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NIIT Announces Strategic Alliance with Kerala State Women Development CorporationTo Offer Career Focused Programs to Enhance Employability for Women in Kerala
Trivandrum, January 31, 2011: NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer, today announced a strategic alliance with Kerala State Women Development Corporation Ltd. (KSWDC) to deliver employability training program in various emerging sectors for graduate women in Kerala. An agreement to this effect was signed here today by Mr. P T M Sunish, Managing Director, KSWDC and Mr. Manish Mohan, Senior Vice President, NIIT Ltd., in the presence of Smt. P. K. Sreemathi Teacher, Hon’ble Minister for Health & Social Welfare, Govt. of Kerala. The company had earlier signed two Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) with KSWDC in this regard.
Mr. P T M Sunish, Managing Director, Kerala State Women Development Corporation, said “We are delighted to join hands with NIIT to offer career focused employability training programs exclusively for women. This will help them to acquire various skill sets and secure better paid jobs in the government and corporate sectors.”
Mr. Manish Mohan, Senior Vice President, NIIT Limited, said, “We are pleased to partner with Kerala State Women Development Corporation to offer employability linked training programs to help women become financially independent. Our endeavor is to help women across the State develop the required skills and also to help them find appropriate placements. We hope this will mark the beginning of a new phase in their lives."
Under the first MoU, NIIT will offer Post Graduate Diploma in Banking Operations (PGDBO) to students. The six months duration program followed by three months of internship session, has been designed and customized with an objective of building a pool of banking professionals across India. The program will offer 100% Placement Assurance in ICICI Bank with a Provisional Appointment letter at the time of enrolment to the aspiring students. The first batch of 15 students have successfully completed the training program and are currently interning with ICICI bank. The tuition fee was disbursed by Kerala State Women Development Corporation as an interest free loan to the women students.
The second MoU between NIIT and Kerala State Women Development Corporation has been signed with an objective to train unemployed women candidates across Kerala on various skill development programs. The courses on offer are Certificate Program in In-Store Services (CPISS), Certificate Program in BPO (CPBPO), Certificate Program for PC and Hardware Maintenance (CPPHM). NIIT will offer placement assistance to the students successfully completing the course with a valid offer letter.
About Kerala State Women Development Corporation
The Kerala State Women Development Corporation (KSWDC) has been set up as a dedicated corporation to facilitate women development and empowerment in Kerala State. KSWDC has taken the following initiatives to drive women empowerment.
• Loan Schemes for women to take up Job oriented 
   professional courses
• Professional Grooming Academy –Reach Finishing School
• Gender Awareness Programs
• Vocational Training and empowerment programs
• Women’s Hostel
• Comfort Stations and retiring rooms
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 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).

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