Q2 (July – September 2012) Insight@NIIT:Vol.17 Investor Communication Contents




NIIT Limited announces Q2 (July - Sept 2012) Consolidated Results FY 2012-13







Vijay K. Thadani
NIIT Limited

The Corporate training business recorded a strong annuity based growth of 31% YoY, with a revenue visibility of USD 127 Mn over the next 5 years.









P Rajendran
NIIT Limited

Our Schools campaign, conceptualized together with World Chess Champion, Viswanathan Anand, showcased the holistic education offerings provided on the NIIT Nguru platform. This contributed significantly to the growth of SLS business, which added 205 new private schools orders in Q2, up 54% YoY.















Rajendra S Pawar
NIIT Limited

The second quarter saw the NIIT Cloud campus initiative foraying overseas even as it continued to gain momentum in India.


NIIT improves IT education market share from 50% to 54%* in a challenging environment

Quarter 2 highlights on a continuing business basis

  • 1. Records Net Revenue at Rs 279 Cr; PAT at Rs 11.6 Cr
  • 2. School Learning Solutions grows 34% YoY
  • 3. Corporate Learning Solutions grows 31% YoY

NIIT Limited: Q2 (July - Sept, 2012) Consolidated Financials at a glance for Quarter ended September 30, 2012 (in Rs. Cr)

Net Revenue
Profit After Tax

(In view of the divestment in Element K during FY 2011- 12, the following table represents the YoY comparison on a Continuing business basis)

NIIT Limited : Q2 (July - Sept 2012) Consolidated financials on a continuing business basis for quarter ended September 30, 2012#

  Quarter ended September 30, 2011 (in Rs. Cr)

Quarter ended September 30, 2012 (in Rs. Cr)

Growth YoY
Net Revenue
278.5 279.1  
24.2 11.6 (52%)

#Excluding financials of Element K

New Delhi, October 19, 2012: NIIT Limited, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer, today reported its results for the second quarter ending September 30, 2012. In this quarter, the company recorded a PAT of Rs. 11.6 Cr. and a Net Revenue of Rs. 279.1 Cr.

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

(*Source: Dataquest, September, 2012)

Despite a challenging market environment, NIIT improved its market share from 50% to 54% in the IT education space (Ref. Dataquest, September, 2012). NIIT’s strategic decision to focus on the four platforms of growth – Cloud Campus, Managed Training Services, Nguru & NIIT Yuva Jyoti - continued to drive the business momentum for the company.

During the quarter Corporate Learning Solutions (CLS) recorded net revenues of Rs. 75.4 Cr, up 31% YoY on a continuing business basis. Order intake stood at USD 13.8 Mn, up 20% YoY.

School Learning Solutions (SLS) recorded net revenue of Rs. 54.1 Cr. during the quarter, up 34% YoY.

Career Building Solutions (CBS) recorded net revenue of Rs. 149.4 Cr. backed by strong enrolments for the Cloud campus initiative which crossed the cumulative 20,000 mark. CBS also introduced training programs for additional domains like – Applied Financial Management and Online Marketing.

NIIT’s tie-up with colleges for its Institutional Alliance Business crossed the 100 colleges mark during the quarter, with 31,000 registered students.

Fresh enrolments atNIIT Institute of Finance, Banking & Insurance Training Ltd. (IFBI)grew 17% YoY, during Q2. IFBI announced the Second National Banking Entrance Test for post graduate programs and made operational its tie-up with Karur Vysya Bank.

NIIT Imperia announced the launch of a new Sales and Marketing program with IIM, Lucknow and flagged off the 9th Senior Management Program, in collaboration with IIM, Calcutta.

NIIT partnered with Google to introduce ‘Google Web Academy’ in India, with an aim to bridge the skill gap by offering leading training curricula and certification standards for online professionals, developers & cloud computing professionals.

During the quarter, NIIT strengthened its Cloud offerings, which remains one of the key growth areas for the company. In a significant development, NIIT entered into a strategic alliance with Microsoft to create newly-skilled 1,00,000 Microsoft certified Cloud-ready professionals over the next 3 years. Starting with Vietnam, NIIT took its proprietary Cloud Campus offerings to the international markets in Q2.

