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BGS International School inaugurates first state-of-the-art comprehensive ICT education solution for schools from NIIT eGURU
BGS International School inaugurates first state-of-the-art comprehensive ICT education solution for schools from NIIT eGURU
Bangalore, 5 August 2008. Revolutionizing teaching & learning in India, NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation today launched its first state-of-the-art comprehensive ICT education solution for schools from NIIT eGURU. It was launched in the elite BGS International Residential School of Bangalore. This is the first school in South India to be completely ICT enabled by NIIT eGURU which includes the Interactive Class Rooms (ICR) solution, IT Wizard — Programming and Productivity and Math Lab solution.
Jagadaguru Sri Sri Sri Balaganghadharanatha Mahaswamiji inaugurated the complete range of innovative ICT enabled teaching & learning solution in the presence of Sri Sri Prakashnath Swamiji, Managing Director, BGS Group of Institution and Mr L Balasubramanian, President, NIIT School Learning Solutions. Ms. Shobha Karandlaje, Honourable Minister for Rural Development & Panchayat Raj, Govt. of Karnataka, Mr. Janardhana Reddy, Honourable Minister for Tourism & Infrastructure Development, Govt. of Karnataka, Ms. C.T. Ravi, M.L.A. and Mr. Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar, President – KSCA were the Guests of Honour.
NIIT’s complete ICT infrastructure solutions are highly interactive and technology based, for both teaching and learning. It will enhance the effectiveness of Teaching & Learning in a class room and transform the traditional class room into a technology enabled environment.
Speaking at the launch, Jagadaguru Sri Sri Sri Balaganghadharanatha Mahaswamiji said, “Children are the founding blocks of a nation. In today’s competing times they need all the tools at their disposal to rise up to the challenge of shaping a progressive nation. Tools like NIIT’s comprehensive ICT education solutions will help make their foundations strong, thus enabling them to take on these challenges.”
Sri Sri Prakashnath Swamiji, Managing Director, BGS Group of Institution further added, “At BGS International it is our constant endeavour to give our students the best teaching and learning experience. NIIT’s state-of-the-art education solution is yet another path breaking initiative that we have brought into our academic system to ensure that our students top the ranks year on year setting unparalleled standards in education.”
Ms. Shiela, Principal, BGS International Residential School said, “The launch of ICT education solutions by NIIT eGURU will help shape young minds academically, by imparting better education through technology. This will give an impetus to our all round character building initiative at BGS International Residential School”.
Mr. L. Balasubramanian, President-School Learning Solutions, NIIT commented, “NIIT is committed towards making education more effective and interactive, by leveraging IT, and ensuring that the best tools and resources are made available to millions of school students. We are pleased to find a partner in BGS International that is extremely progressive when it comes to giving its students the best inputs for better academic results.”
“NIIT’s eGuru is a breakthrough initiative that aims at making the vital subject of teaching and learning simpler, easier and a fun way to learn. This innovative solution will enable efficient teaching in the schools. We are confident that more and more schools will turn to this solution to make teaching and learning interesting for their students”, added Balasubramanian.
Interactive Class Rooms (ICR) is a unique concept making the curriculum more relevant to today’s environment like connecting knowledge to life outside the school, shifting away from the rote method, moving beyond textbooks, making exams more flexible. The teachers will have the tools to dramatically enhance the way subjects like Maths, Science, English and Social Studies are taught and learnt through a rich repository of multimedia content (mapped to the syllabus prescribed by NCERT for CBSE schools). The solution comes with necessary hardware components and onsite service support. State of Art hardware infrastructure like DLP projectors, WiFi Laptops and on-site support through an Academic Delivery Coordinator (ADC) make the teaching and learning process in your classrooms a delightful experience.
IT Wizard — Programming and Productivity is a carefully planned solution and comes with the required software, Multimedia learning content, courseware, trained faculty, support services, training of teachers and certification for students. It is a holistic solution to schools which can redefine the learning experience forever and provide a high end IT curriculum.  The solution will help students enhance the learning process through the audio-visual medium, demos and interactive hands-on practice sessions.
NIIT will also introduce its complete ‘NIIT eGuru Math Lab’—a novel concept, enables school students to learn & explore mathematical concepts and verify mathematical facts & theorems using tools such as the Geometer’s Sketchpad. This is a dynamic construction and exploration tool that spans the mathematical curriculum from Standard 6 to 12, being made available to Indian schools, jointly by NIIT.
Introduction of the comprehensive ICT solution will enable students to meet the challenges outside schools more effectively and efficiently. As part of the programme, all the 20 classrooms of the school will be provided with the complete ICT infrastructure including- projectors, whiteboards and computers. All teachers are provided with a laptop.
About BGS IRS, Bangalore
BGS International Residential School, Bangalore, India, was founded by His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Balagangadharanatha Swamiji of Sri Adichunchanagiri Math, in 1997 and formally inaugurated on 19th January 2001 by the then Prime Minister of India Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The school is one of the finest centers of learning in India, especially in the South. It is a co-educational, day and residential school having foreign and NRI students from all over the world.
The school reposes in the lap of nature off Bangalore-Mysore National Highway, in a sprawling 100 acres of safe and pollution free environment surrounded by a beautiful valley.
The courses of study and curriculum have been designed with an aim that students from all over the world can take their Secondary and Senior Secondary school certificate examination under the Central Board of Secondary Education (C.B.S.E), National Institute of Open Schooling (N.I.O.S), Secondary School Leaving Certificate (S.S.L.C) and Pre-University levels I & II under the Karnataka State scheme of education.
About NIIT
NIIT, Asia’s No. 1 IT trainer and leading Global Talent Development Corporation, offers learning and knowledge solutions to 5 million students across 34 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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