NIIT Limited is an Indian company based in
Gurgaon, India that operates several for-profit higher education institutions. The company describes itself as a global talent
development company and offers learning and knowledge solutions globally to individuals,
enterprises and institutions in information technology, business process outsourcing,
banking finance and insurance, executive management education, school education, communication
and professional life skills, and vocational skills training. In 2004, the IT services business of NIIT
was demerged into a separately listed company NIIT Technologies. NIIT Limited now focuses on Education and
Training in Schools, Vocational Training for Services Sectors, and Corporate Training. NIIT Limited owns 23.98% of NIIT Technologies. History
NIIT was established in 1981 by Rajendra S. Pawar and Vijay K. Thadani, graduates from
IIT. NIIT Technologies acquired UK-based company
ROOM Solution in 2006–2007. In 2006, it acquired US-based learning solution
provider Element K. In 2011, it sold Element K.
NIIT has two subsidiaries, NIIT SmartServe Ltd. and NIIT GIS Ltd., which provide business
process outsourcing and GIS solutions, respectively. NIIT Technologies had annual revenue of INR
9,799 million as of 2009. NIIT University is sponsored by NIIT Limited. Competitors
There are many online education organisations in India. Of those, Educomp Solutions, EdServ Softsystems
Limited, Everonn Education and Aptech are NIIT’s main competitors. Timeline
1981: NIIT was established by Rajendra S. Pawar and Vijay K. Thadani to optimise on
the opportunity of booming IT education and training in India
1982: Setup educational centres in Mumbai and Chennai
1982: Introduced Multimedia technology in education
1983: Corporate training program introduced 1984: IT consultancy service started
1986: Software product distribution started under “Insoft” brand
1987: Conceived Franchising Model of education 1989: Dr CR Mitra an alumnus of MIT and former
Director of BITS Pilani joined NIIT as education adviser stated and created “GNIIT” program
1991: First overseas office set up in US 1991: “Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarships” launched
for meritorious and socially challenged students 1992: GNIIT program started with professional
practice 1993: Received ISO 9001 for software export
1993: Listed on BSE 1995: NIIT tied up with Microsoft to provide
education of Microsoft technologies 1996: First overseas education center launched
1996: Launched “NetVarsity”, the virtual University 1996: Awarded ISO 9001 for Computer Education
1997: NIIT stated scholarship for economically under challenged children
1997: Unique distinction puts NIIT into first list of 21st Global companies
1999: Achieved the status of Microsoft’s best training partner in Asia
2000: Tied up with Oracle Corporation to provide education on Oracle technologies specially
on Oracle Database 2000: Collaborated with Sun Microsystems on
“iForce initiatives on computing giant” 2001: Microsoft awarded NIIT the “Best Training
Company Award” 2004: NIIT Technologies started offering Geographic
Information Systems to its clients 2004: NIIT and Intel signed a deal to use
technology-assisted learning in school 2005: Germany based software company SAP AG
and NIIT Technologies tied up to implement software projects for government and public
sectors 2006: Sun Microsystems tied up NIIT to provide
specialised training for students in programming platform such as Java and Solaris
2006: Launched two new businesses called NIIT Imperia which would provide three certificate
programmes from Indian Institutes of Management and IFBI Institute of Finance Banking and
Insurance 2008: Entered into alliance with Infospectrum
India Pvt Ltd to cater Education Research and Planning solution tolls with its school
learning solution 2009: Founded and commenced new “NIIT University”
campus in Neemrana, Rajasthan offering more post graduation level courses. 2009: Chinese Society of Educational Development
Strategy awarded NIIT Ltd for IT Training Brand in China
2013: NIIT enters Test Preparation Market with CTET Coaching
Business units NIIT is organised along the following three
lines of business: Individual Learning Solutions – This focuses
on providing employability skills to people in the age group of 16–25 years. IT training forms the bulk of this segment. In recent years it has launched new offerings
for training in Banking, Insurance and Financial services through IFBI, NIIT Imperia Executive
Management Programs through NIIT Imperia and training in skills for BPO/KPO sectors through
NIIT Uniqua. School Learning Solutions – this provides
training and learning solutions to government and to private schools. Corporate Learning Solutions – this division
provides training services such as off the shelf learning library, custom content development,
customised instructor led training and training administration services. Element K a US company, acquired by NIIT in
2006. Key industries
NIIT Technologies mainly focuses on well-defined key sectors of industry:
Banking & Financial Services Retail Banking
Wholesale Banking Investment Management
Risk and Compliance Offerings Business Testing Frameworks Insurance
Channel and Customer Interface Solutions Core Insurance Business Processes
Enabling Insurance Business Processes Regulatory Compliance and Tax Environments
Intellectual Property-Solutions and Solution Accelerators
Value Added Services Travel Transportation and Logistics
Airlines and Travel Distribution Airports
Surface Transport BPO
Integrated BPO Retail Distribution
e-Business e-Procurement
SAP retail Key initiatives
NIIT Institute of Financial banking was formed with equity participation from ICICI Bank,
which offers programs to develop talent in banking industry. NIIT offers turnkey integration programs and
computer-based training to over 5000 government schools through its NIIT K-12 business division,
comprising NIIT nguru and NIIT Solutions for School. NIIT’s corporate learning solutions caters
to Fortune 500 companies, universities, and technology, training, and publishing companies. NIIT Imperia collaborated with KPMG India
to offer advanced certified programs on International Financial Reporting Standards. These programs are generally six weeks long
and are meant to assist companies in migrating from Indian General Accepted Accounting Principals
to IFRS. Indian training centres
NIIT has training and educational centres in the following Indian states and union territories:
Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana,
Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra,
Nagaland, Odisha, Puducherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh and West
Bengal. See also Education in India
Information technology in India List of Indian IT companies
Professional certification Professional certification
Notes and references External links
Official website