Q. Can we get affiliation/franchisee/study centre of NIELIT?
A. NIELIT accredits courses conducted by institutes/organizations particularly in the non-formal sector of IT Education & Training. As such, institutes/organizations can offer their own course whose curricula approximately maps with that of NIELIT Course against which accreditation is to be sought.
Q. Who can get accreditation?
A. Computer training institutes/organizations in the non-formal sector, meeting well-defined criteria, are granted accreditation for specified levels of courses offered under it viz. O (Foundation) Level, A (Advanced Diploma) Level, B (MCA) Level and C (M.Tech) Level.
Q. What are the criteria for getting accreditation?
A. An institute/organization seeking accreditation must be registered with Central/State Government & is required to have:
- own premises with minimum carpet area better than 90 square metres (or if hired, Lease must be on a long term basis that varies from level to level);
- faculty made up of both ‘teaching’ and ‘support faculty’;
- the necessary hardware as well as licensed software to conduct training as per syllabus of a particular level/course;
- a library with a good selection of books and periodicals of standard quality, and sound financial status of the institute/organization.
- should have conducted similar courses (computer/IT related) for at least two years prior to the date of submission of an application that must be accompanied with documentary evidence of the same
Q. How to apply for getting accreditation?
A. Institutes/organizations seeking provisional accreditations need to apply separately for each level/location. All the details are available in the Prospectus (containing Application Form and detailed norms as well as detailed criteria for accreditation) for each O/A/B/C Level that is priced at Rs. 500/-.
Q. How to get Prospectus?
A. The Prospectus can be obtained from NIELIT Counter (cash) in person or by post & request addressed to Dy. Director (Finance), NIELIT, Electronics Niketan, 6, CGO Complex, New Delhi-110003 by sending a DD for Rs.500/- in favour of ‘NIELIT’ payable at ‘New Delhi’.
Q. What are the durations for which provisional accreditations are granted by NIELIT?
A. Initially, Provisional Accreditation is granted for a period of three years for O/A/C levels. For ‘B’ level, provisional accreditation is granted for five years.
Q. What are the requirements of Faculty, Hardware and Software for getting provisional accreditation?
A. All these details are available in NIELIT Prospectus & Syllabus that are priced publications & can be obtained from NIELIT New Delhi.
Q. How to fill the Application Form seeking provisional accreditations?
A. The original “Application Form for Provisional Accreditation” available in the Prospectus bearing a particular Serial Number is to be filled along-with all the attachments. In case, the format of the above form has been typed, the blank Application Form may be crossed to avoid misuse and filed along with typed Application Form. All these documents with requisite fee & supported by various documents listed in the Prospectus may be filed in a sequential manner as per “Checklist of Enclosures” and then numbered in reverse order. Accordingly, the last page (Item 23 of Checklist of Enclosures) be assigned page number 1. A Normal Double Punched “Cardboard Spring File Cover” may be used to properly docket all the above documents in it. Then a photocopy (Duplicate File) of the above file may be prepared & submitted along-with Original File to Accreditation Division of NIELIT, New Delhi.
Q. When the accreditation is granted?
A. After all the documentation is complete, a Screening Committee constituted by NIELIT visits the Institute/organization seeking NIELIT Accredited Course(s) & on receipt of satisfactory report of the Screening Committee, accreditation is granted.
Q. If the validity of accreditation is over; can an Institute/organization conducting NIELIT Accredited Course(s) can continue sending Registration & Examination Forms to NIELIT?
A. After expiry of accreditation, suitable communications are sent to all the Institutes/organizations conducting NIELIT Accredited Course(s) for continuation/withdrawal of accreditation as the case may be. Till that time, an Institute/organization conducting NIELIT Accredited Course(s) can continue sending Registration & Examination Forms to NIELIT.
Q. What are the fees for accreditation?
A. The fee schedule for accredited courses is as under:
|Amount in Rupees
Provisional Accreditation Fee for O, A & C Levels
Provisional Accreditation Fee for ‘B’ Level
Full Accreditation Fee for O & A Levels
Re-convening Fee (Deferred Case)
Re-convening Fee (Premises, Name, Franchisee/Licensee & Other Changes)
Fee for Extension of Provisional Accreditation for O, A & C Levels for a period of two years
Fee for Extension of Full Accreditation for O & A Levels for a period of three years
Q. What are the formalities to be completed for change of name/premises/dropping of franchisee/licensee of an already accredited course?
A. For change of name/premises/dropping of franchisee/licensee, following documents (whichever applicable) & fee are to be submitted:
Attested Copy of the Title Deed of ownership/Proof of long Lease/Rent Agreement of premises in the name of the institute. If the Title Deed/Lease/Rent Agreement is in the Regional Language, the English Translation of the same duly attested by a Gazetted Officer, as “Exact Translation”;
Layout Map/Plan duly approved by an architect;
Faculty Profile (in the prescribed proforma available in Prospectus);
Hardware Availability (in the prescribed proforma available in Prospectus);
Software Scenario (in the prescribed proforma available in Prospectus);
List(s) of Books & Magazines available in the Library;
Request for change of name/premises/dropping of franchisee/licensee duly signed by all the Directors/Partners/Trustees/Stake Holders;
No Objection Certificate from Franchisor/Licensor;
Revised Registration Certificate in the new name;
Requisite fee of Rs. 5,000/- in the form of DD drawn in favour of “NIELIT” payable at “New Delhi” for Re-Convening of Screening Committee for each of the above change for each Level.
Q. How the changes of name/premises/dropping of franchisee/licensee of an already accredited course are implemented?
A. After submission of requisite fee & documents towards above changes, a Monitoring Committee constituted by NIELIT visits the Institute/organization conducting NIELIT Accredited Course(s) & on receipt of satisfactory report of the Monitoring Committee, above changes are incorporated/implemented.
Q. Are the fee(s) paid to NIELIT refundable?
A. The fee(s) are not refundable under any condition as per Annexure IV of Prospectus under the title “Accreditation Fees”.
Q. To whom one should contact for any other queries relating to Accreditation of O, A, B & C Level Courses?
A.Iinstitutions/Organizations seeking accreditation can contact/address their queries to:
Extension Numbers 224, email@example.com
Iinstitutions/Organizations conducting NIELIT Accredited Course(s) can contact/address their
Extension Numbers 224, firstname.lastname@example.org