NIIT’s vocational skills training initiative - NIIT Yuva Jyoti, established in partnership with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) added 13 new centres this quarter, taking the total number of centres to 21 with over 2300 enrolments since commencement.

In recognition of its outstanding contribution to the IT education sector, NIIT was recently conferred the coveted “Top IT Training Company” award by leading IT publication, Dataquest. The company now has the distinction of receiving this award successively for the past 20 years, since the inception of this category.

Other highlights:

  1. NIIT Imperia received the “Outstanding Student Support Services” award at the Asia Learning Leadership Awards 2012.
  2. NIIT Vietnam was awarded the ICT Gold Medal – 2012, by Ho Chi Minh City Computer Association (HCA) for the seventh consecutive year.
  3. NIIT announced the 13th IT Scholarship in Nigeria, to reward meritorious students seeking a global career in IT.
  4. 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).
  5. 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, reached the 10 year milestone in Q2. Since its inception, MCA has touched 1.5 million children in over 16,600 schools across India.


NIIT and Department of Income Tax strengthen partnership to create a certified pool of – Tax Return Preparers (TRPs)


Manish Mohan
Senior Vice President, India Enterprise Solutions, NIIT Ltd

We look forward to working together with the Income Tax Department to encourage more people to file their returns within the stipulated time, and also provide career opportunities to the unemployed youth.

1. Announce Batch II for training 5000 Graduates as Tax Return Preparers across the country
2. Enhance pan-India reach to deliver training through 88 cities and 110 training centres
3. Scope enhanced to include TDS settlements & becoming e-return intermediaries

NIIT Limited strengthened its partnership with the Department of Income Tax (DIT), to create a pool of trained and certified Tax Return Preparers (TRPs) across the country as part of the Tax Return Preparers Scheme (TRPS). TRPS is an initiative by the Department of Income Tax, Government of India to increase awareness of tax laws through larger community participation, with NIIT being mandated to train and certify Tax Return Preparers (TRPs) across the country.

NIIT will utilize its nationwide network to test graduates across 110 locations, and select 5000 candidates who will undergo a rigorous training programme on Income Tax filing procedures. The trained candidates will be referred to as ‘Certified Tax Return Preparers’ and will obtain an unique Identification Number from the Dept. of Income Tax, which will authorize them under Income Tax Act, 1961 to work as self-employed Tax Return Preparers.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Amitabh Kumar, DIT (PR, PP & OL) Department of Income Tax said, “Encouraged with the initial success we are pleased to extend the scope this year with NIIT, whose expertise in training delivery, will help create a qualified pool of skilled Tax Return Preparers.”

Launched by the Income Tax Department in 2006, Tax Return Preparer Scheme (TRPS) is aimed at raising the level of awareness and compliance amongst marginal tax payers.

NIIT trained 5000 TRPs in the first batch and 3737 TRPs were certified after undergoing a rigorous selection process, training and certification exam. The TRPs were certified to prepare tax returns for individual and HUFs. Department of Income Tax has strengthened their partnership with NIIT this year, to deliver the training across 88 cities in India and to provide support to the TRPs after the training.


World Chess Champion and NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand shares his ‘Turning Point’ moments from the World Chess Championship 2012

Unnikrishnan K Raghavan
Vice President, Individual Learning Solutions, NIIT

It gives us immense pleasure to institute the NIIT Turning Point scholarship, to commemorate Vishy’s momentous win.





Viswanathan Anand
World Chess

NIIT’s cutting edge career programs have acted as the Turning Point in the lives of millions of youth across the globe.

1. NIIT institutes the ‘Turning Point Scholarship’ to commemorate the win; Anand presents the scholarship to Clinta P B from Cochin
2. Unveils month long Turning Point Scholarship for the state of Kerala to coincide with the Onam festivities

The Turning Point Scholarship, instituted by NIIT to commemorate the phenomenal victory of NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand at the 2012 World Chess Championship, was unveiled in Kerela. This initiative by NIIT is aimed at giving an opportunity to meritorious candidates from economically disadvantaged sections of society aspiring to make a mark in the IT industry, a platform to realize their dreams. Anand personally presented the Scholarship to a beaming Clinta P B on behalf of NIIT, at a function organized in the city.

