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Awards & Accolades

C-DAC's achievements, awards won and accolades received since 1997 are highlighted here.

Years: 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009| 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 |2003 | 2004 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997
Year 2015

CAPAM Mobile based disease surveillance system (MoSQuIT) developed by Applied Artificial Intelligence Group (AAI) of C-DAC, Pune received certificate of appreciation during e-Assam Challenge 2015. Program was held in Guwahati, Assam on 10th April 2015.

Year 2014

CAPAM Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management (CAPAM) has recognized Mobile Seva as a Finalist in the 2014 International Innovations Awards under Category "Innovative Use of Technology in the Public Service".

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AAI of C-DAC, Pune bagged 5th eNorth East Award 2014

MoSQuIT Mobile based disease surveillance system (MoSQuIT) developed by Applied Artificial Intelligence Group (AAI) of C-DAC, Pune bagged 5th eNorth East Award 2014 in the e-Health Category. Program was held in Aizawl, Mizoram on 7th November 2014.



Mobile Seva Finalist for 2014 CAPAM International Innovations Awards

Skoch logo
  • C-DAC Kolkatta: September , 2014: Four Projects of CDAC Kolkata have been awarded the SKOCH ORDER-OF-MERIT for Qualifying in India’s Best Governance Projects – 2014 at the 37th SKOCH Summit on 19th September 2014 at New Delhi.

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  • C-DAC Bangalore: e-Saadhya (Saral Anukulaney Adhyayan) an Adaptable & Accessible e-Learning framework for the children with mild mental retardation and Autism

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  • C-DAC Noida: received SKOCH ORDER-OF-MERIT-AWARD 2014 for the following 2 projects.

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  • C-DAC Pune: got SKOCH Order-of-Merit award on 19th Sep, 2014 during 37th SKOCH summit, New Delhi in e-Health category for "Setting up Telemedicine Network in Odisha (Phase III)" project.

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Year 2013

eNorthEast Award 2013 "Deployment of Health Care Knowledge System in the North-East States for Promoting Public Health Awareness and Education"

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SKOCH Order of Merit Medals and listing among India's Best-2013

Skoch logo 2 C-DAC Mumbai: Three research projects of CDAC Mumbai have been awarded the prestigious SKOCH Order of Merit medals for their distinguished and outstanding contributions in enabling and promoting Digital Inclusion of Indian citizens into the ICT mainstream. These projects are:
  • Enhancing Accessibility for FOSS Desktops
  • OLABS(Online Labs for School Lab Experiments) and
  • Parikshak
C-DAC Noida


Manathan Award 2013 - Winners

Skoch Award

Category: e-Science and Technology

Mobile Tele-Ophthalmology Units

Category: e-Health


Category: e-Science and Technology

Multilingual Multimedia tool for mitigating code of conduct cases at Election Commission

Category: E-Inclusion and Localisation



Green 500 C-DAC is ranked 44th on the world's Green500 List of computer systems as of November 2013


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mBillionth Award South Asia 2013


Winner - mBillionth Award South Asia 2013 under m-health Category

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Mobile Seva 2 "Mobile Seva'

Winner - mBillionth Award South Asia 2013 under m-Governance Category

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Year 2012

Manathan Award 2012 - Finalists 2012

Manthan Award 2012
Interactive Museum
Category: e-Culture and Heritage

Megh Sushrut
Category: e-Health

National e-Governance Service Delivery Gateway
Category: e-Infrastructure

National Award for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, 2012

C-DAC has won the National Award for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, 2012 instituted by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India. under the category : BEST APPLIED RESEARCH / INNOVATION / PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AIMED AT IMPROVING THE LIFE OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES. The award will be handed over by the President of India at a function to be held at Vigyan Bhavan on Dec 3, 2012.

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eIndia 2012 Award to Mother Project

eIndia 2012 A mobile based application MOTHER (Mobile based maternal Health Awareness) developed by Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Hyderabad has bagged the public choice award in the eIndia 2012 conference.

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SKOCH Digital Inclusion Award, 2012

Skoch Digital Inclusion Award Silver Award in the category of Innovation For Bharatiya Automated Fingerprint Identification System, C-DAC Mumbai

"BharatiyaAFIS" (Bharatiya Automated Fingerprint Identification System) of C-DAC Mumbai has been awarded the prestigious SKOCH Digital Inclusion Award for 2012. The Silver award was under the Category of Innovation.

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Education Excellence Awards 2012 for C-DAC ACTS Pune

Education Excellence Award Brands Academy
Education Excellence Awards 2012
Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Advanced Computing Training School
Best Computer Education Institute in Pune





eMaharashtra 2012 award for C-DAC KP Bangalore

eMaharashtra 2012 The ‘Short Term Open Access’(STOA, an Smartgrid market Component) software developed by C-DAC KP Bangalore has been awarded the Best Government to Business (G2B) Initiative of the Year eMaharashtra 2012 award.

