About NIMI

National Instructional Media Institute (NIMI) was set up in the name of CentralInstructional Media Institute (CIMI) in Chennai in December 1986 by the Government of India as a Subordinate Office under Directorate General of Employment and Training (DGE&T) with the assistance from Government of Germany through GTZ (German Agency for Technical Co-operation) as the executing agency.

After the approval of the Cabinet for the Grant of Autonomous status to CIMI, the Institute was registered as a society on 1st April 1999 under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act 1975. Since then, it is functioning as an Autonomous Institute under the Govt. of India, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Directorate General of Training (DGT), New Delhi.

As per the recommendation of the Governing Council in its 5th Meeting held on 29.06.2003 under the Chairmanship of the Hon’ble Union Labour Minister, the institute was renamed as National Instructional Media Institute (NIMI) to reflect its National Character.



Objective

NIMI has been functioning as a Nodal Agency to develop Instructional Materials, e-content, Question Banks, Train media developers and trainers, enable translation of books into Hindi and other reginal languages, network with other vocational stakeholders, create resource centers for vocational courses, promote research in the field of development of instructional materials and offer consultancy services.
Vision

Nimi envisages to scale global benchmarks in vocational education as a Nodal Organisation for curricula, instructional media packages and Test Item development for vocational courses in the country.
Mission

Nimi proposes to accelarate vocational training in the country through systemic curriculam development, production, dissemination of instructional media packages and training on instructional media by closely interacting with the State / UT Govts., Industries, ITIs and Organisations involved in Vocational Training.

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  >>Governing Council

The affairs of the society shall be administered, directed and controlled by Governing Council in accordance with its Rules and Regulations.

The members of the Governing Council shall become ipso facto members of the society on their admission.

The Governing Council shall have three categories of members representing the following:

1.    Ex-Officio Members
2.    Institutional Members
3.    The Director of the Society

Composition of the Governing Council

1.    Hon’ble Union Minister for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship,   -   CHAIRMAN
 Government of India, 
 Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, 
 New Delhi - 110 001. 
 
2.   Director General / Joint Secretary,  -   VICE CHAIRMAN
 Directorate General of Training, 
 Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, 
 New Delhi - 110 001. 
 
3.   Financial Advisor, 
 Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship,  -   Member
 New Delhi - 110 001. 
 
4.   Deputy Director General (T),  -   Member
 Directorate General of Training, 
 Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, 
 New Delhi - 110 001. 
 
5.   Director,  -   Member
 Directorate of Employment & Training, 
 Government of Tamil Nadu, 
 Guindy, Chennai - 600 032. 
 
6.   Director of Training,  -   Member
 Directorate General of Training, 
 Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, 
 New Delhi - 110 001. 
 
7.   Director,  -   Member
 Central Staff Training and Research Institute (CSTARI), 
 Kolkatta - 700 091. 
 
8.   The President,  -   Member
 The Federation of Educational Publishers in India, 
 X-39, Institutional Area, 
 Karkar dooma, 
 New Delhi – 110 092. 
 
9.   The Regional Director,  -   Member
 Confederation of Indian Industries, 
 98/1, Velacherry Main Road, 
 Guindy, 
 Chennai - 600 032. 
 
10.   Director,  -   Member
 Central Footwear Training Institute (CFTI), 
 Guindy, 
 Chennai-600 032. 
 
11.   Director,  -   Member
 National Institute of Technical Teachers Training & Research Institute (NITTTR), 
 Taramani, 
 Chennai – 600 113. 
 
12.   Executive Director  -   Member Secretary
 National Instructional Media Institute(NIMI), 
 Guindy, Chennai – 600 032. 

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GENERAL BODY

1.   Hon’ble Union Minister for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship,  -   CHAIRMAN
 Government of India, 
 Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, 
 New Delhi - 110 001. 
 
2.   Director General / Joint Secretary,  -   VICE CHAIRMAN
 Directorate General of Training, 
 Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, 
 New Delhi - 110 001. 
 
3.   Financial Advisor,  -   Member
 Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, 
 New Delhi - 110 001. 
 
4.   Deputy Director General (T),  -   Member
 Directorate General of Training, 
 Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, 
 New Delhi - 110 001. 
 
5.   Director,  -   Member
 Directorate of Employment & Training, 
 Government of Tamil Nadu, 
 Guindy, Chennai - 600 032. 
 
6.   Director of Training,  -   Member
 Directorate General of Training, 
 Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, 
 New Delhi - 110 001. 
 
7.   Director,  -   Member
 Central Staff Training and Research Institute (CSTARI), 
 Kolkatta - 700 091. 
 
8.   The President,  -   Member
 The Federation of Educational Publishers in India, 
 X-39, Institutional Area, 
 Karkar dooma, 
 New Delhi – 110 092. 
 
9.   The Regional Director,  -   Member
 Confederation of Indian Industries, 
 98/1, Velacherry Main Road, 
 Guindy, 
 Chennai - 600 032. 
 
10.   Director,  -   Member
 Central Footwear Training Institute (CFTI), 
 Guindy, 
 Chennai-600 032. 
 
11.   Director,  -   Member
 National Institute of Technical Teachers Training & Research Institute (NITTTR), 
 Taramani, 
 Chennai – 600 113. 
 
