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  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.


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.

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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

General Body

1 Hon'ble Minister for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship President
2 Hon'ble MOS-Ministry of Sill Development & Entrepreneurship Vice President
3 Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Member
4 Addl. Secretary, MSDE looking after NIMI Member
5 DG, DGT, MSDE Member
6 Addl. Secretary & Financial Advisor Member
7 Jt.Secretary, MSDE looking after NSDC Member
8 DDG(T), DGT Member
9 MD, NSDC Member
10 Director, CSTARI Member
11 Director, NCERT Member
12 Director, NITTTR, Chennai Member
13 Director, CFTI, Chennai Member
14 State Director Member On Rotation Basis
15 State Director Member
16 CEO, SSC Member On Rotation Basis
17 CEO, SSC Member
18 CEO, SSC Member
19 Eastern Region Dr.Mukti Mishra, President, Centurian University of Technology and Management, Chairman, Gram Tarang, Bhubaneshwar Nominated Member
20 Western Region Ms. Anita Rajan Representative of Tata Consultancy Services, Mumbai Nominated Member
21 Southern Region Shri R.Rajagopalan, Nettur Technical Training Foundation Bangalore Nominated Member
22Northern Region Shri Pradeep Gupta, Chairman, CyberMedia Group, Gurugram Nominated Member
23 Director, NIMI Member Secretary

Governing Council

1 Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development & EntrepreneurshipChairman
2 Addl. Secretary, MSDC Two Co-Vice Chairman Positions
4 Addl. Secretary & Financial Advisor - MSDE Member
5 Joint Secretary, MSDE looking after NSDC Member
6 DDG(T), DGT Member
7 MD, NSDC Member
8 Director, NCERT Member
9 Director, CSTARI Member
10 Director, NITTTR, Chennai Member
11 Director, CFTI, Chennai Member
12 State Director Member On Rotation Basis
13 State Director Member
14 Director, NIMI Member Secretary

  From the Executive Director's Desk

Shri Sathya Shankar B P
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
1Shri Sathya Shankar B P Executive Director
2 T.Jayasudha Deputy General Manager
3 Shri.Nirmalya Nath Deputy General Manager
4 G.Michael Johny Assistant Manager
5 V.Gopalakrishnan Assistant Manager
6 N.Ashfaq Ahmed Assistant Manager
7 N.Sundararajan Assistant Manager
8 Subhankar Bhowmik Assistant Manager
9 S. Gopalakrishnan Assistant Manager
10 J.Herman Assistant Manager
11 V.Veera Kumar JTA (printing)
12 V.Nirmal Kumar JTA (printing)
13 B.Revathi JTA (DTP)
14 E.Deepak JTA (DTP)
15 M.Natarajan JTA (DTP)
16 A.Muthukumar JTA (DTP)
17 S.Anitha Personal Asst. Gr.I
18 R. Sangeetha Personal Asst. Gr.I
19 K.Bhoopal Assistant
20 P.Thanammai Assistant
21 P.Anitha Assistant
22 M.Gokulnath Junior Assistant
23 R.Shankar Semi Skilled Worker
24 S.Ramu Gestetner Operator
25 M.Ramasamy Multi Tasking Staff
26 P.Srinivasan Multi Tasking Staff
27 K.Soundar Rajan Multi Tasking Staff
28 K.Gopi Multi Tasking Staff
29 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