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  • 10,000 Students Across the State to Participate in the Competition
  • Inaugurates State-of-the-Art NIIT Centre at Kasba in Kolkata

Kolkata, June 14, 2010: NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer, today announced the launch of NIIT Inter-College Chess Competition in West Bengal. The competition was flagged off by World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand at a press conference today. Also present on the occasion was Surojit Biswas, Zonal Head, Individual Learning Solutions-East, NIIT Ltd.

10,000 students from 150 colleges across 14 districts in West Bengal will participate in the mega NIIT Inter-College Chess Competition. The winner will be awarded with a Competition Trophy and letter of appreciation from Anand. Special benefits on cutting edge courses from NIIT will be also made available to the top 10 performers.
Speaking on the occasion World Champion Viswanathan Anand remarked, “It gives me great pleasure to announce the NIIT Inter-College Competition in West Bengal.  I am delighted to learn that a huge number of college goers in the state are excited about the competition. NIIT has played a key role in popularizing chess amongst youth in India. I am confident that initiatives like this will sharpen young minds and ensure that India reigns supreme in the world of chess.”
NIIT and World Champion Viswanathan Anand has been working together to make the game of chess popular among school and college goers in India. NIIT MindChampions Academy, a joint initiative of NIIT and Anand to initiate young minds into the World of Chess, today enjoys phenomenal participation from students across India.
Surojit Biswas, Zonal Head, Individual Learning Solutions-East, NIIT Ltd., remarked, “We are delighted to have Anand among us today. He is a living example of determination and grit and has shown us that only dedication and commitment can lead to true success. His inspirational presence will motivate today’s youth to excel in life.”
Later in the day Anand inaugurated the state-of-the-art NIIT Kasba Centre at P-40, Phase III, Kasba Industrial Estate, Near Ruby, Opp. Manjulika ‘B’ Housing Complex, Kolkata. With the launch of this new centre NIIT now has 17 centres operational in the city.  NIIT Kasba that houses state-of-the-art machine rooms and class rooms offers NIIT’s complete portfolio of IT education for career aspirants and software professionals. The centre also offers industry endorsed multiple track GNIIT programme, NIIT Edgeineers, and short term SWIFT courses among others.
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 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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