New Delhi, Jan.14 : NIIT.tv, a disruptive innovation by NIIT, has completed 100 days of launch with an overwhelming response.
Within this short period of its inception, NIIT.tv has registered students from more than 1500 cities, and over 140 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 1000 “live” as well as “on-demand” courses.
Within this short period, NIIT.tv has also registered one of the highest customer engagement on the site, as compared to its Indian and International counterparts.
The recent launch of Free CBSE Board Exam preparatory live classes for 10th and 12th standard students has been highly appreciated by the users.
NIIT.tv is a democratic digital learning initiative, backed by NIIT’s strong Educational Technology framework, with an aim to bring high quality training from its classrooms to every digitally connected learner, for free, at any time, place and language of their choice. Students accessing NIIT.tv will be able to access a rich bouquet of high quality, value-added services from NIIT centres in future, e.g. training, professional certification, career counselling, and placement services.
As part of its overall plan to partner with other players and create a 360 degree eco-system, NIIT.tv and Tutorials Point, today entered into a strategic partnership to provide additional value to their respective end users with added quality content.
Through this partnership the users of NIIT.tv and Tutorialspoint.com can access the content of both the sites. Tutorialspoint.com provides purely text based content and a Coding ground to practice and hone programming skills, while NIIT.tv offers Video based courses. Between NIIT and Tutorials Point, learners get a complete multi-modal learning experience FREE – combining tutorials, videos, live synchronous classes, e-books, interactivity, discussion forums, assessment, etc., making the combined ecosystem the richest and widest and deepest IT learning environment.
The two learning destinations will enable a more seamless experience for their respective users in their pursuit to find learning material for almost every single IT area currently in demand.
The NIIT.tv beta program has progressed well. Based on feedback from learners and the growth of courses, the course catalog has been enhanced, an intuitive learning dashboard has been introduced, and the proven cloud courseware system from NIIT’s Cloud Campus has been integrated into NIIT.tv.
Also the NIIT.tv Android app is now available on the Google Play Store for free download. A course configurator has also been created to enable independent authors and subject matter experts to offer their courses on NIIT.tv.
The relationship with Tutorials Point, which has an established base of over 1 million users per month, will increase the spread of NIIT.tv, and give impetus to its plan of covering every city/town having Internet access in India, and providing over 1500 courses through the platform.
Commenting on the first 100 days of successful operations of NIIT.tv, Rahul K Patwardhan, CEO, NIIT Ltd. said: “The success of NIIT.tv is a strong reaffirmation of our belief that Technology is fundamental to our growth. The company today, works on a blended delivery model and has over 200 engineers working on education-technology – making NIIT, the largest EdTech company in the country”.
Speaking on this occasion, Udai Singh, Chief Strategy Office NIIT Ltd, said: “We launched NIIT.tv with an aim to make available cutting-edge skill based training to every digitally connected citizen of India, by removing the four constraints of time, space, language and money. Through this partnership with Tutorialspoint.com, we hope to provide our users with more options and content thus providing high quality training material to every digitally connected Indian for free.”
NIIT.tv is aligned to the Digital India and Skill India campaigns announced by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi earlier this year. The initiative, which was launched on October 6, 2015, seeks to offer very scalable yet a highly economical model, thereby enabling much faster achievement of Skill India goals.
Mohammad Mohtashim, Managing Director, Tutorials Point India Pvt Ltd, said: “NIIT.tv has generated huge response within the first 100 days of its launch and we are glad to come together and provide additional value to our respective users. With nearly 1 million viewership per month, Tutorialspoint.com provides online learning experience in simple and easy steps and this partnership will further enhance the content and provide users with more options to choose from.”
Over the last 34 years NIIT has contributed extensively to the IT sector by training 35 million people in IT and other disciplines. As a socially responsible corporate citizen, NIIT with the launch of NIIT.tv is now committing to extend that experience and expertise to service the needs of India in many other sectors, across the entire social spectrum.
NIIT will also encourage and recognize its students and socially minded citizens who volunteer their personal time and effort to support new learners – especially from the under-privileged sections of society. Through this collaborative effort, the company expects a lot more local language content to become available, which currently is in very short supply.
Established in 1981, NIIT Limited, a global leader in Skills and Talent Development, offers multi-disciplinary learning management and training delivery solutions to corporations, institutions, and individuals in over 40 countries. NIIT has three main lines of business across the globe- Corporate Learning Group, Skills and Careers Group, and School Learning Group.(ANI-Businesswire)