NIIT Receives Dataquest Top IT Training Company Award 2011

Wins the coveted accolade for 19th consecutive year since inception of this award category

New Delhi, December 2, 2011: NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia largest IT trainer, has been conferred with the Top IT Training Company Award 2011 by the country leading IT publication- Dataquest. NIIT has been receiving the coveted award successfully for the last 18 years since the magazine introduced this category.

Established in 1981, to help the nascent IT industry overcome its human resource challenges, NIIT has today grown to be amongst world leading talent development companies. The company continues to provide innovative range of programs as a solution to manpower needs in the IT industry.

Mr. G. Raghavan, Chief Executive, Career Building Solutions, NIIT Ltd. said, We are pleased to receive the prestigious Best IT Training Company of the year award from Dataquest for the 19th year in succession. The award this year particularly recognised the pioneering New GNIIT- India first Cloud Campus .

Cloud Campus is an innovative solution that enables collaborative learning for our students on a 24x7 availability, enabled by a connected digital device to a cloud based content and collaborative environment , added Mr. Raghavan.

The Indian IT training segment has grown by 3% to reach Rs. 2413 crore in FY 10-11, with the e-Learning segment reaching revenue of Rs 1841 crore in the year. Within the IT training market, Individual training segment grew by 19% to record a turnover of Rs. 1134 crore, while corporate training recorded a turnover of Rs. 1279 crore.

According to Dataquest, NIIT continues to be the leading player in the IT Training category, be it individuals, corporate or schools. NIIT revenue of Rs. 1,248 crore in 2010-11 formed around 50% of the total IT education market in India.

In the year 2010-11 NIIT established several new milestones across divisions. NIIT Corporate Learning Solutions, built to equip staff in corporates with basic computer handling skills and customized IT training won its 5th award at 2010 Top 20 IT Training Companies list by NIIT also bagged 6 key Indian and international clients for multi-year managed training service engagements. The School Learning Solutions added 581 schools in the year 2011, with a phenomenal growth of 76%. The School Learning Solutions division achieved a significant milestone in its mission to take computer proficiency to the grass root levels, by imparting computer-based learning to 10 million students across India.

The NIIT Individual Learning Solutions recorded a growth of 10% and a 31% increase in placements, as compared to last year. NIIT forayed into Afghanistan IT market, while it continued to dominate the Chinese IT training market. 
The GNIIT Cloud Campus, pioneering initiative from NIIT to leverage cloud computing technology to enable anytime, anywhere learning for students, was introduced. NIIT recently joined hands with Ministry of Corporate Social Responsibility to Go Green .

In another significant development NIIT entered into a public-private partnership with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to enhance skills and employability for youth across India. Through this partnership it is estimated that around 70 lakh youth will be trained by 2022, in multi-skilling mode. The emphasis will be to offer job oriented training in semi-urban and rural areas, to applicants mainly from low and middle income households, aspiring to build successful careers through quality training taken along with formal education. These skilled youth will initially fulfil the requirements of nine emerging verticals predominantly in the service sector.

About NIIT
NIIT Limited, a leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia premier IT trainer, offers learning and knowledge solutions across 40 countries. Leading IT journal Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT the Top IT Training Company award successively for the past 19 years, since the inception of this category.

NIIT Individual Learning Business offerings include industry-endorsed programs for students seeking careers in IT GNIIT and Edgeineers, and Global Net Plus for IT professionals. The company has introduced India first cloud campus , through its new-age GNIIT program. This offers students a higher mobility as they can access courseware using Netbooks and data cards that connect seamlessly to NIIT Cloud Campus network.

NIIT 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 Yuva Jyoti, a joint venture between NIIT and NSDC, offers vocational skills training programs to enhance employability of youth across India.

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 Finance Banking & Insurance (IFBI), formed by NIIT with equity participation from ICICI Bank, offers programs for individuals and corporates in Banking, Financial Services and Insurance.

NIIT Institute of Process Excellence Limited, a NIIT-GENPACT venture, addresses the increasing demand for skilled workers in the business and technology services industry by providing training programs in relevant areas.

NIIT 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 has been ranked among the Top 25 Best Employers in India- 2011 by Aon Hewitt and Top 25 India Best Companies to Work for by Great Places to Work Institute. The company has also been voted the second most trusted education brand in India by Brand Equity- Nielsen Survey 2011.

For media queries, please contact:
Prateek Chatterjee, NIIT Ltd, Ph: (Cell) +91 9910201085, (Dir) +91 124 4293041
Reema Bardhan, NIIT Ltd, Ph: +91 9891267470
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