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NIIT strengthens its presence in Kolkata
 Launches its 16th state-of-the-art IT education centre in the city
Kolkata, June 27, 2009: Expanding its reach in Kolkata, NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer, today launched its new state-of-the-art IT education centre at Nagerbazar, Kolkata. NIIT’s sixteenth centre in the city was inaugurated by Dr. N.R. Banerjea, Chairman, West Bengal Electronics Development Corporation Ltd. (WEBEL)and former Vice Chancellor, Bengal Engineering & Science University (BESU), Mr.Kalyan Kar, Managing Director, Acclaris India, Mr.Sanjeev Saxena, Director HRD, Ordinance Factory Board and Shri Debang Gandhi, an eminent sports personality, graced the occasion as Guests of Honour. The new centre is expected to train thousands of IT career aspirants, every year.
The new education centre at “Credible House” 47, Jessore Road, Nagerbazar, Dum Dum, Kolkata : 700 028, houses state-of-the-art machine rooms and class rooms. The centre will offer NIIT’s complete portfolio of IT education offerings for career aspirants, end users and software professionals, including NIIT’s industry endorsed multiple track GNIIT program, NIIT Edgeineers, and short term SWIFT courses, among others.
Speaking at the inauguration of the new centre, Mr. Surojit Biswas, General Manager, NIIT Ltd., ILS-India, East said, “We are very happy to bring yet another centre in Kolkata. There is an ever increasing demand for IT professionals and we will continue to reach every section of the society with our comprehensive range of products to prepare students for the new technology age.”
“Our new state-of-the-art centre offers excellent infrastructure and study environment for students to enable them to have the best learning experience,” He further added.
Currently the entire range of NIIT’s products and services in the city of Kolkata and its suburbs are being offered through its network of 23 educational centres. NIIT has recorded impressive placements for its students, who have been placed with DQ Top 20 companies and other top companies. NIIT also shares strategic alliances with educational institutes of repute to offer specialized training to students under its Institutional Alliance model. Birla School of Management (BSM), George College, Shri Shikshayatan College are some of the institutes under this model.
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 corporates 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: vLab®: hands-on labs, instructor-led courseware, comprehensive e-reference libraries, technical journals, and KnowledgeHub™: hosted learning management platform. This makes NIIT the first and the best choice for comprehensive learning solutions, worldwide.

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