NIIT Limited, Leading Global Talent Development
Corporation and Asia's Largest IT trainer, certified and felicitated the 2nd batch
of successful students of Tax Return Preparer Scheme (TRPS).
Hindustan Coca-Cola, Being Human and NIIT Foundation in partnership to set up for
career centres for rural youth.
NIIT District Learning Centre, Chhindwara completed 5 years of empowering local
talent to chart successful careers.
NIIT conducted the 14th IT Scholarship Test in Nigeria.
NIIT announced Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship - India's most significant IT Scholarship
NIIT received 'Top IT Training Company Award 2013' for the 20th year in succession
by Cybermedia publications
NIIT Imperia received "Best Telecom & Satellite Learning Providers in Education"
award at the National Education Excellence Awards 2013 by leading industry body
ASSOCHAM, (Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India).
NIIT IFBI recognized as the "Most Innovative Recruitment Management initiative"
at the Talent & HR Leadership Conference Awards by ET Now at World HRD Congress
NIIT Nguru - ICR@Home, has been acknowledged for the 2nd consecutive year at the
World Education Summit 2013 for "Best Use of Assistive Technologies in Education".
NIIT USA was ranked among the Top 20 Companies in Training Outsourcing, 2013 by
Training Industry, Inc. for the 7th Consecutive time since 2008.
NIIT featured as "India's Most Trusted Education Brand" according to the Brand Trust
Report, India Study, 2014, undertaken by Trust Research Advisory for the 3rd consecutive
NIIT Nguru received "Best Interactive Solution Provider" award at the National Education
Excellence Awards 2014 by leading industry body ASSOCHAM (Associated Chambers of
Commerce and Industry of India).
Over 80,000 candidates from more than 200 cities applied for NIIT's 10th National
IT Aptitude Test (NITAT), 2014.
NIIT has been ranked the "4th Best Company to Work For" in India by Great Place
to Work Institute