Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC)


C-DAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing)

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC)

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 (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing) 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. 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:

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) PG Diploma

C-DAC conducts two batches (starting in February and August) of following Post Graduate Diploma programmes of six months duration during the year:

  • PG Diploma in Advanced Computing (PG-DAC)
  • PG Diploma in Mobile Computing (PG-DMC)
  • PG Diploma in VLSI Design (PG-DVLSI)
  • PG Diploma in IT Infrastructure, Systems and Security (PG-DITISS)
  • PG Diploma in Geoinformatics (PG-DGi)
  • PG Diploma in Embedded System Design (PG-DESD)
  • PG Diploma in System Software Development (PG-DSSD)
  • PG Diploma in Automation SCADA Systems (PG-DASS)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Biomedical Instrumentation & HI (PG-DBIHI)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Big Data Analytics (PG-DBDA)

Eligibility criteria For PG PG Diploma PG Diploma Qualification 1. Graduate in Engineering or equivalent (e.g. BE / BTech / 4-year BSc / AMIE / DoEACC B Level, etc.) in Electronics/ Computer Science/ IT or related areas, OR 2. Post Graduate in Engineering Sciences (e.g. MSc in Computer Science, IT, Electronics, etc.) 3. Post Graduate in Mathematics or allied areas, OR 4. MCA 5. The candidates must have secured a minimum of 55% marks in their qualifying examination.

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) Formal Training Programmes-:

  • M.Tech 

C-DAC Mohali operates from its own impressive building having a covered area of approximately 4300 sq. mts. The centre is located in the ELTOP (Electronics Town of Punjab) complex amidst a large number of industries manufacturing electronic products related to computers, peripherals, communication equipment and that offers a great professional challenge to the faculty and students of the Centre. As part of the mandate given to C-DAC Mohali to generate manpower to address the growing demand for trained manpower in the extremely fast moving sector of Electronics & Information Technology C-DAC Mohali has established its ACSD (Academic & Consultancy Services Division). ACSD provides high-end training in the field of hardware and software and runs M.Tech programme viz., Electronics Product Design & Technology (EPDT), Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Design, Embedded Systems (ES) and Information Technology (IT) along with its Research and Development activities in various fields. Intellectual alertness, creativity and talent for innovation go into the making of an engineering leader today and continue to be essential for professional competence tomorrow. The candidates selected for admission live in pleasant surroundings of intellectually stimulating campus, use the most modern equipments and laboratory facilities available and go through the specialized courses designed to meet the challenges of the future. The teaching methods rely on direct personal contact between the teachers and the students. Living in such an environment with people having similar goals and aspirations is an exciting experience during one’s academic life and is of considerable value in one’s professional career.

  • MCA

MCA at CDAC, Noida is AICTE approved and affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU), Delhi. CDAC, Noida is running MCA programme since 2000. Intake is 60 students per year. MCA is a 3 year Post Graduate Program in Computer Applications that aims to provide strong technical skill set and domain knowledge to develop application programs. The course content of the Program are divided into six semesters such that 1st year is devoted to Basic concepts in Computer Applications. 2nd year concentrates on higher level concepts in Computer Applications. 3rd year is devoted to Specialization and Industrial Project. The teaching & learning methodologies follow a rigorous regime involving long hours of work and challenging assignments. Curriculum delivery is affected through group and self learning seminars, conferences, case studies, live projects with industry, guest lectures and panel discussions with CEOS and professionals from the industry. The system of assessment is based on continuous evaluation through tests, surprise quizzes, home assignments, laboratory work, industry projects, presentations etc. Entrance test is held for admission in MCA programmes. Availability of forms and date of entrance examination are notified in national newspapers. Admission in MCA programme will be based on the rank scored in entrance exam (CET exam) . The no of seats available are 60. Eligibility For MCA  Bachelor’s degree of a recognized University in any discipline with at least 50% marks in aggregate and must also have passed in Mathematics and English at least at the Senior School Certificate Examination (Class XII) of the CBSE or any other Examination recognized as equivalent Applications (MCA) thereto. OR BCA/BIT/BIS of a recognized University of at least three years duration with at least 50% marks in aggregate. OR Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technology or a qualification recognized as equivalent thereto with at least 50% marks in aggregate. The procedure for admission in this course is given below:

