Q2 (July – September 2010) Insight@NIIT:Vol.10 Investor Communication Contents




NIIT Limited announces Q2 (July-Sept ‘10) consolidated results 2010-11



Rajendra S Pawar
NIIT Limited

31% growth in placements this quarter is a reaffirmation of the strong hiring sentiments in IT and acceptance of NIIT’s training offerings.






Vijay Thadani
NIIT Limited

Robust order intake of USD 31 Mn supported volume growth in Corporate Learning Solutions business. This reflects distinctiveness of NIIT’s solutioning capabilities and is also an endorsement of Element K’s vast eLearning library.






P Rajendran
NIIT Limited

Fresh order intake of another Rs 48.7 Cr in the School Learning Solutions business strengthened the order book further, for ensuring a robust delivery of annuity based revenues in the future.
  • Q2 PAT up 9% YoY at Rs 28.5 Cr on a Net Revenue of Rs 345.8 Cr
  • EBITDA margin grows by 161 bps at 15%
  • New Businesses grow 114%; China grows 44%
  • Corporate Learning Solutions records order intake of USD 31 Mn

NIIT Limited : Q2 (July- September, 2010) Consolidated Financials at a Glance (in Rs Cr)

  Qtr ended September 30, 2009

Qtr ended September 30, 2010

Growth YoY  
Global System-wide Revenue
555.6 574.4 3% 15% YoY growth on a like-to-like basis*
Net Revenue
359.8 345.8 (4%) 14% YoY growth on a like-to-like basis*
EBITDA 49.6 53.2 7% EBITDA margin of 15% with 161 bps improvement
Profit After Tax
26.2 28.5 9% EPS of Rs 1.7

*Normalized for one time pass through revenue last year

For the quarter ending September 30, 2010, NIIT Limited recorded global system-wide revenue of Rs 574.4 Cr, an increase of 3% YoY with net revenue of Rs 345.8 Cr. The Company recorded PAT of Rs 28.5 Cr up 9% YoY. EBITDA margin grew by 161 bps YoY at 15%. The global system wide revenue grew by 15% YoY on a like-to-like basis and net revenue by 14% YoY on a like-to-like basis after normalization of one time pass through revenue last year.

The results were taken on record at the meeting of the Board of Directors of NIIT Limited here today.

During the quarter, NIIT strengthened its offerings in the IT space with the launch of GNIIT for Engineers, an industry-endorsed program designed to enhance employability of engineering graduates. The company also entered into an alliance with Tally, to create skilled workforce for Small and Medium Businesses.

Individual Learning Solutions recorded 17% YoY growth in net revenue on the back of 8% growth in GNIIT series enrolments, 177% growth in the job-oriented diploma programs and 172% growth in Finance & Management training enrolments.

In international markets, NIIT further strengthened its positioning in global talent development. China operations recorded a robust growth of 44%. The company also set up new operations in Brunei and organized its 11th successful scholarship drive in Nigeria.

Finance & Management Training (FMT) recorded a 139% YoY growth in revenue. NIIT Imperia entered into a strategic alliance with Google to offer cutting-edge training program in online advertising, certified by Google.

Corporate Learning Solutions (CLS) recorded a net revenue of Rs 148.7 Cr, up 11% YoY with a volume growth of 15% YoY. Order intake for CLS was at USD 31 Mn for the quarter as a result of significant customer wins in Managed Training Services. The closing order book stood at USD 92 Mn, up 11% YoY.

During the quarter, NIIT reaffirmed its leadership position in the IT training space by winning the Dataquest Top IT Training Company Award 2010, for the 18th consecutive year. NIIT also received the prestigious Microsoft Partner Summit Award for Best Learning Solutions, Highest Revenue Partner for the year 2009-10 and 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 Education.

NIIT along with its brand ambassador, Grand Master Viswanathan Anand launched the ‘Certificate Program in Chess as Mind Booster’ in partnership with IGNOU, to enable development of young minds through Chess. This is the first such program to be made available in this space.

Other highlights:

  • NIIT (USA) received the CLO Gold award for Virtual World Education, for the customized training solution put together for KFC in the US.
  • Element K Inc. was named the finalist for "Best IT Content 2010" by ELearning! Magazine and was ranked among “Top 20 Learning Portal Companies" by Training Industry Inc. during the quarter.

NIIT and Tally Announce Strategic Global Alliance

Bharat Goenka
Managing Director,
Tally Solutions

This strategic partnership with NIIT will enable us to create skilled Tally professionals for the growing IT needs of the SMB sector in India and abroad.








