Directorate of Education, AP and NIIT’s unique initiative to
promote ICT in teaching
Hyderabad, September 09, 2006: Saluting the ‘Gurus’ for
their unflinching spirit of imparting education, NIIT, Asia’s largest IT
Trainer, in association with the Directorate of School Education of Government
of Andhra Pradesh, today honoured 48 teachers at eGuru Awards 2006.
In line with their joint effort of promoting IT and IT assisted education at
the school level and promoting use of ICT in learning and teaching at schools,
NIIT had organised an online contest designed to involve the teachers and invoke
their creative and efficient use of Internet in teaching.
Dr. P Krishnaiah, Education Secretary, Govt. of AP, gave away the awards to
the winners of the contest. NIIT received over 5000 entries as part of this
contest and a jury panel headed by Mr Sheshagiri Rao, Retd. Director, SCERT,
Andhra Pradesh selected 3 winners from each of the 15 districts of the state and
three winners at the state level. Mr S Balasubramanyam, IAS, Director of School
Education, Govt of AP also joined in honouring these teachers with e-skills.
Distributing prizes to the 48 teachers, whose entries were adjudged the best
in the competition, Dr. P Krishnaiah underscored the important role of
Information and Communication Technologies in shaping the future of next
generation in this emerging knowledge era. The first prize went to Jhansi Laxmi
of AP Social Welfare Residential School, village Subhash Nagar, Karimnagar; Hari
Haranadh MPL High School, village Kancherapalam, Vishakhapatnam, got the second
prize, while B Shameer Khan of AP Residential School, village Kodiganhalli,
Anantapur, won the third prize.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. K. Rajendra Prasad, General Manager, NIIT said,
“We are delighted by the overwhelming response to this initiative. It is
encouraging and heartening to see that teachers today are keeping in step with
the changing technology and are using it innovatively to teach young school
children. We at NIIT believe that computer education not only helps raise the
standard of education in school, it also increases life standards”.
Mr. S. Balasubramanyam, Director of School Education, AP government,
highlighted the state government’s effort in promoting computer education at the
Since 2002 NIIT, in association with the state government, has been offering
computer education in 663 government schools equipping these institutions with
cutting-edge infrastructure and offering specialised training to empower young
girls and boys with crucial IT skills.
About NIIT K-12With its mission of preparing India’s
future generations for the knowledge era by providing world class IT skills and
technology enabled education, NIIT’s K-12 business has created the most
effective and innovative programme to be implemented in the country.
Today, NIIT’s K-12 business is a leader in offering integrated education in
nearly 3,800 schools in the government as well the private sector. The major
users of K-12 expertise are Indian state governments that have been extensively
harnessing NIIT’s strengths in this area. Their goal has been to take computer
literacy to the students within their domains in an effective manner. NIIT’s
partnership with the governments of Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh,
Karnataka, Meghalaya, Tamil Nadu, Tripura and West Bengal has resulted in making
nearly 1.4 million young Indian citizens IT savvy.
NIIT, an acknowledged leader in the IT and IT-assisted training space, offers
learning and knowledge solutions in 32 countries. Leading IT magazine Dataquest
has conferred upon NIIT, the ‘Top Training Company Award’ 2005.
Rated among India's Superbrands (2003-05), NIIT's education offerings
include: GNIIT, an industry-endorsed programme for students seeking careers in
the IT and BPO segments; CATS, which offers training programmes on advanced
technologies for IT professionals; Swift, a platform for equipping people with
basic computer skills.
NIIT has recently acquired Element K, a leading provider of learning
solutions in North America. Together, NIIT and Element K will emerge as the
leading global provider of comprehensive learning solutions, with more than
3,000 employees and over US$250 million in revenue.
In the Corporate Solutions Business, NIIT’s offerings are bolstered by its
SEI CMM Level 5 assessed learning services capability. The Corporate Solutions
Business offers integrated learning solutions that include strategic consulting,
learning design, content development, learning delivery, learning technology
services and learning administration.
Its customers include many Fortune 500 companies, universities, technology
companies, training corporations and publishing houses.
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