NIIT Srinagar has started the process of partnering with the prominent schools of Kashmir to train students for Coding and Robotics online.
NIIT Srinagar, an organisational unit of NIIT Ltd New Delhi has started this initiative to train 5000 students of Kashmir at zero training fee.
“Recently, NIIT announced its plans to train and mentor 5000 students for Coding and Robotics across Kashmir amid COVID-19 pandemic.
NIIT will be the training partner to aspiring schools across Kashmir and roll out the initiative across 100 schools within 6 months,” NIIT said in a statement.
NIIT said that through this initiative they aim to create an urge in young minds of Kashmir for learning. “We are excited to partner with different schools that are already doing some excellent work in the field of education. Coding and Robotics course in India have a proven record. It has proven a 75% increase in logic, a 3% increase in abstract thinking, significant increase in problem-solving and decision making,” they added.
NIIT said that they already executed the first phase of the training with Green Valley Educational Institute Ellahi Bagh Srinagar, Delhi Public School Budgam, International Delhi Public School Zakura Srinagar, Creative & Advanced Training School Anantnag, Kashmir Harvard School Malabagh Srinagar, and RP School Srinagar.
“We have trained and certified 445 students in the first phase and we already have executed tie-ups with big schools like Tyndale Biscoe & Mallinson School Srinagar, The Kashmir Valley School Srinagar, Tyndale Biscoe & Mallinson School Tangmarg,” said Sofi Feyaz Ahmad, Founder and Chairman NIIT Srinagar.
“I loved to train the students so far. They are so inquisitive. In the first phase, we have also identified a few geniuses like Jaza Riyaz (Kashmir Harvard), Urfiya Zehra (Green Valley Educational Institute) and Ayaan Aleem (DPS Budgam) who are so young but they made some wonderful projects. We gifted them with the ‘robotic kits’ as a gesture of appreciation” said Fahim Khan, the senior ROBOTICS trainer at NIIT.
NIIT said that they will continue to train the students up to March 2021 and will help students make the best use of their time while being home amid COVID-19 pandemic. “The students can be offered with higher-level programs on scholarship basis if they aspire,” NIIT said.