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48 Govt School Teachers honoured at eGuru – Awards 2006

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 school level. 

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-12
With 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.

About NIIT

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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