Q3 (Oct - Dec 2014-15) Insight@NIIT:Vol.25 Investor Communication Contents
. NIIT enters into MoU with Guian New Area, China

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  NIIT Limited announces Q3 (Oct - Dec 2014) Consolidated Results FY 2014-15  














Vijay Thadani
NIIT Limited

A strong focus on improving liquidity and conservation of capital, contributed towards strengthening of the balance sheet during the quarter.
















Rahul K Patwardhan
CEO Designate,
NIIT Limited

The 6% YoY revenue growth during the quarter, was driven by a robust 28% YoY growth in Corporate Learning Solutions.

Our Business Transformation Program is progressing on schedule to streamline and realign the organisation towards business growth and improved profitability.
















P Rajendran
Executive Director
NIIT Limited

The MathLab Impact Study clearly shows a definitive impact of MathLab on Math performance across schools in India. We are confident that this finding will encourage more schools to adopt MathLab and other ICT enabled solutions offered by NIIT.















  • NIIT records Net Revenue at Rs. 248.2 Cr, up 6% YoY
  • Corporate Learning Solutions grows 28% YoY

NIIT Limited Q3 (Oct - Dec 2014) Consolidated Financials at a Glance (in Rs. Cr)

  Qtr ended Dec 31, 2013 Qtr ended Dec 31, 2014

Growth YoY

Net Revenue
Profit After Tax

New Delhi, January 16, 2015: NIIT Limited, a global leader in Skills and Talent Development, today reported its results for the third quarter ending December 31, 2014. In this quarter, the company recorded Net Revenue of Rs. 248.2 Cr, up 6% YoY with a PAT of Rs 1.8 Cr. EBITDA for the quarter was recorded at Rs. 5.7 Cr.

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

Corporate Learning Solutions (CLS) which offers Managed Training Services (MTS) to market-leading companies in North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania, recorded net revenues of Rs. 136 Cr during the quarter, up 28% over same period of the previous year. It added three new contracts and one new customer in Q3, taking the Pending Order book for CLS to $ 64.5 Mn.

Individual Learning Solutions (ILS) recorded net revenue of Rs. 76.9 Cr during the quarter.

During the quarter, NIIT continued to roll-out industry-aligned programs in partnership with leading organisations like – eBay, IEEE & Microsoft.

With the view to increase employability, bridge the skills divide and create opportunities for entrepreneurs to tap into the growing ecommerce market, NIIT announced an industry first ecommerce certification programme in collaboration with eBay India, in this quarter.

NIIT and IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) entered into a global alliance to provide training based on the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK) to create certified engineers to meet the industry's requirement for job-ready talent. During the quarter, NIIT also tied up with Microsoft to roll-out its significant 'Women in Tech' initiative across 5,000 Schools, Colleges, and Centres in 200 cities.

Further strengthening its China operations, NIIT recently entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Guian New Area, the capital city of Guizhou province, China, to offer programs in IT with special focus on Big Data.

School Learning Solutions (SLS) registered net revenue of Rs. 31.4 Cr during the quarter.

NIIT unveiled MathLab Impact Study conducted by one of the top four research agencies across 11 States in India, which revealed that students using NIIT MathLab performed distinctly better in Math than students not using MathLab. NIIT extended its presence in Hyderabad, Bangalore and Tiruchengode with the launch of the cutting-edge 'MathLab Plus' in these cities.

During the quarter, NIIT showcased its state-of-the-art technology-based School Learning Solutions at the 28th Guwahati Book Fair and Literary Festival, 2014 held in Assam.

NIIT Yuva Jyoti, established in partnership with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), continued to gain momentum, expanding its reach to over 75 locations with more than 34,500 students trained, since commencement.

Other highlights & awards:

  • www.niit.com wins the 'Best Educational Website' award at the 5th Annual India Digital Awards by Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI).
  • Rahul K Patwardhan, CEO Designate, NIIT Limited gets felicitated with the distinguished Alumni award by The Daly College, Indore.
  • NIIT launches Graduate Employability Test (GET) — to enable students to choose a career that matches with their abilities and interests.
  • The National Selections for World Skills Competition (WSC) 2015 for ITSSB skill, facilitated by NSDC and IT-ITeS Sector Skills Council NASSCOM with support from NIIT as the training partner, shortlists four candidates after an intensive nationwide competition that concluded in the Capital.
  • NIIT Corporate Learning ranks among Top 20 Gamification L&D companies of 2014 by Training Industry, Inc.
  • NIIT Corporate Learning ranks among Top 20 companies in IT Training of 2014 by Training Industry, Inc.
  • NIIT ranks among 50 Best E-Learning Companies of India at the Global LearnTech Congress & Awards 2014.
  • NIIT Yuva Jyoti receives the ICONIC IDC Insights Award 2014 for - Technology Innovation to enhance Customer Experience, in Retail/Service sector.