Vijay Thadani
NIIT Limited

This alliance will lead to creation of highly-skilled and comprehensive business software professionals for the SMB sectors in India and overseas.

Aim to Create Skilled Workforce for Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) on Next Generation Business Management Solutions

NIIT and Tally Solutions (P) Ltd., leading Business Management Software Product Company, entered into a global alliance to develop comprehensive business software professionals with particular expertise in Tally.ERP 9 product. This global Alliance will cover besides India, international geographies such as the Middle East, Africa, China & Asia- Pacific in a progressive manner, thus making available talent to power the growth of Small & Medium Business (SMB) enterprises, in these geographies.

As per industry reports, India needs around 1.3 million business software trained manpower annually to fulfill the talent requirements of 8 million (IT ready) SMB units. The programs offered by NIIT and Tally will cater to the requirement of trained business software professionals for the SMB sector.

The uniqueness of this strategic alliance stems from the fact that this is the first global alliance aimed at developing talent for the Small & Medium Businesses. The programs being announced include training on the latest Tally.ERP 9 software, as well as business processes & soft skills - all of which are required for the comprehensiveness of trained professionals for this sector. NIIT and Tally will also partner in the ongoing challenge of content creation for various levels of training towards this end.


IGNOU and NIIT Launch Executive MBA Program for Working Professionals

V. N. Rajasekharan Pillai
Vice-Chancellor, IGNOU

This is in continuation to IGNOU- NIIT collaboration, wherein we had recently announced Finishing School Programs for enhancing employability.




Rajendra S Pawar
NIIT Limited

The executive MBA program will set a new precedent in providing inclusive management education for working professionals.

‘Finishing School Programs’ for Skill building and Enhancing Employability and ‘BSc (IT)’ for international markets, launched simultaneously

IGNOU- world’s largest Open University and NIIT launched an industry-linked Partnership Programs for enhancing employability of the youth. The Partnership Programs were unveiled by Prof. V.N. Rajasekharan Pillai, Vice-Chancellor, IGNOU and Mr. Rajendra S Pawar, Chairman, NIIT. Also present on the occasion were Mr. Shashi Bhushan, Reader, SOCIS, IGNOU; Dr Neeta Kapai, Head, Campus Placement Cell, IGNOU and Mr. G. Raghavan, President-Global Individual Learning Business, NIIT.

Under this significant partnership IGNOU and NIIT will offer cutting edge Executive MBA Program and BSc (IT) for International Markets. Also on offer are a bouquet of Finishing School Programs in BPO training, IT skills and professional skills, designed to make students job ready for the emerging knowledge economy.

The Executive Management Program from IGNOU and NIIT is specially designed and customized for working professionals to equip them with contemporary business management skills and prepare them for career advancement opportunities.


NIIT & IGNOU Launch Certificate Program in Chess as Mind Booster

V. N. Rajasekharan Pillai
Vice-Chancellor, IGNOU

We are pleased to take our association with NIIT to the next level by offering joint certification program to promote Chess across the country.

P Rajendran
NIIT Limited

Studies have revealed that Chess has a positive impact on academics. I am confident that the Certificate Program in Chess as Mind Booster from NIIT & IGNOU will enable development of young minds and improve their concentration.

Viswanathan Anand
World Chess Champion

I am delighted to be part of this unique initiative by NIIT and IGNOU that will go a long way in popularizing the game of Chess amongst youngsters in India.

First of its kind Joint Certification Program to Enable Development of Young Minds through Chess

NIIT and Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), world’s largest Open University, have come together to launch ‘Certificate Program in Chess as Mind Booster’, to enable development of young minds through Chess. The program was unveiled by World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand.

The program aims to encourage young students to play Chess which would enable young minds to develop, and subsequently help them to think logically and improve their life skills. Also, under the guidance of Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand, IGNOU and NIIT will work towards extending the - NIIT MindChampions Academy across the country.

The program will help the students to learn the game, practice, solve puzzles, analyze great moves, enrich their knowledge on Chess history and expose them to games of eminent players. Students will get an opportunity to play with Anand and participate in the annual ChessMaster.

After the successful completion of the program students will be felicitated with a joint Certification by NIIT and IGNOU. This will enable the students to become members of the NIIT MindChampions Academy and contribute to the Chess movement in India.



