- Alliance to give school students early access to professional creative
New Delhi, November 27, 2008: NIIT, leading Global Talent
Development Corporation, together with Adobe, today announced the launch of-
first ever state-of-art NIIT e-GURU Web & Multimedia
curriculum for school children, based on world-class Adobe Creative
Suite of Products.
The newly launched curriculum will cover the Adobe Creative Suite Master
Collection, which will include- Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Premiere, Encore,
Soundbooth, AfterEffects, Fireworks, Dreamweaver.
The primary objective of introducing such a curriculum is to provide a
comprehensive web & multimedia curriculum, based on the widely used
professional software from Adobe. This will give students aspiring for a career
in domains like website designing, video editing and sound editing an early
access to professional creative tools. NIIT and Adobe will work together to
bring the benefit of multimedia learning to all the stake holders in the schools
segment, viz. students, teachers, school management, government, and
According to Mr. L Balasubramanian, President, School Learning Solutions,
NIIT, “The NIIT e-GURU Web & Multimedia curriculum for school
children, based on Adobe Creative Suite of Products, will offer a perfect blend
of multimedia applications, web technology, communication technology and also
soft skills for the students who are aspiring to be world class multimedia
We are confident that the NIIT- Adobe alliance for the school
learning space will help combine NIIT’s strong pedagogy with Adobe’s expertise
in the Web & Multimedia realm, to offer enhanced value to schools.”
added Mr. Balasubramanian.
With the advent of web 2.0 technologies and the advancement in digital
photography and video- citizens of the future are increasingly going to interact
with the world community through multimedia interfaces on websites like Youtube,
Facebook. This makes acquiring skills in multimedia and web 2.0 technologies all
the more necessary. NIIT e-GURU Web & Multimedia curriculum
will be the first multimedia and life-skills module offered to school
students covering the latest multimedia, web and communication technologies. The
course curriculum and content is designed as per international standards. The
Project Based Learning module of the curriculum inculcates freedom of thought
and action which develops proactive thinking and decision making in each and
"Adobe and NIIT have partnered together to deliver a full fledged web
and multimedia program based upon Adobe Creative Suite products for schools
across India. NIIT e-GURU Web & Multimedia curriculum, is an unique program
that takes care of all the requirements of the schools by providing them with
technology, content, teaching & learning materials, consultancy, training
and support to integrate cutting edge multimedia education in the school. This
would make teaching digital media skills easier and more exciting than
ever", says Sandeep Mehrotra, Director-Sales at Adobe India.
"With state of the art and standards-aligned curriculum- the NIIT
e-GURU Web & Multimedia curriculum designed by NIIT, teachers and students
new to Adobe software can quickly learn these tools used by industry
professionals. In addition, features in Adobe Creative Suite would bring greater
levels of productivity and fun to classrooms,” adds Mr. Mehrotra.
The comprehensive range for schools, NIIT e-GURU comprises
of ‘Interactive Classrooms’ for teachers, ‘Math lab’ and ‘IT Wizard’ for
students, and ‘Quick School’ an Education Resource Planning solution for school
management. NIIT e-GURU provides a holistic education package to the
schools, that addresses the needs of all key stakeholders within the education
realm—Students, Teachers, School management and Parents. The NIIT- Adobe
alliance further strengthens the IT Wizard portfolio of NIIT e-GURU.
It may be recalled, NIIT had entered into a strategic global alliance with
Adobe in October 2007 to create talent pool for Design, Web, Mobile and
Interactive Media for professionals. With the current alliance in the School
Learning space, NIIT is now well poised to address the demands of Web &
Multimedia opportunities both in the school segment and in the professional
NIIT, Asia’s No. 1 trainer and leading Global Talent Development Corporation,
offers learning and knowledge solutions to over 5 million students across 40
Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT, the Top IT Training Company Award 2007.
Rated among India’s Business Superbrands 2008, NIIT’s Individual
Learning Solutions include industry-endorsed programs in IT like-
GNIIT, Integrated programs for Engineers (NIIT Edgeineers), Infrastructure
Management programs (NIIT GlobalNet+).
NIIT’s School Learning Solutions offers turnkey IT integration program for
schools and has provided computer-based learning to nearly 7.8 million students
in over 9,500 government and private schools. NIIT eGuru is a
comprehensive learning solution for schools.
For working professionals, NIIT Imperia, Centre for Advanced
Learning, offers Executive Management Education Programmes in
association with Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) at Ahmedabad, Indore,
Kolkata, Lucknow, IMT Ghaziabad and IIFT Delhi.
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
NIIT Uniqua, Centre for Process Excellence, addresses the
increasing demand for skilled workers in the business and technology services
industry. This is a part of NIIT Institute of Process Excellence, a NIIT-Genpact
NIIT’s Corporate Learning Solutions, offers integrated
learning solutions (including strategic consulting, learning design, content
development, delivery, technology, assessment and learning management) to
Fortune 500 companies, Universities, Technology companies, Training corporations
and Publishing houses.
Element K delivers learning solutions for customers and
partners through a tailored combination of catalog learning products,
technology, and services. The offerings include: vLab®:
hands-on labs, instructor-led courseware, comprehensive e-reference libraries,
technical journals, and KnowledgeHub™: hosted learning
NIIT together with Element K is now the first and the best choice for
comprehensive learning solutions, worldwide.
For media queries, please contact:
Prateek Chatterjee, NIIT Ltd, Ph: (Cell) +91 9910201085, (Dir) +91 124