Q4 (January-March 2014-15) Insight@NIIT:Vol.27 Investor Communication Contents
  NIIT Limited announces Q4  
  Five-time World Champion and NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand inaugurates State-of-the-art NIIT Nguru- IT Wizard Plus Computer Lab at Sri Prakash Vidya Niketan  
  Geospatial Media presents 'Lifetime Achievement Award' to Rajendra S Pawar, Chairman, NIIT Group for leadership role in promoting the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) industry in India  
  Pre- Budget expectations for the Skills sector  
  NIIT entered into MoU with Guian New Area, China  


  Q4 Results  
  NIIT in News  

  NIIT Limited declares Consolidated Results for Q4 and FY 2014-15  
















Vijay Thadani
NIIT Limited

"We are delighted to have Rahul Patwardhan formally take charge as the next CEO of NIIT Ltd. Rahul's global experience, proven track record will enable him to lead the transformation of NIIT's global offerings and brand positioning in the Skills and Talent Development space.


















Rahul K Patwardhan
CEO Designate,
NIIT Limited

It is exciting to lead NIIT in its next phase of growth. Global Corporate Training Outsourcing is growing steadily; the multi-sector Indian market for quality Career Skills Training has huge potential; while technology and policy shifts are creating space for disruptive new training business models. NIIT is well positioned to exploit all these opportunities with its "trusted brand", exceptional track record and heritage of "innovation". Intense hard work has gone into executing the Restructuring phase of the Business Transformation Program during the last quarter, to get NIIT "Fit for Growth". Going forward, the focus will simultaneously be on Driving Growth and enabling the Technology Transformation that will take NIIT to its "next frontier.














  • NIIT completes the restructuring phase of the Business Transformation program
  • Records Q4 Net Revenue at Rs. 223.5 Cr.; Records Annual Revenue for FY 2014-15 at Rs. 957.4 Cr., up 1% YoY
  • Corporate Learning Group grows 8% YoY during Q4; up 23% annually for FY 2014- 15
  • Banking enrolments grow 26% YoY in Q4; China enrolments grow 41% YoY in Q4
  • NIIT ranked as 'India's Most Trusted Training Brand' for 3rd year in a row

New Delhi, May 27, 2015: NIIT Limited, a global leader in skills and talent development reported its results for the fourth quarter ending March 31, 2015.

Quarter 4 highlights:

  Consolidated Financials (in Rs. Cr) for Quarter ended March 31, 2015
Net Revenue
Profit After Tax

*The Business Transformation Program which was initiated in Quarter 2 of this financial year proceeded as per plan. The Scheme of Arrangements for rationalisation of subsidiary companies to streamline the group operations through a court process, was completed as per schedule. The company conducted a reassessment of the existing business, products and geographies with a view to exit less attractive business and focus on asset-light, growth-oriented businesses. This resulted in a one-time net provision amounting to Rs. 136.3 Cr. to be taken in Quarter 4 financials. Removing the impact of this provision, on a like-to-like basis, the comparison of the financials with the previous year, is given below:

Quarter 4 highlights (On a continuing business basis):

NIIT Limited: Consolidated Results for Q4 Consolidated Financials on a Continuing business basis (in Rs. Cr) for Quarter ended March 31, 2015

  Quarter ended March 31, 2015 Quarter ended March 31, 2014
Net Revenue
Profit After Tax**

(** Excluding one-time impact of Business Transformation Program)

FY 2014- 15 highlights (On a continuing business basis):

NIIT Limited: Consolidated Results for FY 2014-15 Consolidated Financials on a Continuing business basis (in Rs. Cr) for Year ended March 31, 2015

  Year ended March 31, 2015 Year ended March 31, 2014
Net Revenue
Profit After Tax**

(** Excluding one-time impact of Business Transformation Program)

During the quarter, the company recorded a Net Revenue of Rs. 223.5 Cr, with a PAT of Rs. (14.9) Cr. on a Continuing business basis. For the full year, the Company's Net Revenue stood at Rs. 957.4 Cr and the PAT was recorded at Rs. (2.2) Cr. on a Continuing business basis.

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

Reaffirming its dominant position in the training industry, NIIT recently received 'India's Most Trusted Training Brand' award for 3rd year in a row. The coveted award is based on Trust Research Advisory's - Brand Trust Report, India Study 2015.

Mr. Rahul Keshav Patwardhan, who was appointed as the CEO Designate for NIIT Ltd. on October 6, 2014, formally takes charge as the Chief Executive Officer of NIIT Ltd. on May 28, 2015.

