NIELIT 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
NIELIT is also working on different aspects of technology development, research and e-governance :
Research & Development
e - Governance
e - Learning
Research & Development
Information products and services have become increasingly a major component of our lives thus necessitating the need to enhance competencies in every sphere of Information Technology. In the brave new world a widespread access to information, communications and resources is the only solution to remove the insurmountable barriers to education, democratization process and overall economic growth. The primary objectives of the Research and Development programmes supported by NIELIT is thus to facilitate proliferation and absorption of emerging technologies in the IT sector, facilitate capacity building, creating the right infrastructure and making the existing technologies, affordable to the citizens of the country. This is the only way to take lead in the global knowledge economy. NIELIT supports Research and Development and coordinates the technical activities of the respective Scientific Societies.
The Electronics sector is a key player in the economy and one of the most globalised industries in the world. It is a strategic enabler and a driving force for all the services, be it Internet, telecom, precision engineering industries, aviation, energy, banking imagine any service, nothing works without Electronics. The rapidly growing Indian electronics industry can be broadly categorised into six segments. They are consumer Electronics (the largest chunk of the market), industrial Electronics, strategic Electronics, Computers, Communication and Broadcasting equipment and Electronic components.
A key focus in the Electronics sector is R&D leading to innovative products. NIELIT has long acknowledged R&D as an integral part of Electronics ecosystem and is supporting the entire value chain of R&D activities in the country ranging from the basic components to sophisticated product development.
As a roadmap for developing, strengthening and enhancing the competitiveness of the Indian Electronics sector NIELIT has constituted a group-R&D in Electronics Group to conduct sponsored R&D activities across India at various academic institutions of higher learning and R&D laboratories, in the areas assigned to it through a variety of plan programmes. The sophisticated projects assigned to the groups cover a wide spectrum of key technological areas. These include developments in Nanotechnology, Medical Electronics, Microelectronics, Industrial Electronics et al.
NIELIT is working on different projects which are helpful for the soiety and changing the lives of our people. Some of the domains are listed below :
e - Governance
Nanotechnology Initiative Division Projects
Microelectronics Development Division Projects
Industrial and Electronics Application Development Division Projects
Electronic Components & Materials Division Projects
Photonics Development Division Projects
Semiconductor ICs Layout Design Registry Projects
Strategic Electronics Division Projects
Medical Electronics & Telemedicine Division Projects
Ubiquitous Computing Projects
Scientific Computing Projects
Innovation Promotion Projects
Free and Open Source Software(FOSS)
Over the years, a large number of initiatives have been undertaken by various State Governments and Central Ministries to usher in an era of e-Government. Sustained efforts have been made at multiple levels to improve the delivery of public services and simplify the process of accessing them.
e-Governance in India has steadily evolved from computerization of Government Departments to initiatives that encapsulate the finer points of Governance, such as citizen centricity, service orientation and transparency. Lessons from previous e-Governance initiatives have played an important role in shaping the progressive e-Governance strategy of the country. Due cognizance has been taken of the notion that to speed up e-Governance implementation across the various arms of Government at National, State, and Local levels, a programme approach needs to be adopted, guided by common vision and strategy. This approach has the potential of enabling huge savings in costs through sharing of core and support infrastructure, enabling interoperability through standards, and of presenting a seamless view of Government to citizens.
NIELIT takes a holistic view of e-Governance initiatives across the country, integrating them into a collective vision, a shared cause. Around this idea, a massive countrywide infrastructure reaching down to the remotest of villages is evolving, and large-scale digitization of records is taking place to enable easy, reliable access over the internet. The ultimate objective is to bring public services closer home to citizens.
Over the years NIELIT was well known as DOEACC and it has established a benchmark in Education.
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With the shift towards the knowledge society, the change of working conditions and the high-speed evolution of information and communication technologies, peoples' knowledge and skills need continuous up-dating. Learning, based on collaborative working, creativity, multidisciplinarity, adaptiveness, intercultural communication and problem solving, has taken on an important role in everyday life. The learning process is becoming pervasive, both for individuals and organisations, in formal education, in the professional context and as part of leisure activities. Learning should be accessible to every citizen, independent of age, education, social status and tailored to his/her individual needs.