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R & D in Electronics
The Electronics sector is a key player in the economy and one of the most globalised industries in the world. It is a strategic enabler and a driving force for all the services, be it Internet, telecom, precision engineering industries, aviation, energy, banking imagine any service, nothing works without Electronics. The rapidly growing Indian electronics industry can be broadly categorised into six segments. They are consumer Electronics (the largest chunk of the market), industrial Electronics, strategic Electronics, Computers, Communication and Broadcasting equipment and Electronic components.
A key focus in the Electronics sector is R&D leading to innovative products. Department of Information Technology has long acknowledged R&D as an integral part of Electronics ecosystem and is supporting the entire value chain of R&D activities in the country ranging from the basic components to sophisticated product development.
As a roadmap for developing, strengthening and enhancing the competitiveness of the Indian Electronics sector DIT has constituted a group-R&D in Electronics Group to conduct sponsored R&D activities across India at various academic institutions of higher learning and R&D laboratories, in the areas assigned to it through a variety of plan programmes. The sophisticated projects assigned to the groups cover a wide spectrum of key technological areas. These include developments in Nanotechnology, Medical Electronics, Microelectronics, Industrial Electronics et al.
The major R&D initiatives of the Group has been in the development of Linac tubes, Automation and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technology, setting up of Nanoelectronics centers and generic Nanometrology facilities. Major divisions of the group include the following.
- Nanotechnology Initiative Division
- Electronics Systems Development & Application Division
- Electronic Materials & Components Development Division
- Microelectronics Development Division
- Semiconductor ICs Layout Design Registry
R&D projects are invited in the aforesaid areas. Working Groups have been constituted in each of the above areas by DIT to evaluate and recommend R&D projects. Leading researchers, scientists and industry representatives from various organisations are nominated in the formulation of Working Groups. Terms and Conditions for financial support as grant-in-aid for various R&D Projects have been formulated in this regard. Once the projects are initiated, expert Project Review and Steering Groups (PRSG), comprised of leading academicians and researchers of the country would closely monitor the technical and financial progress of the projects.
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For Further Information:
Dr. Debashish Dutta
Scientist G and Group Coordinator
R & D In Information Technology Group
Email: dutta AT mit.gov.in