Corporate Learning Group (CLG) recorded net revenues of Rs. 115.7 Cr, up 8% YoY during Q4. Overall revenue visibility was at USD 179 Mn with an order intake of USD 20 Mn in Q4. The Managed Training Services (MTS) portfolio continued to gain traction, contributing 88% to overall CLG revenue in Q4.

NIIT CLG bagged a three-year contract to provide managed training services to Vestas Wind Systems A/S, a leading global wind energy company headquartered in Aarhus, Denmark. With this contract, NIIT's Corporate Learning Group will provide learning administration, strategic sourcing, custom content development and LMS services to Vestas for a period of three years.

Skills and Careers Group (SCG) recorded net revenue of Rs. 69.2 Cr during the quarter. Beyond IT revenue grew 3% in FY 2014-15 contributing 33% to SCG revenue, compared to 26% in FY'14.

In a significant development, NIIT signed an agreement with Guian New Area in the Guizhou province of China, to offer programs in new-age IT, with special focus on Big Data. The agreement was formalized during the recent visit of Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi, to China. Through this tie-up, NIIT will work towards realizing China's vision to promote Guian as the country's national hub for the Big Data industry.

NIIT launched 'ReVOLUTION GNIIT' in FY 2014-15. A path-breaking GNIIT program that maximises career opportunities for class XII and college students by offering a range of future-ready courses in -Banking and Finance, Digital Marketing and Social Media, Cloud & Mobile Software Engineering, Big Data and Business Analytics, e-Commerce & Business Administration and Cloud Computing & IT Management. Further, during the quarter NIIT conducted the country's largest Aptitude Test— the 11th National Industry Targeted Aptitude Test (NITAT) — to enable students and graduates to access their potential and aptitude for careers in multiple skills. This year more than 45,000 students participated in NITAT.

During the year 2014-15, NIIT rolled out industry-aligned programs in strategic partnerships with leading organisations like- eBay, EC-Council, Microsoft and IEEE.

NIIT Institute of Finance Banking and Insurance (IFBI) entered into a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with DHFL, India's second largest housing finance company in the private sector, and NIIT University to launch a one-year Post Graduate Program in Financial Services.

NIIT Imperia continued to increase traction in Q4, recording a growth of 8% YoY. It entered into a tie up with XLRI to offer management courses for working professionals during the quarter.

NIIT Yuva Jyoti (NYJ), established in partnership with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), continued to gain momentum, expanding its reach to over 108 locations. During the quarter, NYJ received the order for Ministry of Rural Development MoRD, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) Kerala for skill development, with an Order Intake of Rs. 2.6 Cr.

School Learning Group (SLG) registered net revenue of Rs. 38.6 Cr during the quarter.

NIIT unveiled the MathLab Impact Study during the year. The study was 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. During the quarter, the findings of MathLab Impact Study, was unveiled across India in cities like Pune, Indore, Amritsar, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, and Bangalore, to name few. NIIT also received an overwhelming response for its IT Wizard program in schools in Quarter 4.

Other acknowledgements and milestones during the year:

  • NIIT received the "Top Training Company Award 2014" for the 20th consecutive year by Cybermedia publications.
  • NIIT US has been featured in the 2015 'Top 20 Training Outsourcing Companies' for the seventh consecutive year by Training Industry, Inc.
  • NIIT's corporate website www.niit.com has been recognized as the "Best Educational Website" at the 5th Annual India Digital Awards by Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) in 2014.
  • NIIT US has been honored with "Brandon Hall Excellence Gold Award" in the Best Custom Content category jointly with Shell for Shell Services on the Road.
  • NIIT Corporate Learning has been ranked among "Top 20 Gamification L&D companies" of 2014 by Training Industry, Inc.
  • NIIT Yuva Jyoti Ltd has been recognized as the "Best Vocational Education and Skill Development initiative" at the World Education Summit, 2014.
  • NIIT Foundation received "Best CSR Practices Award in Skill Development" 2014 by National CSR.


  Five-time World Champion and NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand inaugurates State-of-the-art NIIT Nguru- IT Wizard Plus Computer Lab at Sri Prakash Vidya Niketan  

Viswanathan Anand
Five time World
Champion and
NIIT MindChampion

Getting trained through the latest technology is a crucial element of success. I believe that the solution offered by NIIT will help schools to extend the learning ecosystem beyond the class rooms. I congratulate NIIT for introducing such innovative products. I would also like to congratulate Sri Prakash Vidya Niketan for their beautiful campus which is also the biggest campus of Rajahmundry. The state-of-the-art computer lab is a striking feature and I hope that it will help them to redefine education.





