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Delhi Municipal School children to get computer savvy
  • NDMC partners with NIIT for ICT Education in 29 Municipal Schools

New Delhi, April 7, 2009: NIIT, leading Global Talent Corporation, and capital’s civic body, New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) have entered into an agreement to provide ICT Education in 29 Municipal Schools in the city.

As per the initiative, NIIT will train the Teachers, and offer computer aided education to 11,500 students from 29 Municipal Schools in the capital. The customized training program will be offered to students from Classes 6th to 12th initially for a period of one year.

Speaking on the association, Ms. Mamta R Agarwal, Director (Education), NDMC said, “The Chairman, NDMC is constantly striving to make our schools the best in education and facilities. In this regard, we have partnered with NIIT for this project to provide the best of computer education and training to our students.”  

According to Mr. L. Balasubramanian, President-School Learning Solutions, NIIT, “NDMC’s initiative for encouraging computer education for children belonging to lower socio-economic strata of the society is laudable. NIIT’s customized training programs will open new vistas of teaching and learning for Municipal School staff and students, and will integrate technology in teaching-learning process”.

NIIT will set up computer labs furnished with hardware and connected accessories inside NDMC and Navyug Schools; offer training on Computer Science and Informatics Practices for +2 level students; and offer basic computer education programs for students of Classes 6th to 10th. 

The new program uniquely positions NIIT to become the only training company in India to offer comprehensive ICT education in over 9,500 Government, Municipal and Private schools across the country.

NIIT programs are designed to enable students to acquire skills necessary for the knowledge economy in their pursuit for higher studies and gainful employment. NIIT’s computer aided education programs provide effective learning environment for children, with special tools to promote critical thinking and analytical skills leading to student centric learning.

Recognizing the potential of Information and Communication Technologies to transform the teaching –learning process in the non-formal and formal education space, and its potential in changing the way teachers and learners gain access to knowledge and information, NIIT’s ICT in Education initiative focuses on using IT to enhance the reach and quality of teaching and learning.

For over a decade, NIIT has worked with Governments of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Tamil Nadu, Tripura and West Bengal to offer computer education in schools. Additionally, NIIT has also partnered with many private schools in the country to help students discover the pleasure of learning through computers.

About NIIT

NIIT, Asia’s No. 1 IT trainer and leading Global Talent Development Corporation, 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 2007. Rated among India’s Business Superbrands 2008, 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.

NIIT offers turnkey IT integration program for schools. NIIT has provided computer-based learning to over 9,500 government and private schools. 

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 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.

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 Ltd, Ph: (Cell) +91 9910201085, (Dir) +91 124 4293041