12.   Brig (Dr.) Surjit Singh Pabla  -   Nominated Member
 President, 
 Bharatiya Skill Development Campus, 
 Plot No.001-002, Domestic Tariff Area, 
 SEZ Mahindra World City, 
 Off Ajmer Road, 
 Jaipur 302 037. 
 
13.   Shri G.D. Rajkumar,  -   Nominated Member
 Director, 
 Gedee Technical Training Institute, 
 ‘Gopal Bagh’, 1062, Avinashi Road, 
 Coimbatore 641 018. 
 
14.   The Managing Director  -   Nominated Member
 Nettur Technical Training Foundation, 
 Post Box No.5857, 
 23/24, II Phase, 
 Peenya Industrial Area, 
 Bangalore 560 058. 
 
15.   The Principal,  -   Nominated Member
 Don Bosco Institute of Technology, 
 Premier Automobiles Road, Opp. Fiat Company, 
 Kurla (W), 
 Maharashtra, 
 Mumbai 400 070. 
 
16.   Executive Director  -   Member Secretary
 National Instructional Media Institute(NIMI), 
 Guindy, Chennai – 600 032. 

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  From the Executive Director's Desk



R. P. Dhingra
Executive Director

National Instructional Media Institute has etched an indelible mark as a nodal agency in designing books and instructional media packages for the skills sector. NIMI aspires to propel the nation toward imparting a structured standard of qualitative training to the skilled workforce in both the Government and private Industrial Training Institutes in the various trades keeping abreast of the growing needs and demands in the skills sector both at the national and international levels.

NIMI is a registered service-oriented society with state-of-the-art infrastructure, well-qualified staff with potential and competencies to design, develop, produce, print, and disseminate instructional materials for ITIs in the country. NIMI has been engaged in the following activities: training in developing content for instructional media, developing instructional materials for ITIs, translation of Instructional Media Packages into Hindi and other regional languages, development of question bank, designing and developing e-content, development of other supporting materials, expanding training facility through Space based Distance Learning Programme (SDLP).

NIMI also contributes toward the overall standard of training for Industries and establishments implementing Apprentice Training Scheme (ATS).

It is noteworthy that NIMI is a one-stop destination for instructional materials for the different trades in the skills sector.

NIMI endeavours to produce high-quality instructional materials at affordable costs.

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  >>Staff Directory

SI.No. Name of the Staff (S/Shri.) Designation
1 R.P.Dhingra Executive Director
2 K.Srinivasarao General Manager
3 T.Jayasudha Deputy General Manager
4 G.Michael Johny Assistant Manager
5 V.Gopalakrishnan Assistant Manager
6 N.Ashfaq Ahmed Assistant Manager
7 T. Mohanraj Assistant Manager
8 N.Sundararajan Assistant Manager
9 Subhankar Bhowmik Assistant Manager
10 S. Gopalakrishnan Assistant Manager
11 J.Herman Assistant Manager
12 V.Veera Kumar JTA (printing)
13 V.Nirmal Kumar JTA (printing)
14 B.Revathi JTA (DTP)
15 E.Deepak JTA (DTP)
16 M.Natarajan JTA (DTP)
17 A.Muthukumar JTA (DTP)
18 S.Anitha Personal Asst. Gr.I
19 R. Sangeetha Personal Asst. Gr.I
20 K.Bhoopal Assistant
21 P.Thanammai Assistant
22 P.Anitha Assistant
23 M.Gokulnath Junior Assistant
24 R.Shankar Semi Skilled Worker
25 S.Ramu Gestetner Operator
26 M.Ramasamy Multi Tasking Staff
27 P.Srinivasan Multi Tasking Staff
28 K.Soundar Rajan Multi Tasking Staff
29 K.Gopi Multi Tasking Staff
30 V.Murugan Multi Tasking Staff

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  >>Major Programmes & Schemes

Development of Instructional Media Packages (IMPs) for courses for ITIs, NSDC (National Skill Development Corporation) and SSCs (Sector Skill Councils)
Translation of IMPs into Hindi and other Regional Languages
Development of Other Supporting Materials.
Printing, Publishing and Marketing the products developed by NIMI.
Development of Question Banks for assessing the trainees for all Instructional Materials designed by NIMI
Development of Terminal Competencies & Video Instructional Programme
Training in the use of products developed by NIMI
Digitizing of instructional materials prepared by NIMI
Development of e- learning content

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  >>Ongoing Activities

Development of 1st & 2nd semester Assignment & Instructor guide for 14 popular trades for ITIs
Development of 1st semester Practical & Theory for 7 NSQF trades
Translation of 1st, 2nd , 3rd & 4th semester books in Hindi Language
Translation of 1st & 2nd semester books in other Regional (Tamil/ Telugu/ Marathi/ Gujarati/ Punjabi/Odia/Malayalam/ Bengali) Languages
Development of 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th semester Question Banks for ITIs
Tender floated for Space Based Distance Learning Programme (SDLP) with Development & Educational Communication Unit (DECU) of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Department of Space (DOS), Govt. of India and Technical and Financial bid evaluation carried out. Tender document for setting up of studio at NIMI has been finalised.
Tender issued for developing new interactive e-learning content