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NIIT Chairman and Founder Rajendra Singh Pawar honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award by FICCI

New Delhi, November 21, 2022: The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), felicitated Rajendra Singh Pawar, Chairman & Founder, NIIT with 'Lifetime Achievement Award 2022' at the 8th FICCI Higher Education Excellence Awards ceremony held in the capital on November 17, 2022. The award recognises Mr Pawar for his immense contribution and exemplary work in the field of education as well as creating the IT Training industry.

The selection of Award was done by a high-level jury panel, Chaired by Dr R. A. Mashelkar, Indian National Research Professor and Chancellor, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai and former Director General of CSIR.

Under Mr Pawar's leadership, NIIT has played a key role in shaping the growth of the Indian IT sector, by creating skilled manpower to drive its momentum. Along with revolutionizing the IT Training industry, he is now also involved in establishing an innovative model in Higher Education through the not-for-profit NIIT University. For an outstanding contribution in his field, Mr Pawar has been awarded the country's prestigious civilian honour, Padma Bhushan, by the President of India in 2011.

Speaking on the recognition, Rajendra S Pawar, Chairman & Founder, NIIT said, "I feel deeply honoured to receive the FICCI Lifetime Achievement Award. This is a recognition of the great contribution of thousands of my fellow NIITians across the world. Our 40-year-old journey started with a very simple mission of 'bringing people and computers together' and over the decades, it has evolved into a broader theme of 'helping people realize their true potential'. In this journey, NIIT has been fortunate to have many people join us, all bound by a common purpose, shared passion, and commitment." 

"I believe that India is very well positioned in terms of education and upskilling, and we see this as a great period of opportunity for each one of us and for NIIT.  I am grateful to FICCI which has recognized our efforts, and I promise that there's much more to come", added Mr Pawar.

Watch message from Mr Pawar on the recognition here:

Established in 1927, FICCI is the largest and oldest apex business organisation in India. The FICCI Higher Education Excellence Awards were instituted in 2014 to recognize and felicitate the achievements and excellent work done by the institutions and individuals, who have set benchmarks of excellence and are doing inspirational and exemplary work in the higher education space.

Mr Pawar has also been honoured with several other prestigious awards such as 'Lifetime Achievement Award' at Dataquest ICT Awards 2019, the 'Distinguished Alumnus Award' from IIT in 1995, the Ernst & Young's 'Master Entrepreneur of the Year Award' in 1999, and The Global India Splendor Award in 2013. He has also been honoured as the 'IT man of the Year' by IT industry journal, Dataquest in 1998.

About NIIT Limited

NIIT Limited is a leading global talent development corporation that is engaged in building skilled human capital and enhancing workforce talent worldwide. Set up in 1981 to help the nascent IT industry overcome its human resource challenges, NIIT ranks amongst the world's leading training companies owing to its vast and comprehensive array of talent development programs. With a footprint in over 30 countries, NIIT delivers learning interventions that create superior outcomes. The company offers training and development solutions to enterprises and individuals through its two businesses– Corporate Learning Group (CLG) and Skills & Careers Group (SNC).

NIIT's Corporate Learning Group (CLG) offers Managed Training Services (MTS) to market-leading companies in North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. The Skills & Careers Business (SNC) delivers a diverse range of learning and talent development programs to millions of individual and corporate learners in futuristic domains. NIIT's Talent Pipeline as a Service (TPaaS) helps organizations address the challenge of securing mid to long term talent across Technology, Marketing, and Sales Roles. NIIT has incubated StackRoute, as a digital transformation partner for corporates to build multi-skilled full stack developers at scale.

As online and remote learning becomes mainstream, the robust NIIT Digital platform connects the corporate and individual learners seamlessly and provides an environment for improving learning effectiveness and efficiency. Committed to its mission to deep skill the youth of the country NIIT Digital not just offers new age, online, instructor led tech courses but also follows through with placement assurance to truly transform the lives of the learners.

An organisation that helps people realise their true potential, NIIT has been featured as the only company in Educational Services Industry, in the Fortune India 500 list 2020. The company was recognised as "Best Education Company to work with" at Indian Education Congress & Awards 2020. NIIT's learning and talent development solutions, continue to receive widespread recognition globally. NIIT has been named among the Top 20 Training Outsourcing Companies globally for the past 15 consecutive years by Training Industry, Inc. USA. Further, leading Indian ICT journal Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT the 'Top Training Company' award successively for the past 20 years, since the inception of this category.

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