NIIT initiative for 1,870 Gujarat Schools

Global Talent Development Corporation, NIIT has entered into a contract with the Department of Education, Government of Gujarat, to introduce Computer Aided Learning in 1,870 high and higher secondary government schools for classes 9-12 in Gujarat. The five-year contract valued at Rs 84.38 crore, would impact around 9,00,000 school students across Gujarat, thus consolidating yet another State into NIIT's portfolio after its recent foray into Rajasthan with 1,672 schools. Based on its track record of providing quality ICT education solutions in schools NIIT bagged the majority share of the contract awarded by the Government of Gujarat. L. Balasubramanian, President, School Learning Solutions, NIIT Ltd, told BSE on Monday, 'We are honoured to partner with the Department of Education, Gujarat for the first time, in their initiative to promote computer education across 1,870 government schools in the State. We remain committed towards making education more impactful and interactive, by leveraging IT, and ensuring that the best tools and resources are made available to the school students. The confidence placed in us by two new States in Gujarat and Rajasthan, bears testimonial to our cause.'

NIIT had recently bagged the single largest turnkey IT education contract in the school segment in the country of 2005 schools from the Government of Andhra Pradesh. This was followed by its bagging of orders from the Rajasthan government (1672 schools) and two back to back orders from the Maharashtra and Bihar State governments to provide training in 900 schools for the next five years.