Q2 (July - Sept 2014) Insight@NIIT:Vol.24 Investor Communication Contents

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  NIIT Limited announces Q2 (July - Sept 2014) Consolidated Results FY 2014-15  










Rajendra S Pawar
NIIT Limited

The induction of Rahul Patwardhan (CEO Designate) and Shivan Bhargava (Group President, Skills & Careers Group) as part of the succession plan, provides the impetus and the capacity to drive our 'Growth through Transformation' agenda.










Rahul K Patwardhan
CEO Designate,
NIIT Limited

I am delighted to be back at NIIT. The Individual Learning and the Corporate Learning businesses are undergoing significant changes and NIIT is well positioned to reaffirm leadership by driving the Business Transformation program forward swiftly and with agility in execution.










Vijay Thadani
NIIT Limited

Reaffirming customer confidence, Corporate Learning business recorded a 50% YoY increase in order intake at USD 20.7 Mn, registering a revenue growth of 35% YoY in Dollar terms.















P Rajendran
Executive Director
NIIT Limited

NIIT NGuru added 95 more schools in Q2 and completed the pilot of teacher training for CTET, with excellent results.





  • NIIT records Net Revenue at Rs. 260.4 Cr and a PAT of Rs 10.3 Cr
  • Corporate Learning Solutions grows 26% YoY
  • 'Beyond IT' enrolments grow 23% YoY
  • Initiates business transformation and succession planning for the next phase of growth

NIIT Limited Q2 (July - September 2014) Consolidated Financials at a Glance (in Rs Cr)

  Qtr ended Sep 30, 2013

Qtr ended Sep 30, 2014

Net Revenue
Profit After Tax

New Delhi, October 17, 2014: NIIT Limited, leading Global Talent Development Corporation, today reported its results for the second quarter ending September 30, 2014. In this quarter, the company recorded Net Revenue of Rs. 260.4 Cr and PAT of Rs. 10.3 Cr.

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

During the quarter, NIIT initiated its Business Transformation plan, to usher the Company into the next phase of growth. Starting with rationalization of subsidiaries to streamline group operations, the company strengthened its management structure and announced a comprehensive succession plan. Mr. Rahul Keshav Patwardhan was appointed as the CEO Designate for NIIT Ltd. on October 6, 2014. He takes charge as Chief Executive Officer of NIIT Limited on April 1, 2015. Further, Mr. Shivan Bhargava joined the company as the Group President of the Skills and Careers Group during the quarter.

After having spent the first 20 years of his career with NIIT in multiple roles, Rahul returns to the company with 10 years of extensive Global experience in scaling managed services operations with Logica. With a proven track record and excellence in strategy, technology services management, training services & channel management, Rahul will spearhead the transformation of NIIT's global offerings and brand positioning in the Global Talent Development space.

During the quarter, Corporate Learning Solutions (CLS) recorded net revenues of Rs. 124.8 Cr, up 26% YoY. Overall Revenue visibility of CLS was recorded at USD 164.3 Mn, up 14% YoY. Managed Training Services (MTS) continued to grow, by contributing 88% to the total CLS revenue. Two new international clients were added for MTS during Q2.

Individual Learning Solutions recorded net revenue of Rs. 100.4 Cr in Q2, with 'Beyond-IT' enrolments growing 23% YoY. NIIT flagship centres recorded a 25% YoY growth in Rev GNIIT enrolments in Q2.

Catering to the growing demand for Information Security professionals, NIIT and EC-Council entered into a strategic partnership to empower Digital India with a pool of Cyber Guardians. Through this partnership, NIIT has introduced cutting-edge training programs in Ethical Hacking to create a manpower pool of trained InfoSec professionals in the country.

NIIT and Microsoft recently tied up to roll-out its significant 'Women in Tech' initiative across 5,000 Schools, Colleges, and Centres in 200 cities.

During the quarter, NIIT launched its '24th Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship', to enhance employability of meritorious students by bridging the affordability gap and making them future-ready to meet the emerging needs of today's
knowledge economy.

NIIT Institute of Finance, Banking & Insurance Training Ltd (IFBI) entered into a partnership with SBI General Insurance to introduce a unique "Earn and Learn" program where each student will get an opportunity to work under experienced mentors while pursuing the certification course. IFBI further signed up Kotak Mahindra Bank to launch a 12-month Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Relationship Management.

