World Computer Literacy Day Date in the current year: December 2, 2019

World Computer Literacy Day World Computer Literacy Day is observed annually on December 2. It was originally launched by NIIT, an Indian skills and talent development company, in 2001.

NIIT is an abbreviation for National Institute of Information Technology. The company was established in 1981 by Rajendra Singh Pawar and Vijay K. Thadani, two alumni of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Delhi. They conceived a franchising model in IT education, setting up nine educational centers by 1987. Currently, NIIT Limited offers learning management and training delivery solutions, while its subsidiary NIIT Technologies offers IT, business consulting and outsourcing services.

NIIT launched World Computer Literacy Day to mark its 20th anniversary, and in response to research suggesting that the majority of computer users around the world were male. Although the situation has changed since then, World Computer Literacy Day still strives to encourage the development of computer and technological skills among women and children in India.

Among its other goals are to celebrate computers and their role in people’s lives, improve IT education, and raise awareness of the importance of improving digital literacy in underserved communities worldwide.

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