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NIIT to provide computer education across 1672 schools in Rajasthan
New Delhi, March 24, 2009: Global Talent Development Corporation, NIIT has entered into a contract with the Rajasthan Council of Elementary Education (RCEE) to introduce Computer Aided Learning in 1,672 Government Upper Primary Schools in 22 districts of Rajasthan within the framework of Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA). The value of the contract is Rs. 214Mn.
The five-year agreement involves setting up 1,672 fully furnished modern computer labs with over 5016 computers, which will benefit 33,340 teachers and 836,130 students, cumulatively.
Mr. L Balasubramanian, President, School Learning Solutions, NIIT Ltd. said, “We are honored to partner with the Government of Rajasthan in their initiative to promote computer education in schools.  Receiving the mandate to carry out the largest implementation in 1672 schools of Rajasthan is a reflection of the confidence and faith vested in us by the government. NIIT has been in the forefront of providing state-of-the-art teaching curriculum in schools and we look forward to replicating this in the state.”
NIIT had recently bagged the single largest turnkey IT education contract in the school segment in India of 2005 schools from the Government of Andhra Pradesh. This was preceded by its bagging of two back to back orders from the Maharashtra and Bihar State governments to provide training in 900 schools for the next five years.
NIIT programs are designed to enable students to acquire skills necessary for the knowledge economy. NIIT’s computer aided education programs will provide effective learning environment for children in subjects like Mathematics, Science, English and Social Studies, 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, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, 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.

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