AISECT

Education | Empowerment | Enterprise



This is the philosophy of India’s largest education, skill development, services and e-governance network that was set up in 1985 under the pioneering vision of its Chairman and Founder, Mr. SantoshChoubey. At AISECT, through sustained and innovative ICT and skills-based initiatives, we aim to bring about an inclusive change in the previously untapped regions in the semi-urban and rural areas of the country.

We have a pan-India presence with a network of 12,000 centres at district, block and panchayat levels across 27 states and 3 Union Territories as well as offices in over 30 cities. Through the plethora of programs, academies and platforms, we have trained over 1.6 million people, generated over 12,000 rural entrepreneurs, created employment avenues within the AISECT network for more than 50,000 people and empowered the lives of over 3 million people through innovative services. AISECT has also pioneered the Multi-Purpose Centre Model which has led to a strong presence in over 388 districts, 1,070 blocks and 6,000 panchayats. Our unique business model was recognized as “the most sustainable and scalable form of IT penetration and popularization in India” in a pilot study conducted by World Bank in collaboration with IIM-A.

AISECT’s unique business model and its dedicated intervention initiatives have garnered recognition and accolades at both national and international levels. Notable among them are the Schwab Foundation’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Senior Ashoka Fellowship, SKOCH Corporate Leadership Award, NASSCOM IT Innovation Award, Indian Innovation Award, Golden Icon in National e-Governance Award, i4d Award, NASSCOM Emerge 50 Leader Award, TiELumis Entrepreneurial Excellence Award, The Manthan Award South Asia & Asia Pacific, e-India Award, CSI Award for Excellence in IT, Financial Inclusion and Payment Systems (FIPS) Award, eGov India Award, National CSI Award, ShikshaRatna Award, ASSOCHAM National Education Excellence Awards and the Bihar Innovation Forum Award. Furthermore, AISECT has been ranked 27 in the 2013 edition of Inc. India magazine’s list of ‘Top 500 Fastest Growing Mid-Sized Companies in India’.

To contribute to the training requirement of the large skill deficit that India stands on today, AISECT has partnered with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to train 1.3 million candidates in the next 10 years. We have formed eleven vocational education academies which offer low cost, high quality teaching through university certified undergraduate, postgraduate, certificate and diploma courses. Various B2C services such as mobile and DTH recharge, examination form download and submission, railway ticket booking, data entry operations etc. are also offered at the AISECT Centres.