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Ministry of Agriculture Ties up with NIIT to promote IT usage for Livestock Management

NIIT to offer Specialized IT Training Program to facilitate adoption of modern approach for Livestock farming

New Delhi, March 10, 2011: NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer, has been appointed as the training delivery partner by Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, to offer specialized IT training program to the users of National Animal Disease Reporting System (NADRS).  The training program was unveiled by guest of the honor Shri M. Moni , Deputy Director General, National Informatics Centre, in the presence of Shri T.P.S. Arora, General Manager, NIIT Ltd. Other eminent guests present on the occasion were Dr. P.K. Suri, Sr. Tech Director, NADRS, Shri Naveen Kumar, Technical Director , (National Project Head, NADRS,) Shri Anil Mittal, PSA. The program will be implemented through National Informatics Centre.

The objective of the training programme is to equip users of NADRS with basic computer knowledge which can help them manage their work more efficiently. The training program that will be offered across the country will facilitate the users of NADRS to stay updated with contemporary IT knowledge. In the first phase NIIT is expected to train approximately 7700 users over the next 15 days.

Shri M. Moni, Deputy Director General, National Informatics Centre, remarked, “The evolution of Information Technology in Animal Husbandry sector has changed the face of the livestock farming sector across the globe. I am confident that the training conducted by NIC through NIIT for  the State, District and Block level Veterinary officers, who are the backbone for the National Animal Disease Reporting System (NADRS) Project of the Central Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries,   being implemented by NIC, will help users adopt modern approach in  livestock health management system in the Country.”

Mr. Manish Mohan, Head- India Enterprise Solutions, NIIT Ltd, said, “We are delighted to partner with NIC for the implementation NADRS project of  the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India to offer this specialized computer training program that will immensely benefit livestock farmers across the country.”

NIIT has specially designed and customized a two day capsule program for the users of National Animal Disease Reporting System. The training program for Delhi commenced from 8th March 2011 at NIIT Model Town centre.

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 18 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 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.

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