National Instructional Media Institute (NIMI) was set up in the name of Central Instructional Media Institute (CIMI) in Chennai in December 1986 by the Government of India as a Subordinate Office under Ministry of Labour and Employment, Directorate General of Employment and Training (DGE&T) with the assistance from Government of Germany through GTZ (German Agency for Technical Co-operation) as the executing agency. After the approval of the Cabinet for the Grant of Autonomous status to CIMI, the Institute was registered as a society on 1st April 1999 under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act 1975 with a new name National Instructional Media Institute.
Presently it is functioning as an Autonomous Institute under the Govt. of India, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), New Delhi.
The main objective for the establishment of the Institute is to make available well prepared instructional material for the use of the trainees and trainers for securing overall improvement in the standard of training imparted in Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs), short term skill development courses and also for Industries & establishments implementing the Apprenticeship training programme.
The reorganization of NIMI was completed in early 2019. The Memorandum of Association, Rules and Regulations was revised with a focus on future challenges. After reorganization, first and second Governing Council meetings of NIMI were held on 23.02.2019 and 04.04.2019 at NIMI, Chennai under the Chairmanship of Secretary, MSDE.
For more information kindly refer http://nimi.gov.in/.