Thematic Area

High Performance Computing

High Performance Computing (HPC) plays an important role in both scientific advancement and economic competitiveness of a nation - making production of scientific and industrial solutions faster, less expensive, and of higher quality. HPC is a key component in many applications: designing vehicles and airplanes; designing high-rise buildings and bridges; discovery of drugs; discovery and extraction of new energy sources like oil and natural gas; weather forecasting; and many more.

  • Applications
  • Cloud Computing
  • Grid Computing
  • National Supercomputing Facilities
  • Supercomputing Solutions
  • Supercomputing Systems

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Strategic Electronics

C-DAC has expertise in the design of VLSI Systems, ASIC IP development, microprocessor, microcontroller and DSP hardware and software technologies, which form the key building blocks in many industrial and strategic technology areas. C-DAC has designed, deployed and transferred manufacturing technology for numerous large scale electronics systems as well as small footprint VLSI and Embedded System Products for applications ranging from Supercomputing, Energy Measurement, Personal Computing, Medical appliances, Power and Process control, Wireless Broadband, Sonar and Acoustic detection, etc., for a range of verticals such as railways, steel, power generation, defense, health-care, police, broadcast media and many more. Transfers of Technology for large scale manufacturing have proved the commercial viability of these products time and again.

  • Augmented Reality (AR)
  • Smart Card Technologies
  • High Speed Networking
  • Medical Electronics
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Internet of Things (IOT)
  • Power Electronics
  • Strategic Electronics Systems
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Agriculture and Environmental Electronics

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Multilingual & Heritage Computing

India is a unique country in the world having 22 scheduled languages besides heritage languages and over one hundred widely used languages with different scripts. Despite a very impressive growth of computers and the Internet over the past few decades, most of the content on the Internet and most of the ICT based solutions in India are still available only in English. This is in stark contrast to the ground reality as hardly 10% of Indians use English as a language for communication. C-DAC realized long ago that penetration of IT to masses is possible in India only if we develop tools and technologies to overcome this language barrier. Hence, for over the last 25 years, C-DAC has been pursuing pioneering research in Language Technology and Heritage Computing.

  • Multilingual Computing
  • Heritage Computing

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Software Technologies

The objective of C-DAC in software technology research is to foster R & D activities in the following sub-domains of software technologies: - Software-Intensive Systems Engineering, Emerging Software Technologies, Distributed Systems and Database Technology.

C-DAC focuses research in software technologies under the following major areas:

  • Free/Open Source Software
  • e-Governance and m-Governance
  • Emerging Solutions & E-Governance
  • ICT Solutions for Social Development
  • E-Learning
  • Aadhaar Based Authentication and e-KYC

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Cyber Security & Forensics

Increased Internet penetration has given exponential rise in sophisticated attacks on Information Technology (IT) infrastructure. Attackers are gaining access to sensitive information like credit card details and other financial information. Smartphone attacks are growing in multiple folds. Also with the growth of 3G services and business transactions using mobile phones, there is a substantial increase in mobile malware. In order to make our IT infrastructure resilient against these threats, there is a need for cutting-edge Research and Development efforts in Cyber Security. C-DAC has been actively pursuing R & D in a number of sub-areas in Cyber Security domain.

  • Biometrics
  • Cyber Forensics
  • End Point Security
  • Mobile and Web Security
  • SCADA Security
  • Network Security
  • Honeynet Technologies
  • SOC- as-a-Service

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Quantum Computing

Quantum technology exploit the physical phenomenon of atomic and subatomic particles for exhibiting the remarkable potential to enhance sensing, computation, simulation, and communication capabilities. The foundations for the "Quantum world" were laid, when Dr. Richard Feynmann (in 1981) introduced the idea of using a Quantum Computer to simulate quantum mechanical phenomena.

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Health Informatics

Health Informatics technologies help to improve quality of healthcare, reduce medical errors, reduce healthcare costs, increase administrative efficiency, and expand access to affordable healthcare. C-DAC has developed several technologies and software/hardware solutions in this area; many of which are deployed and are being used in practice.

  • Hospital Information Systems
  • Drug Management System
  • Telemedicine Solutions
  • Healthcare Standards
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Mobile Healthcare Solutions
  • EHR/EMR Systems

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Education & Training

C-DAC's Education and Training programmes are aimed at creating skilled manpower in the country by providing quality training programmes in the field of Electronics and ICT. This activity started almost two decades ago with a humble beginning of training about 20 students per year, but has today grown to an extent of training more than 5000 students per year. It also grew from just one training centre to about 50 training centres across India and has even made its presence in several countries abroad. In addition to conducting wide range of training programmes in the areas of Information, Communication and Electronics technologies, C-DAC also develops ICT tools and technologies for modern methods of imparting education and training to masses. The Education and Training activities of C-DAC are governed and steered by Academic Council (AC) and Academic Management Committee (AMC).

