NIELIT Announces Plan to Train 55 Lakh Students for Jobs

NIELIT Announces Plan to Train 55 Lakh Students for Jobs

Highlighting the importance of skill development in making a success of the National Digital Literacy Mission and Digital India Campaign of the Government of India, the National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT), a body with the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), Ministry of Communications & IT, Government of India laid the foundation stone of its head quarters at Dwarka, New Delhi here.

A national toll-free helpline number 1800-11-65-11 for NIELIT students, Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) portal and Digital Marketing Information Booklet were also unveiled on the occasion. NIELIT has trained over 20 lakh students in the last two decades across 31 NIELIT centres besides a network of about 900 accredited training partners and nearly 6000 facilitation centres. However, in-line with the Government’s thrust on the Digital India Campaign, NIELIT has also set an ambitious target of training 55 lakh students in ICT for jobs, ESDM and Digital Marketing courses in the coming 4-5 years.

Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Government of Indiadelivered the keynote address on the occasion and also participated in a tree plantation initiative. Also present were Shri Parvesh Sahib Singh, MP, West Delhi, Col. (retd.) DevinderSehrawat MLA, Bijwasan, Shri R.S. Sharma, Secretary, DeitY, Dr. Ajay Kumar, Joint Secretary, DeitY and Dr. Ashwini Kumar Sharma, Managing Director, NIELIT.

Delivering the keynote address, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble Minister for Communications & Information Technology said, “ A digital revolution has begun in the country. NIELIT will be the centre of digital empowerment in India by minimizing the digital divide through skill development and by providing basic digital literacy at a click of a button. NIELIT’s efforts to start digital marketing courses is commendable as artisans, traders etc from all corners of the country should be digitally trained to take full benefits of the ecommerce revolution taking place in the country.”

Speaking on the occasion Shri Parvesh Sahib Singh, MP, West Delhi said, “ India has the best brains globally and we need to nurture them. Dwarka is emerging as a centre of excellence and we’re pleased that NIELIT which is an integral part of the Digital Literacy Mission is establishing its headquarters in Dwarka.”

Addressing the gathering, Col. (retd.)DevinderSehrawat, MLA, Bijwasan said, “Digitization in governance and of all essential services is a must. It is critical to address skill development issues in the country by giving institutions like NIELIT a growth impetus and I am sure that with a dedicated headquarters in Dwarka, NIELIT will be able to reach out to more students.”Dr. Ajay Kumar, Joint Secretary, DeitY said ” It is commendable that NIELIT is raising funds by itself for the construction of its Headquarters and this speaks highly of its growth trajectory over the years.”

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