About NIIT

Established in 1981, NIIT Limited, a global leader in Skills and Talent Development, offers multi-disciplinary learning management and training delivery solutions to corporations, institutions, and individuals in over 40 countries.
NIIT has three main lines of business across the globe- Corporate Learning Group, Skills and Careers Group, and School Learning Group.
NIIT's Corporate Learning Group (CLG) offers Managed Training Services (MTS) to market-leading companies in North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. The comprehensive suite of Managed Training Services includes custom Curriculum Design and Content Development, Learning Administration, Learning Delivery, Strategic Sourcing, Learning Technology, and Advisory Services. With a team of some of the world's finest learning professionals, NIIT is dedicated to helping customers increase the business value of learning and development (L&D). Built on the sound principles of 'Running Training like a Business', NIIT's Managed Training Services and best-in-class training processes enable customers to align business goals with L&D, reduce costs, realise measurable value, benefit from rock-solid operations, and increase business impact.
NIIT's Skills and Careers Group (SCG) delivers a diverse range of learning and talent development programs to millions of individual and corporate learners in areas including Banking, Finance & Insurance, Soft Skills, Business Process Excellence, Retail Sales Enablement, Management Education, Multi-Sectoral Vocational Skills, Digital Media Marketing, and new-age IT. These programs are delivered through a hybrid combination of the 'Cloud Campus' online platform, satellite-based 'Synchronous Learning Technology' and a physical network of hundreds of learning centers in India, China, and select markets in Asia & Africa. The flagship multi-disciplinary course offerings include the industry-endorsed RevGNIIT program and a set of Post Graduate Programs for students from different streams, apart from a wide range of specialist short duration programs.
To further strengthen its SCG portfolio in India, NIIT has tied up with industry majors like ICICI Bank for NIIT Institute of Finance Banking & Insurance, IFBI; leading business schools in India for NIIT Imperia; Genpact for NIIT Uniqua; and a joint venture with NSDC for NIIT Yuva Jyoti. Besides this, for the China market, NIIT has tied up with governments and software parks in Chongqing, Wuxi, Suzhou, Changzhou, Zhangjiagang, Haikou and Dafeng, for state-of-the-art public-private partnership centres.
NIIT's School Learning Group (SLG) provides technology based learning to over 15,000 government and private schools in India, Bhutan, South Africa and the Middle East. The futuristic NIIT nGuru range of learning solutions for schools comprises Interactive Classrooms with digital content, technology-driven Math Lab, IT Wizard programs and Quick School - an Education Resource Planning software.
NIIT's learning and talent development solutions, have received widespread recognition globally. The company has been named among the Top 20 Training Outsourcing Companies for the past seven consecutive years by Training Industry, Inc. Further, leading Indian ICT journal Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT the 'Top Training Company' award successively for the past 20 years, since the inception of this category. NIIT Yuva Jyoti Ltd was recognized as the Best Vocational Education and Skill Development initiative at the World Education Summit, 2014.
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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  NIIT enters into MoU with Guian New Area, China  

Rahul Keshav Patwardhan
CEO Designate,
NIIT Limited

At NIIT, we are committed to supporting China in its human capacity building initiative. We were the first Indian IT training company to establish presence in China in the late nineties with a vision to create a manpower pool, to empower the software industry in the country. It gives us great pleasure to join hands with Guian New Area to further open and accelerate new-age career opportunities like Big Data. I believe this MoU will further enhance our relationship with the country.



MoU aims to develop Human Capital in line with China's vision to promote Guian as the national center for the Big Data industry –

NIIT entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Guian New Area in the Guizhou province of China, to offer programs in new-age IT, with special focus on Big Data. The MoU was signed by Mr. Rahul Keshav Patwardhan, CEO Designate, NIIT Ltd during his recent visit to China and Mr. Ma Chang Qing, Head of the Guizhou Guian New District.

