About CSC Academy
The CSC Academy is a not-for-profit society under the Societies Registration Act 1860 (Act 21 of 1860), as applicable to the Union of Delhi with its registered office in Delhi. The CSC Academy board comprises of the Additional Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India as Chairman, and others reputed members from academia. CSC Academy has received certificate from Income Tax Department under section 12 AA and 80 G. The CSC Academy is further committed to teaching, delivering of specialized courses/ training programmes, leadership, communication skills and promotion of entrepreneurship among the rural masses in India. The CSC Academy aims to:
- Foster the capability and development of the learners, especially the Village Level Entrepreneur and other stakeholder of the Common Services Centre scheme through the extensive use of Information and Communication Technologies and teaching, by delivering specialized courses/ training programmes and ensuring ubiquitous reach of training services and community development programmes (health, housing, education, financial services etc).
- Develop, maintain and support the online learning environment for ensuring large scale e-learning opportunities for learners across India, particularly in rural and far- flung regions. Also design, develop content and delivery framework through CSC for education, skill upgradation and other areas for community development in rural areas.
Vision of CSC Academy
Education delivers large, consistent returns in terms of income and is the most important factor to ensure equality of opportunities. For individuals, it promotes employment, earnings, health, and poverty reduction. For societies, it drives long-term economic growth, spurs innovation, strengthens institutions, and fosters social cohesion. Education is the core hub of CSC Academy. It works in partnership with governments and other organizations/ partners.
Support for the use of ICTs in education includes: assistance for equipment and facilities, capacity building, educational content, distance learning, digital literacy and skills development.
The use of ICT in education plays a crucial role in providing new and innovative forms of support to citizens, and the learning process more broadly. Digital India, initiative intends to create awareness on digital devices which would make the life of the citizen easy. The CSC Academy is further committed to teaching, delivering of specialized courses/ training programs, leadership, communication skills and promotion of entrepreneurship among the rural masses in India. Presently, the CSC Academy is delivering various Governments of India sponsored skill and education programs, in addition to courses from private sector. Many of them are funded under Government schemes or under Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR funding.
Presently CSC Academy run more than 50 Educational Programs including Skill programs delivered through CSCs. There are on-going efforts to bring more long-term educational programs under the CSC services.