NIIT Launches ‘eGuru’ Solution for Schools in Tier-II Cities

Tarun Govind Mathur
Vice-President, School Learning Solutions,

NIIT eGuru is an initiative to make the present curriculum in Schools interesting and interactive, thereby bringing back the joy of learning.



A Holistic School Learning Solution to Enhance Teaching and Learning Experience

Panel Discussion Highlights Role of Technology to make Learning Joyful

NIIT Limited launched a spectrum of products and solutions for the Schools in Jaipur, Indore, Vijayawada and Vishakhapatnam, under the aegis of ‘NIIT eGURU’.

The launches were followed by a panel discussion highlighting the Role of Technology in making Learning Joyful.

NIIT eGURU is a School Learning Solution that aims at making the vital process of teaching and learning simpler, thus bringing back the joy of learning for students. It is an integrated and comprehensive teaching, learning and education resource planning solution for the schools that has been designed to addresses the needs of all key stakeholders within the education realm—Students, Teachers, School management and Parents.

The NIIT eGURU range for schools comprises ‘Interactive Classrooms’ for teachers, ‘Math lab’, ‘Mobile Science Lab’ and ‘IT Wizard’ for students, and ‘Quick School’ an Education Resource Planning solution for school management. It is specially designed to address the growing need of using ICT in schools.


NIIT Launches GNIIT for Engineers

G. Raghavan
President-Global Individual Learning Solutions
NIIT Limited

GNIIT for Engineers is specifically designed keeping the engineering students, their already rigourous curriculum and their career aspirations in mind. Graduates of this program will be first-hour job ready for the global marketplace.





Industry-endorsed program designed to enhance employability of engineering graduates

NIIT launched the ‘industry endorsed’ multiple track GNIIT for Engineers in Kolkata, Chennai, New Delhi, Hyderabad.

GNIIT for Engineers is aimed at enhancing employability of engineering graduates by bridging the skill gap. According to NASSCOM estimates, only 25% of the engineering graduates applying for positions in the IT & ITeS sectors in India, are considered employable by the industry. It has therefore become a necessity to equip the graduating engineers with employable skill sets, for meeting the industry requirements.

The curriculum of GNIIT for Engineers has been specially designed and customized with inputs from the IT industry, thus imparting GNIIT-Engineers with specialised skills essential to build a successful IT career. Mapped to current industry requirements, the program offers Global Technology Certification mapped to curriculum to ensure best career opportunities worldwide for every GNIIT-Engineer, along with firsthand experience of working on the latest technology developments.

The students will also undergo a six-month Industry internship which will enable them to understand the industry expectations and become day-one job ready when they graduate.


NIIT launches Google certified ‘Advanced Online Advertising’ program

Shraman Jha
NIIT Imperia

This is a strategic tie-up with Google that will enable NIIT to offer structured training program in online advertising and marketing for the first time in India.


Special course for aspiring online advertising & marketing professionals

NIIT announced the launch of ‘Advanced Online Advertising’ program for advertising and marketing professional in association with Google India. As part of this initiative, NIIT will offer a specially designed training program in online advertising which will be certified by Google.

The training program in online advertising has been designed and customized to equip the Indian advertising and marketing professional with better understanding of Google’s global advertising program Google ‘AdWords’. The program content and module outline has been designed by experts from Google and will cover all aspects of search engine marketing, measuring and optimising online campaigns. As a unique feature, the professionals will be pre-allotted advertising budget to formulate live campaigns, so that they have a rich hands- on experience even while they are undergoing training.

The program will be delivered by NIIT Imperia using Synchronous Learning Technology. The four months program, certified by Google, will be spread across 13 weeks for smooth learning and better retention of concepts. The program offered by NIIT and Google will equip marketers with the capability to use the right tools to maximise their brand’s visibility and assess the effectiveness of their online campaigns.

Speaking about the need for such an initiative, Sridhar Seshadri, Head - Online Sales Google India, said “With NIIT’s pan-India reach and professional world class set up, we are aiming to provide an easy avenue for young marketing and advertising professional to attain the skill set required to excel in their chosen field as online advertising goes mainstream.”


NIIT Nagpur Celebrates 20 Years of Empowering Students

G. Raghavan
Individual Learning Solutions
NIIT Limited

Over the past 20 years, NIIT has contributed to shaping many careers in Nagpur. The relentless efforts of our Business Partner, Ms Rina Sinha, deserve much appreciation.