The 5th National Banking Entrance Test for industry-linked career programs in banking and finance was conducted by IFBI in Q2 to offer successful candidates an opportunity to earn scholarships in the various PG Programs.

School Learning Solutions (SLS) recorded net revenue of Rs. 31.8 Cr during
the quarter.

SLS engaged in extensive customer outreach during the quarter by launching its social media initiative and participating in connect platforms like – World Didac, wherein it displayed live Math Lab stations. It further launched cutting-edge ICT enabled solutions for the schools of tomorrow in cities like Namakkal, Tamil Nadu and Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh under the aegis of NIIT NGuru. These solutions which significantly improve the efficacy of the teaching and learning experience for school administration, teachers and students alike, aim to bring in a paradigm change in teaching and learning experience.

NIIT's vocational skills training initiative - NIIT Yuva Jyoti (NYJ), and Rotary International District 3010 entered into a partnership to enhance livelihood of youth in Delhi-NCR & surrounding regions through skilling and employability training.

Established in partnership with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), NYJ continued to gain momentum, expanding its reach to over 75 locations with more than 30,000 students trained, since commencement.

Awards & Acknowledgments:

  • NIIT US was honored with Brandon Hall Excellence Gold Award in the Best Custom Content category jointly with Shell for Shell Services on the Road.
  • NIIT US was awarded the Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning 2013 Silver Award in the Best Sales Program for the Extended Enterprise category jointly with MetLife for Banking on Life.
  • NIIT Yuva Jyoti Ltd was recognized as the Best Vocational Education and Skill Development initiative at the World Education Summit, 2014.
  • Chiphen Rigpel Bhutan project was recognized as the Best Government Sector Initiative in Education at the World Education Summit, 2014.

About NIIT

Established in 1981, NIIT Limited, a leading Global Talent Development Corporation, offers learning and knowledge solutions across 40 countries. Leading IT journal Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT the 'Top Training Company' award successively for the past 20 years, since the inception of this category.
NIIT's training solutions in IT, Banking, Finance and Insurance, Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO), Business Process Management (BPM), Executive Management Education, Vocational Skills, School Learning Solutions and Communication and Professional Life Skills has impacted over 35 million learners since inception.
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's Individual Learning business offerings include industry-endorsed Revolution GNIIT programs for students seeking careers in a range of industries and functions such as Banking, IT, Analytics, Digital Marketing and Ecommerce; Edgeineers for IT professionals; and a set of Post Graduate Programs for graduates from different streams. The company has introduced "India's first cloud campus" which offers students higher mobility as they can access classes, courseware, assessments and labs any-time, anywhere by connecting to NIIT's Cloud Campus network.
NIIT Institute of Finance Banking & Insurance (NIIT IFBI), formed by NIIT with equity participation from ICICI Bank, offers programs for individuals and corporates in Banking, Financial Services and Insurance. 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 Process Excellence Limited, a NIIT-GENPACT venture (NIIT Uniqua), offers complete training outsourcing services to the Business Process, Knowledge and Technology Services industry to create business models that enhance productivity and lower costs.
NIIT's School Learning Solutions 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 Yuva Jyoti, a joint venture between NIIT and NSDC, offers vocational skills training programs to enhance employability of youth across India.
In recognition of its people centric policies, which foster an environment of growth and career development, NIIT has been ranked as the 4th Best Company to work for in India 2013-14, by Great Place to Work Institute®.

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Prateek Chatterjee
Vice President, Corporate Communications & Marketing, NIIT Limited
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Email: prateek.chatterjee@niit.com

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  NIIT and EC-Council enter into a strategic partnership to empower Digital India with a pool of Cyber Guardians  

Shivan Bhargava
Group President-Skills & Careers Group,
NIIT Limited

While India has grown rapidly to deliver IT Services globally, skills in the area of Information Security have lagged behind. With IT services consumption growing in the domestic market, there is an urgent need to address this gap. NIIT's partnership with EC Council will give a much needed impetus to information security training and certification in India.


Jay Bavisi
President and co-Founder,

EC Council is dedicated to strengthening cyber security in India, and to tackle the issue of the lack of skilled professionals on a backdrop of a growing nuisance of cyber crimes across industries in India. To combat this menace, EC -Council has partnered with NIIT, a renowned name in I.T. education. NIIT has proven to be a leading organization in global talent development and we are glad to come together with NIIT to train individuals in cyber security so that they can skillfully protect India effectively from this epidemic.