  • See the advertisement in the month of Jan/Feb on GGSIP University www.ipu.ac.in
  • Candidates have to apply online.
  • Submit the online application form; please note that once you submit application form, you will not be able to change any details in the form once it is locked.
  • A written test CET is conducted.
  • The University will prepare a list of qualified candidates in order of merit based on the marks obtained by the candidates in the said Tests.
  • The result of Common Entrance Tests will be displayed on the University’s Website (www.ipu.ac.in).
  • The University will declare inter-se-ranks for qualified candidates only.
  • Qualified candidates have to participate in counselling. The counselling schedule is uploaded on IPU website. The details are given in admission brochure.
  • After admission the student has to join the institute where he/she has taken the admission with admission receipt, 5 Passport size latest color photograph and original certificated and mark sheets.

MBA (Information Technology)

MBA (Information Technology) is a programme with a right blend of Management and Technology that transform the engineers to lead global businesses in an increasingly complex and dynamic environment. It is conceived, designed and structured as a Two Year Full Time Management Programme approved by AICTE and affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU), Delhi.

CDAC Noida is conducting MBA programme specialized in Software Enterprise Management since 2006 with the objective to transform the technical professionals with equally strong managerial skills, to deploying IT for productivity enhancement and on-line decision making, to inculcate knowledge for optimum utilization of Enterprise Resource Planning and other IT Tools in business and to prepare students to manage and lead in global business scenario which is getting increasingly complex and dynamic. The programme primarily aims to prepare the students as per industry requirements by exposing them to latest technology and tools used in current business scenario and on the line of digital india concept whereby students learn about various aspects pertaining to e-Governance & framework of ICT, e-Customer Relationship Management, Web Technologies, e-Supply Chain Management and e-Business Financial Modeling in an integrated manner so as to drive the company and nation towards improved productivity.

Admission to the MBA (Information Technology) Programme is made on the basis of the Common Entrance Test (CET). Students meeting the eligibility criteria will be eligible to appear for the CET (code-116) conducted by GGSIP University during the month of May every year. The detail admission details will be available at www.ipu.ac.in . The eligibility Criteria for the MBA(Information Technology) programme is:

  1. B.E./ B.Tech with minimum of 60% marks
  2. M.Sc(CS), M.Sc(IT), M.Sc(Electronics) with minimum of 60% marks
  3. MCA with minimum of 60% marks

The procedure for admission in this course is given below:

  • See the advertisement in the month of February to April on GGSIP University www.ipu.ac.in
  • Candidates have to apply online.
  • Submit the online application form; please note that once you submit application form, you will not be able to change any details in the form once it is locked.
  • A written test CET is conducted in the month of May for those who applied for CET through online.
  • Result of CET will be announced within 15 days of conduct of the CET exam.
  • Counseling schedule will be announced by the GGSIP University during May-June.
  • Qualified CET students will be called for the counseling as per the notification published at GGSIP University website. Students appearing for the counseling should strictly follow the rule as per notification. The documents to be submitted along with the course fee details will also be notified at the GGSIP University.
  • After admission the student has to join the institute where he/she has taken the admission with admission receipt, 5 Passport size latest color photograph, soft copy of the passport size photograph and original certificates and mark sheets for verification.

M. Tech programme 

CDAC Noida offers two-year M. Tech programme in Computer Science & Engineering and Information Technology. The Programmes are approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Delhi and affiliated with Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU), Delhi.

CDAC, Noida is running the M.Tech (CSE) & M.Tech. (IT) program since 2003. The intake is 25 students per year. The objective of the program is to produce postgraduates with advanced knowledge in one or more areas of Computer Science and Information Technology. The programmes are designed such that a student can complete them based on advanced coursework alone. However, the students are given the facility to concentrate on a problem by substituting some of the courses with equivalent project work. Eminent IT professionals, seniors of various industries of relevance and other eminent persons are invited to the campus regularly for guest lectures before the institute fraternity. Seminars on various relevant IT themes are also organized. Curriculum delivery is affected through group and self learning seminars, conferences, case studies, live projects with industry, guest lectures and professionals from the industry. The system of assessment is based on continuous evaluation through tests, surprise quizzes, home assignments, laboratory work, industry projects, presentations etc.

