The objective of the NIELIT Scheme is to generate qualified manpower in the area of IECT at the national level, by utilizing the facilities and infrastructure available with the institutions/organizations in the non-formal sector. The Society is managed and administered by a Governing Council which consists of eminent academicians and professionals from IT industry. Hon’ble Minister for Communications & Information Technology, Govt. of India, is the Chairman of the Governing Council of the Society. The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of the Society and manages day to day affairs of the Society. Manifold functions of the NIELIT Scheme are:

  1. Accreditation
  2. Registration and
  3. Examination

Right from a familiarization certificate Course on Computer Concepts (CCC) to the foundation (O) level, Advanced Diploma (A) level, MCA Degree equivalent (B) level and M.Tech equivalent Degree (C) level, the society offers students who couldn’t go to for engineering colleges a lifetime opportunity to acquire knowledge and qualifications at par with the best in the country. A fact that is perhaps best echoed by the whole-hearted support to the scheme, by leading IT professionals and educationists. A unique feature of the scheme is its facility for horizontal entry to students from non-accredited institutes – so a student with a certain minimum level of computer knowledge need not start at the foundation ‘O’ level.