The scholarship, to be given on merit basis to students based on their class 12 results, provides an opportunity for college students and graduates to obtain scholarship ranging from 20 to 50 percent for GNIIT programs from NIIT.

Anand, who retained his title after beating challenger Boris Gelfand in a nail-biting match at World Chess Championship 2012 in Moscow recently, talked about his ‘turning point’ moments from the Championship.

As a special offering for the state of Kerala, coinciding with Onam festivities, NIIT announced the month long Turning Point Scholarship program at the event.

Recently NIIT unveiled ‘The Turning Point’ - a transformational GNIIT program based on an all-new cloud-centric curriculum, enriched with insights from the IT industry. The Turning Point also highlighted NIIT alumni whose lives have changed significantly after successful completion of the industry-endorsed GNIIT program. As a flagship career program of NIIT, GNIIT has been instrumental in shaping the IT careers of students, successfully over the last 20 years.


NIIT Launches Cutting-Edge Employability Programs in Nigeria

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

In an endeavour to give Nigerian youth an edge in the competitive global IT industry we have now introduced cutting edge employability programs in the country.







Announces 13th I.T. Scholarship in Nigeria to reward meritorious students seeking global career in IT

Continuing its endeavour to create skilled IT talent pool globally, NIIT announced the 13th NIIT Nigeria IT Scholarship 2012, an initiative to reward meritorious students enrolling for training programs at NIIT. These students, post successful training will go on to join the fast emerging IT industry in Nigeria and become a part of global skilled IT Talent pool.

The Scholarship Test, held on July 14, 2012 will help students get skilled for a Global career through training in technology.

According to industry sources IT industry in Nigeria is estimated to be one of the fastest growing IT industries in the world. To meet the demand of trained manpower for this fast evolving IT industry, NIIT has designed and developed a range of Employability Programs - Rapid Employability, Industry Competitiveness and Career Builder programs.

The Rapid Employability Programs will be offered for duration of 99 days and the curriculum covers the most relevant technologies that are required to be productive at the workplace. The Programs have special modules called the “Work Simulations”.

NIIT’s Industry Competitiveness Programs are Fast Track Diploma Programs that enable the students to acquire the expertise needed to be the preferred choice of global employers. The program offers multiple specializations like Software Development, Device Management, Server Management, Web Development and Mobile Development etc and covers the latest and cutting edge technologies that are high in demand by Global Employers.

NIIT has also launched a series of Career Builder Programs that offer intensive 2 year Diplomas in IT and these diplomas can also be pursued conveniently along with the University Degree.


Google introduces ‘Google Web Academy’ in India in alliance with NIIT

Rajan Anandan
Managing Director Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Ltd.

We’re pleased to strengthen our association with NIIT to offer world-leading training curriculum and certification standards to offer advanced training programs to professionals and students in India.






Vijay K. Thadani
NIIT Limited

This pioneering initiative will introduce the latest technology to students and working professionals to help them carve a challenging career path in emerging internet economies.

Aims to bridge the skill gap by offering leading training curricula and certification standards for Online Professionals, Developers & Cloud Computing professionals

Google and NIIT have collaborated to introduce a comprehensive training program for young professionals in India. The program named ‘Google Web Academy’ (http://www.niitgooglewebacademy.com/) aims to bridge the digital skill gap in the country and help students and professionals capitalize on the emerging job market for the online industry. Under the initiative, NIIT will be Google’s first partner to offer specialized courses through its centres across the country.

Google will provide NIIT with its world-leading training curricula and certification standards to offer advanced training programs that are specially designed to create a pool of high quality Google qualified professionals and help young professionals to gain useful skills required in the job market for the online space. The programme will be initially offered in India, and subsequently launched in other parts of the emerging world.

