National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology ( NIELIT ) formarly NIELIT Society is an autonomous body of the Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Government of India with Head Quarters at New Delhi. It is envisioned to bring the most updated global industry relevant computer education, within the reach of more and more in the areas of Information, Electronics and Communication Technology (IECT).
Realising the wide gap in the availability of quality computer professionals to meet India's ambitious leadership plans in software exports, the society has revolutionised computer knowledge dissemination, by offering its meticulously prepared curriculum through the non-formal sector. A fact that is perhaps best echoed by the whole-hearted support to the curriculum, by leading IT professionals and educationists. A unique feature of the curriculum, is horizontal entry to students from non-accredited institutes, so a student with a certain minimum level of computer knowledge need not start at the foundation 'O' level.
NIELIT Society is implementing a joint scheme of All India Council for Technical Education and Department of Information Technology (formerly Department of Electronics (DOE)), Government of India. The objective of the Scheme is to develop quality manpower in IT by utilizing the expertise available with the computer training institutes who are granted accreditation for conducting specified Levels of courses, subject to their meeting well-defined norms and criteria.
|O Level||Equivalent to Foundation level course|
|A Level||Equivalent to Advanced Diploma in Computer Applications ( PGDCA )|
|B Level||Equivalent MCA Level|
|C Level||M. Tech Level|
DIT realized the need to refocus and merge some of the like-minded Societies. The primary objective being to help them develop a common vision, realign their activities so as to complement each other and bring together all the capabilities under one umbrella. As per the decision of Govt. of India vide its Office Memorandum (OM) dated 29.11.2002 and subsequent OM dated 08.01.2003 erstwhile CEDTI (Centre for Electronics Design & Technology of India) Centres (except Mohali Centre) and Regional Computer Centres(RCCs) Kolkata and Chandigarh have been merged with NIELIT Society w.e.f. 14.12.2002. Accordingly, the erstwhile CEDTI Centres (except Mohali Centre) and RCCs have been renamed as NIELIT Centres. This has helped to harmonize the activities being pursued by these individual Societies and unleash their combined potential. The integration will further help in securing organizational synergy, optimum utilization of resources and societal relevance in the context of need for economic value addition and social dynamics.