Unveil cutting-edge training program in Ethical Hacking to help combat rising cyber crime

NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and EC-Council (International Council of E-Commerce Consultants), one of the world's largest certification bodies for Information Security professionals, entered into a strategic partnership to jointly address the cyber security concerns of a fast digitalizing India. To this end, NIIT and EC-Council aim to introduce first-of-its-kind training program in ethical hacking to create a manpower pool of trained InfoSec professionals in the country. This was announced at a press conference held in New Delhi.

According to the recent McKinsey Digital Consumer survey, India's internet users are expected to go up to 370M in 2015. Seeking a deeper engagement in the 'Digital India' initiative, the Union Government of India has also approved the ambitious 'Digital India' programme, which aims to connect all gram panchayats through broadband Internet, promote e-governance and transform India into a connected knowledge economy. As consumption of IT grows in the space of e-governance and related areas, there is bound to be a corresponding increase in challenges to secure confidential data from hacks. Taking into account the requirement emerging for protection of information technology infrastructure in the country as well as to serve the export market, a demand for 4.7 lakh cyber security professionals has been estimated by the year 2015 by the Ministry of Communications and IT in the year 2012. This strategic partnership between NIIT and EC-Council aims to address this need.

According to a report India lost $8 bn in 2011 due to cybercrime and is ranked 5th in e-commerce breaches. The Govt of India has also recognized the need for building capability to fight against hackers and as a result also rolled out India's first cyber security policy in 2013. According to a Nasscom report, there are only 22,000 experts in India compared to 2.5 million in China. Forbes ranks Ethical Hacking as no. 2 in highest paying jobs of the future.

Sean Lim, Global Vice President, EC-Council said, "With the amount of talent available, India is naturally a key market for EC - Council, which will provide a high number of quality, English speaking, multi talented cyber-security professionals to the world. This partnership between EC-Council and NIIT is a giant step towards the creation of global cyber security citizens."

With rapid increase in cybercrime, organizations are grappling with the challenge of embracing disruptive technologies and trends like cloud, mobile and social computing that significantly improve productivity, while at the same ensuring security for businesses conducted in the cyber space.

With the overall objective of the partnership to create a pool of cyber security professionals in India, NIIT and EC-Council will develop skilled manpower for the rapidly growing InfoSec industry. On offer is a cutting-edge program in Ethical Hacking to help combat rising cyber crime in India to address the growing demand of cyber security professionals by corporate and Govt. organizations in the country.


  NIIT announces 24th Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship - India's most significant IT & New-Age Careers Scholarship program  

Aims to empower meritorious students with exciting careers in today's knowledge economy

NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation announced India's most significant IT & New-Age Careers Scholarship program - 'Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship', to enhance employability of meritorious students by bridging the affordability gap and making them future-ready to meet the emerging needs of today's knowledge economy. The scholarship is NIIT's endeavour to attract meritorious student in NIIT ecosystem and reward students desirous of building successful careers in diverse industries. Bhavishya Jyoti is one of India's most recognized and trusted scholarship programs with 24 years of market presence that has benefitted over 4 lakh students since its inception.

To enable aspiring students to avail this opportunity, NIIT will award fee waivers of up to Rs. 60,000 across the country this year. NIIT will be offering over 10,000 scholarships for its popular IT and new-age career programs such as GNIIT/ Diploma/ Post Graduate Program in SE and FA and Diploma in HW Networking. In addition the scholarship applicants enrolling for career programs in GNIIT Series /Diploma/PGPIT will be entitled of an Assured Merit Scholarship.

Students who have scored 60% and above in their XIIth/Graduation can apply for this scholarship. The scholarships will be awarded basis performance of the students in their XIIth board exams. The application forms for the scholarship are available at NIIT education centers across the country. Students can also log on to www.niitcloudcampus.com/bjs2014 to get more details. The last date to apply for scholarship is September 20, 2014.


Announcing the launch of Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship 2014, Amitabh Lahiri President, FTZ & Quality, SCG, NIIT Ltd. said, "At NIIT it has been our constant endeavour to offer challenging career opportunities to aspiring students in emerging areas of the knowledge society. The Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship is an integral part of NIIT's commitment to encourage meritorious students of the country to build a successful career in IT and other industry aligned programs."

