India's leading skills and ICT based education, services and e-governance provider, AISECT has been honored as one of India's fastest growing mid-sized companies at the prestigious Fifth Annual Inc. India 500 Award.
This award is Inc. India magazine's annual flagship event that brings the nation's brightest and most successful business minds together to mark the commendable achievements of the companies listed in the magazine's annual rankings of 'Top 500 Fastest Growing Mid-Sized Companies of India'. AISECT, which is headquartered in Bhopal, was ranked 27 in the 2013 edition of the list. The award, which was announced during a ceremony held at Gurgaon's Pullman Hotel, was handed over to AISECT's Director (Business Services), Mr. Abhishek Pandit by Mr. Vinod Rai, Former Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
Inc. India 500 Award is an offshoot of the annual Inc. 500 Award which is among the most revered business rankings of America. AISECT has received this award for the tremendous growth and expansion that the organization has seen over the last few years while working towards the empowerment of semi-urban and rural India through ICT and skills-based products and services. Ever since AISECT's origin in 1985, the organisation has been actively involved in offering ICT and skill based education and training at district, block and panchayat levels and has brought a remarkable transformation in the lives of more than 16 lakh people so far. From education academies to skill development and capacity building projects to common service centres and banking services to rural job placements, vocational education and higher education institutions, AISECT Group works in quite a number of areas to uplift the rural and semi-urban masses. Till date, AISECT has developed more than 12,000 centres across the country and plans to train more than 13 lakh people in the next 10 years through its partnership with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).
On receiving the award, Mr. Pandit said, "It feels great to be among 500 honorees and moreover being ranked as 27th is truly overwhelming. This award will further encourage our team to work with more dedication in fostering and empowering the unorganized sector of India."
Meanwhile, commenting on this recognition of AISECT's rapid growth, the organization's Chairman & Managing Director, Mr. Santosh Choubey said, "It is a glorifying moment for AISECT to be recognized amongst the fastest-growing companies in the country. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the entire team of AISECT who have been constantly with us in our journey. Our continued focus on diversifying from providing educational services to collaborating with government as well as with reputed companies for various projects has enabled us to become a holistic service aggregator in rural India. Such an honour would facilitate companies like us to be recognised across the globe and motivate us to take more such initiatives."
Over the years, AISECT's sustained efforts and achievements have been acknowledged at numerous national and international platforms. The organization has been a recipient of awards like the Schwab Foundation's Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award instituted by the World Economic Forum as well as the Ashoka Senior Fellowship for Mr. Santosh Choubey, the NASSCOM I.T. Innovation Award, the Manthan Award South Asia & Asia Pacific, the NASSCOM EMERGE 50 Leader Award, the Indian Innovation Award, the Golden Icon National e-Governance Award and recently by the Government of Bihar for its impactful social innovations in ICT at 2nd Bihar Innovation Forum. AISECT is also planning its next set of activities and initiatives which would propagate effective and sustainable education and employment solutions for India's less developed areas.