C-DAC, Kolkata is a R&D organization of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India in the area of IT and Electronics. As an institution for high-end Research and Development (R&D), C-DAC, Kolkata has been at the forefront of the Information Technology (IT) revolution, constantly building capacities in emerging/enabling technologies and innovating and leveraging its expertise, calibre, skill sets to develop and deploy IT products and solutions for different sectors of the economy, as per the mandate of its parent (MeitY), and other stakeholders including funding agencies, collaborators, users and the market-place.
C-DAC, Kolkata is a resource centre for Electronics for Agriculture & Environment. This is an emerging and multidisciplinary frontier of advanced research, to ensure optimum induction of IT & Electronics for improvement of productivity, quality and value of agriculture produce. Currently, in the field of IoT and AI-ML, C-DAC Kolkata is the crucible of research, innovation and commercialization of products and system solutions in the field of agriculture and environmental electronics. The thrust area of this centre include Application of IoT in Agriculture, Mechanization and Robotics in Agriculture, Agricultural Data Analytics, AI-ML based Machine Vision and ICT Application in Environment.
The Centre is engaged in research in the field of Face Recognition, Facial Expression Analysis and Applications involving Image Processing, Pattern Recognition and Advanced Signal Processing and Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR).
The Software Technology Group of the Centre nurtures and deploys its expertise in software technology through various R&D projects, products, solutions development and consultancies in emerging software technology areas. Some of the important technology areas being investigated are Web Applications, Workflow-based integrated office automation, Web Internationalization & Localization, Stand-alone & N-tier solution, Data Warehousing, Data Mining, OLAP, Business Intelligence, Barcode & RFID based solutions, Open Source Technology-based Applications, Mobile Computing, Secure Computing, Scientific & Industrial Computing , Education Technologies, Learning Content Management System (LCMS), Knowledge Engineering / Knowledge Modelling / Semantic Web. IT to Masses for Social Inclusion: Through this activity the Centre aims to empower the Indian masses towards the use of computers and enable inclusive sustainable development.
ICT & Services Group at C-DAC Kolkata is engaged in Research, Development and Engineering projects. Development of advanced ICT products & solutions mostly in the social applications domain is the outcome of these projects. The group also executes projects on advanced ICT services. Advanced ICT training courses under "Advanced Computing Training School" (ACTS) are also managed by this group. All the activities of this group are aimed to develop and use ICT expertise towards building e-Society of the future.