DeitY has sponsored a scheme entitled "Scheme of Financial Assistance for setting up of Electronics and ICT Academies". The objective of the above scheme is to set up seven (07) Electronics and ICT Academies as a unit in IITs, NITs, IIITs etc. for faculty/mentor development/up gradation to improve the employability of the graduates/ diploma holders in various streams, through collaboration of States/Union Territories with financial assistance from the Central Government. Electronics and ICT Academy would aim to provide specialized training to the faculties of Engineering, Arts, Commerce & Science colleges, Polytechnics etc, by developing state-of-the-art facilities. The scheme would lead to enhancement of the skills of the students. The Scheme has been approved on 14.11.2014. Subsequently, an Empowered Committee under the chairmanship of Secretary,DeitY has accorded approval for setting up of 4 such Academies in NIT Patna(Bihar), IIITDM Jabalpur(Madhya Pradesh), NIT Warangal(Telangana), IIT Guwahati(Assam).
Area of coverage / training target
  • The faculty of various academic institutions cutting across engineering / arts / commerce / science colleges / polytechnics across the country would be covered.
  • Training Target is as follows:
    Category Target for 4 years per Academy Number of Academies Total target
    A 16,000 05 80,000
    B 6,400 02 12,800
    Total target in four years by 07 Academies 07 92,800