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Website : http://www.cdac.in
Headquarter : Pune, India
Founded : 1988
Employees :
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About CDAC -

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) is the premier R&D organization of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), Ministry of Communications & Information Technology (MCIT) 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 DeitY) 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 echo system 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 third party 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 DeitY 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 Department 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. 

To emerge as the premier R&D Institution for the design, development and deployment of world class IT solutions for economic and human advancement.
C-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.
To carve out a niche in the global arena of advanced Information Technology and enhance our brand image.
To continue to create and deploy the finest talent in our quest for further expanding the frontiers of High Performance Computing and Communication Technologies and its applications.
To achieve rapid and effective spread of knowledge by overcoming language barriers using Natural Language oriented computing and Multimedia Technologies.
To share our vast reservoir of experience for education and knowledge enrichment in the field of Information Technology.
To utilize the intellectual property thus generated, bring benefits of Information Technology to Society, by converting it into an exciting business opportunity and establishing a self-sustaining and wealth creating operation


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.

Our customers are our best and most credible ambassadors. Let them inform you of C-DAC's superiority in the traditional client/server and the rapidly growing eBusiness/eCommerce applications market. We have enlisted a couple of entries here, others would be made available soon.

Our wide range of products, services and solutions are designed to cater to a large market ranging from health care systems, datawarehousing, multimedia and multilingual technologies, networking solutions to technical consultancy, training and eGovernance solutions. To know more about these, follow the links below:

HPC & Grid Computing
Multilingual Computing
Professional Electronics including Embedded & VLSI
Cyber Security
Software Technologies
Health Informatics
Education & Training

Localisation of www.trainenquiry.com by GIST
Enable Indian language typing support to e-mail portal of SIFY
eInitiatives in Maharashtra Legislature Secretariat
C-DAC technology for DW-Online
MANTRA becomes part of Smithsonian Institution's National Museum
GIST Technology for Wings Infonet Ltd., Hyderabad
eGovernance - SARITA
eGovernance - PWD Online
C-DAC furthering ties with ICAD, Moscow: From PARAM 8000 to PARAM 10000
Success Story on Enterprise Systems Management (ESM)