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About National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) Capacity Building Program :

C-DAC is implementing the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM nsmindia.in), a capacity building initiative of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India. The objective of the project is to develop technology professionals hailing from Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) communities, having graduation in Engineering or post graduation in Science disciplines, in High Performance Computing (HPC) domains to meet skill and capability building objectives of the NSM. There are two domains identified to develop the expertise which are:

  1. High Performance Computing System Administration (PG-DHPCSA)
  2. High Performance Computing Application Programming (PG-DHPCAP)
To prepare the candidates aspiring to join these PG Diploma Courses and improve the chances of performing well and competing to excel in the C-CAT, a Preparatory course namely Pre-CAT is designed.
Preparatory course for C-DAC Common Admission Test (Pre-CAT) is course of 200 hours duration which aims to prepare students for C-CAT. The syllabus is designed to cover subjects which are part of C-CAT syllabus.

About C-DAC:

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) is a Scientific Society of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India. Read more

About Advanced Computing Training School:

C-DAC has set up the Advanced Computing Training School (ACTS) Pune to meet the ever-increasing skilled manpower requirements of the IT industry as well as supplement its intellectual resource base for cutting edge research and development. Read more

NSM Pre-CAT Course

Benefits:

  • Prepare for the C-DAC Common Admission Test (C-CAT) and provide requisite knowledge to qualify in C-CAT for joining the NSM Post Graduate Diploma courses in HPC System Administration and HPC Application Programming.
  • Help candidates from officially designated socially disadvantaged groups (SC & ST) in India.
  • The Pre-CAT course is free (usual fee is INR 15,000/- per student) for the selected candidates, however a caution deposit of INR 5000/- will be taken. Please see Refund of Caution Deposit section for details.
  • Candidate’s active participation and successfully completion of the NSM Pre-CAT course will provide them the gateway and an edge to perform better in the C-CAT for upcoming batch.

NSM HPC PG Diploma Courses

Benefits:

  • Hands-on practical trainings from C-DAC HPC domain experts to make an impact in HPC industry.
  • Opportunity to work in the an ecosystem with C-DAC Lab with HPC Infrastructures.
  • The NSM PG-Diploma courses in HPC domain are free (the usual course fees ranging from INR 90,000/- to 1,15,000/- per student) for the selected candidates. However, a caution deposit of INR 10,000/- will be taken. Please see Refund of Caution Deposit section for details.
  • A stipend for the entire duration of training towards maintenance of INR 1500 per month for 6 months duration to each qualified students.
  • A good career opportunity planned through National Common Campus Placement Programme (NCCPP) in HPC industry for those who successful complete these courses.


Eligibility:
  • Candidate must belong to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes communities in India.
  • Candidate must be Graduate in Engineering (10+2+4 or 10+3+3 years) in IT / Computer Science / Electronics / Telecommunications / Electrical / Instrumentation, OR MSc / MS (10+2+3+2 years) in Computer Science, IT, Electronics OR Post Graduate Degree in Mathematics / Statistics, OR MCA OR Post Graduate Degree in Physics / Computational Sciences/ Mathematics or allied areas from a recognised University.
  • Candidate must have secured 55% or above in the qualifying degree.
  • Candidates pursuing the final year of Engineering or Post Graduation in above streams are also eligible to apply for the Pre-CAT course. Candidate must fulfil eligibility criteria of the PG-Diploma August 2024 courses while applying for C-CAT later.
  • A candidate can avail NSM Pre-CAT course benefits only once.

Eligibility:
  • Candidate must belong to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes communities in India.
  • Candidate must be Graduate in Engineering (10+2+4 or 10+3+3 years) in IT / Computer Science / Electronics / Telecommunications / Electrical / Instrumentation, OR MSc / MS (10+2+3+2 years) in Computer Science, IT, Electronics, OR Post Graduate Degree in Mathematics / allied areas, OR MCA from a recognised University.
    * For PG-DHPCAP course candidates having Post Graduate Degree in Physics / Computational Sciences are also eligible.
  • Candidate must have secured 55% or above in the qualifying degree.
  • Candidate who have appeared for their final examination of the qualifying degree in 2023 may also apply subject to submitting their proof of degree certificate to C-DAC by the date prescribed for regular C-CAT admission (June 30, 2024).
  • A candidate can avail NSM PG Diploma course benefits only once.

Note: Please refer Admission Rule Book of NSM PG-Diploma Courses for more details.


Important Dates:
  • Start Date of Online Registration and Application for Pre-CAT :  March 28, 2024
  • Last Date of Online Registration and Application for Pre-CAT :  April 18, 2024, (till 12 noon)
  • Course Entrance Test (CET) : April 20, 2024 & April 21, 2024
  • Announcement of CET Result : April 23, 2024
  • Date of Commencement of Course :   May 06, 2024

Important Dates:
  • Start Date of Online Registration and Application for NSM C-CAT :  December 11, 2023
  • Last Date of Online Registration and Application for NSM C-CAT :  January 3, 2024
  • NSM C-CAT :  January 13, 2024 & January 14, 2024
  • Announcement of NSM C-CAT Result :  January 25, 2024
  • Date of Commencement of Course :  March 5, 2024
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Training Centres:

  • Academy of IT (YCP),Mumbai  : 022-22028598, 9769256343
  • Astric Centre of Excellence, Patna  : 0612-2597031, 8083997775
  • Bytes Softech Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi  : 011-46579380, 40503451, 9350552415
  • Career Foresight, Patna  : 0612-2573806 ,9031863496
  • Institute of Emerging Technogies, Pune  : 020-48558588, 8263859466
  • Institute for Advanced Computing and Software Development, Pune  : 020–27659509, 27652794
  • Knowledge-Divine Information Technology Pvt. Ltd., Pune  : 020-25648081/82, 9021479888
  • Lakshya,Bhubneswar : 0674-2542520, 9040022750
  • MET - IIT, Nashik  : 0253-2555896, 8329487991
  • Netcom, Jaipur  : 9649272709, 7665010205
  • Orlando Academy, Indore  : 0731-4285004, 9584894999, 9009886261
  • Soft Polynomial, Nagpur  : 0712 - 2556808, 7058018578
  • Smart Age Computers, Ranchi  : 9546249991
  • Sunbeam Institute of Information Technology, Pune  : 8447901102
  • USMs Shriram Mantri Vidyanidhi Info Tech Academy, Mumbai  : 022-26255629


Training Centre:

  • C-DAC's Advanced Computing Training School, Pune  : 020-25503134/136/107

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