Five-time World Champion and NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand inaugurates State-of-the-art NIIT Nguru- IT Wizard Plus Computer Lab at Sri Prakash Vidya Niketan. The computer lab showcased a futuristic approach by integrating 21st century skills into the teaching methodology. The holistic solution brings all the key elements required by teachers and students for learning and managing IT. The product aims at revolutionizing the way IT is taught in schools. NIIT Nguru- IT Wizard Plus has been installed in the computer labs of all the five branches of the school.

During the occasion, Anand also inaugurated the new campus of Sri Prakash Vidya Niketan, which is the biggest campus in Rajahmundry spread across 12 acre. It is the first school in Coastal Andhra to have vast play grounds with Football, Cricket, Basketball, Hockey, Volleyball, Kho-Kho, Hand Ball courts and 200 meter Running track. Science Park is an added advantage to the students of the school with working models for strengthening their concepts. The school provides separate activity halls for music, art, dance, skating & indoor games. It has separate hostels for boys and girls and also has its with own dairy, vegetable farm, mineral water plant, etc., to cater to student needs.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Venkat Ravi Madhira, Zonal Head, NIIT Ltd. said, "NIIT has been a pioneer in IT education in India and we continue to bring forth innovative learning solutions which substantially enhance the teaching-learning experience. We are delighted to launch the NIIT Nguru -IT Wizard Plus at Sri Prakash Vidya Niketan, Rajahmundry, which will help its students comprehend the subject better."

Mr. C.H. Vijay Prakash, Director, Sri Prakash Vidya Niketan, said, "Sri Prakash Vidya Niketan, Rajahmundry is committed to providing the best infrastructure to foster academic excellence. We have installed NIIT Nguru- IT Wizard Plus in our computer labs which has been innovatively designed by integrating well thought-out and relevant tasks that students enjoy doing after school with IT tools and technologies. We are also proud to introduce our new campus which is the biggest campus of Rajahmundry."

NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand also distributed prize to the students who excelled in academic and various sports activities organized by the school.


  Geospatial Media presents 'Lifetime Achievement Award' to Rajendra S Pawar, Chairman, NIIT Group for leadership role in promoting the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) industry
in India

Rajendra S Pawar
NIIT Limited

I am humbled and honoured to receive this award. It gives me great pleasure to see our efforts of driving GIS proliferation in India over the last 28 years, receive leading industry recognition. Servicing the largest number of users, NIIT has seen GIS evolve into an all-pervasive technology that is helping organizations make informed decisions. Being a part of this journey, has indeed, been a very enjoyable experience.


Rajendra S Pawar, Chairman & Co-Founder, NIIT Group, was honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award by Geospatial Media, an international media company with the mandate of making a difference through geospatial knowledge in world economy and society. Mr. Pawar received the prestigious award for his decades of service and leadership in helping Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and associated technologies germinate and grow in India since the late 80s.

India Geospatial Awards were introduced and established by Geospatial Media, with an objective to recognize and acknowledge contributions of individuals, institutions and enterprises working toward creating awareness, raising the profile, enhancing utilization and strengthening business opportunities for the geospatial industry in India. This year, the awards were judged by an independent Jury under the Chairmanship of Dr K Kasturirangan, former head of ISRO.

"I am confident that the momentum and the capability created by us will be fundamental in meeting the Government's vision of Digital India and in creating Smart Cities," added Mr Pawar.

Under the leadership of Mr Pawar, NIIT has played a pioneering role in building GIS-focused products and services in partnership with the leading global player Esri Inc, USA. As an undisputed leader in the field of GIS products and services in India for over two decades, NIIT has developed an extensive range of offerings for the industry. These now constitute the core of several mission critical projects in disaster management, infrastructure, power, telecom, natural resources, and urbanization. Going forward, GIS is expected to play a key role in laying the foundation for Smart Cities in India.

Congratulating Mr Pawar on receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award, Mr Jack Dangermond, Founder and President of Esri said, "We have been extremely fortunate to have a very strategic partner - NIIT Technologies in India led by Mr Rajendra S Pawar. GIS industry in India has grown multi-fold in the last 3 decades; I strongly believe, it is Mr Pawar's vision, commitment and focus that have played an instrumental role in shaping the GIS Industry. Congratulations to Mr Pawar on being conferred with the Life Time Achievement Award by Geospatial Media. I am happy for this apt recognition and acknowledgement of his service to the industry. With his vision, I am sure GIS industry would leap to newer heights in the years to come."