The courses offered by NIIT under the Google Web Academy program will include certification programs for online professionals covering topics like search engine marketing, optimizing online presence with web analytics; enhance business productivity with Google products and technologies. Subsequently, the program will also offers technical courses for IT professionals and developers covering topics like building new web and mobile applications using Google technologies, integration across Google products and 3rd party APIs, Web optimization -- bandwidth & loading performance, Introduction to cloud computing, including web standards, System integrator -- Google Apps for Business, including configuration, deployment and management and Performance tracking & monetization (Google Analytics, SEM).


NIIT MindChampions’ Academy completes 10 years of developing young minds through Chess in schools

Rajendra S Pawar
NIIT Limited

This is a proud moment for all of us and it gives me added pleasure that MCA’s 10 years of eventful journey coincides with Vishy’s 5th World Chess Championship win.

Viswanathan Anand
World Chess

The launch of MindChampions’ Academy has been a significant milestone in my association with NIIT.

Hemant Sethi
President- School Learning Solutions, NIIT Ltd.

SLS has redefined education & learning by reaching out to more than 10 million students through technology enabled solutions.

1. Initiates 1.5 million children across 16,600 schools in India to play Chess
2. Shri Kapil Sibal, Hon’ble Union Minister for HRD, Communications & IT felicitates Chess Masters since 2004 in presence of NIIT MindChampion & World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand

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 – crossed the significant milestone of completing 10 years. Since its inception MCA has touched 1.5 million children in over 16,600 schools in India.

To commemorate this milestone, Hon’ble Union Minister for Human Resource Development & Communications and IT, Mr. Kapil Sibal, felicitated national MCA Chess Masters since 2004 in the presence of NIIT MindChampion & World Chess Champion, Viswanathan Anand at a function held in the capital. Mr. Rajendra S Pawar, Chairman, NIIT, leading academicians, principals of various schools, bureaucrats and members of NIIT were also present on the occasion.

The phenomenal success of MindChampions’ Academy has reiterated the fact that Chess has been a rewarding experience for students, helping them approach the academic problems in a more tactical and logical manner and improve their analytical skills.

It is pertinent to note that the first ever comprehensive India specific study on impact of playing Chess, carried out by Foundation for Learning Research in Chess in 2010, has confirmed that there exists a strong correlation between the game of Chess and academic excellence. The report titled – ‘Developing MindChampions through Chess’ provides an in-depth account of the positive impact of the MindChampions’ Academy clubs on 11,000 school children across India.

In yet another milestone in the journey of MCA, the Gujarat Chess Association and NIIT, under the expert guidance of GM Viswanathan Anand rolled out a record-breaking event in Ahmedabad on December 24, 2010, with a view to popularize Chess among school children in the state. The initiative created a new Guinness World Record—with 20,480 people playing simultaneous Chess.


World Chess Champion & NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand felicitates the winners of - NIIT National Corporate Chess Championship 2012

Viswanathan Anand
World Chess

Playing Simultaneous Chess with young professionals at the NIIT National Corporate Chess Championship 2012, has been a great experience.





Unnikrishnan K Raghavan
Vice President, Individual Learning Solutions, NIIT

NIIT Corporate Chess provides a platform for working professionals to enjoy the game & get a chance to interact with World Chess Champion & NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand on strategies from Chess.

1. Shares his ‘Winning Strategies from Chess’
2. TCS wins Corporate Team Championship trophy and Naveen Jain from Accenture, Bangalore wins Corporate Individual Championship trophy in Division I of Rated Players

NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand felicitated the winners and presented the Corporate Chess Team Championship trophy to TCS and Corporate Individual Championship trophy to Naveen Jain from Accenture, Bangalore in Division one of rated players. The Smt. Leela Biswas memorial award for the Most Promising Women Player of the Championship was given to Sakthilaksmi S from Infosys, Chennai. During the function, Anand also played simultaneous Chess with top 20 players of the tournament and spoke on “Winning strategies from Chess”.

The top boards present during the occasion were Sydney Lewis from Yahoo, Aniket R Pawashe from Deloitte, Pavan Prabhakar from IBM and Arun Srinivaas from TCS Bangalore.

