NIELIT is actively engaged in the development of qualified human resources in the areas of IT, Electronics, Communication Technologies, Hardware, Cyber Law, Cybersecurity, IPR, GIS, Cloud Computing, ESDM, e-Governance and related verticals. NIELIT offers courses in the Formal as well as Non-Formal sectors of Education and is also one of the National Examination bodies which accredit institutes/organizations for the conduct of courses in the Non-Formal sector.
NIELIT has been mandated to undertake various projects under Capacity Building in ICT with the objective of creating human resources at various levels, including development of employment and self-employment linked quality and cost-effective training programmes, besides conducting IT Literacy programmes for the masses, especially targeted towards the rural/ underdeveloped areas in the country. NIELIT is also the preferred agency for many State Governments for rolling out IT Literacy programmes for its employees and the masses.
The wide repertoire of NIELIT Courses includes – (a) Courses in the Formal Sector, being offered by the NIELIT Centres, in association with State Universities/Technical Boards, such as M.Tech, B.Tech, MCA, BCA, Diploma etc, (b) Courses in the Non-Formal Sector, viz., “O” Level (equivalent to foundation level), “A” Level (equivalent to Advance Diploma), “B” Level (equivalent to MCA Level), “C” Level, being offered by NIELIT Centres and other training institutions that have been granted accreditation for the purpose, (c) Short-Term Skill-Oriented Courses by the NIELIT Centres in IT and Electronics depending on demographic demands, (d) Digital Literacy Courses, such as CCC (Course on Computer Concepts), BCC (Basic Computer Courses), CCC+, etc, and (e) Training Programmes or Corporate Training programmes which are tailor-made programmes, based on specific requirements.
Skilling India Strengths and Pitfalls
1. The Government of India has undertaken a target of creating 500 million skilled workforce in India by 2022.
2. Objectives of National Policy on Information Technology, 2012
a) To make at least one individual in every household e-literate
b) To increase revenues of IT and ITeS industry from US$100 billion at present to US$300 billion by 2020
c) To expand exports from US$69 billion at present to US$200 billion by 2020
d) To create a pool of 10 million additional skilled manpower in ICT
3. The Indian IT & ITeS sector employs over 2.8 million skilled people
4. “Vocationalizing” Education – Though the Government has taken a few initiatives, in a country obsessed with engineers and doctors, vocational education is still struggling to shed its marginalized image.
5. India can deliver as the global human resource capital
Technology A Force Multiplier
1. Technology plays a significant role in Skill development and Capacity Building, as the ability to Learn, Un-Learn and Re-Learn can only be facilitated through technology.
2. Technology provides an ecosystem to nurture equity of access, exclusiveness and affordability.
3. Technology is the catalyst of innovation.
4. In the next ten years (by 2025), massive “disruptions” are predicted in the area of skill development as more than a trillion objects will be connected by Internet of Things (IoT).
5. Technological progress is transforming the way business and trade is carried out.
6. Emergence of Internet, e-Commerce and Social Media has brought a new set of stakeholders.
1. The foundation stone of NIELIT headquarters was laid at Dwarka, New Delhi by Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble Union Minister for Communications & Information Technology, Government of India.
2. Toll-Free helpline number 1800-11-6511 has been launched by Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble Union Minister for Communications & IT, GoI.
3. In order to empower rural India, NIELIT Computer Saksharta Kendra was inaugurated by Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble Minister of Communications & IT, on May 18, 2015 in Alawalpur Village, Patna.
4. With the objective of using technology for process re-engineering, Accreditation and Registration processes have been simplified by self-certification of documents, which has considerably reduced the processing time.
5. e-Contents on Government of India’s initiatives on ICT awareness and Basic Computer Concepts for Hon’ble Members of Rajya Sabha successfully developed and deployed on NIC Cloud to facilitate learning in the Online mode.
6. Aadhaar has also been introduced to uniquely identify candidates/beneficiaries being trained under Government Schemes with a provision of crediting scholarship amount to the beneficiary account through the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme.
7. A repertoire of NIELIT Digital Literacy courses has been enhanced through add-on modules on e-Governance, concepts of cybersecurity, Financial Inclusion, etc
8. NIELIT Patna City Centre inaugurated by Hon’ble MoCIT on July 14, 2015
9. NIELIT has proactively contributed in organizing the launch of Digital India Week on July 1, 2015 More than One Lakh participants/ citizens were mobilized. A cycle campaign was organized during the Digital India Week, from Electronics Niketan to Valmiki Colony, Gole Market to spread the message that Digital India is an enabling framework, which seeks to convert India into a Knowledge Economy irrespective of age, gender, religion or caste. Web-based applications that aim to facilitate ordinary people were also demonstrated to the residents of Valmiki Colony (Harijan Basti).
10. In line with the vision of the Hon’ble Minister of Communication & IT, a Digital Marketing Course was launched for the Warli Artists in the Talasari (a tribal dominated region in Maharashtra) on September 14, 2015.