SCHOOL OF ADVANCED COMPUTING, MAURITIUS
For Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC)
and the University
of Mauritius have joined hands to set up the
C-SAC (C-DAC School of Advanced Computing). Given
the research and academic background of C-DAC
and University of Mauritius, it has been decided
that C-SAC will be set up and operated by C-DAC
with full academic recognition and participation
from the University of Mauritius.
academic and marketing support is being provided
by C-DAC, while the University of Mauritius provides
the course syllabus setting, certification and
specific module teaching. C-SAC will be set up
in two phases. The first phase will offer Entry
level courses for beginners, specialized courses
for graduates and courses sought by the Industry.
As part of the second phase, apart from offering
training in diverse areas of Information technology
(IT), research and development activities will
the first academic programs to be launched is
a degree program designated as BSc (Hons) Information
Technology. The first batch of this course commenced
on September 16, 2002.
aims at imparting a thorough understanding of
the various components of Information Technology
geared towards producing computer professionals,
who will integrate easily into the job market
and keep up with emerging technologies.
is designed to provide a balanced mix of theoretical
concepts as well as exposure to application methodologies.
With substantial focus on the practical and hands-on
component, the program intends to ensure "learning
by doing". Thus practical modules and hands-on
exercises will reinforce the classroom learning
the requirements of the degree program, students
will have acquired adequate skills for the design
and development of efficient Information Technology
was formally launched by Shri. Pramod Mahajan
the Hon'ble Union Minister for Communications
and Information Technology, Govt. of India on
1st October, 2002, during his recent visit to
Mauritius for laying the foundation stone of the
Ebene Cyber Tower. Addressing the gathering in
the University of Mauritius on 'Development in
Information Technology and prospects of collaboration
between India and Mauritius', Shri. Mahajan complimented
the efforts of C-DAC and University of Mauritius
in setting up the school, which is aimed at addressing
the needs of the growing IT sector in Mauritius.
occasion, Prof. Mohammedbhai, Vice Chancellor
spoke of the importance of this collaboration
between University of Mauritius and C-DAC. Prof.
Fagoonee, Pro Vice Chancellor, commented that
C-DAC School of Advanced Computing is a working
example of the close collaboration between Indian
and Mauritian Institutions towards making Information
Technology as the fifth pillar of the Mauritian
economy after the success of Sugar, Textile, Tourism
and Services industries.
foundation stone laying ceremony of the Ebene
Cybercity a dedicated IT infrastructure being
constructed with the help of US$100 Million line
of credit extended by the Govt. of India to Mauritius,
the Prime Minister of Mauritius, Sir
Aneerood Jugnauth also praised the initiative
taken by C-DAC to help Mauritius realize its future
mission of becoming a "cyber-island'.
an umbrella MOU with BPML (Business Parks of Mauritius
Ltd.) a state sector undertaking of the Government
of Mauritius for extending training, software
development and advisory services in the area
of Information Technology. BPML has been set up
by the Government of Mauritius to manage the Ebene