Under this MoU, NIIT will offer programs in Big Data as Guian has been identified by the Government of China as the national center for the Big Data Industry. Apart from this, NIIT will offer wide range of cutting-edge IT skills training across various fields. Currently, there are over 10,000 students studying in the New University Town campus which is likely to grow to nearly 25,000 over the next few years. Hence, there exists a potential to train a large number of students. NIIT will help support the vision of the Guizhou Government and would train these students to develop the next generation of data scientists and business analytics professionals for opportunities in the Big Data industry.

As the need for analyzing huge volumes of data presents immense opportunity for businesses today, there has been a growing demand globally for analytics professionals to power the Big Data industry. To cater to this emerging trend, NIIT has introduced cutting-edge programs in Big Data.

NIIT has a very unique business model for co-operation with Universities and Colleges in China called the - "NIIT Inside model", where NIIT programs are embedded in University/College IT curriculum. Students may undergo a 4 year Bachelor Degree program or a 3 year Associate Degree program post 12th grade in Information Technology. Currently, NIIT curriculum is embedded into both these programs across multiple Universities and Colleges in China. While the University system continues to teach the rest of the subjects that a student undergoes such as Chinese language, science etc to obtain a Bachelor Degree, the IT portion is completely from NIIT. The students get the degree or the associate degree from the University/Government and also receive a certificate from NIIT.

Mr. Rahul Patwardhan, CEO Designate, NIIT Ltd. called upon Mr. Qin Ru Pei, Vice Governor of Guizhou during his visit. Elaborating on the MoU, Mr. Qin Ru Pei, Vice Governor of Guizhou further emphasized on NIIT's key role as the training partner and estimated the requirement to be around 50,000 trained students over the next 5 years.

NIIT, a global leader in skills and talent Development, established its presence in China in 1997, becoming the first Indian IT enterprise to do so. Over the years, NIIT has been training skilled IT professionals for China's software outsourcing industry. With the support of its outstanding partners and institutions, it has trained more than 150,000 students in the country.


  eBay India and NIIT offer an industry first ecommerce certification: ePro  

Latif Nathani
Managing Director,
eBay India

eBay India has enabled businesses for over 50,000 merchants of all sizes and it has been our constant endeavor to expand the seller base. However, the widening skill gap would become an impediment to the growth of the ecommerce industry. The ePro certification will not only build an employable workforce, but will also aid Government's endeavor to skill 500 million4 people by 2022, who can contribute towards the 'Make in India' campaign.


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

At NIIT we have always believed in offering programs customized to the evolving needs of the industry. With the changing face of retail, where online platforms are gaining popularity among consumers, we perceive immense opportunity in the ecommerce space. Hence we have joined hands with eBay India to empower local entrepreneurs with global aspirations, by bringing them at par with the international standards.

Certification to help increase employability and bridge skills divide

Create online entrepreneurs to tap the growing opportunity

The ecommerce industry is estimated to touch USD 76 billion by 20211 and the demand for employees is pegged at 1.4 million by 20212. However, only 27 per cent of the fresh graduates will be employable by 20203.

In an attempt to increase employability, bridge the skills divide and create opportunities for entrepreneurs to tap into the growing ecommerce market, eBay India (www.ebay.in) and global talent development corporation, NIIT (www.niit.com) announced an industry first ecommerce certification programme: ePro.

The ePro certification program has been built with an aim to create a sustainable & scalable skills framework via Public & Private Partnerships to increase employability.

The ePro certification program will address the skills gaps of the people, enabling a vast system of qualified resources that are not only employable in the overall offline/online retail industry but will also enable them to look for opportunities in sales, operations, merchandise, payments and logistics role.

The program will cover topics like Introduction to eCommerce, Marketplaces & eBay, Process of Selling, Inventory Management, Customer Service, Marketing and all such aspects that will enable merchants to sell online.


  Five-time World Champion and NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand unveils NIIT MathLab Impact Study in New Delhi  

P Rajendran
Executive Director
NIIT Limited

It is our constant endeavor at NIIT, to make education more impactful, interactive and fun filled experience for teachers and students alike. To this end we decided to assess the impact of learning Math with NIIT MathLab and the Impact Study results reiterate our belief that MathLab not only makes learning Math fun, but also improves the Fundamentals of Maths through enhanced performance and proficiency.


