DeitY has sponsored a scheme entitled "Scheme of Financial Assistance for setting up of Electronics and ICT
Academies". The objective of the above scheme is to set up seven (07) Electronics and ICT Academies as a unit in
IITs, NITs, IIITs etc. for faculty/mentor development/up gradation to improve the employability of the graduates/
diploma holders in various streams, through collaboration of States/Union Territories with financial assistance
from the Central Government. Electronics and ICT Academy would aim to provide specialized training to the faculties of
Engineering, Arts, Commerce & Science colleges, Polytechnics etc, by developing state-of-the-art facilities. The
scheme would lead to enhancement of the skills of the students. The Scheme has been approved on 14.11.2014.
Subsequently, an Empowered Committee under the chairmanship of Secretary,DeitY has accorded approval for setting
up of 4 such Academies in NIT Patna(Bihar), IIITDM Jabalpur(Madhya Pradesh), NIT Warangal(Telangana), IIT Guwahati(Assam).