According to a recent survey, companies are expected to go for aggressive hiring activities this fiscal, with 84 per cent of employers surveyed indicating that headcount in their respective firms is set to increase in 2014-15 over the last financial year. As per Nasscom the Indian IT-BPM industry has demonstrated resilience and agility in the past years. Technology has today become an integral enabler for growth across all sectors and the industry is continuously evolving and innovating to emerge as a strategic partner to its customers. Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship awards fee waivers to meritorious undergraduate and graduates students desirous of building successful careers in diverse industries.

The Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship was launched by NIIT in 1991, to enable financially challenged meritorious students to pursue careers in IT and other new-age programs.


  NIIT IFBI and Shivalik Bank enter into an exclusive partnership to build talent pool of banking professionals in Uttarakhand & UP  

Suveer Kumar Gupta
Shivalik Bank

By forging this strategic relationship with NIIT IFBI, we hope that we would have a large pool of industry-ready talents who would be eagerly waiting to be a part of ever-growing Shivalik Bank. The fact that the premier training institute of the country has accepted the responsibility to build this pool for us makes us confident of the quality of candidates which we would soon be having. I extend my best wishes for the success of this venture.


Bimal Jain

As the pioneers in providing trained manpower for the BFSI industry in India, we are very excited to partner with Shivalik Bank. This program is our initiative to exclusively cater to the growing need for professionally trained and job-ready manpower required by the bank.

Launch first of its kind exclusive Certificate Program in Banking to offer exciting career avenues at Shivalik Bank

Shivalik Mercantile Cooperative Bank Ltd, rated among the best Multistate Urban Co-operative Banks in the state of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh and NIIT Institute of Finance, Banking & Insurance Training Ltd. (IFBI) – India's leading banking training institute, launched the first batch following their partnership for creating a talent pool of industry-ready banking professionals who can sustain the growing momentum of the BFSI sector in the states of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. Under the partnership, a two-month Certificate Program in Banking, an exclusive career program designed for Shivalik Bank had been launched in the city of Dehradun. The program aims to help the bank in having high quality, industry-ready banking professionals to the benefit of everyone concerned.

India's banking and financial sector is expanding rapidly and has the potential to become the 5th largest banking industry in the world by 2020 and 3rd largest by 2025 according to KPMG-CII report. With growing income levels and use of technology, banking sector is expected to become 4-5 times of its current size by 2020. In 2008, about 1.1 million people were directly employed in banking and by 2022 this number is expected to double. The Certificate Program gives an opportunity to the applicants to prepare themselves for this ever growing sector and develop skills much in demand by the banking industry.

The Certificate Program in Banking aims at creating job-ready versatile professionals, who can adapt to the working environment in the Banking Industry in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand and in other states. The program, localized to suit the requirements of the states focuses on core components of modern banking like Banking Financial Services & Insurance Overview, Financial Mathematics & Accounting, Financial Products & Services, Retail Banking Products, Indian Financial System, Regulatory Environment etc. The comprehensive curriculum also includes honing of technical and soft skills of the trainees so that they would be happily hired by the bank and would ideally fit the job profile.


  NIIT IFBI announces 5th National Banking Entrance Test for industry-linked career programs  

Bimal Jain

As the pioneers in providing trained manpower to the BFSI industry in India, we are very excited about the immense opportunities presented by the opening up of the banking sector. NBET is an initiative by IFBI to develop trained resource pool for the fast evolving BFSI industry and offer challenging careers to banking aspirants across the country.






NIIT Institute of Finance, Banking & Insurance Training Ltd. (IFBI) – India's leading Banking training institute, announced the 5th National Banking Entrance Test (NBET) for their career programs on September 12 & 13, 2014. Applications for the test would be available from September 03rd 2014. Successful candidates will be eligible for direct admission into the industry linked career programs – BankVantage Career Programs and Certificate Program in Telebanking. Toppers as per the National Banking Entrance Test can win scholarships up to Rs. 35,000/-. Graduates/Post graduates with 50% or above in graduation, Class XII & Class X, and final year graduation students, are eligible to apply for the National Banking Entrance Test. Candidates should be born on or after 1st February, 1989 to be eligible for applying for the test. The applicants can either visit IFBI centre or can apply online by submitting application form at www.ifbi.com.

NBET would be an online examination in the areas of Verbal, Numerical, Logical and Basic Checking. Candidates who qualify in NBET would need to appear for a personal interview and shortlisted candidates would need to enroll for the PG Programs in order to accomplish a secured banking career with top recruiters like –ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Yes Bank etc. NIIT IFBI has trained over 125,000 students and working professionals in India for the Banking and Financial Services Industry, in the last eight years, and has placed its students with leading banks.

