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NIIT launches Bangalore’s first ‘NIIT eGuru Math Lab’ at DPS South
Bangalore, June 11, 2008: Ushering a new era in the teaching of Mathematics to school students, NIIT, Asia’s No. 1 trainer and leading Global Talent Development Corporation today, installed the first ‘NIIT eGuru Math Lab’, in the progressive DPS School- South at Bangalore today. The installation of ‘NIIT eGuru Math Lab’, also marks the establishment of the first such Math Lab in the city of Bangalore.
Mr Rahman Khan, Deputy Chairman Rajya Sabha and Chairman DPS School Bangalore inaugurated the revolutionary concept in presence of Mr L Balasubramanian, President, School Learning Solutions, NIIT Ltd.
‘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 1 to 12, being made available to Indian schools, jointly by NIIT.
Speaking at the launch of ‘NIIT eGuru Math Lab’, Mr Rahman Khan, Deputy Chairman Rajya Sabha and Chairman DPS School South, Bangalore said, “At DPS it is our constant endeavour to give our students the best teaching and learning experience. NIIT eGuru Math Lab, is yet another path breaking initiative that we have brought into our academic system to ensure that DPS students top the ranks year on year.”
Mr. L. Balasubramanian, President-School Learning Solutions, NIIT commented, “NIIT is committed to making education more impactful 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 DPS South that is extremely progressive when it comes to giving its students the best inputs for better academic results.”
“NIIT eGuru Math Lab is a breakthrough initiative that aims at making the vital subject of Mathematics simpler, easier and a fun way to learn. We are confident that more and more schools will turn to this solution to make the subject of Mathematics interesting for their students”, added Balasubramanian.
Late last year, the school curriculum governing body, NCERT, through the National Curriculum Framework indicated that Mathematics subject would be treated as a prime focus area in schools, till 2010, with an emphasis on making the subject more visually appealing and an enjoyable learning experience for students. In line with this mission, CBSE, the apex body for secondary education in schools had issued directives to all schools following the CBSE curriculum, to install a Math Lab for promoting the subject. CBSE had also directed that 20% of the marks be allocated to each student from the Lab Assessments, towards the final marks.
NIIT, which offers computer and computer aided education to 1.5 million students across over 5,000 schools, brings its expertise and reach in schools and will now additionally offer revolutionary ‘Geometer’s Sketchpad’ as part of the active tool in NIIT eGuru Math Lab.
NIIT eGuru Math Lab offers Multiple Teaching and Learning Aids comprising of Technology Applications, Videos, Manipulative’s, Measuring Instruments, Tables and Charts, to schools. Based on the three pillars of ‘Imagination, Investigation and Interaction’, it provides an opportunity to students to understand, internalize, discover and verify the basic mathematical and geometrical concepts through concrete objects and situations, thus building interest and confidence in students learning the subject. The laboratory also allows and encourages the students to think, discuss amongst themselves as well as with the teacher, and assimilate concepts.
In addition to providing greater scope for individual participation in the process of learning and becoming autonomous learners, the Math Lab also enables the teacher to demonstrate, explain and reinforce abstract mathematical ideas by using concrete objects, models, charts, graphs, pictures, posters, etc.
NIIT is working actively to make computers an intrinsic part of the lives of children and also those of the socially and economically challenged sections of the society, who may never have had a chance to integrate with the emerging 21st century environment, to give a better prospect to their future.
About DPS Bangalore
The DPS Society is a non-profit, non-proprietary educational body widely recognised for its progressive approach and commitment to excellence. Distinction and diversity are the twin hallmarks of its philosophy, educational leadership, and scholarly achievement our mission. Strong in tradition, the DPS family has evolved as a matrix of networking among the state, national and international educational institutions.
The success of thousands of Dispites, who today are top-bracket professionals determining the course of the world, stands testimony to the DPS vision. And reflected in their success story, is a constant DPS endeavor to preserve, maintain and utilised traditional value systems and expand them with the changing times in the interest of the nation's real pride - its Students.
The Delhi Public School Society and the K. K. educational and Charitable Trust came forward to set up a two branches South Campus and North Campus in 2001 and 2002. The newest and 3rd branch at East Campus was setup in 2007, under the able guidance of the Board of management; Delhi Public Schools in Bangalore have witnessed a remarkable transformation into a new order - the order of the new millennium
At DPS Bangalore South, care is taken to provide a truly enriching environment that contributes to the holistic development of each student, an environment that nourishes over talents and brings out hidden ones. The school has modern buildings housing classrooms, labs, audio visual facilities, a swimming pool and all things needed to provide a good learning experience. Three state-of-art computer labs ensure that students grow with a keen understanding of technology.
About NIIT
NIIT, Asia’s No. 1 trainer and leading Global Talent Development Corporation, offers learning and knowledge solutions to 5 million students across 32 countries.  Leading IT magazine Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT, the Top IT Training Company Award 2006. 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 with equity participation from ICICI Bank, offers programs to develop talent for the banking industry.
NIIT School Learning Solutions (SLS) offers turn key IT and ICT integration program for schools. NIIT SLS has provided computer-based learning to over 5000 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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