Rina Sinha
Director, NIIT
Nagpur Centres

For over two decades now, NIIT has been instrumental in creating a skilled pool of IT professionals in Nagpur. Students trained by us have taken up various challenging assignments in India and abroad.

NIIT Nagpur, a division of NIIT Ltd., leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT Trainer, recently celebrated 20 years of empowering students by providing job-ready IT skills to them. The event took place at Vasant Rao Deshpande Hall. Mr. G. Raghavan, President, NIIT Ltd., Individual Learning Solutions graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Also present were Mr. Deepak Menaria, AVP, Globallogic India Pvt Ltd; Prof. Shyam Limaye, Principal Jhulelal Insititute of Technology; Mr. Arjun Shankar, Vice President – Operations, IFBI and Mr. Ashwin Agarwal, Regional Head, NIIT Ltd, Pune.

The celebration kicked off with a seminar on “Opportunities with CISCO” by Mr. Aajay Alva, National Product Head, NIIT Ltd, followed by convocation program wherein successful passing students were awarded with a degree.

NIIT Nagpur centre offers a comprehensive range of skill-building programs for undergraduates and postgraduates, including GlobalNet+, a Hardware & Networking program which is a comprehensive industry oriented, certification mapped program for preparing skilled professionals for the emerging Infrastructure Management Space (IMS).

NIIT Nagpur has an impressive placement record over the years, with many students getting placed with major IT and non-IT companies.





NIIT Organises 11th IT Scholarship in Nigeria

G. Raghavan
President, Global Individual Learning Solutions
NIIT Limited

This year, in addition to our regular offerings, we join the country in its 50th Independence Day celebrations by announcing 100% Scholarship to 50 meritorious students.


Announces 100% Scholarship for 50 Meritorious Students to Commemorate 50th Year of Nigeria’s Independence

NIIT successfully conducted the 11th NIIT Nigeria IT Scholarship 2010 to reward meritorious students enrolling for computer programs at NIIT. The Scholarships assist a large number of Nigerian youth to take up IT, and significantly increase the number of certified professionals in Nigeria.

NIIT conducts the IT Scholarship exam every year to help identify meritorious students to join the fast emerging IT industry in Nigeria and be a part of the global skilled IT Talent pool. NIIT Scholarships have become one of the most awaited events in the annual events calendar of the country. A record 200,000 students had enrolled for the largest IT Scholarship Test of the decade in 2009.

This year, as Nigeria celebrates its 50th year of Independence NIIT will offer 100% scholarship to 50 meritorious students. Also, for the first time, NIIT Scholarship 2010 will also be open for students who could not get through the Joint Admission Matriculation Examination (JAMB) so that they can register for the National Innovation Diploma [NID], approved by the Federal Ministry of Education to meet the increasing demand for technical manpower by various sectors of the economy.

This year NIIT has strengthened its product portfolio by adding new programmes in all four domains of IT namely; Software Development, Networking, Database and Multimedia Applications covering programs from entry level to the higher end of technology. NIIT is also offering short term modular programmes for school leavers.


NIIT Sets up Opearations in Brunei

Ajai Manohar Lal
Senior Vice President, International Education
Business (IT), NIIT

It has been our constant endeavor at NIIT, to introduce programs which prepare students to take on global assignments in IT.


Receives Approval to Conduct Classes from Brunei Darussalam National Accreditation Council (BDNAC)

Partners with Alif Technology e Knowledge Society (ATeKS) to Offer Cutting Edge Training in ICT

NIIT recently set up operations in Brunei in partnership with Alif Technology e Knowledge Society (ATeKS), a leading information and communication technology (ICT) company. NIIT has obtained permission from Brunei Darussalam National Accreditation Council (BDNAC) to conduct classes in the country.

NIIT in partnership with ATeKS will offer full range of professional ICT courses to the youth of Brunei. Targeted at public sectors, corporate and individuals these courses will help create a pool of trained manpower for IT industry in Brunei.

Panglima Hj Mohamad, CEO, Alif Technology said, “This partnership hails the dawn of a new era in ICT and IT training in Brunei.”

NIIT’s state-of-art curriculum and association with the global technology leaders will provide a unique learning experience to the students. The courses have been tailor-made to offer globally recognized qualifications and thus significantly improve the human capital for Brunei.


NIIT to Equip Hon’ble MLAs of Chhattisgarh with IT Skills

Sanjiv R Pande
President, School Learning Solutions,

The initiative taken by the State Government will help the MLAs drive development initiatives in their State through effective use of IT.




