Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) S Krishnan (IAS) inaugurated Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Lab in NIELIT Gorakhpur on 16th October 2023 during 26th All India Director’s Meet of NIELIT.

The state-of-art RPA lab has been built under the Future Skill PRIME Project funded by MeitY with an objective to upskill/reskill manpower in emerging technology of RPA. This is the First-of-its-kind lab in Uttar Pradesh under FutureSkill PRIME Project, which has been established to bridge the gap between Industry and Academia.

The Secretary, MeitY said that this state-of the-art RPA lab is going to play a pivotal role in transforming India into a global technology powerhouse. He also emphasized the role of RPA in improving services to citizens by automating repetitive, manual processes such as data entry and verification, thereby reducing clerical errors and response time.

MeitY Inaugurates Cutting-Edge RPA Lab In NIELIT Gorakhpur

He further emphasized the role of NIELIT in bridging the gap between formal and non-formal digital skilling and suggested that NIELIT- should continue to work to skill the youth of Uttar Pradesh to create skilled manpower for local industries as well as global companies. He highlighted the importance of skilling for manufacturing sector especially in Industry 4.0 by NIELIT and supported the intervention of NIELIT in creating local entrepreneurs through digital skilling.

MeitY Inaugurates Cutting-Edge RPA Lab In NIELIT Gorakhpur

The two-day long 26th All India Director’s Meet of NIELIT held on 16th & 17th October, 2023 at the NIELIT Centre Gorakhpur and was addressed by Shri S Krishnan (IAS), Secretary, MeitY.  The Meeting was attended by all the Executive Directors, Directors and Director In-Charges of all the 49 NIELIT Centres across the India. The objective of Directors Meet is to harness the capabilities and resources available with the Centres & to bring collective efforts and plans towards addressing digital skilling needs of the country.

While addressing the Director’s Meet, Economic Advisor, MeitY, Kuntal Sensarma appreciated the efforts of NIELIT and its role in the field of skill development in IT and Electronics through its skill-based courses and non-formal courses and keeping pace with the latest advancements in technologies and its role in North Eastern region and tough areas.

During the event, Prof Poonam Tandon, VC, DDU Gorakhpur and Dr M M Tripathi, DG, NIELIT also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for conducting employment-oriented courses and training in future skill technology in Gorakhpur region, which will make the candidates industry-ready in the field of IECT.

DDU is having 350+ colleges and 3 lakhs candidates. This alliance will help them to get benefitted with internships and programs at undergraduate and postgraduate level in IECT sector along with Skilling in of youths of Purvanchal who are comparatively Economical weaker will a boost in their employability. DDU is planning online programs and NIELIT association will help university as well students and faculty to learns in the environment of international standard.

Dr Madan Mohan Tripathi, Director General said that NIELIT caters to the training, consultancy, design and product development needs of IECT industries and allied sectors. He also discussed the Plan and Road Map to achieve the skilling target and enhance the performance of the NIELIT centres.

Anuj Malik, CEO Gorakhpur Industrial Development Authority (GIDA) has shared an Expression of Interest (EOI) with Dr D K Mishra, Director, NIELIT Gorakhpur for setting up a Skill Centre of NIELIT in GIDA in which GIDA will be offering a built-up space and land, free of cost for 5 years. NIELIT will be establishing state-of-art facility that will focus on advancement of technical education, skill development, and employment opportunities in the region. The vision will foster technical excellence, innovation and promotes entrepreneurship by nurturing start-ups. It will fulfil the demand of skilled manpower for Industries of GIDA.

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