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 Forges Alliance with Cisco & Microsoft to ‘Skill Up’ Sri Lanka


-          Brings together Technology Leaders to Empower Students for a Global Career in IT  

Sri Lanka, Colombo/ New Delhi, March 19, 2010: NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT Trainer, has formed strategic alliances with technology leaders Cisco & Microsoft to develop human capital in Sri Lanka.

As a part of the ‘Skill Up - Sri Lanka” campaign, NIIT announced the launch of latest technology programs which are mapped to International Certification from these two global technology leaders, namely - CCENT and CCNA programs in Networking in partnership with Cisco and the Professional Series of Certification programs from Microsoft – MCITP (Server Administration).

Cisco and Microsoft Certification mapped programs offered as a part of this campaign will help students chart a career in the global IT industry. Through these programs NIIT aims to educate students and build awareness about latest tools and technologies, careers in IT and the need to Skill Up. These programs will be delivered using NIIT methodology.

NIIT has become a household name in quality IT education in Sri Lanka since its inception and has been instrumental in developing ICT skills in the country for over a decade. It offers the latest IT programs mapped to the industry requirement and international vendor certifications.

Mr. Ajai Lal, Senior Vice President, International Education Business (IT), NIIT Ltd., said, “It has been our constant endeavor at NIIT, to introduce programs which prepare students to take on global assignments in IT. Together with our Technology partners Cisco and Microsoft we are committed to address the rising global talent shortage in this space.”

NIIT offers short and long term IT training programs on latest and emerging technologies, across its 4 education centres in Sri Lanka since 2000. NIIT Sri Lanka has successfully executed 3 sessions for Open University, UK.

NIIT has trained students from various industries like Sri Lanka Police, Hatton National Bank, Ministry of Education- Distance Education Modernization Project (DEMP), Ministry of Education- Secondary Education Modernization Project (SEMP) and Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) to build high potential career opportunities in IT sector. NIIT students have been successfully placed in top IT companies of Sri Lanka like Millennium IT and Virtusa.


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 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 corporate 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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Prateek Chatterjee, NIIT Ltd, Ph: (Cell) +91 9910201085, (Dir) +91 124 4293041
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