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NIC, CBSE & AIM, NITI Aayog released e-Book ‘CollabCAD 3D modelling 1.0 ‘, MoU inked Between NIC & CBSE

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NIC jointly with the CBSE & Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), (1)On January 13, 2021, a comprehensive e-book on CollabCAD 3D modelling 1.0 was launched by National Informatics Centre (NIC), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Ministry of Education (MoE) along with Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog during a virtual event from New Delhi.

  • The institutes also provided CollabCAD Software CBSE affiliated Schools.

MoU Inked between NIC and CBSE

The event saw the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between NIC and CBSE for ‘CollabCAD Software Support and Training for Students and Faculty in Engineering Graphics Curriculum for Class X and XII across CBSE affiliated Schools’ for a period of 10 years.

  • It aims to develop human resources and skills around CollabCAD software and popularize CollabCAD among the students and faculty.

What is CollabCAD Software?

Launched on April 14, 2020, i.e. on the occasion of Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL) Community Day, it is the first indigenous tool created by NIC in partnership with Mumbai (Maharashtra) based Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) and Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) based Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC).

  • It is a collaborative network, computer enabled software system, providing a total engineering solution from 2D drafting & detailing to 3D product design.
  • The aim of this initiative is to provide a great platform to students of Atal Tinkering Labs (ATLs) across the country to create 3d designs in an innovative way.

About e-book on CollabCAD 3D modeling 1.0

The comprehensive e-book on CollabCAD 3D modeling 1.0 is ready for public release through the CollabCAD portal for registered users and will guide CAD students, beginners, and professionals in understanding and using CollabCAD Software.

  • It is designed and authored by the CollabCAD Group of NIC, New Delhi.

Participants: Ajay Sawhney, Secretary, MeitY, Ramanan Ramanathan, Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), Mr. Manoj Ahuja, Chairperson, CBSE, Dr. Antriksh Johri, Director (IT & Projects), CBSE,  Dr. Joseph Emmanuel, Director (Academics), CBSE, Dr. Savita Dawar, Deputy Director General, NIC and HoG, CollabCAD and other senior officers from NIC and CBSE.

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ii.The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) in partnership with American India Foundation, Dell Technologies and University of Mumbai has launched ”Project Future Ready” to equip students with career skills. The project will cover over 1 lakh students in Mumbai and Delhi-NCR, of which 60% are females.

About National Informatics Centre (NIC):

Director General– Dr. Neeta Verma
Parent Ministry– Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY)
Headquarters– New Delhi