Engages with Chhattisgarh Infotech and Biotech Promotion Society (CHiPS) to conduct training

workshop for MLAs

NIIT entered into a partnership with CHiPS (Chhattisgarh Infotech and Biotech Promotion Society) to conduct a 2 day computer training programme for Hon’ble MLAs of Chhattisgarh Assembly. The training programme was inaugurated by Hon’ble Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Dr. Raman Singh.

The objective of the training programme was to equip Hon’ble MLAs of Chhattisgarh Assembly with basic computer knowledge which help them manage their day to day official work. The training program will facilitate them to stay updated with contemporary IT knowledge.

Speaking on the launch of the training Program, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Dr. Raman Singh remarked, “I am confident that the training conducted by NIIT for our MLAs will help them embrace this tool, for taking Chhattisgarh into a new era of development.”

NIIT has been actively involved with the state of Chhattisgarh for the last 5 years. The company has been conducting large Computer Education Projects in around 1200 schools in the State to make education more impactful and interactive, through the intervention of Information Technology.



NIIT & World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand unveil report on ‘Developing MindChampions through Chess’

Rajendra S Pawar
NIIT Limited

This study conducted across schools in India, reinforces a globally held view on the positive impact of Chess on children.



Viswanathan Anand
World Chess Champion

The essence of ground-breaking work done by NIIT MindChampions Academy for the past 8 years has been aptly captured in this report.


Sanjiv R Pande
President, School Learning Solutions,

NIIT MindChampions Academy is a core educational initiative to promote Chess in schools to enable development of young minds. We are pleased to now launch MCA across Schools in Delhi.

Share key findings of Pan-India study on the Impact of Chess programmes on children

Expert Panel Discussion Highlights, Role of Chess in Developing Young Minds at School

NIIT MindChampions Academy for Delhi Schools Unveiled

NIIT Limited unveiled the first ever comprehensive Pan-India study on the impact of Chess programmes on children. The key findings of the report titled- ‘Developing MindChampions through Chess’, was launched by World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand, over an expert panel discussion on the role that Chess can play in developing young minds at school.

Eminent panelists who highlighted the impact of Chess on academics and life skills comprised: NIIT MindChampion & World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand; Rajendra S Pawar, Chairman, NIIT; Dr Marmar Mukhopadhaya, Advisor, Government of India; Dr G Ravindra, Director, NCERT; Dr B L Handoo, Cognitive Learning Specialist, IGNOU; Prof Srivatsan, Pro Vice Chancellor, IGNOU; Mamta Agarwal, Director Education, NDMC; Charudatta Yadav, Chairman, Braille Chess Association; Major General Manmohan Singh, Director, Army Welfare Education society.

The report - ‘Developing MindChampions through Chess’, establishes a strong correlation between the game of chess and academic excellence. It is proved conclusively that introducing Chess to the classroom environment through MCA Clubs have positively influenced the students by enabling them to experience holistic learning during the school hours.

The MCA Clubs have given children an opportunity to redefine the general sense of experiencing in education. A great sense of relationship within the group has been witnessed. 92% students who play chess regularly have been found to be more logical and focused in their approach to any problem.


Students Gift Computer Skills to Teachers Using NIIT’s iTEACH

Sanjiv R Pande
President, School Learning Solutions,

Teachers play a key role in developing the human capital of tomorrow. We are delighted to offer computer training programs to teachers.





A Teacher’s Day initiative by NIIT

NIIT Limited organised a unique one day computer training programs for teachers in various states. The training program was conducted on the occasion of Teacher’s Day, wherein students taught teachers basic computer skills.

The training programme, aimed at building Computer Literacy, equipped teachers with basic computer knowledge. The training program was offered by NIIT’s School Learning Solutions through iTEACH. Under this training programme, young students demonstrated to their teachers on how to use latest technology tools, producing a report or presentation using technology tools, forming database, File Management & Windows Explorer Skills and Downloading Software from the Web.


NIIT in News
Do you have IT in You; Entrepreneur; September 2010
Learning Well; Outlook Profir; October 01, 2010
The Mind Reader; The Financial Express; October 08, 2010
Putting people first; Kuensel Online
Science on the move; Intelligent Computing Chip; August 2010
Science on the move - Part II
The Ace of Chess, The Times of India, August 02, 2010
Youngsters take filght to new careers; The Mercury; South Africa; August 24, 2010



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