Last Updated : 10-01-2023

National Instructional Media Institute (NIMI)


National Instructional Media Institute (NIMI) formerly known as Central Instructional Media Institute (CIMI) was established in December 1986 by the Government of India as a Subordinate Office under Directorate General of Employment and Training (DGE&T), Ministry of Labour & Employment with the assistance of Federal Republic of Germany through GTZ (German Agency for Technical Co-operation) as the executing agency.

Presently, NIMI is functioning as an autonomous institute under Directorate General of Training (DGT), Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), the Govt. of India, New Delhi after gaining its Autonomous status on 1st April 1999.

It is one of the premier institutes for providing content/instructional material for vocational ecosystem to a wide range of institute especially ITIÔÇÖs and a host of Skill development institutes. Further, to reach the unreachable, NIMI also provide its e-content through Bharat Skill portal which is made readily available to the student with free download provision.

NIMI is the nodal organization for development of Instructional Media Packages (IMP), including digital content, Question Banks for assessment, for different Vocational courses. Based on a thorough assessment of the requirement and level of understanding of the students, NIMI develops its content for vocational qualifications based on the curriculum provided by DGT. NIMI also provides services related to facilities, infrastructures, and competencies to design, develop, produce, and disseminate Instructional Media for long and short-term courses. For ease of practice, Mock test application with performance assessment analytics was developed by NIMI and can be considered by one of its flagship activities. In addition to the development of Instructional Media Packages (IMPs), NIMI is also mandated to develop Question Bank (QB), translation of content/QB in Hindi and other Regional languages and also developing e-Content to facilitate new age learners and enhance its reach to masses in pace with the fast growing technology.

National Instructional Media Institute (NIMI), Chennai









NIMI visions to scale global benchmarks in vocational education & training as a Nodal organization for instructional media packages including digital content and ensuring availability for entire skill ecosystem of our country and make a global footprint. NIMI is also venturing into development of VR & AR based content for various trades to create experiential learning environment for the students.

Considering the nationÔÇÖs need to utilize demographic dividend NIMI is venturing into the innovative techniques for knowledge dissemination, content relevant to industry 4.0, NIMI acts as a catalyst to revamp the learning mechanism under the skill ecosystem by including blended learning technics in its content development by providing e-learning material for trainees and trainers and inclusion of QR, (2D and 3D models) in the regular content framework. By understanding demand of the diverse population and to cater the need of the skill-based requirement from the remote part of the nation, NIMI also develops its content in different regional languages in addition to Hindi for better understanding and knowledge dissemination of the students.

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