With India close to fulfilling its long-awaited commitment of opening more banks in order to achieve financial inclusion, job opportunities in the banking sector are set to rise. By 2018 the banking industry is expected to generate around 7.5 lakh jobs. As per other industry reports the banking industry will need to hire a massive 9 to 11 lakh employees over the next five years with more than 80% vacancies taking place in public sector banks (PSBs). Analysts are of the view that with the opening of new banks, at least 10,000 more opportunities will get created.

The Banking Programs offered by NIIT IFBI aims at creating industry ready versatile professionals, who can adapt to working environment in the Banking Industry. Different programs offered by NIIT IFBI are designed in the context of modern-day Banking, Insurance and Financial Services by developing competencies on four dimensions – domain, technology, application and customer-service.


  NIIT IFBI launches Earn & Learn Program  

Bimal Jain

This is the first-ever "Earn and Learn" Program designed by IFBI for aspiring insurance professionals. The primary objective is to offer a perfect balance of theoretical and professional exposure of working in the corporate world, thus creating seasoned professionals.

A unique certificate program in General Insurance that provides exposure to the insurance sector

NIIT Institute of Finance, Banking & Insurance Training Ltd. (IFBI) - India's largest banking training institute, announced the launch of a 6–month Certificate Program in Insurance, an exclusive career program designed for SBI General Insurance, a joint venture between State Bank of India and Insurance Australia Group (IAG). It is IFBI'S first-ever earn & learn program where each student will get an opportunity to work under experienced mentors and understand the business dynamics, while pursuing the certification course.

Skilled professionals, graduates, and students who have successfully completed Grade XII in regular mode and, are in the 21-40 years age group can apply for this program. Candidates, successfully completing the program by meeting the performance criteria set by SBI General Insurance during the six-month training period at IFBI, will be absorbed by SBI General Insurance.

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Ravi Khanna, Vice President- HR & Learning at SBI General Insurance Company said, "This program is an initiative spearheaded by SBI General Insurance and NIIT IFBI, to address the ever-increasing trained manpower requirement for the insurance sector. Our association with NIIT IFBI will bring forth the best in terms of curriculum and faculty."

As per industry reports, The insurance sector which currently stands at US$66.4 billion is poised to reach US$ 350 billion by 2020. In India, owing to the demographic dividend, the sector is growing at a much faster rate, creating huge requirement for trained manpower. According to ASSOCHAM, this requirement is estimated at 3 million trained insurance professionals by 2030.

This program will offer students the opportunity to work and understand the business dynamics via a 2-days classroom + 4-days On-the-Job training (OJT) with SBI General Insurance. The students will be assigned to a branch and an experienced Mentor from SBI General, who will provide the required on-the-job training. This OJT will also enable students to earn during the 6-months learning program period, as per terms and conditions as specified by SBI General.

Students successfully completing the program will get an opportunity to join SBI General Insurance either in Bancassurance, Agent handling or Direct sales roles.


  NIIT Ltd appoints Rahul Patwardhan as the next CEO  

Rajendra Pawar
Chairman & MD,

We are delighted to have Rahul Patwardhan joining us as the next CEO of NIIT Ltd. He is taking on this role at a crucial time when the company is poised to expand the Managed Training Services business and consolidate and strengthen the individual learning solutions business across multiple domains, in its path to becoming a globally benchmarked talent development corporation. This appointment is also part of the implementation of our succession plan. On the external front, this is the time when India is giving national focus on building skills in people, with the aspiration of becoming the largest competitive global talent pool. Rahul's global experience, proven track record and excellence in strategy, technology services management, training services & channel management will enable him to lead the transformation of NIIT's global offerings and brand positioning in the Global Talent Development space.








The Board of NIIT Ltd announced the appointment of Mr. Rahul Keshav Patwardhan as CEO Designate of the company. Mr. Patwardhan, who has joined today, shall take charge as Chief Executive Officer of NIIT Limited on April 1, 2015.

Mr. Rahul Patwardhan is a Production Engineer, with an MBA from IIM Kolkata. He joined NIIT in 1984 from IIMC campus and began his career in Management Consulting, Corporate & Individual IT Training and Software Services.

