A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) and the National Informatics Centre (NIC) with the objective of developing skill-based Certificate and Diploma courses on web development and designing in accordance with the Guidelines for Indian Government Websites (GIGW) using the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) system. This will provide vertical and lateral mobility of learners from the school level in the web designing course.
The MoU was signed by Mr. Uday Narayan Khaware, Secretary, NIOS and Deputy Director General, NIC Dr. Gautam Bose in presence of Hon’ble Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology and Human Resource Development Shri Kapil Sibal and Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development Smt. D. Purandeswari.
In the process, NIC will be providing technical support in terms of training the course development team and the master trainers of the courses. NIC will also provide support on various aspects of the course formulation and implementation. Meanwhile, NIOS will develop and manage the study material, Study Centres, fee structure and certification to the successful learners.
Currently the two organizations are working together to design a credit based Certificate and Diploma course in Web Designing and Development. A class 10th pass out will be eligible for the Certificate course, whereas 12th pass or Certificate in Web Designing and Development will be the eligibility for the Diploma course. The course duration will be six months and one year for the Certificate and Diploma respectively.