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NIIT introduces ‘NIIT eGuru Math Lab’ in Andhra Pradesh to spread the joy of learning in Mathematics

-  Launches the novel concept for the first time  in Andhra Pradesh at Delhi Public School, Nacharam, Secunderabad

Hyderabad, June 29, 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 the first ‘NIIT eGuru Math Lab’, at Delhi Public School in Secunderabad. The installation of ‘NIIT eGuru Math Lab’ also marks the establishment of the first such Math Lab in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
Mr M. Komariah, Chairman, DPS Secunderabad inaugurated the revolutionary concept in presence of Mr L Balasubramanian, President, School Learning Solutions, NIIT Ltd.; Mr T. Bheemsen, Vice Chairman, DPS, Secunderabad; Mr C Ramaiah, Director of IIT study circle and former Principal, APRJC, Nararjunasagar; Dr. N M Rao, former lecturer in Mathematics at A.M.U. Aligarh and Mr Komaresan, Professor of Math, Hyderabad Central University.
‘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.
The inauguration of NIIT eGuru Math Lab was followed by a seminar on ‘Joy of learning Mathematics’. Prominent speakers like Mr C Ramaiah, Dr. N M Rao and Dr. Komaresan, emphasised on the need for more such initiatives to bring about a change in our present education systems.
Speaking at the launch of ‘NIIT eGuru Math Lab’, Mr M Komariah, Chairman, DPS Secunderabad said, “We are committed to impart world-class education to our students. NIIT eGuru Math Lab is a revolutionary concept that makes the difficult subject of Mathematics, exciting and engrossing. We are confident that this association will benefit our students with better comprehension and understanding of the subject.”
Mr. L. Balasubramanian, President-School Learning Solutions, NIIT commented, “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 Hyderabad 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 Delhi Public School Society
Delhi Public School started as an answer to the long felt needs of the bourgeoning population of the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. The School under the aegis of the Delhi Public School Society at New Delhi, began its operations at Mahendra Hills in the year 2003. Within three years, the School migrated to its sprawling campus at Nacharam located in Hyderabad far away from the maddening crowd. With an impressive strength of students, teaching and administrative staff, Delhi Public School Secunderabad has already made its mark as one of the premier institutes.
The DPS Society is a non-profit,non-proprietary educational body being managed by eminent educationists and professional from various walks of life.The society has grown into a consortium of over 100 pace setting secular and autonomous institutions in India and Abroad.
It has come to be recognized throughout the academic world for its progressive approach and commitment to excellence. Centralized policies, decentralized administration, well designed instructional programmes and flexible school management systems are the basis of its unique identity .Distinction and Diversity are the twin hallmarks of its philosophy. Strong in tradition has evolved since its establishment to its present day status into a matrix of networking between the state, national and international educational agencies.
At DPS, Secunderabad-Nacharam Campus, the society aims at holistic development thereby making the students more confident, life long learners, positively contributing for the social cause with a developed sense of propriety who would excel in the desired field. The aim is to provide the best available education to each student. This education is aimed at developing qualities of integrity, honesty, trust, tolerance and compassion we promote Indian traditional values and ethos woven in a fabric accepted globally.

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 Super brands 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.
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