The New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) has signed an agreement with NIIT Limited to provide ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) Education in 29 Municipal schools in the city. As per the initiative, NIIT will train the teachers, and offer computer aided education to 11,500 students from 29 Municipal schools in the capital. The customized training program will be offered to students from Classes 6 to 12 initially for a period of one year. Speaking on the association, Mamta R Agarwal, Director (Education), NDMC said, 'The Chairman, NDMC is constantly striving to make our schools the best in education and facilities. In this regard, we have partnered with NIIT for this project to provide the best of computer education and training to our students.' According to L. Balasubramanian, President-School Learning Solutions, NIIT, 'NDMC's initiative for encouraging computer education for children belonging to lower socio-economic strata of the society is laudable. NIIT's customized training programs will open new vistas of teaching and learning for Municipal School staff and students, and will integrate technology in teaching-learning process.'
NIIT will setup computer labs furnished with hardware and connected accessories inside NDMC and Navyug Schools; offer training on Computer Science and Informatics Practices for +2 level students; and offer basic computer education programs for students of Classes 6th to 10th. The new program uniquely positions NIIT to become the only training company in India to offer comprehensive ICT education in over 9,500 Government, Municipal and Private schools across the country. Recognizing the potential of Information and Communication Technologies to transform the teaching-learning process in the non-formal and formal education space, and its potential in changing the way teachers and learners gain access to knowledge and information, NIIT's ICT in Education initiative focuses on using IT to enhance the reach and quality of teaching and learning.