In 1987, he was a key member of the team that conceived and implemented NIIT's Training Services Franchise model. He then led product management of the Individual IT Training business, drove strong annual growth. He also initiated training services Quality Management on industrial engineering principles, to ensure NIIT delivered Quality training consistently, while scaling up. Later, as NIIT's Corporate Planning manager, he developed and implemented a model for long-term strategic planning and budgeting for the company.

In the early 90's he set up NIIT's operations across Asia Pacific, kicking off the globalization of Corporate & Individual learning businesses, and was instrumental in NIIT's start in China; apart from launching the Software & SI business in the region. He led the acquisition of significant multimedia learning deals in Singapore and Malaysia. During the last part of his 20-year career with the NIIT group, he was the President of Europe & APAC Software business in NIIT Technologies Ltd.

From 2005, Mr. Rahul Patwardhan served as CEO of Logica's India Offshore unit in Bangalore, as well as the Global Director of Applications Management delivery across Logica worldwide. Mr. Patwardhan was a key member of the global leadership team.

He moved to Europe headquarters of Logica as MD, Global App Services P&L business. By 2011, he oversaw a revenue line of USD 1.5B and a 12000 person globally diverse App Management workforce across all onshore European locations and offshore locations in India, Morocco, Philippines and Central/Eastern Europe. Finally he became the Global Productivity Leader, responsible for design & execution of a strategic program to improve delivery productivity and gross margins across the firm, globally.

In his own words, his career goal is to make a meaningful contribution to the global leveraging of people's competencies and capabilities and help them deliver to the best of their competencies.

The NIIT Board also approved the following changes to take place at the beginning of the next financial year, i.e., with effect from April 1, 2015, at the senior leadership level in NIIT Ltd. :

  • Mr. Rajendra Pawar shall continue to be the Chairman of NIIT Ltd.
  • Mr. Vijay Thadani shall become Vice Chairman & Managing Director.
  • Mr. P Rajendran shall become Joint Managing Director.


  NIIT to partner Microsoft for 'Women in Tech' initiative  

Bhaskar Pramanik
Microsoft India

Through the Women in Tech initiative, we aim to double the number of women in India's IT industry over the next few years. We believe that women will play a pivotal role in enabling a technology powered economy." He further added, "We are excited to partner with a proven leader like NIIT to make this program a reality and help us build a strong, successful women workforce in India.





Vijay Thadani
NIIT Limited

NIIT and Microsoft have been strategic partners for over two decades now, with the unified purpose of developing contemporary talent pool for the Global IT Industry. The IT services industry in India is already at the forefront in terms of employing women. It gives us great pleasure to join hands with Microsoft to further open and accelerate challenging career avenues for Women in Tech.

Alison Cunard
General Manager, Microsoft Learning

As a woman in technology, I've seen first-hand how the right training can create great careers. I've also seen how getting women into technology builds more effective teams and helps both men and women succeed. I'm very pleased to be part of the Women in Tech initiative in India – it's a chance for Microsoft to help women, and India, fill the IT-skills gap and build an economy for the 21st century. We're proud to work with partners such as NIIT, and support their drive to create quality training and new opportunities.


To be the Primary Learning partner of Microsoft and roll-out 'Women in Tech' initiative across 5,000 Schools, Colleges, and Centres in 200 cities

To launch 8 New Specialized programs on latest Microsoft technologies to help develop an IT Talent pool

To offer special Scholarships for Girl Students and Women on select programs till 31st December, 2014

NIIT Limited, leading Global Talent Development Corporation will partner with Microsoft India on its significant 'Women in Tech' initiative that has been designed to provide, attract and retain women talent in the IT industry. As the Primary Learning Partner, NIIT will utilize its nationwide network to train & certify girl students & women in the latest Microsoft technologies, through Technology Skill enhancer courses. This will enable young girls and women in the country to find suitable careers in IT and accelerate their growth in the fast-evolving IT industry. The initiative will target girl school students, young women students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) colleges, women IT professionals and women entrepreneurs.

Microsoft and NIIT – pioneers in their respective domains, have seamlessly worked together for over 20 years as strategic allies to benefit the student community in India. Further strengthening this association, NIIT will partner with Microsoft to accelerate awareness amongst girls & women students through a massive outreach program across India. Through its unique 'IT Wizard' workshops, NIIT will introduce school girls aged 13-16 years across 4000 schools to the exciting world of IT Careers. Further, a campus connect program will reach out to young women in over a 1000 colleges and encourage them to participate & contribute to the dream of a 'Digital India.' Microsoft has recently announced its plans to train and mentor one million women students, women IT professionals and women entrepreneurs in the next 12 months. Accordingly, the Women in Tech initiative will impart technical skills, provide mentorship and further encourage women to join, grow and succeed in the Indian technology industry.

