NIIT has acquired Bengaluru-based startup Perceptron Learning Solutions. The acquisition accelerates NIIT\u2019s digital transformation initiatives \u2013 StackRoute, digiNxt, and Training.com.\r\n\r\nWith this move, NIIT also announced the appointment of Satish Sukumar, co-founder of Perceptron as the CTO of StackRoute Labs.\r\n\r\nIn a BSE filing, the company said, \u201cPerceptron\u2019s acquisition builds on NIIT\u2019s strategic focus for a leadership role in the digital learning world. Together with existing platforms, this will become an integral part of NIIT\u2019s future multi-modal learning platform and 360-degree learning eco-system. Further, Perceptron\u2019s co-founders and engineering team will strengthen NIIT\u2019s technology talent pool with their proven expertise.\u201d\r\n\r\nStackRoute Labs builds competencies in areas such as machine learning, IoT and full stack product engineering. StackRoute Labs builds IP, offers consulting, and creates advanced courses such as the full-stack boot camps delivered at StackRoute and NIIT's DigiNxt.\r\n\r\nPerceptron's learning platform, Ilimi, combines developments in semantic computing, predictive analytics, learning science, and digital transformation technologies to create an environment for implementing learner-centric, immersive learning, and mastery learning strategies. Hence, the acquisition will further look at building the multi-modal learning platform and 360-degree learning ecosystem.\r\n\r\nEdtech startups have gained a fair amount of funding in 2016. Earlier this month, Noida-based LIQVID eLearning Services, an educational software company raised close to $1 Mn in Series A funding from social venture capital firm Gray Matters Capital. Also, Palo Alto-based edtech startup Stoodnt raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Rajan Anandan, Vice-President, Google, Southeast Asia and India.\r\n\r\nAdditionally, Bengaluru-based edtech startup BYJU\u2019s raised $50 Mn funding led by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), which was founded by Mark Zuckerberg and Dr. Priscilla Chan, along with Sequoia Capital. Sofina, Lightspeed Ventures, and\u00a0Times Internet Ltd also participated in the round.\r\n\r\nThe development was reported by ET.