Viswanathan Anand
Five time World
Champion and NIIT

With a vision to enable 'schools of tomorrow', NIIT's MathLab Plus ensures that the students get a thorough grasp on the subject, thus laying a foundation to train students to think, analyze and articulate logically. I congratulate NIIT for its MathLab Impact Study that shows a definitive impact of MathLab on Math performance across schools in India.


Nationwide Impact Study shows that NIIT MathLab has a positive impact on students' performance in Mathematics

Five-time World Champion and NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand unveiled the NIIT MathLab Impact study at an event organized in the capital. A breakthrough initiative based on NCERT curriculum, MathLab Plus by NIIT, a global leader in Skills and Talent Development, aims at making the vital subject of mathematics simpler, easier and fun to learn for school students, resulting in improved performance and proficiency in Math results.

The recent NIIT MathLab Impact study, conducted by one of the big four research agencies in 34 schools across 11 states in India to understand the impact of the MathLab both at the quantitative and qualitative levels, highlighted that 20% of children (and adults) suffer from math anxiety. It has been observed that after introduction of MathLab in schools there were multiple changes among the students as well as teachers, in their approach to Math. MathLab helps to increase interest in the subject, develop logical thinking, improves retention of concepts, decreases fear of math and builds up confidence among students through interactive and collaborative learning. The NIIT MathLab Impact study clearly shows that Class X students from MathLab using schools perform distinctly better in Math than students not using MathLab.

The efficacy of MathLab was highlighted through a unique theatrical performance titled, 'Masti ki Math-Shala', wherein performers drew upon daily experiences to demonstrate the importance of Math in every sphere of life. Real life situations were masterfully adapted to showcase the significance of Mathematics and how NIIT MathLab Plus could help in making this difficult subject simple and fun. Leading academicians, principals and teachers from top schools of Delhi and NCR were present during the performance.

On the occasion of the launch of NIIT MathLab Impact Study, GM Viswanathan Anand spoke on how the collaborative nature of MathLab Plus allows seamless integration of creativity, connectivity and problem solving for contextual learning. He shared his personal conviction on how any lesson that is learnt with enjoyment and engagement invariably leads to better results – whether in sports or as demonstrated in the NIIT MathLab Impact Study.

NIIT Nguru MathLab Plus has been successfully implemented in more than 1500 schools, with over 8000 teachers using the product to teach mathematics to more than 5 lakh students.

MathLab Plus is all about learning, verifying and visualizing mathematical concepts in a 'fun' way through educational aids, interactive tools, computer interface and guidance from teachers and NIIT experts. It inspires out of the box thinking and provides an opportunity to explore the valuable knowledge with classmates. With the help of MathLab Plus, teachers can make seemingly complex subjects, easy to understand.

MathLab Plus offers multiple teaching and learning aids comprising technology applications, videos, manipulative, measuring instruments, and tables and charts, to schools on the basis of three pillars of 'Imagine, Investigate and Interact.


  Four candidates qualify at the National Selections for WorldSkills Competition 2015 for ITSSB skill  

Sandhya Chintala
Executive Director, SSC
President, NASSCOM.

World Skills Competition is a fabulous opportunity for the young people to showcase their IT acumen at a global forum. WSC is a forum that provides an equal opportunity for the eligible candidates. This weekend the National selections have been completed, where we were enthused by the talent exhibited by the participants. We wish the shortlisted candidates all the best as they prepare for the finals early next year.


Dilip Chenoy

I am thrilled to experience such excitement and amazingly sharp skills in our youth. There is huge potential and talent that we see here. The WorldSkills competitions provide a fantastic opportunity to benchmark skills within a country, against the rest of the world. I am proud how NSDC along with its partners is preparing out youth to compete at a world scale. Like in the last WorldSkills, we hope to bring laurels to the country again in the next one across various categories and sectors.


Vijay Thadani
NIIT Limited

It has been our continuing endeavor at NIIT, to set global standards and promote excellence in IT and Beyond IT skills through cutting-edge learning solutions. India's participation in World Skills Competition, 2015 is a great step in that direction and we are delighted to be a part of this initiative as the Training Partner.

