NIIT to provide education in Andhra schools

BS Reporter / Hyderabad June 13, 2008, 19:11 IST

Delhi-based learning and knowledge solutions provider, NIIT, has received a letter of intent (LoI) to provide computer and computer-aided education in 2,005 more schools in Andhra Pradesh. The contract is valued at Rs 172.8 crore. The organisation has provided learning solutions in over 663 government schools in the state in the last five years
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Under the new contract, NIIT will cover over 4.2 million children across the state. Maharashtra and Bihar governments have also placed orders on NIIT to provide similar training in their 900 schools for the next five years.

"This project has taken NIIT's total presence to 2,663 schools in Andhra Pradesh alone. In addition to the students, NIIT will train over 50,000 government school teachers," L Balasubramanian, president (school learning solutions), NIIT, stated in a press release on Friday.

NIIT's comprehensive learning solutions for schools include setting up of computer hardware, software, connected accessories for computer systems, computer education and certified instructors for classes VI to X in specified government high schools on a turnkey basis for a period of five years.