About Doeacc


NIELIT (Formerly DOEACC Society) is an autonomous body of the Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communication & Information Technology, Govt. of India. The Society is registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. The DOEACC (Department of Electronics Accreditation of Computer Courses) Scheme, jointly developed by AICTE and DIT, was launched in 1990 after detailed deliberations in a National Working Group. The objective of the scheme is to generate high quality man-power in the computer software and allied fields by utilising the expertise and facilities available with various institutions in the non-formal sector. NIELIT is the only professional examination body in India, which accredits Computer courses in BCC, CCC, 'O' , 'A' , 'B' & 'C' level approving institutes / organizations for conducting particular course, specializing in the non-formal sector of IT education and training. 

   With the recent merger of CEDTI Centres (except Mohali Centre), RCC, Chandigarh and Kolkata Centres with NIELIT, vide Department of Information Technology, Govt. of India Office Memorandum No. 15(45)/2002-Soc. dated 29th Nov., 2002, the Society has been further strengthened with the available infrastructure and expertise with CEDTI and RCC units in specialized areas of Electronics Design, Technology, Hardware and Software.

The office of the Society is situated at Electronics Niketan, 6, CGO Complex, New Delhi - 110 003. 

NIELIT Scheme: NIELIT is a joint Scheme of the Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Department of Information Technology (erstwhile Department of Electronics) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Govt. of India.

Objective of the Scheme: The objective of the Scheme is to generate qualified manpower in the area of Information Technology (IT) 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. 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:

a) Accreditation

b) Registration and

c) Examination

Credit Scheme for NILEIT Courses: A credit system based on the AICTE norms has been introduced for indicating the efforts required to pass a specific level of course under the NIELIT Scheme. Award of credit to a student will facilitate measurement/comparison of study hours including Theory Lectures, Tutorials and Practical Assignments put in a given module/paper/subject under the Scheme with similar course in IT in India and abroad. This will also facilitate other Universities/ Apex Accrediting bodies to consider academic and professional equivalence of NIELIT courses. This will also help students/organizations to transfer credits from NIELIT to other academic bodies and vice-versa for ensuring continuing education.

Scholarship Scheme for SC/ST/Physically Handicapped and Female Candidates: NIELIT has introduced a scholarship scheme for above category of students w.e.f. January 2003 examinations. Candidates pursuing full-time NIELIT courses through an accredited institute will be offered scholarship ranging from Rs.4,000/- to Rs.25,000/-, depending upon the level of the course and subject to meeting the specified norms.

Recognition: NIELIT 'O' and 'A' level qualifications are recognized for the purpose of employment by the Government of India, vide notification Nos. F.18-23/92-TD. V/TS-IV dated the 1st March 1995 and 10th April 1996 respectively. 'B' Level qualification is recognized equivalent to MCA. Recognition to NIELIT 'C' Level qualification is expected shortly. Leading computer software organizations in the private sector have also recognized NIELIT Qualifications.

International Cooperation

  • MoU signed with Central Academy of IT (CAIT), Japan for mutual recognition of NIELIT Qualifications. As a result of the MoU, NIELIT 'A', 'B' and 'C' Level Qualifiers are eligible for issue of visas by the Government of Japan.
  • MoU signed with Singapore Computer Society and National Information Competency Centre, Singapore for mutual recognition of NIELIT Qualifications ('B' & 'C' Levels).
  • MoU signed with Ministry of Science & Technology and Council for Information Technology, Republic of Sri Lanka, Colombo for the conduct of NIELIT Examinations in Sri Lanka. The Society is implementing this Scheme in Sri Lanka and Nepal.
  • NIELIT is also interacting with many other countries, as they have shown interest for similar arrangements for establishing a similar Scheme in their own countries.
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