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NIIT launches comprehensive ‘NIIT eGURU’ solution for schools
- New Interactive Class Rooms, Labs to enhance teaching and learning experience
- Partners with Intel and Microsoft for latest technology and software
New Delhi, October 15, 2008: Leading Global Talent Development Corporation, NIIT today announced the launch of a spectrum of products and solutions for the Schools of tomorrow, under the aegis of ‘NIIT eGURU’. The futuristic NIIT eGURU range for schools, comprises of ‘Interactive Classrooms’ for teachers, ‘Math lab’ and ‘IT Wizard’ for students, and ‘Quick School’ an Education Resource Planning solution for school management.
The NIIT eGURU portfolio leverages the cutting-edge technology from Intel, the software platform from Microsoft and has been designed around the guidelines of the ‘National Curriculum Framework’-2005.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Vijay K Thadani, CEO NIIT said, “NIIT, pioneered the integration of ICT in schools, and has further strengthened its portfolio with the launch of NIIT eGURU solution - a holistic education package that addresses the needs of all key stakeholders within the education realm—Students, Teachers, School management and Parents.
“Today’s announcement reinforces our commitment of making school education more impactful with the help of IT, thereby preparing students for the future,” added Mr.Thadani.
While, NIIT eGuru ‘Interactive Classroom’ solution is based on Intel technologies and architecture, NIIT eGuru ‘IT Wizard’ curriculum is based on Microsoft’s Windows Vista and Office 2007 suite.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. R. Ravichandran, Director – Sales, Intel South Asia said, “There is tremendous potential for technology to transform lives and we believe that connectivity will be a driver and education and will be the enabler in this transformation. Intel has been spearheading initiatives in education working with the industry for more than ten years in India and has launched several activities with partners like NIIT. Under Intel’s World Ahead Program, we are working to improve the overall quality of education by providing schools access to technology through PCs, and creating learning platforms designed with relevant content and technologies to empower students and teachers. Today’s initiative with NIIT is one more endeavor to drive the integration of technology into classrooms and help children gain skills to compete in knowledge economies. This is also in line with a collaborative movement Intel recently facilitated, called ‘Connected Indian’, where government, industry associations and private enterprise have come together for the common cause of connecting a billion Indians.”
“Education is one of the focus areas for Microsoft under its global Unlimited Potential effort. We are committed to enabling a knowledge-driven society in India where technology is an integrated part of the learning experience. This association is an attempt along the same lines to integrate comprehensive solutions into the education domain: the NIIT eGURU IT Wizard curriculum is a pioneering school learning solution, which comprehensively integrates Microsoft Windows Vista for the students.” said Mr. Karan Bajwa, Director- Public Sector, Microsoft India.
NIIT has been using Microsoft technologies for deploying its school learning solutions. ‘IT Wizard’ that was earlier based on Microsoft's Windows XP and Office XP solutions has now been upgraded to include Windows Vista and Office 2007, thus enabling a rich new experience.
Elaborating on the latest offerings, Mr. L Balasubramanian, President, School Learning Solutions, NIIT Ltd. said, “NIIT constantly endeavors to enhance teacher-student interactivity, to facilitate a conducive environment of learning and growth. The launch of ‘Interactive Classrooms’ as part of the NIIT eGURU portfolio will help bring latest tools and resources to schools across the country. We are pleased to partner with Microsoft & Intel to offer the latest technology & software to facilitate better learning of subjects.”
During the announcement NIIT also unveiled a new logo for the ‘NIIT eGURU’ product portfolio.
NIIT eGURU solutions:
Interactive Classrooms – Designed as per the recommendations of National Curriculum Framework-2005, NIIT eGURU Interactive Classrooms is an integrated teaching and learning solution aimed at the teachers. At the core of NIIT eGURU Interactive Classrooms is the embedded Teaching Learning Material, that enhances teaching and learning through elements of interactivity, automation, customization, web links library, and Teaching Learning Plan. The solution provides tools through which the teachers and the management will be able to track the performance of an individual child and assess the areas where the child is weak.
Math Lab - NIIT eGURU ‘Math Lab’ enables school students to learn and explore mathematical concepts and verify mathematical facts and theorems using technology tools. Based on the three fundamentals of Imagination, Investigation and Interaction, NIIT eGURU Math Lab offers Multiple Teaching and Learning Aids entailing Technology Applications, Videos, Measuring Instruments, and Tables and Charts among others.
IT Wizard - This unique new IT program from NIIT enables Schools to keep abreast of technology.
It equips the students with core computer knowledge and IT skills, which is an essential part of the Child’s development & intellectual growth for the 21st Century. We have upgraded our flagship ‘IT WIZARD’ curriculum to include Windows Vista and Office 2007
Quick School – is an Educational Resource Planning tool for schools which offers an integrated and comprehensive solution spanning all functional requirements of educational institutions.
As part of NIIT eGURU offering, the benefits of the NIIT Mind Champion Academy- a joint initiative between NIIT and Grandmaster Vishwanathan Anand, will be extended to the schools. The initiative consists of:
  • Formation of Chess clubs at Schools
  • Chess coaching
  • Chess tournaments
  • Identifying talents and encouraging them to play tournaments and get FIDE rating

