Computer Hardware Maintenance Courses - Road to Self Employment as a Service Engineer

Genesis of the Scheme :

Virtually in every home and offices Computers & Mobiles are playing a significant role. The latest generation is completely dependent on them for managing their day to day activity. However, there is wide gap of trained Hardware professional available and requirements of Service Engineer. As per the study conducted by Manufacturer’s Association for Information Technology (MAIT) in 2010 it was estimated that the computer hardware professionals required by the year 2010 will be 2.4 million. In order to bridge this wide gap Computer Hardware & Maintenance (CHM) courses were launched by NIELIT in the year 2006. The curriculum of courses was designed by an Expert Committee under the chairmanship of HoD, Deptt. of Computer Science, IIT-Delhi and representatives of leading hardware industries such as HCL, Infosystems, IBM, Wipro Technologies and MAIT.

Objective of Scheme :

The objective of the scheme was to generate quality manpower for computer hardware maintenance and networking by utilizing the facilities and expertise available with training institutes/ organizations in the non-formal sector. Aim is to create a pool of trained & recognized Service Engineers even at Block & Village level to take care of common Computer Hardware, Mobiles and peripheral devices related issues. It will ensure availability of service engineers in neighbourhood to resolve common issues related to upgradations, networking and configuration of Operating Systems.

USP of Scheme :

Why? NSQF aligned, Industry vetted ,supported & skill based Curricula
When? Registration for this course is twice a years (Jan/Jul) through accredited hardware institutes.
Where? Accredited hardware institutes of NIELIT at pan India.Online exam twice in year.
What? Courses shall enhance employability as well as Entrepreneurship.
Who? First level 'CHM O' after 10+2 (any stream) then advance level 'CHM A'

Diploma in CHM (O Level):

This course of 6 months duration has been designed for Career Opportunities as Troubleshooters, Technicians (PC), Asst. System Administrators and Lab Demonstrator. Candidates are skilled in Installation, Trouble-Shooting & Maintenance of Computer Hardware & Peripherals. The Eligibility condition is Higher Secondary (10+2) or ITI (one year after matriculation) in Electrical/ Electronics/ Computers/ Instrumentation or related areas. The course is already aligned with NSQF level 4 and is a preferred course by DGET and DGR.

Advance Diploma in CHM (A Level):

This course aligned with NSQF at level 5 is of 6 months duration has been designed for Career Opportunities as Installation/ Service/ Maintenance Engineer (PC), System Administrator, Lab Specialist, Network Engineer/ Consultant and Network/ Information Security Manager. Pass-out candidates possesses in-depth knowledge and practical skills on Computer Hardware and Peripheral Devices working, OS Administration, Network Administration and Troubleshooting Techniques. The Eligibility condition is CHM-O / Diploma in Electronics/ Computers/ Electrical/ Instrumentation or undergoing 2nd year BSc. or in Physics/ Electronics/ Computers/Electrical).

Accreditation Process:

Interested institutes can register themselves by depositing requisite fees and apply online from the comfort of their homes. Timely inspection and verification of Institutes as per approved norms of the respective course is done. The Names and details of Accredited Institutes are given wide publicity on the Website/Social-Media/Print-Media for easy reference by prospective students. The Accredited Institutes are given preference in offering sponsored training programs. In case the accredited institutes wish to run other NSQF aligned course further Inspection charges wrt these courses are waived of. Renewal of Accredited Institutes after every 3 years..