NIIT National Corporate Chess Championship 2012 saw widespread participation by more than 60 Top corporates from across India including TCS, Infosys, Wipro, Siemens, IBM, Accenture, GE, INTEL, Oracle, NetApp, Mangalore Port Trust, Deloitte, Broadcom, Thomson Reuters, AMD, Target Corporation, MCube, Fidelity, MuSigma, Google, SBI, among others, in both Team and Individual category. There were about 250 participants and 35 teams vying for the titles in the tournament.

This year the Championship was held at a national level for the first time. NIIT had earlier organized two annual Corporate Chess Championships on a State level in the city of Bangalore, in 2009 and 2011. On both occasions, the Championships were held over 4 days- first 2 days for Team Championship & the next 2 days were for Individual Championship. In the Team Championship, TCS, Infosys & Wipro were the 1st, 2nd & 3rd winners respectively in 2009. During the 2011 championship, it was TCS, Wipro & Infosys, which took the top three slots.


NIIT launches ‘The Turning Point Scholarship’ 2012 to offer IT scholarships for the new GNIIT and Express Diploma programmes

Amitabh Lahiri
Chief Business Officer, Career Building Solutions, NIIT

The Turning Point Scholarship is yet another effort to recognize and encourage students to pursue a career in IT and IT related domains.



To provide a platform for aspiring youth, for a successful entry into the professional IT world

NIIT Limited launched ‘The Turning Point Scholarship 2012’ for the new GNIIT programme and Express Diploma programmes. The Turning Point Scholarships have been introduced with an aim to recognize and reward meritorious students with scholarships to help them achieve their dream career options in IT industry.

Over last 21 years, more than 4.8 lakh students have benefited from NIIT’s Scholarship Programmes. The NIIT Turning Point Scholarship is one such initiative towards enhancing employability of meritorious students and making them job ready to meet the industry needs. The scholarship is aimed at facilitating meritorious college students and fresh graduates who want to prepare themselves for a successful IT career by enrolling for new GNIIT and Express Diploma programmes.

NIIT also partnered with Credila Financial Services Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of HDFC Ltd. to offer education loans to students interested in enrolling for the programs. The interested students can enroll for NIIT Programs using Credila’s easy repayment options which are exclusive for NIIT students.

The new GNIIT programme prepares college students for a successful entry into the professional IT world by making them job-ready, the day they graduate. Students get the benefit of a dual qualification and industry internship with the Professional PracticeTM module. The programme maximizes career opportunities by preparing students for multiple exit profiles in diverse fields of IT.

Furthermore, NIIT Express Diploma programmes are accelerated, placement backed, technology specialization programmes that help fresh graduates and students of final year of graduation take their first step towards an IT career. Express Diploma programmes are offered in Java, .NET, Software testing and SQA using IBM Rational, Web designing using LAMP technologies, Computer applications, Core programming, Hardware networking, Finance and Accounting and Financial Accounting using Tally ERP9.


NIIT IFBI announces 2nd National Banking Entrance Test for post graduate programs

S. Venkatesh

NBET helps identify and professionally train manpower for this sector, while empowering aspiring youth carve challenging careers with leading private banks in India.


NIIT Institute of Finance, Banking & Insurance Training Ltd. (IFBI) – India’s largest Banking training institute, announced the 2nd National Banking Entrance Test (NBET) for their Post Graduate programs. The post graduate banking programs offered under NBET are Post Graduate Diploma in Banking Operations (PGDBO), Post Graduate Diploma in retail Banking (PGDRB) and BankVantage Career programs.

Successful candidates of National Banking Entrance Test can also earn scholarships up to Rs. 16,000 on the various PG Programs in banking, offered by IFBI. NIIT IFBI’s 1ST National Banking Entrance test (NBET) helped over 1000 students across the country carve a niche as officers in the leading private banks of India.

The Banking Programs offered by NIIT IFBI aims at creating industry ready versatile professionals, who can adapt to working environment in the Banking Industry. These Diploma programs equips a person with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitude for business development roles in Banks, thus making the person a sought after professional by the leading organisations in the Banking Industry.


