Viswanathan Anand unveils NIIT Nguru MathLab Plus in Reqelford International
Five-time World Champion and NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand today launched the state-of-the-art NIIT Nguru MathLab Plus at Reqelford International School, Hyderabad. MathLab is an in-depth program inculcating mathematical aptitude, skill building and logical thinking amongst students.
MathLab Plus aims at making the vital subject of mathematics simpler, easier and fun to learn for school students. Built on NCF 2005 guidelines and based on NCRT syllabus MathLab aims to enable students to learn, reason, connect ideas and think logically. MathLab Plus offers multiple teaching and learning aids comprising technology applications, videos, measuring instruments etc. It also enables the teacher to demonstrate, explain and reinforce abstract mathematical ideas by using concrete objects, models, charts, graphs, pictures, posters etc.
As per an impact study conducted, it has been observed that the percentage of students attaining grade A in class-X increased from 38% to 46% after MathLab implementation in schools. Also, 70% of the students agreed that MathLab has increased their interest in Mathematics.
On the occasion NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand spoke at length on how technology has brought about a huge transformation in the school education system. Anand stressed on the fact that use of technology and e-learning will allow high quality education material to reach remote locations thereby allowing teachers to expand their reach. As a result overall efficiency of the education system is likely to improve. With the introduction of technology in school education, the students will certainly take more interest in the curriculum and it would also be the best way to unleash their creativity.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. AC Patil, General Manager, MindChampion Learning Systems Limited (MLSL), School learning subsidiary of NIIT Ltd, said, “NIIT Nguru MathLab is a breakthrough initiative by NIIT to make the present curriculum simpler and interesting, thereby bringing back the joy of learning Mathematics. We are delighted to launch the NIIT Nguru MathLab at Reqelford International School, Hyderabad, which will help students comprehend the subject better.”
Expressing his view five-time World Champion and NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand said, “Technology is shaping the future of education in India and has played a key role in making education accessible, effective and efficient both for teachers and students. I believe MathLab will encourage the students to think& discuss amongst themselves as well as with the teachers, to assimilate mathematical concepts.”
Dr.M.Udaia Kumar, founder & chairman Reqelford International School, remarked, “Reqelford International School is committed to providing the best of infrastructure to foster academic excellence. NIIT’s MathLab provides an opportunity for students to understand, internalize, discover and verify the basic mathematical and geometrical concepts through concrete objects and situations, thus builds interest and confidence in students learning the subject.”
MathLab Plus is all about learning, verifying and visualizing mathematical concepts in a ‘fun’ way through educational aids, interactive tools, computer interface and guidance from teachers and NIIT experts. Specially designed lab and technologically empowered educational content, MathLabfosters individualized and peer learning.
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.
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To further strengthen its SNC portfolio in India, NIIT has tied up with industry majors like ICICI Bank for NIIT Institute of Finance Banking Insurance& Training Limited, IFBI; leading business schools in India for NIIT Imperia; Genpact for NIIT Uniqua; and a joint venture with NSDC for NIIT YuvaJyoti Limited.
Besides this, for the China market, NIIT has tied up with governments and software parks in Guian, Chongqing, Wuxi, Suzhou, Changzhou, Zhangjiagang, Haikou and Dafeng, for state-of-the-art public-private partnership centres.
As NIIT’s wholly owned subsidiary for its K-12 school learning initiative - MindChampion Learning Systems Limited (MLSL), is providing technology based learning to around 2,000 private schools across India, reaching out to more than a million students. The futuristic NIIT nGuru range of learning solutions for schools comprises technology-driven Math Lab, IT Wizard programs, English Plus, Quick School - an Education Resource Planning software and Interactive Classrooms with digital content.
As the Most Trusted Brand in India for 3rd year in a row (Brand Trust Report, 2015), NIIT's learning and talent development solutions, continue to receive widespread recognition globally. NIIT has been named among the Top 20 Training Outsourcing Companies for the past seven consecutive years by Training Industry, Inc. USA. Further, leading Indian ICT journal Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT the 'Top Training Company' award successively for the past 20 years, since the inception of this category. NIIT YuvaJyoti Ltd was recognized as the Best Vocational Education and Skill Development initiative at the World Education Summit, 2014.