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NIIT congratulates the government on the 1st anniversary of Skill India

  • Dedicates – a disruptive innovation by NIIT towards achieving the country's skills target

New Delhi, July 15, 2016: NIIT Limited, global leader in skills and talent development, congratulated the government on the successful completion of one year of the Skill India initiative. Reiterating its commitment to train young Indians across various sectors of the economy, the company dedicated – a disruptive innovation by NIIT, towards achieving the skilling target of the nation.

To commemorate the 1st anniversary of Skill India, Honourable President Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the 1st edition of India Skills Competition on the occasion on World Youth Skills Day in the capital today.

Congratulating the government on the 1st anniversary of Skill India, Mr. Rahul Patwardhan, CEO, NIIT Ltd said, "I heartily congratulate the government on successful completion of one year of Skill India. NIIT remains firmly committed to train young Indians with employable skill sets towards this initiative. To this end we dedicate – a disruptive innovation by NIIT, to the nation. is offering over 5400 live and on-demand courses, thereby removing the barriers of time, place and language, to make skill based training available to every Indian for free."

"It is encouraging to see that has received a phenomenal response since its launch in October last year, reaching out to over 240,000 registered users. We at NIIT are focused to contribute to Skill India through this initiative," added Mr. Patwardhan. – a disruptive innovation by NIIT for the education space, delivers for the very first time, skill-based live courses as well as on-demand courses to the masses, through the digital medium. It is an innovative initiative providing video based online training for free, which can be accessed from anywhere, anytime, any device (Desktop, Tab, Mobile), Windows or Android having access to Internet. app is also available for Android devices which can be downloaded from Google Play store for free. Launched on October 6, 2015, already has a reach in over 160 countries which includes 2000+ cities and 6 continents, with a total of over 240,000 registered users, and a total offering of 5400+ Live and On-demand courses.

NIIT Yuva Jyoti Limited (NYJL) – a joint venture of NIIT and NSDC, has trained aspiring students under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), across three sectors – Telecom, Retail & IT in North East, Jammu &Kashmir and Jharkhand. PMKVY Scheme is a flagship scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), implemented by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). Further complementing the government's drive, to skill India, NIIT is also participating in the country's flagship welfare schemes like Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) and National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM). The skill development initiatives of NIIT span across India, in states like Bihar, Gujarat, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orrisa, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh

In the coming year, NYJL will intensify its involvement in the above schemes as well as the reach of It will also further extend scope of its activities to support other important government existing and new schemes like the Udaan program, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK), Atal Incubation centre, Minority-MANAS, Employment linked Skill Training Programme (ELSTP), PMKVY-IInd phase. In addition, it will expand into many new sectors like Beauty and Wellness, Construction, Logistics and Tourism.

Earlier in 2011, NIIT entered into a significant public-private partnership with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), to enhance skills and employability for youth across India. NIIT Yuva Jyoti Limited (NYJ) will help youth chart ambitious careers by opting for programs that best suit their aptitude. NYJ centres imparts skills training across 9 service sectors – Retail, IT/ITeS, BFSI, Education & Training Services, Media & Entertainment, Healthcare, Telecom, Hospitality and the Informal sector. The courses will enhance employability skills of students by offering occupational, communication, and professional and life skills to make them industry ready. The students will also enjoy the benefits of certification and placement assistance.


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 GNIIT 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.

Recently NIIT has introduced - StackRouteTM, an initiative to produce the world's best full stack programmers.  StackRouteTM aims to create multi-skilled, and multi-disciplinary programmers who can become key members of high-performance teams in top notch product engineering companies, start-ups, and IT firms. Further the company has also launched – a digital learning initiative that brings skilling from NIIT classrooms to every digitally connected Indian, for free, at any time and place of their choice. A disruptive innovation by NIIT for the education space. will deliver for the very first time, skill-based live courses as well as on-demand courses to the masses, through the digital medium.

As NIIT's wholly owned subsidiary for its K-12 school learning initiative - MindChampion Learning Systems Limited, 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 Interactive Classrooms with digital content, technology-driven Math Lab, IT Wizard programs and Quick School - an Education Resource Planning software.

As the Most Trusted Training Brand in India for 4th year in a row (Brand Trust Report, 2016), 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 has also been featured as the 'Most Respected Education Company'- 2016 by leading financial magazine, Business World.

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About NIIT

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.