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NIIT honoured as the most Influential IT Training Brand in China
- Wins a total of five Education Awards in China on the occasion of 60th Anniversary of People’s Republic of China (PRC)
- Honoured by Chinese Society of Educational Development Strategy (CSEDS) under the Ministry of Education of PRC
New Delhi/ Beijing, September 30, 2009: NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer, was recently honoured for its contribution to the IT Training industry in China, by the Chinese Society of Educational Development Strategy (CSEDS), under Ministry of Education of PRC, at a recently held function in Beijing, to mark the 60th Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China.
Besides being honoured as the as the most Influential IT Training Brand in China, NIIT received a total of five Education Awards as below:   
• The most influential IT Training Brand in China
• Top 10 Brand in overall Training industry of China
• Top 10 Brand in student placement within Training industry in China
• Most influential Brand in Franchising within Training industry of China
• Celebrity award to Prakash Menon, President, NIIT China, for influencing the development of Training industry in China
Speaking on the recognition, Mr. Vijay Thadani, CEO, NIIT Ltd. said, “For over a decade now, NIIT has been involved in creation of skilled ICT manpower in China and has trained close to a hundred thousand students till date. These awards are recognition of our efforts, to create a large number of well-trained, world-class IT professionals in line with business needs for IT enterprises in the country.”
NIIT was felicitated for its outstanding contribution to Chinese education and its great contribution to the stability of society and employment-oriented talent training. The awards were presented at the "Summit for Chinese educational training and strategy development of the People’s Republic of China 60th Anniversary”, organized by Industry Education Partnership Committee of Chinese Society of Educational Development Strategy (CSEDS), under the Ministry of Education of PRC, ChinaEB, China International Education Online and over 40 primary media organizations to survey and choose a new direction in Chinese educational training and training brand.
Speaking at the summit, Mr. Prakash Menon, President, NIIT China said, “This award is for all NIITians as it is they who create continuous innovations in education that gives the very best to the students".
The summit "60 years of new direction - Who will lead the next 60 years" aimed to highlight PRC’s achievement in private educational training by advanced theory and practice experience, to vigorously extend high-end brand, to set new targets for the next 60 years, to lead the new direction in the next 60 years and furthermore improve the innovation and development of private educational training.
NIIT in China
NIIT, the leading Global Talent Development Corporation, established its presence in China in 1997, becoming the first Indian IT enterprise to do so. With its advanced IT education and training experience and excellent IT solutions, NIIT cooperated with Pudong Institute of Continuing Education which is subordinate to Shanghai Educational Commission in founding NIIT-TVE IT Institute. In the past decade, NIIT made continuous efforts to meet its target - providing a large number of well-trained and world-class IT professionals in line with business needs for IT enterprises in China.
In 2001, NIIT upgraded its software development courses to meet the requirements of Chinese market. In the same year, NIIT established a solely foreign invested company - NIIT (Shanghai) Co Ltd. to provide globally synchronous IT courses for its partners in China. And it also first introduced the IT education licensed league mode in China's education industry. NIIT passed ISO9001 International Quality Management System Certification in 2002.
By the end of 2005, NIIT had also started its software development business in China and successfully completed the Beijing Airport logistics terminal project. NIIT has launched popular courses like Network Engineer Curriculum and Magic Code Gaming Engineer Curriculum and the Mastermind Software Engineer Curriculum. In order to help Chinese science and engineering graduates quickly meet the IT talent requirement criteria of globalized enterprises, NIIT allied with a number of well-known international IT enterprises such as Microsoft, Sun, Cisco and CompTIA to introduce the specially tailored curriculum, which not only provides employment opportunities, but also facilitates globalized enterprises to supplement qualified IT talents in China so as to increase and maintain their competence in market.
NIIT has a very unique business model for co-operation with universities and colleges in China called the- “NIIT Inside model”, where NIIT programs are embedded inside university/college IT curriculum. Chinese students may undergo a 4 year Bachelor Degree program or a 3 year Associate Degree program post 12th grade in Information Technology. The NIIT curriculum is embedded into both these programs across 129 universities and colleges in China. While the university system continues to teach the rest of the subjects that a student undergoes such as Chinese language, Science etc to obtain a Bachelor Degree, the IT portion is completely from NIIT. The students get the degree or the associate degree from the university/government and also receive a certificate, GNIIT (Graduate of NIIT), from NIIT.
Today, NIIT has 183 cooperative education and training sites across 25 provinces and cities in China.
With the support of its outstanding partners and institutions, NIIT has trained more than 100,000 outstanding IT students in all. Today, with the help of NIIT's job placement department, these outstanding graduates scatter around China in many companies, including IBM, China Telecom, NTT DATA, Hewlett-Packard, Bertelsmann, Bank of Shanghai, UFIDA software, etc. NIIT has been training skilled IT professionals for China's software outsourcing industry.
NIIT has also received various awards and recognition in the country. It received the "Annual Best Placement and Best Training Institution" by China Computer Gazette in 2003. It was awarded the "Most Influential IT Education Certificate Brand in China" and the "Best IT Training Curriculum" in 2004, and the "Best Training Institute by Undergraduates" in 2007.
About NIIT
NIIT Limited, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer, 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 successively for the past 18 years, since the inception of this category. Rated among India’s Business Super brands 2008, NIIT’s Individual Learning Business offerings include industry-endorsed programs for students seeking careers in IT - GNIIT, Edgeineers and Globalnet+ for IT professionals.
NIIT has provided computer-based learning to over 12,000 government and private schools. The futuristic NIIT eGuru range for schools is a holistic education package that comprises of Interactive Classrooms (an embedded Teaching Learning Material, that uses elements of interactivity, automation and web links library); Math lab (technology tools that enable school students to learn and explore mathematical concepts); IT Wizard (equips the students with core computer knowledge and IT skills); and Quick School (an Education Resource Planning solution for School Management).
For working professionals, NIIT Imperia, Centre for Advanced Learning, offers Executive Management Education Programs in association with Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) at Ahmedabad, Indore, Kolkata, Lucknow, IMT Ghaziabad and IIFT Delhi.
NIIT Institute of Finance Banking & Insurance (IFBI), formed by NIIT with equity participation from ICICI Bank, offers programs for individuals and corporate in Banking, Financial Services and Insurance.
NIIT Uniqua, Centre for Process Excellence, addresses the increasing demand for skilled workers in the business and technology services industry by providing training programs in relevant areas. This is a part of NIIT Institute of Process Excellence, a NIIT-Genpact venture.
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.
NIIT delivers a tailored combination of catalog learning products, technology and services through Element K offerings. These include: lab®: hands-on labs, instructor-led courseware, comprehensive e-reference libraries, technical journals, and Knowledge Hub™: hosted learning management platform. This makes NIIT the first and the best choice for comprehensive learning solutions, worldwide.
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