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NIIT receives Dataquest Top IT Training Company Award 2006
New Delhi, October 31, 2006: NIIT, Asia’s largest IT trainer has been conferred upon the ‘No. 1 IT Training Company Award 2006’ from country’s leading IT publication group Cybermedia, the publisher’s of Dataquest.
In its annual IT industry survey, leading IT magazine, Dataquest, reports that NIIT has further strengthened its leadership position in the Indian IT training industry and is now nearly 1.5 times bigger than the combined revenues of the next 4 players put together and has widened the winning gap by becoming 3.72 times the size of the No. 2 player.
Seen in the picture is Mr. Ashish Basu, President of NIIT’s Knowledge Solutions Business who received the trophy on behalf of NIIT, from Mr. Pradeep Gupta, Chairman and Managing Director of Cybermedia Group, at the awards function held in the Capital, recently.
Indian IT industry at Rs. 164,652 crore in 05-06
Dataquest reports that the Indian IT industry logged in total IT revenues of Rs 164,652 crore in the year ended March 31, 2006 recording a growth of 33 per cent. (However, based on dollar denominated revenues, the growth was placed at 31 per cent). The industry showed a remarkable growth across all segments. The IT Services and BPO industry exports grew 33 per cent to record revenues of Rs 87,951 crore. The domestic IT industry went up 28 per cent to report revenues of Rs 56141 crore. 
Recent developments at NIIT
The wide acceptance by the industry of NIIT’s special programmes for engineering students and the multi-track GNIIT programme led to doubling the number of placement of our students in 2005-06.
NIIT, which addressed the spectrum of e-Learning activities, like learning content, design and development and integration of learning tools, hosted solutions and learner support services, completed its portfolio by acquiring the US headquartered Element K, recently. Together, NIIT and Element K will emerge as the leading global provider of comprehensive learning solutions, with more than 3,000 employees.
In China, NIIT continued to further consolidate its leadership through strategic partnerships. NIIT operates in over 100 education centres in 25 provinces in China. NIIT has been offering education in nearly 30 countries.
NIIT plans to enrich its portfolio of offerings for the individual learners in mini metros by offering Programmes in the IT assisted space. The recently launched NIIT Imperia, Centre for Advanced Learning will provide Executive Management Education Programmes in association with Indian Institutes of Management at Ahmedabad, Calcutta and Indore.
The NIIT Institute of Finance, Banking and Insurance (IFBI), with equity participation from ICICI Bank, will prepare skilled professionals for the financial services sector. The company has initially set up specialised NIIT Imperia and IFBI centres in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad.
The third business, NIIT Litmus, offers assessment and proficiency testing services for catalysing large scale-recruitment in the IT and ITES space.  NIIT Litmus centres have been set up in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore, to begin with.
About NIIT
NIIT, Asia’s largest IT trainer, offers learning and knowledge solutions in 30 countries.
Rated among India's Superbrands (2003-05), NIIT’s education offerings include: GNIIT, an industry-endorsed programme for students seeking careers in the IT segments; CATS, which offers training programmes on advanced technologies for IT professionals; NIIT Edgeineers, a skill up gradation programme for engineering graduates.
In the Corporate Solutions Business, NIIT’s offerings are bolstered by its SEI CMM Level5 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.
NIIT’s customers include many Fortune 500 companies, universities, technology companies, training corporations and publishing houses.
For more details, media may contact:
Shivanjali Singh; NIIT Limited, 85, Sector 32, Institutional Area, Gurgaon;
Ph: +91 124 4293044; Fax: +91 124 4293333; Email: