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NIIT receives ‘Franchisor of the Year Award’ at Franchise India Awards 2011
Recognised for developing the Best franchise model which contributed to success of franchise sector in India
New Delhi, December 19, 2011: NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT Trainer, has been conferred the ‘Franchisor of the Year Award 2011’ by Franchise India, India’s leading Franchising publication. NIIT has received the coveted award for its path breaking work in developing and demonstrating the best franchisee business model across sectors, which contributed to the success of thousands of first time entrepreneurs across India.
The Franchise India Awards is an industry platform that recognizes excellence in the development of the franchise industry in India. The awards identify the initiatives and success of entrepreneurs and companies that have contributed to the development of the franchise and retail sector in India.
On receiving the ‘Franchisor of the Year Award 2011’ trophy at the award function organized by Franchise India, in the capital recently, Mr. G Raghavan, Chief Executive, Career Building Solutions, NIIT Limited, said, “Franchisee partners have been an integral part of NIIT’s success over the years. The spirit of entrepreneurship of our Business partners and NIIT’s innovative employability solutions for the youth have led up to this prestigious award by Franchise India. We are thankful to the organization for the recognition conferred upon us.”
Mr. Don Boroian, Chairman and CEO of Francorp Inc., presented the award to Mr. Raghavan at a glittering ceremony organised by Franchise India and UTV Bloomberg, and supported by the Indian Franchise Association (IFA). Also present on the occasion were  Mana Al Suwaidi, Commercial Attaché of the UAE to India Ministry of Foreign Trade, Embassy of UAE, New Delhi; D.K. Jain, Chairman and President of the Luxor Group; Tony Fitzpatrick, Managing Partner, Franchise Your Business;  Michelle Minieri, Partner & President, Bradford Licensing LLC, USA; Rob Ridder, Partner, Bradford Licensing LLC & Media Consultant USA; Sonya Chowdhry, Director, Franchise India Brands Limited and Gaurav Marya, President, Franchise India.
The Franchise Awards by Franchise India consider standards, ethics and best practice at the top of their agenda. Through positive recognition of those that lead the way, the Franchisee Awards are seen as industry’s top accolade.
NIIT revolutionized the IT landscape in India by pioneering franchising in IT education in 1986. It ushered a wave of entrepreneurship in the country and created a strong network of business partners.  Through its robust franchise network, NIIT delivered high-quality, cutting-edge and standardised technology learning across India.
Its Franchisee network had earned it the soubriquet of 'McDonalds of the Training sector', by Far Eastern Economic Review.
About NIIT
NIIT Limited, a leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s premier IT trainer, offers learning and knowledge solutions across 40 countries. Leading IT journal Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT the ‘Top IT Training Company’ award successively for the past 19 years, since the inception of this category.
NIIT’s Individual Learning Business offerings include industry-endorsed programs for students seeking careers in IT – GNIIT and Engineers, and Global Net Plus for IT professionals. The company has introduced “India’s first cloud campus”, through its new-age GNIIT program. This offers students a higher mobility as they can access courseware using Netbooks and data cards that connect seamlessly to NIIT’s Cloud Campus network.
NIIT’s Corporate Learning Solutions offers Managed Training Services including integrated learning solutions (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 Yuva Jyoti, a joint venture between NIIT and NSDC, offers vocational skills training programs to enhance employability of youth across India.
NIIT Imperia - Centre for Advanced Learning, offers Executive Learning Programs in association with leading Business schools in India, KPMG, Google India and Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), using the synchronous learning platform.
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 Institute of Process Excellence Limited, a NIIT-GENPACT venture, addresses the increasing demand for skilled workers in the business and technology services industry by providing training programs in relevant areas.
NIIT has provided computer-based learning to over 15,000 government and private schools. The futuristic NIIT NGuru range of learning solutions for schools comprises Interactive Classrooms, Math Lab, IT Wizard programs and Quick School (Education Resource Planning software).
NIIT has been ranked among the ‘Top 25 Best Employers in India- 2011’ by Aon Hewitt and ‘Top 25 India’s Best Companies to Work for’ by Great Places to Work Institute. The company has also been voted the second most trusted education brand in India by Brand Equity- Nielsen Survey 2011.

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