NIIT launches Vietnam’s first Cloud Campus

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

GNIIT career program will enhance the learning experience of students enabled through our pioneering NIIT Cloud Campus initiative.




Presents new age GNIIT – an all new Cloud Centric Curriculum for the next generation IT professionals in Vietnam

NIIT Limited launched the new age IT programme - GNIIT, first cloud campus in Vietnam to train the country’s youth to pursue careers in the IT sector. This unique GNIIT program based on all new cloud centric curriculum can be pursued anywhere anytime, by leveraging the unique cloud learning methodology. The state-of-the-art NIIT Cloud CampusTM was launched by Mr. Nguyen Trong Duy – Director, Hoa Sen University. Also present on the occasion were Mr. Si Van Le Tien - NIIT Vietnam Territory head, students & members of media.

A globally acclaimed diploma programme, NIIT’s Flagship program – GNIIT, with inputs from the from IT Industry, Academia, & IT majors like Microsoft and Oracle, is a perfect blend of core IT skills, professional skills and cloud technology. It ensures that the students’ IT knowledge and skills are mapped to the industry requirements and entry-level role competencies.

With the new GNIIT, student learns not only at an NIIT centre but also through Vietnam‘s first Cloud CampusTM that leverages the power of Information Technology in education. The pioneering NIIT Cloud CampusTM empowers student to learn on his own terms, at his own pace, wherever and whenever he wants it. Students enjoy higher mobility as they can easily access educational services using a Netbook or a Mobile device that connects them to NIIT’s Cloud CampusTM network. These services will be managed by NIIT centrally, using the power of Cloud Computing.

The new GNIIT syllabus is now based on a Cloud & Collaborative Learning Model. This pioneering initiative takes learning beyond the traditional student-teacher relationship and addresses the needs of today’s generation’s lifestyle and their learning style. It helps seamlessly blend the instructor-led classroom-based learning, virtual classrooms and online learning using Cloud services being off¬ered through NIIT Cloud CampusTM – Vietnam’s First Cloud Campus ecosystem.

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, interaction with faculty and peers and access to online video streams. Thus the learning process is not just limited to textbooks but is enhanced through group learning.


NIIT forays into Bangladesh; launches Bangladesh’s first Cloud Campu

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

NIIT’s industry-aligned, career focused programs will create a pool of trained manpower on emerging technologies particularly for the cloud space, in Bangladesh.




1. Offers career focused and professional skills programs to create a pool of IT professionals in the country

NIIT Limited launched its operations in Bangladesh with state-of-the-art education centres at Banani and Dhanmondi in Dhaka. NIIT entered into a partnership with Dragon Group, a leading business group of Bangladesh, to offer a vast range of industry-aligned, employability enhancing programs, to create a pool of skilled IT professionals in the country.

NIIT will offer cutting edge career programs which are completely aligned with the Industry requirements. NIIT programs are uniquely designed to equip learners with skills that make them productive from Day 1. The company will launch a vast portfolio of career programs which includes the flagship program, GNIIT - Bangladesh’s First Cloud Campus ecosystem and programs in other IT domains like Web Development, Smartphone Application Development, Multimedia, Graphics and Infrastructure Management. NIIT would also offer professional skills programs to develop industry-ready professionals.

The IT sector in Bangladesh is witnessing rapid growth in the last five years. The internet connectivity has been enhanced vastly throughout the country and successive governments have made IT as a focus area, and have extended favorable policies for the growth of the sector. The overall size of the IT/ITeS industry in Bangladesh stood at around USD 250 million in 2010. Having gained experience and credibility in the international market for services, Bangladeshi companies are now graduating from low value added tasks to higher end engineering and product development assignments.

Mr. Mostafa Quamrus Sobhan, Managing Director, Dragon Group said, “Our partnership with NIIT will help make a significant impact in building an IT savvy workforce in Bangladesh. We are confident that this partnership will create a skilled talent pool of professionals to fulfill the ever increasing demand for talent in the IT industry.”

