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  • Signs Standard Education Agreement with Aria Institute of Higher Education to Develop Human Capital in Afghanistan
  • Offers Career Focused Programs to enhance Employability
New Delhi, September 08, 2010: NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer, now forays into Afghanistan. The company has entered into a Standard Education Agreement with ARIA Institute of Higher Education, one of the top education institutes in the country, to develop an employable talent pool of IT professionals in Afghanistan.
Under this Standard Education Agreement, NIIT will offer cutting edge programs in Software Engineering and Networking. NIIT will also offer career programs of 6 months to 2 years duration, a host of modular programs such as Office Productivity tools, hardware and Networking programs, Creative Publishing and other high end technology programs to enhance employability for youth.
Mr Ajai Manohar Lal, Senior Vice President, International Education Business (IT), NIIT Ltd said, “We are pleased to enter into a partnership with Aria Institute of Higher Education, to develop ICT talent in Afghanistan by creating a skilled and employable workforce. It has been our constant endeavor at NIIT, to introduce programs which prepare students to take on global assignments in IT. We now look forward to sharing our experience with the people of Afghanistan".
“We are delighted to partner with NIIT, a leader in Global IT space.  We are confident that this partnership will help create a pool of trained IT professionals in Afghanistan, ready to take up challenging assignments in the country and across the globe”,  said Mr. Abdul Majid Nasratyar, General Director, Aria Institute of Higher Education.
As a part of this agreement NIIT will work towards empowering the students by providing hi-end IT training and vocational IT training to meet the immediate workforce requirement in the growing areas of IT industry. The students will be benefited by access to the latest curriculum, and access to NIIT’s online learning portal Students will have the option to choose the batch timings according to their study schedule.

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 17 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 15,000 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 Ahmadabad, 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.
Ushering in a new model in higher education is the not-for-profit NIIT University, established in 2009 with a vision of being the leading centre of innovation and learning in emerging areas of the Knowledge Society. Nestled in the foothills of Aravali, in Neemrana, Rajasthan, the picturesque 100 acres fully residential green campus has been developed as an institute of excellence based on the four core principles of providing industry linked, technology based, research driven, seamless education.
About ARIA Institute of Higher Education
Aria Institute of Higher Education is one of the top institutes in Afghanistan with high standards of teaching, standard curriculum and well-educated and experienced lecturers from Afghanistan and overseas. Aria Institute of Higher Education educates students in the fields of Medical, Law and Political Science, Economics, DIT, and DEL.

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