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NIIT commits first batch of GNIITians with Microsoft Certification to industry

New Delhi, October 04, 2008: Continuing its commitment of providing day one ready professionals, NIIT- the Global Talent Development Corporation, announced the availability of its first batch of GNIITians with Microsoft Certification to meet industry requirements. The students were felicitated by Mr Lutz Ziob, Worldwide Head, Microsoft Learning during his recent visit to India.

Earlier this year, NIIT and Microsoft Corporation strengthened their ongoing alliance to make available a large pool of Microsoft Certified professionals, for global talent requirement. The flagship GNIIT program is now even stronger in developing software professionals, preparing them at the same time to acquire globally recognized Certifications in Microsoft technologies, among others.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr G Raghavan, President Individual Learning Solutions, NIIT said, ‘Today there is an even greater need for individuals to get trained and certified in skill sets for meeting industry requirements. The decision to embed Microsoft Certification in our GNIIT program came about as a result of NIIT’s clear focus to enhance the employability of students through Certifications in leading technologies and support the industry in scouting and retaining globally competitive talent.’

GNIIT program today is the first IT career program in the country to offer Microsoft Authorised Learning content. Students are skilled in the latest Developer and Database platforms comprising of technologies like Visual Studio, .NET and SQL Server to enhance their employability and make them industry-ready.  As part of this innovative program, GNIIT students are enabled to appear for relevant Microsoft Certification examinations. The first batch makes available a pool of 170 Microsoft Certified GNIITians for industry absorption.

As Microsoft's Best Learning Solutions Partner in India, NIIT has been offering training programs on Microsoft's latest technologies, as well as basic computer education at school level. NIIT is also training school children on Microsoft technologies, in Private and Government schools across the states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya and Tripura. The talent development company is Microsoft's partner for 'Project Shiksha’ as well, in India.

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 Superbrands (2003-05), 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.

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 offers turnkey IT integration program for schools. NIIT has provided computer-based learning to over 7700 government and private schools.

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 Limited, Ph: +91 9910201085, +91 (124) 4293041, Email: or