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NIIT acquires Bangalore-based Perceptron’s business

niitNIIT, an Indian multinational company in skills and talent development, said it has acquired the business of Bangalore-based start-up Perceptron Learning Solutions Pvt Ltd.

Established in 2014, Perceptron focuses on developing learning platforms that combine deep analytics and semantic computing to ensure better learning outcomes.

“Taking forward NIIT’s thrust on digital transformation in the EdTech domain, the acquisition of Perceptron will further strengthen NIIT’s role in the Digital learning World. NIIT will continue to look for innovative start-ups and talent in the EdTech space,” said Rahul Patwardhan, CEO, NIIT Ltd.

The company said the acquisition will bring together complementary technology platforms and capabilities of NIIT and Perceptron, enabling NIIT to further accelerate its digital transformation initiatives – StackRoute, Digi Nxt, and Training.com.

NIT also announced the appointment of Satish Sukumar, Co-Founder & CEO of Perceptron as CTO of StackRoute Labs. “StackRoute Labs is an NIIT initiative to build deep competencies in areas such as machine learning, IOT and full stack product engineering. These are critical to the digital transformation of enterprises. StackRoute Labs builds IP, offers consulting and creates advanced courses such as the full-stack bootcamps delivered at StackRoute and NIIT’s DigiNxt.”

“Together with existing platforms, NIIT and Perceptron will become an integral part of NIIT’s future multi-model learning platform and 360 degree learning eco-system. Further, Perceptron’s co-founders and engineering team will strengthen NIIT’s technology talent pool,” said NIIT.

Perceptron has implemented its learning solutions in both adult learning and the primary education space.

Satish Sukumar, Co-Founder & CEO of Perceptron said, “Joining the NIIT eco-system gives us the opportunity to work on some of the most challenging problems in the EdTech domain and continue to innovate.”

Perceptron’s learning platform “limi” combines leading edge developments in semantic computing, predictive analytics, learning Science, and digital transformation technologies to create an environment for implementing learner-centric, immersive learning & mastery learning strategies.

Ilimi’s MOOC 2.0 learning environment, combines short videos with personalized attention guided by analytics & Social learning. The custom limivideo player allows the integration of intercept points to integrate a range of learning activities with video content, according to the company.

The platform is cloud-based and mobile friendly and its Micro-Services architecture ensure scalability and high availability while retaining the flexibility to integrate with existing systems through API’s.

limi technology is one of the Core components of the EkStep learning platform. EkStep (www.ekstep.org), a not-for-profit initiative set up by Nandan Nilekani, Rohini Nilekani and Shankar Maruwada, is creating a collaborative, universal platform, digital infrastructure and tools to increase access to learning opportunities for children by facilitating creation and consumption of educational content.

NIIT, established in 1981, offers 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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