Facilitated by NSDC and IT-ITeS Sector Skills Council NASSCOM with support from NIIT as the training partner

In the National Selections for World Skills Competition (WSC) 2015 for IT Software Solutions for Business (ITSSB) skill, four candidates have been shortlisted after an intensive nationwide competition that concluded in the Capital. The four engineering students - Neha Valecha of Bhiwani, Saurabh Kanwar of Karnal, Nishant Jain of Chennai & Ujjwal Gulecha of Bangalore - will further compete with each other at the Final Selections, scheduled in March 2015. The finalist will represent India in the 43rd World Skills Competition (WSC) - referred popularly, as the Skills Olympics - being hosted at Sao Paulo, Brazil on 11-16 August 2015.

Sector Skills Council (SSC) NASSCOM has been appointed by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to spearhead India's participation at the WSC 2015 for ITSSB skill. Preparations for WSC 2015 ITSSB category is supported by NASSCOM member organizations like NIIT, Microsoft, IBM, Infosys and Web Chutney. On 29th & 30th November, 2014 the National Selections were conducted in New Delhi. Hosted by NIIT, the Training Partner for India's ITSSB entry into WSC, this event saw 16 nationwide aspirants, compete against each other over a two day intensive selection process.The shortlisted four candidates, now begin their training and mentorship program with the best expert and mentors identified by the IT industry.

SSC NASSCOM has facilitated India's participation in the WSC 2013 ITSSB category in the past and the candidate, representing India in that category, Sarthak Jain, was awarded a 'Medallion of Excellence'.

World Skills Competition is the largest international 'Vocational Skills Competition' in the world. It takes place in a different country every two years and brings together over 1,000 young people from across the globe to compete in skills ranging from welding to web design. The competitors pitch their skills against the best of the best and compete for gold, silver and bronze medals. World Skills Competition attracts thousands of visitors such as schools, colleges and training providers, government representatives, employers and teachers. Details about the World Skills can be accessed at: www.worldskills.org

India became the 48th member of the World Skills International on 20th January 2007 with CII as its only member organization; the responsibility has been taken over by National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC), set up by the Ministry of Finance under Public People Partnership (PPP) mode, to provide the prestigious event an international platform. NSDC represents World Skills activities through World Skills India. NSDC, an empowered organization will be the official body representing the country at the World Skill Competition. In general there are 6 Skills Clusters, namely Transport & Logistics, Construction and Building Technology, Manufacturing and Engineering Technology, ITC Technology, Creative Art and Fashion, Social and Personal Services. The competitors are required to be not more than 22 in the year of competition with exception being for Mechatronics, where the competitors must not be older than 25 years in the year of competition.


  Kotak Mahindra Bank, NIIT IFBI and NIIT University enter into an exclusive partnership to offer Post Graduate Diploma in Banking & Relationship Management  

Bimal Jain

With a track record of providing trained manpower for the BFSI industry in India for eight years, we are very excited about this partnership with Kotak Mahindra Bank to design a program that will help identify and professionally train manpower for the bank, while empowering aspiring youth to access challenging careers in the banking sector.

Rajendra Kumar Pandey
NIIT University

In line with our commitment to offer industry-linked education in the emerging areas of the knowledge society, we are happy to join hands with Kotak Mahindra Bank and IFBI to impart the cutting-edge training programs in banking & finance at our University campus in Neemrana .

Kotak Mahindra Bank, NIIT Institute of Finance Banking & Insurance Training Ltd. (IFBI) and NIIT University entered into a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to launch a 12-month Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Relationship Management (PGDBRM) at NIIT University which will offer graduates a career opportunity in India's promising banking sector.

This program aims to develop and empower professionals with necessary skills and knowledge to undertake various roles in banking and financial services. Under this partnership, NIIT IFBI and NIIT University will provide training to students, organize academic sessions in specialized areas of applied banking/financial/relationship management topics and also impart business and cultural orientation, at the NIIT University Campus in Neemrana, Rajasthan. On successful completion of the program, students will get an opportunity to join Kotak Mahindra Bank as Probationary Officers.

Amitabha Sen, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Kotak Mahindra Bank, said, "We are delighted to partner with IFBI, India's leading banking training institute and NIIT University to develop a program in banking and financial services for aspiring graduates. This program will equip them in various aspects of jobs in BFSI. Banking is going to play a significant role in India's progress, and this program will help create a pool of competent professionals."

This program will combine conceptual rigour with experiential learning through a unique collaboration between the domain expertise of NIIT University and IFBI, together with the functional expertise of the banking industry. The students will also undergo an industry-linked internship at Kotak Mahindra Bank during the course duration.


