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NIIT Announces 2nd edition of ‘EdTech Growth Summit’ to Build Next Gen Leaders of India

      -      Building on the success of the inaugural edition in October 2022, the summit will support founders of EdTech start-ups in their quest towards accelerating their businesses

      -      The summit will lead into the Founder Growthcamp where EdTech founders will get to pitch their business ideas to investors, mentors and industry leaders and secure funding for their ventures

New Delhi, March 10, 2023: Following on the success of the first edition of its EdTech Growth Summit in 2022, NIIT Ltd, a leading global talent development corporation, has announced the second edition of the EdTech Growth Summit. Aimed at fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in the education ecosystem, the Summit will be organised virtually on March 14, 2023. Selected start-ups from the Growth Summit will get an opportunity to present their business plans to investors and the NIIT Group at the Growthcamp to be organised at the NIIT University in Neemrana from 5th to 7th April 2023.

After the success of the 1st edition, the 2nd edition of the NIIT EdTech Growth Summit will feature keynote speeches, panel discussions and fireside chats besides providing start-up founders with networking opportunities with industry leaders and peers.

The EdTech Growth Summit is a one of its kind event by NIIT, designed to support India's promising EdTech start-ups as they look to scale up and deliver value to their stakeholders. The summit will feature power-packed sessions anchored by India's top EdTech founders, investors, and industry experts, such as: Kunal Bahl, Co-founder AceVector Group & Titan Capital, KK Natarajan, Co-founder - MindTree, Mela Ventures, Alakh Pandey, Co-founder – Physicswallah, Shradha Sharma, Founder – YourStory, Ashwin Damera, Founder – Emeritus, Eruditus, Rajiv Jayaraman, Founder – Knolskape, Rajendra Pawar, Chairman & Co-Founder of NIIT Group; and Vijay K Thadani, Co-Founder of NIIT Group.

The 1st edition of the Edtech Growth Program, 2022 saw success with founders benefiting from interacting with peers and mentorship from industry veterans as well as start-ups receiving Microsoft Founders' Hub benefits worth up to Rs. 1.6 crore
Rajendra S Pawar, Chairman & Co-founder, NIIT Group, said, "Driven by our commitment to bridge the skills demand gap and foster a future-ready workforce, we are pleased to announce the second edition of the EdTech Growth Summit. The summit will bring together the brightest minds in the industry and provide a platform to ideate on the role of technology in shaping the future of education and skills. With decades of experience in the learning and skilling space, the NIIT Group is excited to host this event, enabling Edtech leaders, investors, and industry experts to share their insights and exchange ideas on the challenges and opportunities in the sector. We remain dedicated to supporting the education and upskilling ecosystem in the country and are confident that this summit will contribute towards creating a more innovative and entrepreneurial environment in the space."
With a focus on the latest trends and innovations in education and upskilling, the EdTech Growth summit will allow the attendees to get a deep insight into scaling a sustainable EdTech start-up from top investors, and to learn the actionable strategies from founders who have built and exited highly successful start-ups on being a market leader. The NIIT Group has been truly committed to empowering the EdTech ecosystem in the country to help create a talent pool that can implement innovative solutions for the overall development of the country.

With a strong balance sheet, NIIT continues to look for opportunities to invest in innovative companies to build significant value for its customers partners and stakeholders. Over the last 18 months, NIIT has announced three investments including acquisition of USA based St. Charles Consulting Group, acquisition of 90% stake in India based RPS Consulting over two tranches, and growth investment in Singapore based Knolskape Solutions.

Conceptualized as an institution of excellence, NIIT University provides exceptional education based on the Four Core Principles that make learning Industry-linked, Technology-based, Research-driven and Seamless. NU is well poised to meet the emerging needs of the knowledge economy through its focus on building strong industry linkages and a research-oriented approach.
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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.

RPS Consulting is a leading provider of training programs on emerging digital technologies for experienced technology professionals, specifically addressing the needs of Global Systems Integrators and Capability Centres of large multinational companies.

NIIT acquired St. Charles Consulting Group LLC (StC) through its wholly owned subsidiary, NIIT (USA), Inc in November 2022. StC is a leading provider of strategic learning solutions to top tier global professional services & management consulting firms.

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.

The Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) recognised NIIT Digital as the Best E-Learning Platform 2022. NIIT has been recognized as the 'Transformational platform for professional learning in new-age technologies' 2022 by India's leading IT magazine, Dataquest. 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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