The students intake is preferred to be GATE qualified students. The GATE qualified candidates in M. Tech program are likely to get scholarship through AICTE. The number of seats available in CSE & IT is 25 each.

Eligibility Condition

(A) Minimum 60% or equivalent in the qualifying examination as under:-

  1. B. Tech./B.E. in Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Electronics & Communication Engineering or equivalent degree with 60% marks.
  2. MCA, M.Sc. (IT)/ Computer Science/Electronics with 60% marks.

(B) Admission Criteria for CET Code 139 & 140:

  1. For normal seats in Regular programme: The merit list will be prepared on the basis of the qualified and valid GATE score. If seats remain vacant after admitting students with qualified and valid GATE Score, then the admission for vacant seats shall be made on the basis of CET rank/merit for NON GATE Candidates, subject to securing of a minimum of 60% marks in qualifying degree.

The procedure for admission in this course is given below:

  • See the advertisement in the month of May/June on GGSIP University www.ipu.ac.in
  • Candidates have to apply online.,
  • Submit the online application form; please note that once you submit application form, you will not be able to change any details in the form once it is locked.
  • A written test CET is conducted during May-June for non-gate students and merit is prepared.
  • The merit list of gate as well as CET students has to be published on IPU website. 85% seats are reserved for Delhi residents.
  • Students have to participate in counseling. The counseling schedule is uploaded on IPU website. At the time of counseling the student has to pay the total course fee through DD. The details are given in admission brochure.
  • After admission the student has to join the institute where he/she has taken the admission with admission receipt, 5 Passport size latest color photograph and original certificated and mark sheets for verification.

M. Tech VLSI Design programme

M. Tech VLSI Design programme of CDAC, Noida is AICTE approved and affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU), Delhi

CDAC, Noida is running the M.Tech (VLSI) Program since 2004. The intake is 25 students per year. The M Tech Programmge is of two years. The objective of the program is to offer an industry specific Career oriented advanced courses in VLSI Design and create quality manpower in the field of VLSI Engineering to promote VLSI research, education, and training in India. The Research area in M. Tech (VLSI) is mainly focused on Low power circuit designing, Analog Digital Mixed signal design circuitry and characterization. Fields in which interdisciplinary work has been undertaken include, Algorithms for design Automation, RFID for wireless communication, wireless sensor networks, and Low power DSP. Special features in M. Tech (VLSI Design) programme include regular seminars from external experts in all the courses. Approximately 325 highly skilled manpower generated by the division are already working in the industries like Cadence, Synopsys, Mentor Graphics, Wipro, Intel, HCL and many more.

The students intake is preferred to be GATE qualified students. The GATE qualified candidates in M. Tech program are likely to get scholarship through AICTE. The number of seats available is 25.

Eligibility Condition

(A) Minimum 60% or equivalent in the qualifying examination as under:- I)

  1. B.Tech./B.E. in Electronics & Communication/Electronics Engineering or equivalent
  2. Graduate in IETE/AMIE (ECE)
  3. M.Sc.(Electronics) or equivalent two year’s Master’s Degree (Regular)

II)

  1. GATE qualified in Electronics & Communication Engineering. OR
  2. CET Code 140 qualified (for Non-GATE) candidates

(B) Admission Criteria for CET Code 139 & 140:

  1. For normal seats in Regular programme: The merit list will be prepared on the basis of the qualified and valid GATE score. If seats remain vacant after admitting students with qualified and valid GATE Score, then the admission for vacant seats shall be made on the basis of CET rank/merit for NON GATE Candidates, subject to securing of a minimum of 60% marks in qualifying degree.

    The procedure for admission in this course is given below:

    • See the advertisement in the month of May/June on GGSIP University www.ipu.ac.in
    • Candidates have to apply online.,
    • Submit the online application form; please note that once you submit application form, you will not be able to change any details in the form once it is locked.
    • A written test CET is conducted during May-June for non-gate students and merit is prepared.
    • The merit list of gate as well as CET students has to be published on IPU website. 85% seats are reserved for Delhi residents.
    • Students have to participate in counseling. The counseling schedule is uploaded on IPU website. At the time of counseling the student has to pay the total course fee through DD. The details are given in admission brochure.
    • After admission the student has to join the institute where he/she has taken the admission with admission receipt, 5 Passport size latest color photograph and original certificated and mark sheets for verification.