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NIIT ties up with Adobe to launch first ever state-of-art Web & Multimedia curriculum for Schools in India

- Alliance to give school students early access to professional creative tools

New Delhi, November 27, 2008: NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation, together with Adobe, today announced the launch of- first ever state-of-art NIIT e-GURU Web & Multimedia curriculum for school children, based on world-class Adobe Creative Suite of Products.

The newly launched curriculum will cover the Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection, which will include- Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Premiere, Encore, Soundbooth, AfterEffects, Fireworks, Dreamweaver.

The primary objective of introducing such a curriculum is to provide a comprehensive web & multimedia curriculum, based on the widely used professional software from Adobe. This will give students aspiring for a career in domains like website designing, video editing and sound editing an early access to professional creative tools.  NIIT and Adobe will work together to bring the benefit of multimedia learning to all the stake holders in the schools segment, viz. students, teachers, school management, government, and administrators.

According to Mr. L Balasubramanian, President, School Learning Solutions, NIIT, “The NIIT e-GURU Web & Multimedia curriculum for school children, based on Adobe Creative Suite of Products, will offer a perfect blend of multimedia applications, web technology, communication technology and also soft skills for the students who are aspiring to be world class multimedia professionals.

We are confident that the NIIT- Adobe alliance for the school learning space will help combine NIIT’s strong pedagogy with Adobe’s expertise in the Web & Multimedia realm, to offer enhanced value to schools.” added Mr. Balasubramanian.

With the advent of web 2.0 technologies and the advancement in digital photography and video- citizens of the future are increasingly going to interact with the world community through multimedia interfaces on websites like Youtube, Facebook. This makes acquiring skills in multimedia and web 2.0 technologies all the more necessary. NIIT e-GURU Web & Multimedia curriculum will be the first multimedia and life-skills module offered to school students covering the latest multimedia, web and communication technologies. The course curriculum and content is designed as per international standards. The Project Based Learning module of the curriculum inculcates freedom of thought and action which develops proactive thinking and decision making in each and every student

"Adobe and NIIT have partnered together to deliver a full fledged web and multimedia program based upon Adobe Creative Suite products for schools across India. NIIT e-GURU Web & Multimedia curriculum, is an unique program that takes care of all the requirements of the schools by providing them with technology, content, teaching & learning materials, consultancy, training and support to integrate cutting edge multimedia education in the school. This would make teaching digital media skills easier and more exciting than ever", says Sandeep Mehrotra, Director-Sales at Adobe India.

"With state of the art and standards-aligned curriculum- the NIIT e-GURU Web & Multimedia curriculum designed by NIIT, teachers and students new to Adobe software can quickly learn these tools used by industry professionals. In addition, features in Adobe Creative Suite would bring greater levels of productivity and fun to classrooms,” adds Mr. Mehrotra.

The comprehensive range for schools, NIIT e-GURU comprises of ‘Interactive Classrooms’ for teachers, ‘Math lab’ and ‘IT Wizard’ for students, and ‘Quick School’ an Education Resource Planning solution for school management.  NIIT e-GURU provides a holistic education package to the schools, that addresses the needs of all key stakeholders within the education realm—Students, Teachers, School management and Parents. The NIIT- Adobe alliance further strengthens the IT Wizard portfolio of NIIT e-GURU.

It may be recalled, NIIT had entered into a strategic global alliance with Adobe in October 2007 to create talent pool for Design, Web, Mobile and Interactive Media for professionals.  With the current alliance in the School Learning space, NIIT is now well poised to address the demands of Web & Multimedia opportunities both in the school segment and in the professional domain. 

About NIIT

NIIT, Asia’s No. 1 trainer and leading Global Talent Development Corporation, offers learning and knowledge solutions to over 5 million students across 40 countries.

Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT, the Top IT Training Company Award 2007. Rated among India’s Business Superbrands 2008, NIIT’s Individual Learning Solutions include industry-endorsed programs in IT like- GNIIT, Integrated programs for Engineers (NIIT Edgeineers), Infrastructure Management programs (NIIT GlobalNet+).

NIIT’s School Learning Solutions offers turnkey IT integration program for schools and has provided computer-based learning to nearly 7.8 million students in over 9,500 government and private schools. NIIT eGuru is a comprehensive learning solution for schools. 

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, Kolkata, Lucknow, IMT Ghaziabad and IIFT Delhi.

NIIT Institute of Finance Banking & Insurance (IFBI), formed by NIIT with equity participation from ICICI Bank, offers programs for individuals and corporates in Banking, Financial Services and Insurance.

NIIT Uniqua, Centre for Process Excellence, addresses the increasing demand for skilled workers in the business and technology services industry. This is a part of NIIT Institute of Process Excellence, a NIIT-Genpact venture.

NIIT’s Corporate Learning Solutions, 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.

Element K delivers learning solutions for customers and partners through a tailored combination of catalog learning products, technology, and services. The offerings include: vLab®: hands-on labs, instructor-led courseware, comprehensive e-reference libraries, technical journals, and KnowledgeHub™: hosted learning management platform.

NIIT together with Element K is now the first and the best choice for comprehensive learning solutions, worldwide.

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