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World Chess Champion and NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand awards Super Achievers at NIIT
Shares valuable “Lessons from Chess” to help youth excel in life
New Delhi, 23 December, 2011: World Chess Champion and NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand felicitated the Super Achievers at NIIT at an event organized in the city today. 30 students and 15 faculty members from NIIT were awarded for their exemplary performance.

Speaking on the occasion, World Chess Champion & NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand said, “Getting trained through the latest technology is a crucial element of success, whether in Chess or in professional life. I heartily congratulate the Super Achievers at NIIT for their commendable performance and wish them success in life.”

NIIT MindChampion Anand addressed the students on “Lessons from Chess” and drew parallels from his life on how Chess helped in his overall personality development by improving his memory, perseverance, strategic thinking and communication skills. The World Champion spoke at length on how Chess helped shape him into a true professional.
Amitabh Lahiri, Chief Business Officer, Career Building Solutions (IT), NIIT Limited said, “NIIT’s three decades of innovation have helped it emerge as one of the most trusted brands in India. I am sure these ‘Super Achiever’ students and faculty will carry forward the NIIT legacy of trust and innovation. We continue our endeavour of providing cutting edge solutions like the India’s first ‘Cloud Campus’- an innovative solution that enables collaborative learning for our students on a 24x7 availability, by leveraging the Cloud.”
World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand also shared his experience of how rigorous training through technology helped him develop the required skill sets. He also spoke about NIIT’s three decades of excellence in providing cutting edge technology for training and education. 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.
One of the most important initiatives of NIIT in recent times, the new NIIT Cloud Campus is based on a revolutionary educational paradigm called collaborative learning which takes students’ beyond the traditional classroom based student-teacher relationship. Students enrolling for the programme will be provided with technically robust netbook, a well designed digital courseware and a fully paid data card. Furthermore, the technology backed learning environment of NIIT’s Cloud Learning Methodology supports group learning through interactive features like 24x7 lab and e-library access, instant tech updates, consulting teachers and connecting with students online. Thus the learning process is not just limited to textbooks but is enhanced through group learning. 

About NIIT
NIIT Limited, a leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s premier IT trainer, offers learning and knowledge solutions across 40 countries. Leading IT journal Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT the ‘Top IT Training Company’ award successively for the past 19 years, since the inception of this category.

NIIT’s Individual Learning Business offerings include industry-endorsed programs for students seeking careers in IT – GNIIT and Edgeineers, and Global Net Plus for IT professionals. The company has introduced “India’s first cloud campus”, through its new-age GNIIT program. This offers students a higher mobility as they can access courseware using Netbooks and data cards that connect seamlessly to NIIT’s Cloud Campus network.

NIIT’s Corporate Learning Solutions offers Managed Training Services including integrated learning solutions (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 Yuva Jyoti, a joint venture between NIIT and NSDC, offers vocational skills training programs to enhance employability of youth across India.

NIIT Imperia - Centre for Advanced Learning, offers Executive Learning Programs in association with leading Business schools in India, KPMG, Google India and Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), using the synchronous learning platform.

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 Institute of Process Excellence Limited, a NIIT-GENPACT venture, addresses the increasing demand for skilled workers in the business and technology services industry by providing training programs in relevant areas.

NIIT has provided computer-based learning to over 15,000 government and private schools. The futuristic NIIT NGuru range of learning solutions for schools comprises Interactive Classrooms, Math Lab, IT Wizard programs and Quick School (Education Resource Planning software).

NIIT has been ranked among the ‘Top 25 Best Employers in India- 2011’ by Aon Hewitt and ‘Top 25 India’s Best Companies to Work for’ by Great Places to Work Institute. The company has also been voted the second most trusted education brand in India by Brand Equity- Nielsen Survey 2011.
For media queries, please contact:
Prateek Chatterjee
Associate Vice President & Head Corporate Communications, NIIT Limited
Ph: (Cell) +91 9910201085, (Dir) +91 124 4293041
Reema Bardhan
Corporate Communications, NIIT Limited
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