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e-Learning to Supplement the Huge Shortfall of Trained Teachers : Pramod Khera, Chief Executive Officer, Aptech Ltd

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Would you give a brief overview of Aptech business model?
Aptech is in the business of Education and training and has two sets of businesses – retail education businesses and corporate businesses. The retail
businesses include IT and animation education and training (Aptech Computer Education and Arena Animation), and aviation training (Avalon Aviation Academy). The corporate businesses comprise of offshore learning content development (Aptech Learning Services); e-Learning (Onlinevarsity.com); training and assessments solution for corporates and institutions (Aptech Training Solutions and ATTEST) and developer training and consultancy (Synergetics). Aptech commenced its IT education and training business in 1986 and has trained over 4.5 million students – globally. Aptech is an ISO 9001:2000 organisation and the fi rst IT training and Education Support Services in 1993.

What are the core products and and services of Aptech in the domain ofe-Education? What specifi c issues within this sector that you think your product can address?
We are into content creation, with subject matter experts and instructional designers creating content from scratch for synchronous and asynchronous instructional programmes that are delivered in electronic and face to face modes. Developers tranform the client’s legacy content to e-Learning courseware, such as CBT, WBT, or e- Publications. As the content converstion service, the programmers convert the clie