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R & D in Information Technology

During the recent past, IT industry has emerged as a major contributor to the industry revenue as well as employment opportunity provider in the country. Though Indian IT industry has been driven by software development services in the beginning, the trend is changing. The country is becoming R&D hub of multinational IT companies. Several India-based multinational IT giants also have set up their R&D and innovation centres. The Government views R&D essential for implementation of the new initiatives such as Digital India, Make in India and Startup India and has launched new schemes in R&D such as IMPRINT, etc.


The objective is to promote Research and Development in the Emerging areas of Information Technology for development of new technologies/ software to address the various societal/ industrial/ business/ government needs. The major thrust areas include: The thrust areas of R&D in IT Group include Emerging Areas of Information Technology (IT), Blockchain, Data Analytics, Quantum Technologies, IoT, Green Computing, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Perception Engineering, etc.. At present, R&D in IT Group is implementing R&D Programmes through the following Divisions:

R&D Society

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC)

In order to take up R&D works in the frontier areas of ICT, C-DAC was established in 1988 as a scientific society under the administrative purview of the Department. At present, C-DAC has 11 centres spread across the country with the headquarters at Pune. The centres are working in different technology areas such as high-performance computing, technology for Indian languages, e-security, health informatics, IT applications in agriculture, etc. HPC Division provides programme support to C-DAC.

For more details http://cdac.in/