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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Composition of the Governing Council
R. P. Dhingra
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.
|SI.No.||Name of the Staff (S/Shri.)||Designation|
|3||T.Jayasudha||Deputy General Manager|
|4||Shri.Nirmalya Nath||Deputy General Manager|
|5||G.Michael Johny||Assistant Manager|
|7||N.Ashfaq Ahmed||Assistant Manager|
|8||T. Mohanraj||Assistant Manager|
|10||Subhankar Bhowmik||Assistant Manager|
|11||S. Gopalakrishnan||Assistant Manager|
|13||V.Veera Kumar||JTA (printing)|
|14||V.Nirmal Kumar||JTA (printing)|
|19||S.Anitha||Personal Asst. Gr.I|
|20||R. Sangeetha||Personal Asst. Gr.I|
|25||R.Shankar||Semi Skilled Worker|
|27||M.Ramasamy||Multi Tasking Staff|
|28||P.Srinivasan||Multi Tasking Staff|
|29||K.Soundar Rajan||Multi Tasking Staff|
|30||K.Gopi||Multi Tasking Staff|
|31||V.Murugan||Multi Tasking Staff|
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|
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|