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NIIT to offer Integrated Computer Education Program to SAI International School
Bhubaneswar, January 20, 2008: NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer has partnered with SAI International School, Bhubaneswar—to offer its integrated computer education program, ‘e-guru’ to the school children. NIIT will offer holistic IT education and IT assisted education program to the children in the city’s premier school. The program will range from infrastructure consultancy to facilities management, in addition to validated multimedia content mapped to school curriculum, courseware, assessment and certification of students. A joint press meet was organized by the SAI International School and NIIT.
Mr. Bijoy Kumar Sahoo, Chairman, SAI International School said “Our alliance with NIIT is in line with the objective of delivering the best to our students. The school will integrate NIIT’s computer aided learning solution into the school curriculum to give our children, access to world class IT education and tools that will facilitate better learning of subjects.”
He thanked NIIT for agreeing to introduce its national level Chess Championship, under ‘NIIT MindChampions Academy’, a joint initiative with World Chess Champion and NIIT Brand Ambassador Viswanathan Anand, in SAI International School. To further engage the young minds, NIIT will also introduce its ‘Digital Art Festival’ among the students enabling them to participate in this national level contest to showcase their creative talent by painting using computers.
NIIT e-Guru—a unique teaching learning solution, which assists the teacher in explaining difficult concepts in the most lucid fashion and enables the students to learn them in an equally memorable way, will be used for the first time in Orissa by any school. It has in-built mathematical solutions like Geometers Sketch Pad (GSP)—a popular mathematics software used in teaching and learning mathematics across the world. The program is based on interactivity of the content enabling the teachers to explain and students to understand concepts clearly.
IT wizard programme trains kids through a unique 4A methodology, supported by faculty specially trained by NIIT. NIIT offers certification to students and periodic assessment by experts. This is a specially designed courseware which enables teachers to teach and student to learn computers in a unique way.
According to Mr. Geogi Zachariah, General Manager, NIIT’s School Learning Solutions Business “NIIT is committed to making education more impactful with the help of information technology and thereby helping school students be ready for the future. It is heartening to note that a progressive educational institution such as SAI International School recognizes the difference IT can make in our daily lives.”
“We envision SAI International School to prepare themselves to be on the road to a technology driven society with the implementation of NIIT’s comprehensive teaching-learning program”, added Mr. Geogi of NIIT.
The Principal of Sai International School, Dr Arun Prakash said “We at Sai International School are on a mission to enable, encourage and challenge every student to initiate the lifelong pursuit of learning and IT is going to play a major role in achieving these objectives.”
A team of experts from NIIT demonstrated the e-Guru programme to parents at the school campus. Parents lauded the efforts of the school for using the latest technological tools and multimedia support for providing holistic education to the children. NIIT’s efforts to convert CBSE syllabus to multimedia was appreciated by parents and teachers, alike.
SAI International School, which is being setup by JSS group, shall commence its operations from academic session 2008-09. With arrival of SAI International School in the city, Bhubaneswar joins in the league of select cities, which can boast truly world class educational facility at school level.
About Sai International School
SAI International School is a joint venture between Shirdi Sai Educational Society, Bhubaneswar, and LaurelsGlobal, United Kingdom. The two organisations have joined hands to provide education at par with global standards. LaurelsGlobal has introduced the best educational methods practiced in the schools of the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Australia, the United Arab Emirates and Singapore in the curriculum of SAI International School.
More information on Sai International School is available at -
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 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 with equity participation from ICICI Bank, offers programs to develop talent for the banking industry.
NIIT offers turnkey IT integration program for schools. NIIT 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.
For media queries, please contact:
Prateek Chatterjee, NIIT Limited, Ph: +91 9910201085, +124 4293041;
Shivanjali Singh, NIIT Limited, Ph: +91 9811991107; +124 4293044;