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Five-time World Champion and NIIT nguru MindChampion Viswanathan Anand felicitates the winners of interschool NIITnguru ‘Math-e-magician Challenge’

  • ​​Leading schools from Indore participate in the innovative inter-school quiz contest aimed at making Mathematics simpler and fun

Indore, December 19, 2015: Five-time World Champion and NIIT nguru MindChampion Viswanathan Anand today felicitated the winners of NIIT nguru 'Math-e-magician Challenge' - an inter school quiz competition aimed at making Mathematics simpler and fun, at The Emerald Heights International School, Indore. This unique initiative by NIIT nguru aims at bringing elements of fun, excitement and creativity through the spirit of competition in the difficult subject of Mathematics. The objective of the event is to encourage the exposure to practical approach to Mathematics and to make the students implement the philosophy of imagine, investigate and interact.

Organized under the aegis of NIIT Nguru, the Math-e-magician Challenge Series combines the best elements of competitive problem solving test and quiz to bring out the excitement and creativity of mathematics amongst participants.

During the event, GM Viswanathan Anand also visited the state-of-the-art NIIT Nguru MathLab Plus at The Emerald Heights International School. NIIT nguru MathLab Plus 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. As per impact study conducted, it has been observed that the percentage of students attaining grade A in class-X increased from 38% to 46% after MathLab implementation in schools. Also, 70% of the students agreed that MathLab has increased their interest in Mathematics. Students also agreed that MathLab has decreased their fear for Mathematics. 

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Nirdosh Mathur, Regional Business Leader, MindChampion Learning Systems Limited (MLSL), School learning subsidiary of NIIT Ltd, said, " 'NIIT Nguru Math-e-magician challenge' offers a fun way to students to gain substantial experience, showcase skills, analyze and evaluate outcomes and uncover personal aptitude in mathematics. I am delighted at the overwhelming response to the series and hope to organize many such contests across India in the years to come."

Five-time World Champion and NIIT nguru MindChampion Viswanathan Anand said, "It is overwhelming to see student's enthusiastically participating in the NIITnguru Math-e-magician challenge. This initiative will foster mathematical awareness, skill building and positive attitudes towards the subject and help build a strong foundation in mathematics."

"I would also like to congratulate NIIT for introducing MathLab Plus, an innovative product that is poised to redefine school education in India. MathLab Plus helps the students get a thorough grasp of the subject, and trains them to think, analyse and articulate logically."

Mr. Siddharth Singh, The Principal of Emerald Heights International School, Indore said, "NIIT nguru Math quiz has generated a lot of enthusiasm in learning Math and has motivated the students in improving their analytical skills and reasoning ability."

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.

NIIT Nguru is a holistic solution for schools that utilizes state of the art appropriate technology as backbone and encompasses all the possible components required to service the present and future learning needs of a school. NIIT Nguru suite consists of 'Interactive Classrooms' for teachers, Math Lab, Mobile Science Lab, IT Wizard Next, Learning Lab for students and Quick School, an 'Education Resource Planning' solution for the school management.

About The Emerald Heights International School

The Emerald Heights International School stands tallest in central India as an educational institution with a global ambience. With a reputation for creating future oriented global youth, who adorn the society with their scholastic achievements and possess an invincible drive to excel in every sphere of life, it has cultivated an environment which provides its students intellectual exposure with many avenues to reach their goals successfully and express their creativity and talents.

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 (SNC) 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 SNC portfolio in India, NIIT has tied up with industry majors like ICICI Bank for NIIT Institute of Finance Banking Insurance& Training Limited, IFBI; leading business schools in India for NIIT Imperia; Genpact for NIIT Uniqua; and a joint venture with NSDC for NIIT YuvaJyoti Limited. Besides this, for the China market, NIIT has tied up with governments and software parks in Guian, Chongqing, Wuxi, Suzhou, Changzhou, Zhangjiagang, Haikou and Dafeng, for state-of-the-art public-private partnership centres.

As NIIT's wholly owned subsidiary for its K-12 school learning initiative - MindChampion Learning Systems Limited (MLSL), is providing technology based learning to around 2,000 private schools across India, reaching out to more than a million students. The futuristic NIIT nGuru range of learning solutions for schools comprises technology-driven Math Lab, IT Wizard programs, English Plus, Quick School - an Education Resource Planning software and Interactive Classrooms with digital content.

As the Most Trusted Brand in India for 3rd year in a row (Brand Trust Report, 2015), NIIT's learning and talent development solutions, continue to receive widespread recognition globally. NIIT has been named among the Top 20 Training Outsourcing Companies for the past seven consecutive years by Training Industry, Inc. USA. 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 YuvaJyoti Ltd was recognized as the Best Vocational Education and Skill Development initiative at the World Education Summit, 2014.

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NIIT is a leading Global Talent Development Corporation that is building a manpower pool for global industry requirements. The company, which was set up in 1981 to help the nascent IT industry overcome its human resource challenges, today ranks among the world’s leading training companies owing to its vast, yet comprehensive array of talent development programs. With a footprint across 30 nations, NIIT offers training and development solutions to Individuals, Enterprises and Institutions.