NIIT launches IT-assisted program for students

Monday, 21 April 2003, 07:00 Hrs
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NEW DELHI: NIIT Ltd., one of India's leading computer training and software development companies, has launched a new "IT-assisted" education programme for school students.

As part of the programme, NIIT will use the content of its e-learning arm e-Gurucool to conduct stimulated tests at regular intervals for class 9 and 10 students, said a company statement Friday.

"We are enlarging the scope NIIT's education business. This move is another step towards our strategy of expanding operations in the IT-assisted education domain," said Rajendra Pawar, chairman of NIIT Ltd.

The Study Assistance Programme will help students of classes 9 and 10 build a strong foundation in science and mathematics to prepare for and excel in their examinations, he added.

The programme, which comprises classroom sessions, practice and assessment sessions and other personalised features, will be available at over 25 NIIT centres in and around New Delhi starting this month, said a company statement.

New Delhi-based NIIT's January-March net profit has risen by a whopping 216 percent over the corresponding period of the previous year. Its profit touched 64 million in the quarter ended March 31, up from 20 million in the last year.

Revenue from the learning business rose 11 percent from a year ago to 901 million while sales from the software services business jumped 17 percent to 1.26 billion.
Source: IANS
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