Owing to its all-pervasive nature, GIS has considerable impact on the economy, governance and development by creating greater efficiency, more visual communication and better decision-making with appropriate integration of maps, images and attribute data. GIS market in India is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.19%. To cater to the human capacity-building in this sector, the not-for-profit NIIT University offers an industry-aligned MTech Program in GIS with support from leading organizations working in the space. The program is designed to serve professional development at the workplace and, hence, is characterized by the pedagogic innovation of Education-Work Linkage


  MathLab Impact study unveiled at Springdale Senior School  



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

NIIT, a global leader in Skills and Talent Development unveiled the MathLab Impact Study at an event organized at Springdale Senior School, Amritsar. A breakthrough initiative based on NCERT curriculum, MathLab Plus by NIIT 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.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Vivek Suman, Regional Manager, NIIT Ltd. said, "NIIT Nguru MathLab is a well-researched solution that ensures the students get a thorough grasp on the subject, thus laying a foundation to initiate students to think, analyze and articulate logically. The MathLab Impact study highlights that this product has added a new dimension to teaching and learning Math."

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'.


  NIIT Awarded Managed Training Services Contract with Vestas Wind Systems A/S  

Sapnesh Lalla,
President, NIIT Corporate Learning Group.

"We are very proud to have been awarded this contract by Vestas. We are committed to helping our customers run training like a business with our best-in-class managed training services. Our team is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of training at Vestas while providing the best value through a robust LMS, efficient learning administration, high quality custom content, and strategic sourcing.



NIIT Limited, a global leader in skills and talent development announced that it was awarded a three-year contract to provide managed training services to Vestas Wind Systems A/S, a leading global wind energy company headquartered in Aarhus, Denmark.

With this contract, NIIT's Corporate Learning Group will provide learning administration, strategic sourcing, custom content development and LMS services to Vestas for a period of three years.

"Vestas' partnership with NIIT provides our employees access to virtual and classroom "best in class" programs, around the globe. It also aligns with Vestas strategy of flexibility and cost-efficiency, as we move into new regions to support the needs of our wind turbine customers," said Roald Steen Jakobsen, Group Senior Vice President/People & Culture, Vestas Wind Systems.

About Vestas
Every single day, Vestas wind turbines deliver clean energy that supports the global fight against climate change. Wind power from Vestas' more than 52,700 wind turbines currently reduces carbon emissions by over 60 million tons of CO2 every year, while at the same time building energy security and independence. Vestas has delivered wind energy in 73 countries, providing jobs for around 19,300 passionate people at our service and project sites, research facilities, factories and offices all over the world. With 52 per cent more megawatts installed than our closest competitor and more than 64 GW of cumulative installed capacity worldwide, Vestas is the world leader in wind energy.


  NIIT to conduct India's largest National Industry Targeted Aptitude Test (NITAT) on February 21, 2015  

Shivan Bhargava,
Group President,
Skills and Careers

National Industry Targeted Aptitude Test is beneficial for both students seeking to identify their aptitude and the industry which is on the lookout for right talent. From this year on NITAT has spread its domain and will include Banking, E-Commerce, Analytics, Digital Marketing, BPM, and Retail, thus creating more options for the students to choose from and guiding them towards meaningful careers.

  • Foremost aptitude test for new age careers now goes beyond I.T. - includes Banking, E-Commerce, Analytics, Digital Marketing, BPM, and Retail
  • Reached out to over 10,00,000 students over the past 10 years

NIIT Limited, a global leader in skills and talent development, announced the country's largest Aptitude Test— the 11th National Industry Targeted Aptitude Test (NITAT) — to enable students and graduates to access their potential and aptitude for careers in multiple skills. 'NITAT 2015', was simultaneously conducted by NIIT, in over 200 cities nationwide, on February 21, 2015.

Students could learn about the benefits of appearing in the 11th NITAT and could register online by logging on to www.niit.com/nitat2015 or by visiting the nearest NIIT centre. Over the past 10 years, NITAT has reached out to more than 10, 00,000 students with new-age career options.

According to Higher Education in India: Vision 2030, a report produced by international consultants Ernst and Young for the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry ( FICCI), the skills gap in Indian graduates is staggering - 75% of IT graduates are deemed 'unemployable', 55% in manufacturing, 55% in healthcare and 50% in banking and insurance.

NITAT aims to access skills of the students for multiple career domains. The test has been designed as an objective test of reasoning, comprehension, data interpretation skills and behavioural traits. Every student receives a score card that gives his/her Aptitude Ranking (concentric graphical form) on National and Zonal basis. NIIT also awards 50% scholarship to the meritorious students.