The chess clubs at the schools are facilitated with a chess kit consisting of a chess coaching software, chess board, posters etc.

The schools will also benefit by getting a national platform to showcase the talent of their children in digital arts. Opportunity to participate in ‘Digital Arts Festival’- an annual event conducted by NIIT, will also form a part of the offering.

NIIT School Learning Solutions division, which has covered nearly 7.8 million students, has provided computer-based learning to over 9,500 government and private schools combined, equipping them with crucial IT skills to prepare them for tomorrow’s knowledge society. The solutions are designed based on inputs and extensive validations from academicians and academic institutions around the country.

About Intel Technology India Private Limited

Through its Intel World Ahead Program, Intel strives to improve education, healthcare, entrepreneurship and government services in developing countries worldwide, by accelerating access to computers, connectivity, technology training and localized Internet content. Intel has invested over USD 1 billion in education programs through the Intel® Education Initiative in more than 50 countries on seven continents.

As a part of its efforts under the Intel World Ahead Program in India, Intel has trained over 9,02,500 teachers under its Intel Teach initiative, demonstrated the capabilities of school health monitoring solutions and remote diagnostics solutions and has reached out to nearly 40,000 students in India under the Intel Learn Program.

In August 2008, Intel facilitated a collaborative movement called ‘Connected Indian’, where government, industry associations and private enterprise came together for the common cause of connecting a billion Indians.

Additional information is available at and Intel, the world leader in silicon innovation, develops technologies, products and initiatives to continually advance how people work and live. Additional information about Intel is available at
About Microsoft India
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (NASDAQ "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software - any time, any place and on any device. Microsoft Corporation India Private Ltd is a subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation USA. It has had a presence in India since 1990 and currently has offices in 16 cities - Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jamshedpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, and Pune.

About NIIT
NIIT, Asia’s No. 1 IT trainer and leading Global Talent Development Corporation, offers learning and knowledge solutions to over 5 million students across 40 countries.
Leading IT magazine Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT, the Top IT Training Company Award 2007. Rated among India’s Business Superbrands 2008, NIIT’s Individual Learning Business offerings include industry-endorsed programs for students seeking careers in IT - GNIIT, Integrated ANIIT for Engineers (IAE), and Advanced Technology Programs for IT professionals.

NIIT offers turnkey IT integration program for schools. NIIT has provided computer-based learning to over 9,500 government and private 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 and Kolkata.
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 Institute of Process Excellence Ltd., formed in joint venture with Genpact will address the increasing demand for skilled workers in the business & technology services industry by providing training programs in relevant areas.

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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Prateek Chatterjee, NIIT Ltd, Ph: (Cell) +91 9910201085, (Dir) +91 124 4293041
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