C-DAC INITIATIVES IN ICT FOR ADVANCED COMPUTING FOR EMERGING REGIONS

The advent of the Information Technology, Telecommunications and the Electronics revolution has ushered in an era of expectations for the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) in terms of technological innovations and challenges. Today, C-DAC, an autonomous scientific society under DeitY (Department of Electronics & Information Technology), MCIT (Ministry of Communications and Information Technology), Government of India established in 1988 to explore India’s supercomputing capabilities has emerged as a multi-disciplinary, core research and development (R&D) destination for the design, development and deployment of advanced IT products and technologies. C-DAC is now focused in establishment of CoEICT (Centre of Excellence in Information & Communication Technology) in emerging regions at national & international level for knowledge exchanges in research & developments of computing & innovations in science and engineering. The CoEICT will provide a framework to substantially improve, leading to increased external funding, publications and prominence for researchers, as well as attracting an improved pool of student and faculty. Students in a variety of disciplines will conduct cutting edge, publishable research in various domains related to science and technology.