  NIIT and IEEE enter into a global alliance to enhance employability of engineers  

P Rajendran
Executive Director
NIIT Limited

This significant partnership with IEEE is a step in addressing that issue. Drawing upon our past expertise in the skilling and training sector, NIIT will help improve the employability of engineers on a global scale,


Roberto de Marca
IEEE President
and CEO

By forging this strategic partnership with NIIT, we look forward to taking the SWEBOK and other IEEE educational and skill development programs global. We are glad to have come together with NIIT to reduce the skill gap among engineering graduates throughout India.

Amitabh Lahiri
President, Futurz,
NIIT Limited.

With an aim to bring engineers at par with the global industry standards, we plan to train over 40,000 engineers in SWEBOK training programs in next three years.


Harish Mysore
Director, India
operations, IEEE

Employers will value the IEEE and NIIT joint certificates globally,


Unique partnership to promote technical education and skill development based on IEEE Computer Society's global programs

NIIT, a leading global talent development corporation, and IEEE Computer Society, the computing professional's single, unmatched source for technology information, inspiration and collaboration, entered into a global alliance to provide training based on the Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK) to create quality engineers to meet the industry's requirement for job-ready talent.

Although nearly 1,300,000 engineers study in universities in India, around 80 percent of these graduates are considered not job-ready by employers. According to a recently published National Employability Report called Engineering Graduates - 2014, released by Aspiring Minds Assessment Private Limited only 18.43% engineers are employable for the software engineer-IT services role, while just 3.95% are trained to be directly deployed on projects. For core jobs in mechanical, electronics/electrical and civil jobs, only a mere 7.49% engineers are employable.

Therefore, there is an acute demand in the industry for a well-trained talent pool, certified by an internationally recognized neutral body. As IEEE Computer Society's Premier Registered Education Provider, NIIT will introduce IEEE Computer Society's suite of globally acclaimed, ISO compliant SWEBOK training content and assessment for the industry, institutions and individual students.

SWEBOK coursework is created by subject-matter experts from industry and academia globally, based on requirements from the industry, to reduce the skill gap. NIIT and IEEE Computer Society will provide three courses based on the SWEBOK certification:

  • The SWEBOK Certificate Program (SCP)
  • The Certified Software Development Associate (CSDA)
  • Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP)

While the SCP certification gives engineering students an excellent foundation as they embark on a career in software development, the CSDA and CSDP certifications act as a stepping stone to a brighter future for working professionals. Several leading organizations globally and in India have integrated or adopted SWEBOK course content into their corporate training, for both graduate students and experienced engineers. A team of subject-matter expert volunteers around the globe continuously contribute to SWEBOK to keep it current.

Given that the industry is expected to witness robust growth in the coming years, the need for certified job-ready professionals will be even more critical. The Industry body NASSCOM expects the Indian IT sector to grow to US $300 billion by 2020, driven by new business models, service lines and availability of talents with higher value additions. Against this backdrop, this unique tie-up between NIIT and IEEE Computer Society will offer cutting-edge programs to improve the quality of engineering graduates.

Both NIIT and IEEE Computer Society will work closely to promote IEEE Computer Society courses and drive SWEBOK certifications among engineering students.

About IEEE

IEEE is the world's largest not-for-profit, professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity, over the last 130 years. IEEE and its members inspire the global technology community through IEEE's highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. IEEE is recognized as a global leader in a wide range of technologies including Software Engineering with a wide range of members, volunteers and authors actively engaged in the field. IEEE subject matter experts, significantly from industry and also from academia ensure that the program evolves with the technological developments and the needs of the market.

IEEE Computer Society is biggest of all IEEE societies and is the world's leading computing membership organization and trusted information and career-development source for a global workforce of technology leaders. The IEEE Computer Society is the source that computing professionals trust to provide high-quality, state-of-the-art information on-demand basis. The Computer Society provides a wide range of forums for top minds to come together, including technical conferences, publications, comprehensive digital library, unique training webinars, professional training, and TechLeader Training Partner Program to help organizations increase their staff's technical knowledge and expertise, as well as the personalized information tool myComputer. To find out more about the community for technology leaders, visit http://www.computer.org.


