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O’Level Hardware

Computer Hardware Course

NIELIT Hardware Scheme

The conception of a new scheme under NIELIT for hardware courses is a result of the amalgamation of experience of running the existing NIELIT Scheme in computers and pioneer industry professionals like Intel. The objective of the courses is to generate quality manpower for Hardware in the field of Information Technology (IT) by utilizing the facilities and expertise available with training institutes/ organizations in the non-formal sector.

NIELIT Hardware Courses under the Scheme:

CHM-O Level

The Objective of the CHM-O Level course is to train 10+2, Diploma, graduate and other degree Qualifiers to acquire basic knowledge in Computer hardware and peripherals for installation, trouble shooting and maintenance including system software management and its back up and to undertake disaster prevention, diagnosis and rectification of faults besides personality development and communication skills.




Electronics Components and PC Hardware


PC Architecture


Computer Peripherals and Networking


System Software, Diagnostic & Debugging Tools


Personality Development and Communication Skills


PC Debugging Repair & Maintenance




10 + 2 pass or ITI (one year after 10 pass), diploma, graduation, post-graduation or doctorate. However, the candidate should make certain that he/ she has sufficient prior knowledge to undertake this course. The Eligibility of the CHM-A Level course is CHM O level qualification.


There shall be practical examinations for every CHM level course. The practical and their designated hours are defined in each course. After completing the course, the training institute would conduct the practical examination. 

The duration of each practical examination shall be of three hours including viva-voce and maximum marks in each practical examination shall be 50. Students shall be awarded marks to be uploaded by the examiner soon after the examination. Every candidate has to pass in both Theory and Practical Examinations separately, where the passing marks are half of the maximum marks.

Job Opportunities:

ü  Service Industry (Hardware and Software)

ü  Troubleshooters,

ü  Technicians (PC) ,

ü  Assistant System Administrators

ü  Lab Demonstrators.