Students who appear for NITAT receive an assessment score card & personalized career counselling from NIIT. They will also be entitled for complementary placement preparatory workshop. NIIT's program proposition will be highlighted during counselling and scholarships will be awarded to merit holders, along with a congratulatory letter from NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand to the top 1000 students.

NIIT's pioneering initiative NITAT was introduced in 2004 to enable graduates and students pursuing their studies in engineering, arts, commerce and science streams to gauge their aptitude for a career in the IT sector, identify skills further required, if any, and thus systematically charter their career into the IT industry. The test was designed scientifically to assess students and provide a relative ranking system, which helps them to identify their position amongst all test takers.


  Pre- Budget expectations for the Skills sector  


By Mr. Rahul K Patwardhan, CEO Designate,
NIIT Limited, a global leader in skills & talent development

The government has been laying a lot of emphasis on skills development to promote economic growth, hence we are hopeful that the Finance Minister will announce some much awaited reforms to hasten the pace of the sector. As private sector participation is key to developing skilled manpower, we expect specific indirect tax rebates in the forthcoming budget, for the companies & its partners i.e. be it direct partners or their franchisees, involved in Skilling.

We would also expect the government to take initiatives to build social acceptance and industry buy-in for skills development through high decibel media campaigns, through which vocational skill courses/jobs are made aspirational. Placing a premium on certification by ensuring only certified people get government jobs is much required. Accelerated tax benefits should be provided to organizations that enable their employees to upskill through Sector Skills Council approved training and certification bodies.

The government should also create and empower Skills Universities within existing Universities, and enable them to provide training pan-India through distributed, technology-connected hubs or delivery centers. High government spends on skills development initiatives should be continued.

Further, schools and colleges should be mandated that every student of class 9 and above, acquires at least one QP/NOS certified job ready skill - in addition to regular school/college curriculum and school-leaving/college graduation certification. And all schools to be free of any restriction to work with reputed private training partners to enable this. This will ensure that every student who completes 8th standard, gets definite access to at least one certified job ready skill set.


  NIIT entered into MoU with Guian New Area, China  

Rahul Keshav Patwardhan,
CEO Designate,

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, a global leader in skills and talent development, has 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.


  Nishant Jain to represent India at the World Skills Competition 2015 for ITSSB skill  

Sandhya Chintala
Vice President,
NASSCOM and Executive Director, SSC NASSCOM

World Skills Competition (WSC) is a fabulous opportunity for young people to showcase their IT acumen at a global forum. WSC is a forum that provides an equal opportunity toall eligible candidates. This weekend four very talented candidates competed with each other in the final selection of WSC for ITSSB skill. We congratulate Nishant Jain who has emerged as the national winner for ITSSB skill and wish him luck for the Skills Olympic at Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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. I am sure Nishant Jain, a promising student from NIIT Chennai, who has been selected to represent India in the ITSSB skills category at the 43rd World Skills Competition, will make us all proud by putting up an impressive performance in Brazil later this year.

Facilitated by NSDC and IT-ITeS Sector Skills Council NASSCOM with support from NASSCOM member companies Microsoft, IBM, Infosys, Mettl &NIIT

Final Selections for World Skills Competition (WSC) 2015 concluded recently in the capital. Nishant Jain, NIIT student from Chennai, has emerged as the national winner in the final selections for the WSC 2015 in the IT Software Solutions for Business (ITSSB) skill category. With this win, Nishant gets an opportunity to represent India atthe 43rd World Skills Competition (WSC) to be hosted at Sao Paulo, Brazil from 11-16 August, 2015. Neha Valecha from Bhiwani and Saurabh Kanwar from Karnal were announced as the Runners up during the final selections. All three candidates wereshortlisted after an intensive nationwide competition held in the capital.The candidates were judged on the following parameters – communications & interpersonal skills; problem solving, innovation & creativity; analysing & designing software solutions; developing software solutions and testing & documenting software solutions.

IT-ITeS Sector Skills Council NASSCOM (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 Microsoft, IBM, Infosys, NIIT and Mettl. Earlier, during November 29-30, 2014, the National Selections were conducted in New Delhi, hosted by NIIT. This event witnessed aspirants competing against each other over a two day intensive selection process. The shortlisted candidates, were trained under a mentorship program with the best expert and mentors identified by the IT industry.

SSC NASSCOM had 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'.

WSC 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 skillsranging from weldingto web design. The competitors pitch their skills against the best of the best and compete for gold, silver and bronze medals. WSC attracts thousands of visitor such as schools, colleges and training providers, government representatives, employers and teachers. Details about the WSC 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 Private Partnership (PPP) mode, to provide the prestigious event national visibility. 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.


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