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Electronic Materials & Components Development Division

Mission: R&D to support the manufacturing value chain and manpower training in the areas of Electronics Materials, Components, Photonics, Electronics waste recycling and Additive Manufacturing.

Social outreach: E-waste Awareness Programme, Providing technology & Skill development of SC/ST demography

EMCD R&D thrust areas: E-waste, Energy Storage (Rechargeable battery/cell; supercapacitors; hybrid packs), Integrated Photonics, Additive Manufacturing, Printed Circuit Board Substrates, Flexible Electronics, IOT Sensors Materials, Electro-Magnetic Shielding, Optoelectronic Packaging, Optical Fibres, Silicon Photonics, Antennas, Optical Computing Chips, Diamond Wafers, Graphene etc.


Electronics Components & Material Development Programme (EMDP) has been promoting research and development (R&D) activity since 1986 to nurture electronics development in the country for boosting local manufacturing. EMDP’s core areas of research are electronics materials, components and process technology, photonics, electronics waste recycling (e-waste) and additive manufacturing. EMDP supported National MISSION under National Policy 2012 on Electronics: “Promotion of a vibrant and sustainable ecosystem of R&D design, engineering and innovation in electronics” during 2012 to 2018. EMDP is currently supporting National Policy on Electronics 2019 (NPE 2019): “Encourage industry–led R&D and innovation in all sub-sectors of electronics”. The strategy under this objective is to adopt top-down approach or market pull R&D to cater for local manufacturing needs in the electronics sector. EMCD’s outputs for promotion of R&D ecosystem are provided below:

Examples of some of the successfully developed technologies are provided below:

To support NPE 2019 and industry led R&D, EMDP is working with industries of different manufacturing sectors. Primarily, industry demands among other things include:

  • Adequate, focused and long term govt. funding for R&D projects for economically viable prototype demonstrations and IPR generation in areas of Indian electronics manufacturing
  • Focus R&D on indigenous product manufacturing technologies
  • Make Govt. Transfer of Technology policies suitable for SMEs and MSMEs.

To cater these industry demands MeitY is creating Centre of Excellences (CoEs) with industrial partnership where industry is playing key roles in technology roadmapping, administration, funding and self-sustenance of the R&D platform. Govt. is extending funding knowhow scientific manpower, laboratory access, and IPR (existing) for development of industry demanded product prototype, technology development and IPR generation. In this direction EMCD has initiated 7 CoEs with planned targets provided below:

In coming decades EMCD program will cater to the electronics manufacturing target of 400 billion USD through additional such self sustaining CoEs in EMCD thrust areas.

EMCD Social outreach #

EMCD has been working on social outreach for last five years to raise awareness in general public on menace of E-waste and also promote entrepreneurship among socially weaker sections using EMCD developed technologies for electronics manufacturing.

E-waste Awareness Program: The Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) has implemented “Awareness Programme on Environmental Hazards of Electronic Waste” during 2015 to 2020 to create awareness among the public about the hazards of e-waste recycling in informal sector on pan India basis. The programme had created training tools, content materials, films, printed materials, videos and jingles etc., for every strata of the society which are freely available on the dedicated website [ http://greene.gov.in/ ] and Greene app. Further, social media platforms (Twitter handle and Facebook page) and mobile app had also been created to provide online status of the activities and show-case the activities/ workshops/carnivals etc., conducted under the programme.

The programme was successfully able to conducted 1,918 workshops and activities in various cities in 31 States/UTs, which were attended by 16,52,031 participants from school, colleges, RWA, manufacturer, informal operators, bulk consumer, dealers and refurbishers etc., The programme had covered 5,789 Government officials in various States. Besides, 1,247 GreenE Champions/trainers had also been trained. The mass awareness amongst youth of the country, nearly 20.12 crore audience, had also been created by covering 2,813 cinema halls. Suitable course content on this subject for Standard 7 to 9 class students was also developed and handed over to the Ministry of Education using NCERT’s DIKSHA digital platform.

Skill & entrepreneurship Development: EMDP programme has been building knowledge on electronics manufacturing for last several decades and as part of its outreach for weaker sections of the societies EMDP has initiated several projects on manpower training among SC/ST and North Eastern communities. These projects are supporting entrepreneurship programmes in the areas of supercapacitor based solar lanterns which can be charged in minutes, digital thermometer based on indigenous sensors, and E-waste management. Additionally, training for RoHS laboratory manpower has been initiated. In total, the outreach is for 16,440 citizens in 20 States. State Governments are also taking active participation in these projects through State Pollution Control Boards (SPCB) and Institute of Human Resource Development (IHRD). First batches of entrepreneurship programmes are already passing out and few are on process to establish MSMEs on manufacturing of digital thermometers.

For further information please contact:

Shri Arvind Kumar

Group Coordinator & Senior Director

R&D in Electronics Group

Phone: +91-11-24364463 (Office)

E-mail: akumar[at]meity[dot]gov[dot]in