FutureSkills PRIME - Augmented and Virtual Reality

Government of India has sanctioned a project FurtureSkills PRIME (Programme for Re-skilling/Up-skilling of IT Manpower for Employability) which would be implemented as a new Central Sector Scheme under the “Champion Services Sector Scheme (CSSS)”. This project will be implemented jointly by NASSCOM, NIELIT and CDAC in PAN India as per the directions issued by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India. The project includes training programmes in ten emerging technologies and Augmented and Virtual Reality (AVR) is one such technology.

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The objective of the training programme is to ensure continued relevance of the Government Officials in the area of Augmented and Virtual Reality (AVR). This training will create subject knowledge in Virtual Reality of middle and senior level government officials. The course would bring understanding of the role of AVR in varied applications and help in acquiring know how of applications, tools and techniques. The proposed training will create awareness amongst Government officials regarding impact of evolving technological ecosystem.

FutureSkills PRIME (Programme for Re-skilling/ Up-skilling of IT Manpower for Employability) has an objective to create an up-skilling/re-skilling ecosystem in emerging and futuristic technologies to facilitate continuous enhancement of skills as well as knowledge of IT professionals in line with their aspirations and aptitude.

§  To up-skill/re-skill 4.12 lakh IT professionals, thereby ensuring their continued relevance in a rapidly changing technological environment.

§  To encourage any-time, any-where, continuous self –paced learning for acquiring newer and industry relevant skill-sets.

§  To create a diagnostic facility that offers aspirants an analysis of their aptitude and capabilities so that they can be guided on learning pathway options.

§  To institutionalize Blended Learning mechanism through Technology Resource Centres and affiliated training partners using hub-n-spoke model for wider reach and deeper penetration in the country.

§  To create a novel framework and an inclusive ‘one stop up-skilling/re-skilling solution’ in new and emerging IT technologies that envisages a paradigm shift in the existing value chain through synergistic efforts of all stake holders.

§  To offer content curated and mapped with NOS/job roles (NSQF Level 5 and above) after taking into account the aspirations, aptitude and existing skill sets of the candidates

§  To create awareness amongst Government/PSU employees about the impact of evolving technological ecosystem; and train them with relevant skill sets.

§  To provide due emphasis on entrepreneurship development

§  To train trainers in emerging technologies, who can also play a mentoring role for aspirants.

§  To facilitate the availability of trained manpower for embracing new opportunities presented by global industry and ageing economies.

§  To motivate and create value at every step through innovative mechanism such as ‘skills passport’, ‘skills wallet’, ‘badges’ etc. based on the aspirant’s effort in their skilling journey.

§  To put in place an incentive mechanism that motivates candidates to successfully complete the re-skilling training leading to successful assessment and certification.


ü  Coordinator :

             Dr. Sarwan Singh




Ms. Suman

Sr. Technical Officer