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2016 - A disruptive innovation by NIIT receives ‘Best online education platform’ award at Indian Education Awards 2016

New Delhi, June 01, - a disruptive innovation by NIIT has been awarded as the "Best Online Education Platform" at the 6th Annual Indian Education Congress & Awards organized by Franchise India, India's leading Franchising publication. that was launched in October last year is 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. P V D Ravi Kiran, Senior Vice President, Synchronous Learning Technology, NIIT Ltd. and Vijay Kumar Srinivasan, Senior Vice President, Technology Strategist & Architect, NIIT Ltd received the award at an event organised in the capital city.

The 6th Annual Indian Education Congress & Awards is one of the biggest thought leadership forum where education professionals, institutes, government bodies, financial institutions and schools come together and take up various issues related to Indian Education Industry. Also, the Indian Education Awards are one of the most prestigious awards that recognize excellence in education sector. The event aims to connect the entire gamut of education industry.

Speaking on the occasion, Udai Singh, Chief Strategy Officer NIIT Ltd, said, "We are extremely pleased to receive the Best Online Education Platform Award for, at the Annual Indian Education Awards 2016. It is a great honour for us that has been recognised in such a short span of time.  This award reiterates our belief that is a technological and pedagogical force multiplier that will help us create skilled workforce across multiple sectors, to cater to the workforce requirements of the industry.

He further added, "NIIT has been at the forefront of skills and talent development not just in India, but around the world.  We have been working continuously with a vision to offer viable career options and cutting-edge skill based training to every digitally connected citizen of India, by removing the four constraints of time, space, language and money. This award is a strong reaffirmation of our belief that Technology is fundamental to our growth." – 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 (other than Antarctica) with a total of over 240,000 registered users, and a total offering of 5400+ Live and On-demand courses.

The recent launch of Free CBSE Board Exam preparatory live classes by for 10th and 12th standard students has been highly appreciated by the users. The Fast Track Refresher Courses were designed to help prepare students score higher grades in their CBSE Board exams. The courses were made available for free for the students and a total of 44000 students availed the classes.

Over the last 35 years NIIT has contributed extensively to the IT sector by training 35 million people in IT and other disciplines. As a socially responsible corporate citizen, NIIT with the launch of is now committed to extend that experience and expertise to service the needs of India in many other sectors, across the entire social spectrum. 

Additionally, actively encourages and invites every socially minded Indian, Corporation and NGO to generously share their valuable knowledge and Open Source Training Material by registering as a Trainer/Content Partner on and uploading their course description, videos and courseware for a guaranteed free lifelong learning benefit.

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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 centres 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.