The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India has entrusted me the additional responsibility of Director General, C-DAC. I am honoured to shoulder this responsibility at a very exciting phase of C-DAC’s evolution as a technology driven Organisation.
CDAC is the forerunner of the ICT revolution in India. It has created a niche for itself in a number of domains like High Performance Computing and Grid Computing, Multilingual and Heritage Computing, Software Technologies, Professional Electronics, Cyber Security, Cyber Forensics and Health Informatics. It can also boast of expertise and core competencies over a wide spectrum of ICT domains, the latest ones being Internet of Things, Big Data Analysis, Virtualization and Cloud Computing.
CDAC is also driving the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM), an ambitious project of the Government of India to raise the bar of Supercomputing in India. The Microprocessor development initiative is yet another important project that CDAC is working.
With the thrust the Government of India is placing on digital empowerment of the nation, CDAC is also focussing on accelerating the delivery of products and technologies to achieve this goal. As part of the Digital India initiative, it is involved in the mission for Developing Digitally Inclusive and Smart Community (DSIC), with focus on Agriculture, Health and Education. CDAC is also spearheading the e-Kranti initiatives for making all government services accessible to the common man through localized governance.
Over the years, CDAC has garnered appreciable goodwill and it is imperative that it continues to enhance its stature as an institution of national and international repute.
In its march ahead, CDAC acknowledges the support of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, as well as other Stakeholders and Collaborators.
I am sure that with its rich technical heritage, CDAC will scale greater heights in the years to come!
Dr. Debashis Dutta