  NIIT launches Graduate Employability Test (GET) to help graduates choose new age career programs  

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

NIIT's Graduate Employability Test will enable students to judge their aptitude and capabilities and accordingly focus on new age career options. The test will help graduates to choose from over 800 new age career options available in the emerging job market.



The nation-wide test on 16th November to enable graduates to assess their abilities and match their skills with employee expectations

NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation, launched the Graduate Employability Test (GET) — to enable graduates choose a career that matches with their abilities and interests. 'GET 2014' was conducted by NIIT nationwide, on 16th November, 2014.

The application forms for the test were available at NIIT centers across the country. Graduates as well as final year graduating students could register for the NIIT GET by filling the GET Application form. Students could also have logged on to www.niit.com/get to apply online and get more details. The last date to apply for the test was November 15, 2014.

GET test takers can get scholarships up to 35% based on their merit. Every student undergoing the test will receive a personalized graduate employability score-card. Candidates will also be entitled for an individualised career consultation from industry experts. NIIT will also provide placement assistance on post graduates and diploma programs.

According to the third edition of the National Employability Report called Engineering Graduates - 2014, released by Aspiring Minds Assessment Private Limited is an Indian employability evaluation and certification company, less than one out of four engineering graduates are employable. Of the 1.2 lakh candidates surveyed across multiple states, 91.82% lack programming and algorithm skills, 71.23% lack soft and cognitive skills, 60% lack domain skills, 73.63% lack English speaking and comprehension skills and 57.96% have poor analytical and quantitative skills. Of the 6 lakh engineers that graduate annually, only 18.43% are employable for the software engineer-IT services role, while just 3.95% are appropriately trained to be directly deployed on projects. For core jobs in mechanical, electronics/electrical and civil jobs, only a mere 7.49% are employable.

Hence the aim of GET is to carter to the need of the market by making the graduates job ready. The test helps candidates to choose a career where they can excel. It will assist the students who are exploring the answer to 'what is the most apt career option for them'.


  NIIT showcases cutting-edge ICT learning tools for imparting science and math education in schools at the 28th Guwahati Book Fair and Literary Festival 2014  

Hemant Sethi
President, School
Learning Solutions,

NIIT is showcasing cutting-edge school learning solutions that have added a new dimension to teaching and learning of science and math in schools at the 28th Guwahati Book Fair. Under Rajiv Gandhi Computer Education Program we have so far introduced these learning tools in 1054 higher and higher secondary government schools across the state. This initiative is part of the larger vision of the Assam Government to "Build a Computer Literate Assam" and we are pleased to be associated with this cause.



NIIT, a global leader in Skills and Talent Development, showcased its state-of-the-art technology based School Learning Solutions for Science and Math – MathLab and Mobile Science Lab - at the 28th Guwahati Book Fair and Literary Festival, 2014. These ICT learning tools have been introduced in various schools across the state under Phase VI of the Rajiv Gandhi Computer Education Program. NIIT has partnered with the Government of Assam to carry forward the vision of Honorable Chief Minister, Mr. Tarun Gogoi, to "Build a Computer Literate Assam." The 28th Guwahati Book Fair organized by the Education Department, Government of Assam is an effort to establish a benchmark in the literary circles of the state.

MathLab is a novel concept that enables school students to learn and explore mathematical concepts and verify mathematical facts and theorems using technology tools like 'Geometer's Sketchpad' as well as hands-on activities using a wide variety of mathematical models. Mobile Science Lab is the first of its kind portable computerized Science Laboratory which enables students to correlate scientific concepts taught in the class to real life. Under Rajiv Gandhi Computer Education Program in the state of Assam, students from Classes VI to X get an exposure to technology assisted learning through MathLab and Mobile Science Lab.

Over the years, NIIT has been working extensively in Assam to impart computer literacy and is an active partner to Government of Assam in implementing Rajiv Gandhi Computer Education Program. The Education Department, Government of Assam through Assam Electronic Development Corporation (AMTRON) has tied up with NIIT to provide computer education to the students of the Government Schools in the state. The Government of Assam initiated this project in 2003 and till date it has covered 3819 government Higher and Higher Secondary Schools. Out of this, 2175 schools are under NIIT.

Under Rajiv Gandhi Computer Education Program Phase VI, Mobile Science Lab and MathLab got introduced to the project for the first time. NIIT has trained more than 27,000 subject teachers on ICT Skills and have provided employment opportunity to more than 3000 local youths.

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