NSIC is investing in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Training


What is NSIC?

National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC), is an ISO 9001-2015 certified Government of India Enterprise under Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME). NSIC has been working to promote, aid and foster the growth of micro, small and medium enterprises in the country. NSIC operates through countrywide network of offices and Technical Centres in the Country.In addition, NSIC has set up Training cum Incubation Centre managed by professional manpower. 

As per the latest reports, the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) is likely to develop 18 technology centres. Along with extension centres across the country in the next three to five years.

Sudhir Garg, Joint Secretary of the Union Ministry of MSME said, “these centres would come up at an investment of ₹200 crores each. There are plans to have about 100 extension centres, each at an investment of ₹ 20 crore. We are identifying locations. These will come up in the next three to five years. The aim is to ensure that maximum units are benefited from the facilities.”


Reports mention that as many as 18 tool rooms are operational in the country and 15 more are in different stages of development or have started functioning. The tool rooms are specific to electronics, general engineering and high-end engineering sectors.

In fact, they are equipped with modern technology machinery and testing equipment. Moreover, the services are offered to industries at a competitive price.

With the development of exponential technologies such as virtual reality and augmented reality, the manufacturing units in the MSME sector need to have access to these.

Therefore, the ministry is creating trained manpower in virtual reality sector through the National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC), which has also developed training modules that use virtual reality and these will be launched across the country through the NSIC in a couple of months.

Sudhir Garg also stated, “we are training people in augmented reality too.” He added that the ministry has established about 100 livelihood business incubators at taluk levels to train man power and create new businesses and plans to have more such incubators.

NSIC has Partnered with Archimaze in Telangana for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. Archimaze being one of the stakeholders in the VR Technological market in India, pioneers in Training VR & AR, will be bringing this ‘First-of-a-kind’ training course to the general public with NSIC, thus making this technology more accessible to the aspiring students.

CEO of ArchiMaze leading the talk
CEO of ArchiMaze leading the talk

NSIC will be bringing this interesting course to the other states soon. Stay tuned for more updates.


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IT and video games are Bryan's topics of interest since a very early age. Video games, the Internet, game consoles and computers became his normal toys, as a result, writing about the infancy of the Web, Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality/Mixed Reality, the games industry and hardware in general. Writing, along with his other interests: programming, hardware, photography, and traveling. Technology, in general, makes him tick.

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