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Dataquest to re-affirm the No. 1 IT Training company status to NIIT on October 26
Nagpur, October 15, 2006
India’s leading IT publication group Cybermedia, the publisher’s of Dataquest, will re-affirm the No. 1 IT Training company status for 2005-06 to NIIT on October 26.
“NIIT strengthened its leadership as the No.1 IT Training company with revenues of Rs. 450 crore and recording a market share of 31 per cent in the Rs. 1453 crore IT training market.”  This was disclosed here to the media by NIIT Chairman Rajendra S. Pawar who was in town to speak to eminent citizens and academics to mark NIIT’s 25th Anniversary Celebrations.
With revenues of Rs. 450 crore, NIIT is nearly 1.5 times bigger than the combined revenues of the next 4 players put together as per the Dataquest annual industry survey.
“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.
“We have aggressive growth plans this year and our focus will be on leveraging our partnerships with technology majors, among them Intel, Sun and Microsoft, to prepare a larger number of students for the growing IT and ITES industries,”
Mr. Pawar added.
The recent acquisition of the Rochester headquartered Element K by NIIT has enabled the company to 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 over 100 education centres in 25 provinces in China. NIIT has been offering education overseas in nearly 30 countries.
NIIT plans to enrich its portfolio of offerings for the individual learners in mini metros by offering Programs in the IT assisted space.  This will help NIIT to offer young aspirants to prepare for careers in the growing finance, insurance and banking sectors as well offer executive development programs in association with prestigious management institutes.
NIIT’s IT education centres in Nagpur are located at Dharampeth and Sadar. In addition a dedicated corporate learning centre is operational at Sadar. NIIT Nagpur has been preparing Engineering students through its intensive AAE for Engineers program. Successful students from Nagpur are now working with companies like Fidelity, HSBC, Kanbay and Syntel.
Indian IT industry at Rs 164,652 crore in 05-06
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. 
These findings have been reported in a recent survey of the Indian IT industry by the leading industry journal Dataquest in its 4-part annual survey, according to head of NIIT’s Nagpur Operations Ms Rina Sinha.
About NIIT
NIIT, an acknowledged leader in the IT and IT-assisted training space, offers learning and corporate 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 upgradation 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 please contact:
Shivanjali Singh, NIIT Limited, 85, Sector 32 Institutional Area, Gurgaon
Phone: +91 124 4293044;
Fax: +91 124 4293333;