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Free online skill development portal, a huge success

New Delhi, November 15, 2015: India-headquartered global leader in skills and talent development NIIT Ltd has witnessed a four-fold increase over the initial limited target of 10,000 registrations  for it new distancee education venture is a democratic digital learning initiative that aims to bring high quality training from NIIT classrooms to every digitally connected Indian, for free, at any time, place and language of their choice. Students accessing will be able to access a rich bouquet of high quality, value-added services from NIIT centres in future, e.g. tutoring, professional certification, career counselling, and placement services.
|Within the first month of its launch, registered students from more than 900 cities across India, and over 100 countries. In the initial phase, over 20 skill-based training programs in IT, Banking and Finance, Retail and Management was made available, which was scaled up to more than 50 “live” as well as “on-demand” courses. in this short start-up period has also registered one of the highest customer engagement on the site, as compared to its Indian and International counterparts.  To further spread the reach of, the company plans to take the user base to over a million over the next few months, covering every city/town having Internet access in India, and providing over 1000 courses through the platform.
Says Rahul Patwardhan, CEO, NIIT Ltd:“The response that has received from the students across India and overseas is unprecedented, and reiterates our belief that this initiative is a potent technological and pedagogical force multiplier that will help us create skilled workforce across multiple sectors, to cater to the man power requirements of the industry. I am confident that this platform will help NIIT reach the goal of training 10 million students in five years.”