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NIIT to offer integrated computer education program to Delhi Public School, Ruby Park
Kolkata, July 19, 2007: NIIT has partnered with Delhi Public School, Ruby Park—branch of one of the leading public schools’ chain in the country—to offer its integrated computer education program, ‘NIIT@School’ to the school children.
NIIT will offer holistic IT education and IT assisted education program to over 3800 children from Kindergarten to 9th standard in the city’s premier school. The program will range from infrastructure consultancy to facilities management, in addition to validated multimedia content mapped to school curriculum, courseware, assessment and certification of students.
A state-of-the-art computer learning centre was inaugurated by Mr. L. Balasubramanian, President—Schools Learning Solutions Business, NIIT in the presence of Mr. Alok Tibrewal, Pro-Vice Chairman, DPS, Ruby Park and Ms. Sunita Sen, Principal, DPS.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Tibrewal said, “Our alliance with NIIT is in line with the objective of delivering the best to our students. DPS will integrate NIIT’s computer aided learning solution into the school curriculum to give our children, access to world class IT education and tools that will facilitate better learning of subjects.”
According to Mr. L. Balasubramanian, President, NIIT’s School Learning Solutions Business “NIIT is committed to making education more impactful with the help of information technology and thereby helping school students be ready for the future. It is heartening to note that progressive educational institutions such as DPS in Kolkata are recognizing the difference IT can make in our daily lives.”
“We envision DPS to  prepare themselves to be on the road to a technology driven society with the implementation of this programme, as we provide holistic training, which includes teacher’s training programmes, innovative learning methods, integration of the school curriculum into our programmes and coverage of key subjects like Mathematics and Science. The cutting edge service that NIIT provides will enable the students to learn and help the teachers to teach in an effective manner”, added Mr. Balasubramanian of NIIT.
Delhi Public School and NIIT have been ranked among the ‘Top 5 Educational Institutions’ in Brand Equity’s survey of the Most Trusted Service Brands 2007.
Through the new initiative, NIIT will also introduce its national level Chess Championship, under ‘NIIT MindChampions Academy’, a joint initiative with World No. 1 Chess player and NIIT Brand Ambassador Viswanathan Anand, in DPS. Aimed at exposing students in the age group of 6-15 years to the world of chess and initiating young minds on a path of excellence in academics as well as sports, the initiative is successfully running in 4000 Indian schools, involving nearly a lakh student, across the network of private and government schools where NIIT offers training.
To further engage the young minds, NIIT will also introduce its ‘Digital Art Festival’ among the DPS students enabling them to participate in this national level contest to showcase their creative talent by painting using computers.
NIIT’s K-12 solution is now being used by over 900 private schools across the country. The holistic computer aided education package addresses the needs of all the key stakeholders within the education realm—students, teachers, principals, the school managements and parents. The product portfolio includes NIIT@School solutions for enhancing the learning experience.
NIIT@School offerings:
IT wizard– trains kids through a unique 4A methodology, supported by faculty specially trained by NIIT. NIIT offers certification to students and periodic assessment by experts. This is a specially designed courseware which enables teachers to teach and student to learn computers in a unique way.
eGuru— This is a unique teaching learning solution, which assists the teacher in explaining difficult concepts in the most lucid fashion and enables the students to learn them in an equally memorable way. It has in-built mathematical solutions like GSP—a popular mathematics software used in teaching and learning mathematics all across the world. The program is based on interactivity of the content enabling the teachers to explain and students to understand concepts clearly.
About DPS
DPS Ruby Park, Kolkata is a labour of love of OmDayal Educational and Research Society, which aims at providing progressive and meaningful education to the discerning Kolkatan.
About NIIT
NIIT, Asia’s largest IT trainer, offers learning and knowledge solutions in 32 countries. NIIT together with ElementK is now the first and the best choice for comprehensive learning solutions, worldwide.
Leading IT magazine Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT, the Top IT Training Company Award 2005-06. Rated among India’s Superbrands (2003-05), NIIT’s offerings include: Industry-endorsed programs for students seeking careers in IT – GNIIT, Integrated ANIIT for Engineers (IAE) and Advanced Technology Programs for IT professionals.
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 and Kolkata.
NIIT Institute of Finance Banking & Insurance (IFBI), with equity participation from ICICI Bank, offers programs in banking.
NIIT’s Corporate Solutions Business, 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.
NIIT offers turnkey IT integration program for schools. NIIT has provided computer-based learning to over 5000 government and private schools.
For media queries, please contact:
Prateek Chatterjee, NIIT Limited, Ph: +91 124 4293041; Or
Shivanjali Singh, NIIT Limited, Ph: +91 124 4293044;