Presently, C-DAC offers its various training programmes through its own training centres in Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mohali, Mumbai, Noida, Pune and Thiruvananthapuram, and its network of Authorised Training Centres (ATC) spread across the country.

The various activities under the umbrella of C-DAC's Education and Training Programmes are described below:

  • Online Diploma Courses
  • Post Graduate Diploma Programmes
  • Formal Training Programmes
  • PACE
  • Corporate Training Programmes
  • International Training Programmes
  • Other Initiatives
  • Education Technologies
  • Academic Collaboration

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Our Vision & Value

Our Vision

To emerge as the premier R&D institution for the design, development and deployment of world class electronic and IT solutions for economic and human advancement.

Our Mission

Our MissionC-DAC's Mission statement has evolved after deep thought and in consultation with the members of C-DAC. The Mission Statement as defined below, reflects the fabric and character of C-DAC and integrates in the fulfillment of C-DAC's Vision.

  • Expand the frontiers of Electronics and Information Technology.
  • Evolve technology solutions - architectures, systems and standards for nationally important problems.
  • Achieve rapid and effective spread of knowledge by overcoming language barriers through application of technologies.
  • Share experience and know-how to help build advanced competence in the areas of Electronics and Information Technology.
  • Bring benefits of Electronics and Information Technology to society.
  • Utilize the Intellectual Property generated by converting it to business opportunity.
Our Core Values

The essence of C-DAC's philosophy and the bed rock of our Corporate Culture...

  • Innovation and pursuit of excellence in 'Applications', 'Research' and 'Technology' (ART).
  • Integrity, transparency and openness in all our actions.
  • Working with and through the 'Teams' is our way of life.
  • Distributed Leadership across the organization at various levels.
  • Strive to continuously improve our processes and quality.
  • Address the needs of the society through user centric initiatives.

Mission Mode Programme

C-DAC with its focus in Advanced Computing is uniquely positioned to establish dependable and secure Exascale Ecosystem offering services in various domains. C-DAC has crafted its strategic practical roadmap keeping in perspective the paradigm shift in the global technological ecosystem and ever-dynamic area of national ICT scenario. Accordingly, the roadmap has been devised with four-pronged approach based on the Core as HPC & Cloud., viz. Futuristic Research, Applied R&D, Applications and Services covering 28 thrust areas. Towards realisation of the roadmap, mission mode programmes were evolved to research, develop and deliver the futuristic technologies/solutions.

C-DAC has crafted its strategic practical roadmap keeping in perspective the paradigm shift in the global technological ecosystem and ever-dynamic area of national ICT scenario. The technological advancements in high-speed communication, intense computation, storage, and infrastructure coupled with mobility and accessibility has impacted the modalities of conducting business in a revolutionary manner.

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Exascale Computing Mission
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Quantum Computing Mission
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Microprocessor and Strategic Electronics Mission
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IoE, Dependable and Secure Computing Mission

About Us

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) is the premier R&D organization of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) for carrying out R&D in IT, Electronics and associated areas. Different areas of C-DAC, had originated at different times, many of which came out as a result of identification of opportunities.

  • The setting up of C-DAC in 1988 itself was to built Supercomputers in context of denial of import of Supercomputers by USA. Since then C-DAC has been undertaking building of multiple generations of Supercomputer starting from PARAM with 1 GF in 1988.
  • Almost at the same time, C-DAC started building Indian Language Computing Solutions with setting up of GIST group (Graphics and Intelligence based Script Technology); National Centre for Software Technology (NCST) set up in 1985 had also initiated work in Indian Language Computing around the same period.
  • Electronic Research and Development Centre of India (ER&DCI) with various constituents starting as adjunct entities of various State Electronic Corporations, had been brought under the hold of Department of Electronics and Telecommunications (now MeitY) in around 1988. They were focusing on various aspects of applied electronics, technology and applications.
  • With the passage of time as a result of creative ecosystem that got set up in C-DAC, more areas such as Health Informatics, etc., got created; while right from the beginning the focus of NCST was on Software Technologies; similarly C-DAC started its education & training activities in 1994 as a spin-off with the passage of time, it grew to a large efforts to meet the growing needs of Indian Industry for finishing schools.

C-DAC has today emerged as a premier R&D organization in IT&E (Information Technologies and Electronics) in the country working on strengthening national technological capabilities in the context of global developments in the field and responding to change in the market need in selected foundation areas. In that process, C-DAC represents a unique facet working in close junction with MeitY to realize nation’s policy and pragmatic interventions and initiatives in Information Technology. As an institution for high-end Research and Development (R&D), C-DAC has been at the forefront of the Information Technology (IT) revolution, constantly building capacities in emerging/enabling technologies and innovating and leveraging its expertise, caliber, skill sets to develop and deploy IT products and solutions for different sectors of the economy, as per the mandate of its parent, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India and other stakeholders including funding agencies, collaborators, users and the market-place.

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E. Magesh
Director General, C-DAC

Message from Director General

I would like to express my gratitude to the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) for reposing confidence in me and assigning the role of Director General of Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC).

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