To develop Bangladesh into an IT hub, NIIT along with Dragon Group will work towards establishing a Nationwide Network of Learning centres in the coming years to address requirements of both individuals and Enterprises. NIIT will also collaborate with leading Universities for providing Industry oriented training at the Campuses. NIIT’s state-of-art curriculum will provide a unique learning experience to the students and in addition to the universities.


NIIT inks strategic alliance with Microsoft to develop Cloud-ready professionals

Alison Cunard
General Manager, Microsoft Learning

The strategic alliance with NIIT represents over 20 years of collaboration between our two organizations. We remain dedicated to improving the lives of developers and IT professionals through training and certification and with an unprecedented Microsoft product launch cycle, collaboration with key learning partners has never been more important. As we move through our 20th year in training and certifying developers and IT Professionals, we value our partnership with the industry leaders like NIIT more than ever.





G Raghavan
Chief Executive, Career Building Solutions, NIIT Limited

NIIT will work alongside Microsoft and launch programs mapped to the wave of new cloud technologies that Microsoft is poised to release worldwide.



1. Announce new programs in Cloud and emerging technologies
2. To develop newly-skilled 1,00,000 Microsoft certified Cloud-ready professionals over the next 3 years, besides up-skilling existing professionals

NIIT Limited has entered into a strategic alliance with Microsoft Corporation to develop Cloud-ready professionals with 21st century skills, to take on challenging assignments in the global IT industry. Under this alliance NIIT will offer new programs in Cloud and emerging technologies in association with Microsoft. This significant initiative will allow students to look at the next generation opportunities in the field of Cloud Computing, Cloud Services, and Apps development. Furthermore the benefits of Microsoft Certification integrated with NIIT programs will now be made available to students both in the retail and academic space, by NIIT.

The alliance aims to make available skill-sets required to create a pool of Cloud ready professionals for the global IT market. It is estimated that this partnership will develop 1,00,000 newly-skilled Cloud-ready professionals over the next 3 years, in India alone.

Microsoft and NIIT – pioneers in their respective domains, have seamlessly worked together over the last 20 years to benefit the student community through their strategic alliance. Further strengthening the association, NIIT announced the first set of training programs which eventually will cover all emerging technologies from Microsoft like- SQL Server 2012®, Visual Studio 2012®, Windows Server®, Windows 8® and Windows 8 Apps, that are set to drive the Cloud momentum. A large talent pool of skilled manpower with the ability to develop Cloud Ready Applications holds the key to the success of this momentum.

With the integration of Microsoft Authorized Curriculum across programs in retail and academic space, NIIT will prepare IT professionals to earn Microsoft Cloud Certification titles. Microsoft has introduced a new wave of certifications to ensure that the skill-sets remain relevant to emerging job profiles aligned to Cloud Computing. NIIT has launched the new GNIIT program on its first Cloud Campus, mapping to Microsoft certifications, thereby enabling students for specific job-roles. The new series of programs maximize career opportunities that lead to diverse career options like - Cloud Applications Developer, Enterprise Application Developer, Business Intelligence Solutions Developer, Server Administrator and Network Administrator.

Over the two decades, NIIT and Microsoft have collaborated to introduce path-breaking technologies in India like Windows NT 4.0 and Exchange 5.0, Visual Studio and SQL Server to name a few. NIIT was the first to introduce .NET and C# as “Technology of the Year” in 2001. Post GNIIT integration in 2008 with Microsoft, NIIT has trained over 1,00,000 students on Microsoft technologies and contributed over 75,000 Microsoft Certified Professionals to the IT industry. Going forward, NIIT is aiming to make a visible impact in taking forward the Cloud momentum by using the power of Cloud technologies and bringing new customer segments into Microsoft certifications.


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Environment Scan
1 mn Engg R&D jobs by 2020- Nasscom; Deccan Chronicle; September 28, 2012
BPOs target more skilled staff as clients demand value; Hindu Business Line; September 06, 2012
Cautious Babus stall govt IT projects; The Economic Times; September 12, 2012

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