National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology (NIELIT), an Autonomous Scientific Society under the administrative control of Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India, was set up to carry out Human Resource Development and related activities in the area of Information, Electronics & Communications Technology (IECT). NIELIT is engaged both in Formal & Non-Formal Education and development of industry-oriented quality education and training programmes in the state-of-the-art areas. NIELIT has endeavoured to establish standards to be the country’s premier institution for Examination and Certification in the field of IECT. It is also one of the National Examination Body, which accredits institutes/organizations for conducting courses in IT in the non-formal sector.

As on date, NIELIT has forty-three (43) centers located pan India right from Srinagar to Calicut and Itanagar to Aurangabad with its Headquarters at New Delhi. It is also well networked throughout India with the presence of about 700 + accredited institutes as its associates.

NIELIT Chennai was set up in 2010 as a centre of NIELIT. The NIELIT is governed by the Governing Council chaired by the Hon’ble Minister of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India and managed by the Management board chaired by the Secretary, MeitY, Government of India. The executive committee of the NIELIT Chennai chaired by the Director reports to the Director General, NIELIT and has two representatives nominated by the Tamil Nadu state government and one representative each from the academia and Industry in the region.  

Over the years, NIELIT Chennai has established itself as one of the premier institutions providing affordable quality education as per the job market requirements for candidates from all over India in state-of-the-art fields like information security, cloud computing, data science, AI, VLSI, embedded systems, industrial IoT, electronic product design and automotive electronics. NIELIT Chennai imparts training in online, blended and class room modes delivered with the help of modern ICT tools including virtual labs. The operational jurisdiction of NIELIT Chennai coveres Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Puducherry and Andaman & Nicobar. NIELIT Chennai has a profound experience of implementing various capacity building projects of the central and the state governments for empowering the weaker sections of the society and to bridge the skill gaps of the industry in IECT sector.