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Innovations from NIIT hold centre stage at World Education Awards 2011
  • NIIT’s Skill development project in Republic of South Africa felicitated with ‘Best Vocational and Skills Initiative of the year Award’
  • NIIT Imperia recognized as ‘Best Training to Working Professionals’
  • NIIT’s Mobile Science Lab wins ‘Best Innovation in Science Education of the Year Award’

New Delhi, July 18, 2011: ICT enabled Learning Solutions by NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT Trainer, received commendation at World Education Awards 2011 - India’s premier awards for global initiatives and excellence in field of education, at a ceremony held on July 14, 2011 in New Delhi. The event brought together national and international government organisations, private enterprises, civil society & developmental organisations in India and abroad, who have transformed educational practices into a sustainable social enterprise through innovation and leadership.
NIIT’s unique skills development project in KwaZulu Natal (KZN), Republic of South Africa, was recognised as the ‘Best Vocational and Skills Initiative of the Year’ in the Government Initiatives segment.  NIIT NGuru’s Mobile Science Lab, an innovative learning solution which integrates IT-led Science Lab with classrooms, received the ‘Best Innovation in Science Education of the Year’ award. NIIT Imperia, Center for Advanced Learning, was recognised for providing the ‘Best Training to Working Professionals’.
Commenting on the achievement, Mr. P Rajendran, COO, NIIT said “These awards are a recognition of NIIT’s commitment towards creating and delivering innovative learning solutions which make a powerful impact on the society. Governments, customers and students have experienced the zeal at NIIT  to innovate for a better tomorrow. ” 
NIIT collaborated with the provincial government of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), South Africa, to empower the youth by launching an ICT skill development project in the region. NIIT set up learning centres of excellence in the region, using Global Education Delivery model with best practices as case studies. The programme also has the unique feature of providing students Industry Internship in India and Africa, to give them hands-on industry experience. This program shall directly  impact 10,000 youth learners over five years, with select students sent to India for Internship.
NIIT NGuru’s Mobile Science Lab is a portable laboratory that revolutionizes the way Science is taught and learnt. The Lab makes teaching and learning of Science interactive, interesting and enjoyable, by fostering higher order thinking skills like question posing, inquiry, scientific thinking in students and also enhances their confidence.

Mobile Science Lab is also equipped with all standard applications such as internet access, word processing, spreadsheets and e-mail to help students tabulate, record and share their observations during an experiment.

NIIT Imperia - Center for Advanced Learning, offers quality management education and customized learning solutions for organisations and working professionals. It combines Executive Management Programmes from the most prestigious institutions in the country, with NIIT's expertise in distributed education programmes to provide a truly rich teaching-learning experience to working executives and senior management.

The World Education Awards felicitate and acknowledge unique and innovative initiatives in the field of education globally.

About NIIT

NIIT Limited, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer, offers learning and knowledge solutions across 40 countries.

Leading IT magazine Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT, the ‘Top IT Training Company’ award successively for the past 18 years, since the inception of this category. Rated among India’s Business Superbrands 2008, NIIT’s Individual Learning Business offerings include industry-endorsed programmes for students seeking careers in IT - GNIIT, Edgeineers and Global Net Plus for IT professionals.

NIIT has provided computer-based learning to over 14,000 government and private schools. The futuristic nGURU range for schools is a holistic education package that comprises 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 Programmes 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 programmes 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 programmes in relevant areas. This is a part of NIIT Institute of Process Excellence Limited, 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.

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.

For media queries, please contact:
Prateek Chatterjee, NIIT Ltd, Ph: (Cell) +91 9910201085, (Dir) +91 124 4293041
Reema Bardhan, NIIT Ltd, Ph: +91 9891267470

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