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NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand Awards Super Achievers at NIIT Shares valuable “Lessons from Chess” to help young achievers excel in life
New Delhi, December 23, 2013: NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand felicitated the Super Achievers at NIIT at an event organized in the city today. Over 30 students and 18 faculty members from NIIT were awarded for their exemplary performance. Also present on the occasion were Mr. Amitabh Lahiri, President, Career Building Solutions, NIIT Ltd. and Mr. Vinod Koul, Geo Head, Career Building Solutions, NIIT Ltd.

NIIT MindChampion Anand addressed the students on “Lessons from Chess” and expressed his happiness over the fact that ‘Chess’ is now gaining popularity in India and young enthusiasts of the game are taking it up seriously. The MindChampion spoke at length on how academics, just like the game of Chess is a mind game that requires concentration and in-depth understanding of the subject. During his talk, Anand also emphasized on how Chess positively impacts analytical and logical thinking in children, thus helping them excel in academics.

Speaking on the occasion, NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand said, “Chess is a mind game that improves academic performance and aids in mental development of young children. I heartily congratulate the Super Achievers at NIIT for their commendable performance and wish them success in life.”

Mr. Amitabh Lahiri, President, Career Building Solutions, NIIT Ltd. said, “NIIT believes in providing impactful and cutting edge learning solutions for students. We continue our endeavor by providing career opportunities to aspiring professionals through different programs to create industry-ready manpower. I am sure that these ‘Super Achiever’ students and faculty will carry forward the NIIT legacy of trust and innovation.”

Anand also shared his experience of how playing chess has helped him in achieving expertise in the game and enhanced multiple skills, leading to more holistic development. He also spoke about NIIT’s excellence in providing cutting edge technology for training and education. NIIT’s Individual Learning Business offerings include industry-endorsed programs for students seeking careers in IT - GNIIT, Edgeineers and Global Net Plus for IT professionals.

One of the most important initiatives of NIIT in recent times is the breakthrough ‘Cloud Campus’, that has redefined the education landscape by making available new-age skills, to students across the breadth of the country. NIIT Cloud CampusTM will empower the youth of the country by providing new-age training programs through the cutting-edge Cloud technology, to make them first day-first hour industry ready professionals.

The pioneering initiative from NIIT will help take high quality educational programs to the remotest corners of the country, thus addressing the dilemma of scalability and quality in education that our country is currently facing. NIIT Cloud CampusTM is based on a revolutionary educational paradigm which takes students beyond the traditional classroom teaching. It seamlessly blends classrooms, Cloud enabled classrooms and collaborated learning into India’s first Cloud Campus.

About NIIT
Established in 1981, NIIT Limited, a leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s premier IT trainer, offers learning and knowledge solutions across 40 countries. Leading IT journal Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT the ‘Top IT Training Company’ award successively for the past 20 years, since the inception of this category.
NIIT’s Individual Learning Business offerings include industry-endorsed programs for students seeking careers in IT – GNIIT and Edgeineers, and GlobalNet+ for IT professionals. The company has introduced “India’s first cloud campus”, through its new-age GNIIT program. This offers students a higher mobility as they can access courseware using Netbooks to connect seamlessly to NIIT’s Cloud Campus network.
NIIT’s Corporate Learning Solutions offers Managed Training Services including integrated learning solutions (strategic consulting, learning design, content development, delivery, technology, assessment and learning management) to Fortune 500 companies, Universities, Technology companies, Training corporations and Publishing houses.
NIIT Yuva Jyoti, a joint venture between NIIT and NSDC, offers vocational skills training programs to enhance employability of youth across India.
NIIT provides computer-based learning to around 15,000 government and private schools. The futuristic NIIT nGuru range of learning solutions for schools comprises Interactive Classrooms, Math Lab, IT Wizard programs and Quick School (Education Resource Planning software).
NIIT Imperia - Centre for Advanced Learning, offers Executive Learning Programs in association with leading Business schools in India, KPMG, Google India and Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), using the synchronous learning platform.
NIIT Institute of Finance Banking & Insurance (NIIT IFBI), formed by NIIT with equity participation from ICICI Bank, offers programs for individuals and corporates in Banking, Financial Services and Insurance.

NIIT Institute of Process Excellence Limited, a NIIT-GENPACT venture (NIIT Uniqua), offers complete training outsourcing services to the Business Process, Knowledge and Technology Services industry to create business models that enhance productivity and lower costs.
In recognition of its people centric policies, which foster an environment of growth and career development, NIIT has been ranked as the 4th Best company to work for in India 2013, by Great Place to Work Institute®.

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Prateek Chatterjee
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NIIT Limited
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