Centre for Development of Advanced Computing

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) was established in 1988 and is the premier R&D organization of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). It is responsible for carrying out R&D in IT, Electronics and associated areas. Since its inception, 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.


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.


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.

  • 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.

Products and Services of Centre for Development of Advanced Computing

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:


  •  High Performance, Grid and Cloud Computing (HGCC)
  •  Multilingual Computing & Heritage Computing
  •  Professional Electronics, VLSI & Embedded Systems
  •  Software Technologies including FOSS
  •  Cyber Security
  •  Health Informatics
  •  Education & Training
  •  Services offered by C-DAC
  •  Technology Transfer Products by C-DAC

Research in Centre for Development of Advanced Computing

Based on the vision charted by the parent ministry (MCIT), international trends, Indian requirements, etc CDAC identifies significant thrust areas for focus across the various centres. The thrust areas, at present, are:

  • High Performance Computing including the series of supercomputers, Garuda national grid initiative, development of scientific computing applications on these platforms, and cloud computing.
  • Multi-lingual Computing spanning the entire range from fonts and encoding to speech and language translation, which includes fonts for Indian languages, encoding standards, information extraction and retrieval, machine aided translation, speech recognition and synthesis, etc.
  • Professional Electronics covering electronic devices and embedded systems. This area covers work such as underwater electronics, software radio, ubiquitous computing.
  • Information and Cyber Security including intrusion detection and prevention, malware analysis, cyber forensics, network security, etc.
  • Health Informatics including hospital information systems, electronic medical records, telemedicine, and cancer networks.
  • Software Technologies including e-governance solutions, e-learning technologies, geomatics, open source software, accessibility, etc.

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing
Pune University Campus, Ganesh Khind
Pune - 411 007
Maharashtra (India)
Phone: 91-20-2570-4100, Fax: 91-20-2569 4004

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