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N-Power announces 2nd Tech Pragati Scholarship exams

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Mumbai, August 12, 2009

N-Power, the Hardware & Networking training wing of Aptech Limited; the Global Learning Solutions major has announced its 2nd Tech Pragati scholarship which will be available till August 31, 2009. The Scholarships will be awarded to meritorious students desirous of building successful careers in diverse industries that require Hardware & Networking skills.

N-Power announces 2nd Tech Pragati Scholarship exams
N-Power offers a number of programs which include a University Degree & Diploma courses, career programs, professional courses & short-term courses in Hardware & Networking. This Scholarship will be awarded for N-Power’s premium 11 month N-Power Certified Enterprise Systems Engineer (NCESE) program, having features like 2 months of industry internship and 100%* Job Guarantee. Candidates having passed a minimum of Class 10th shall be eligible to appear for the scholarship test.

Speaking about this initiative of N-Power; Mr. Ravi Dighe, Executive Vice President & National Head, N-Power said “Tech Pragati was launched to enable financially challenged meritorious students to pursue a career in Hardware & Networking industry and add to the nation's trained manpower base. The scholarship will help and benefit students across the nation. We believe our initiative will go a long way in guiding meritorious students into the IT domain”

Tech Pragati Scholarships will be awarded based on the student’s performance in the competitive online aptitude tests conducted by ATTEST which is an online testing and certification arm of Aptech Ltd. Students will be given opportunity to attempt the aptitude test twice, and the best scores among the two will be considered as final and binding.

At present the hardware industry is facing sever talent crunch. Current demand for networking professionals in India stands over two lakh. However, only 140,000 are currently available and this deficit is expected to grow at a CAGR of 21.64% till 2010 (Source: Evalueserve). These figures are very encouraging for students to take up networking and hardware engineering as a profession, given they choose the right institute that provides them appropriate training. The NCESE program is designed in a way that it enhances employability of the students aspiring to take up this profession and make them job ready to meet the industry needs

For further information, please contact:

Aptech Limited

Sonia Narula

Tel: +91 11 4164 6646