Navigate Up

Skip Navigation LinksPress Release

NIIT introduces ‘NIIT eGuru Math Lab’ in Mumbai to spread the joy of learning in Mathematics
- Launches the novel concept for the first time in Mumbai at SVDD School, Ghatkopar
Mumbai, July 7, 2009: Launching a breakthrough initiative that aims at making the vital subject of Mathematics simpler, easier and fun to learn for school students, NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation, today installed Mumbai’s first ever  ‘NIIT eGuru Math Lab’, at SVDD School , Ghatkopar.
Dr. Inder Kumar Rana, Prof, IIT Mumbai, inaugurated the revolutionary concept in the presence of Mr.L.Balasubramanian, President, NIIT School Learning Solutions, Smt. Manjula S. Shah, President, SVDD School; Shri. Vrudhichand S. Shah, Vice-President, SVDD School; Shri. Chandrakant D. Shah and Shri.Vaman J. Mehta, Honourable Secretary, SVDD School; Shri. Kantilal Gosar and Shri. Ratanshi L. Chheda, Treasurer, SVDD School.
‘NIIT eGuru Math Lab’—a novel concept, enables school students to learn and explore mathematical concepts and verify mathematical facts and 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.
On inaugurating the NIIT e Guru Math Lab, Mr.Inder Kumar Rana, Prof. IIT Mumbai said, “Mathematics has always been considered a difficult subject and favourite of only few. Our present education system does not allow interactive learning but concepts like NIIT eGuru Math Lab will go a long way in making the learning more interactive and interesting for students.”
Speaking at the launch of ‘NIIT eGuru Math Lab’, Smt.Manjula S.Shah, President, SVDD School, Ghatkopar said, “We believe in imparting basics of a subject to students that helps them comprehend the subject better. Innovative concept of NIIT eGuru Math Lab will make the difficult subject of Mathematics simpler and exciting to learn for our students.”
Mr. L. Balasubramanian, President-School Learning Solutions, NIIT said, “NIIT believes in providing impactful learning solutions for students. NIIT eGuru Math Lab is another initiative to make the present curriculum interesting and interactive thereby bringing back the joy of learning Mathematics.”
Following the NCERT guidelines indicating that mathematics would be treated as a prime focus area in schools till 2010, the state board in Mumbai is committed to making the learning of subjects enjoyable and stress free, and in case of Math, more visually appealing to enable better learning. In line with this mission, CBSE has issued directives to all schools following the CBSE curriculum, to install a Math Lab for promoting the subject. CBSE has also directed that 20% of the marks to be allocated to each student from the Lab Assessments, towards the final marks.
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 eGuru Math Lab offers Multiple Teaching and Learning Aids comprising of Technology Applications, Videos, 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 for 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.
About SVDD School, Ghatkopar:
SDDR Shala an All Girls school Gujarati medium school was set up by the SDDR Trust in 1920 with an Initiative for educating children based on the Mahatmas Philosophy for Education in India for Indian children. In 1985 with changing times, they felt the need for an English Medium school and this was when SVDD School was started separately. In 1998 and was made a co-ed and today it is celebrating its 25th Year. The School has been consistently getting 100% results in the SSC exams. The Students have been part of the School education system starting right from KG to 10th Std. as the school believes in bringing up of not only education but also traditions and family values in each of the students right from the very start.
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 15 years, since the inception of this category. Rated among India’s Business Superbrands 2008, NIIT’s Individual Learning Business offerings include industry-endorsed programs for students seeking careers in IT - GNIIT, Edgeineers and Global Net Plus 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.

For media queries please contact:
Prateek Chatterjee, NIIT Ltd, Ph: (Cell) +91 9910201085, (Dir) +91 124 4293041
Email:  or