NIIT is a global leader in Technology-based Training solutions with extensive experience in providing courseware management software, support services, systems integration and online multimedia courseware development services. NIIT has worked with leading organizations such as Ministry of Defence, Singapore, Smart Schools Malaysia, The World Bank, USA, Sun Microsystems, Prudential Insurance, Ericsson, IBM, HP, Microsoft and many others to help them deploy technology-based training solutions to make their training more flexible, accessible on demand, interactive, convenient and cost effective.
Training is NIIT's core competency. NIIT started as an IT training company in 1981. Today NIIT trains over 250,000 people across the world each year. NIIT operates over 2000 training centres across the world in 28 countries with a significant component of training and support services delivered online. It also develops over 2000 hours of online training and CBT each year. This has provided NIIT enormous expertise in the area of training, education process management, courseware development and delivery, and instructional research and development.
The Government of India and the governments of several Indian states have leveraged NIIT's vast experience in education. In December 2000, the State Government of Karnataka has engaged NIIT to provide IT education in 700 schools across the state. The project involves setting up infrastructure including high-end computers, high-speed network connectivity, and Internet connectivity. NIIT-trained instructors impart training using learning material developed by NIIT. This follows a similar project from the State Government of Tamil Nadu to cover 371 schools. The State of Punjab has also availed of NIIT's services for IT education in schools.
A strong synergy exists in NIIT's business model between training and software. Core competencies in training and software technology combine to give NIIT significant strengths in both areas. NIIT is one of the few companies in the world that imparts training through all media – classrooms, automated learning centres, educational multimedia, and the Internet, providing synergies and value multiplication in training.