Keeping in mind the unique requirements of student audiences, NIIT will provide specialized consultation sessions & additional test preparation modules for aspirants to successfully validate their skills and acquire globally recognized professional certifications. They will have the option to choose from NIIT's recently launched new-age programs - FutureSmart series of digital literacy courses, 8 new Technology Skill Enhancer courses addressing technology mega-trends such as Cloud and Mobile App Development, Big Data, Cloud Computing and Virtualization. Further, a new Post Graduate Program in Cloud Computing & IT Management, and a Certificate Program in App Development have also been launched. Participants will benefit from the convenience & new-age learning environments provided by NIIT's Cloud Campus and Microsoft's Virtual Academy.

As per a NASSCOM report 20-25% of the literate women are science and engineering graduates. Nearly 15% of women working professionals are working in the IT and ITES sector. With an increased awareness towards the business challenges and employment opportunities many Indian women are changing their outlook, and therefore opportunities for women have considerably increased in the IT industry.

As an invitational offer, special scholarships will be offered to women for a range of programs till 31st December, 2014. Additionally, to give this initiative a boost, NIIT will organize about 25 Job Fairs in the top 10 cities exclusively for women aspirants during the next 12 months. Associated career counselling & mentoring will also be provided. Furthermore, NIIT will be hiring experts who would become lead trainers for the Women in Tech initiative.

Over more than 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.


  Rotary International District 3010 and NIIT Yuva Jyoti (NYJ) enter into a partnership to enhance livelihood of youth in Delhi-NCR  

Sanjay Khanna
District Governor, Rotary International District 3010

In accordance with our mission of bringing together business and professional leaders to offer humanitarian services, we are happy to partner with NIIT Yuva Jyoti to reach out to the youth from less privileged sections of the society with job-ready training.


Umang Das
District Director (Literacy & CSR), Rotary International District 3010

Rotary International District 3010 has been working closely with India Inc. to eliminate poverty and unemployment by making industry aligned training programs available to less privileged youth. Our alliance with NIIT Yuva Jyoti is a huge step in that direction.


Sanjay Bahl
President, NIIT
Yuva Jyoti Limited

Our vision at NIIT Yuva Jyoti is to offer viable career options to a vast audience whose need for skill development has largely remained unaddressed. With this alliance with Rotary International District 3010, NYJ will continue to create avenues for enhancing the employability landscape by bringing local jobs to local youth from not so privileged sections of society.

Tie-up to help youth from less privileged sections of the society through job-oriented programs

Rotary International District 3010 to sponsor over 5000 youth for job-oriented courses at NYJ over the next one year

Rotary International District 3010 and NIIT Yuva Jyoti (NYJ) - an alliance between NIIT and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC - a PPP not for profit company promoted by Ministry of Finance, with 49% equity held by Govt. of India), entered into a partnership to enhance livelihood of youth from less privileged sections of society across Delhi-NCR & surrounding regions through skilling and employability training. Under this partnership, Rotary International District 3010 plans to sponsor over 5000 youth over the next 1 year for job-oriented courses offered by NIIT Yuva Jyoti (NYJ). This was announced in a press conference in Gurgaon today in the presence of Rtn. Sanjay Khanna, District Governor; Rtn. Umang Das, District Director (Literacy & CSR), Rotary International District 3010 and Mr. Sanjay Bahl, President, NIIT Yuva Jyoti Limited.

The tie-up will help youth from less privileged sections of the society chart ambitious careers by opting for the programs that suits their aptitude. NYJ imparts training across different service sectors – Retail, IT/ITeS, Hospitality, Banking, Telecom etc. Built on a strong foundation of the NIIT pedagogy, state-of-the-art industry endorsed curriculum will be used to transfer skills to students.

The NYJ courses will enhance employability skills of students by offering occupational, communication and professional life skills to make them industry ready. The students will also enjoy the benefits of certification and placement assistance. This initiative will expose youth to the enormous opportunities available in the services sectors, the skill sets required in these sectors and the existing skill gaps. Furthermore, NYJ will help youth to achieve their dreams through its unique training methodology, course content and infrastructure.


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