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India Geospatial Excellence Award 2012

India Geospatial Excellence AwardIndia Geospatial Excellence Award 2012 for Innovative use of Geospatial Technology for Disaster Management

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NASSCOM Innovation Award 2012, IP Storage Networking
Runner up-For 'New Technology Advancement' C-DAC Revival 2000-Disaster Recovery Appliance February 15, 2012

Year 2011

IDC HPC Innovation Excellence Award for C-DAC

The IDC HPC Innovation Excellence Award recognizes noteworthy achievements by users of High Performance Computing (HPC) technologies in Scientific, Research, Academia and Government.

Manathan Award 2011 - Finalists 2011

Manthan Award 2011 Health Care Knowledge System- Concept Maps
Category: e-Health

Web Enabled Access of Agricultural Information through PC and Mobile Devices
Category: e-Agriculture & Livelihood

e-North East 2011 Award

eNorthEast Award 2011 Model e-Villages: ICT Infrastructure set-up in 10 remote tribal villages in Arunachal Pradesh for providing services to the community

Aranya - Comprehensive Spatial Decision Support System (SDSS) for - Bodoland Territorial Areas District (BTAD)

IT Based Computer Aided Design Center for Empowerment of Rural Weavers / Artisans of Sikkim, Mizoram & Manipur

Deployment of Health Care Knowledge System in the North-East States for Promoting Public Health Awareness & Education

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Skoch Digital inclusion Award 2011
Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) - Online Management, Monitoring and Accounting System (OMMAS)

Skoch Digital inclusion Award 2011
Indian Language Computing Initiative - National Rollout Plan for all 22 Scheduled Indian Languages (DeitY Initiative with C-DAC as implementing agency)

C-DAC, Thiruvanathapuram was selected as one of the ‘Finalists for the NASSCOM Social innovation Honours 2011’ under the category "ICT lead Innovation in Government Depts./Body”. NASSCOM Social Innovation Honours 2011 is a unique platform aimed to foster innovation in social development using ICT within the organizations and individuals. The award was based on the Mobile Telemedicine Project- ‘Sanjeevani".

Year 2010
  • C-DAC, Thiruvanathapuram won Third Prize in the Hindi Quiz Competitions held in connection with the Joint Hindi Fortnight Celebrations 2010, under the auspices of Town Official Language Implementation Committee, Thiruvananthapuram. A two-member team comprising Shri. Krishna Lal K K, Scientist ‘C’ and Shri. Joseph Mathew, Sr. Staff Scientist represented CDAC-T in the competitions
  • C-DAC, Noida was awarded the second prize by the Town Official Language Implementation Committee, for its outstanding performance in Official Language in September 2010.
  • Mr. Sachin Nanavati received M R Bhide memorial award for best industrial oriented project at Raman Memorial Conference, University of Pune, February 2010.
  • Mr. Sachin Nanavati received First prize for Oral presentation at Raman Memorial Conference, University of Pune, February 2010.
  • C-DAC Hyderabad’s eParking solutions (SPARK) bagged the Jury Choice award in eIndia 2010 & was also accredited with 3rd position in the people choice award in ‘ICT Enabled Municipal IT Initiative of the year’ category being held in Hyderabad during August 4-6, 2010. About 1, 20,000 participated for polling for various categories of awards for e-India 2010 awards. The Smart Parking Solution has been developed by C-DAC Hyderabad as part of the National Ubiquitous Computing initiative. The System is deployed at Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) parking complex, Abids, Hyderabad.
  • "Special Recognition Award" was received for Smart Parking solution, at Citizens for City contest organized by the Foundation for Futuristic Cities at Hyderabad
  • C-DAC, Thiruvananthapuram received an industry appreciation award and a citation from Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL), Visakhapatnam.
  • Award of Citation for Development of LILA, MANTRA, Shrutlekhan- Language Application Tool presented by Department of Official Language, Ministry of Home Affairs.
  • MANTRA technology was awarded “The Computer world Smithsonian Award” and is part of “The 1999 Innovation Collection” at the national Meusium of American History in Washington DC.
  • Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana - C-DAC has been declared the runner-up in the CSI-Wipro Award for the Best Packaged Application by the Selection Panel of the Computer Society of India National IT Awards for its 'OMMS' application developed by the e-Governance group of C-DAC.
  • C-DAC has received the CSI Nihilent e-Governance Awards for the Best overall e-Governance Project in the country for its KAVERI (Karnataka Valuation and E Registration) project. This was the fourth award for C-DAC from CSI Nihilent in a row.
  • Shri R. K. Verma, Executive Director, C-DAC, Noida has been awarded the 7th IETE-BV Baliga Memorial Award by The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) for his distinguished contribution in the field of electronics and telecommunications with emphasis on R&D and industrial development during the past ten years. The award was conferred to Shri R. K. Verma during the 47th Annual Technical Convention of IETE at Ahmedabad.
  • Dr. Dinesh Katre, Group Coordinator, NMRC, Pune has won ‘the GUI of the Future’ Contest of PC Quest for his vision “My Interface Representation of Requisite System (MIRORS), From Mono-GUI to Multi GUIs”.
  • Dr. Gautham Poddar of the Power Electronics Group, C-DAC, Thiruvananthapuram, bagged the INAE Young Engineers Award from the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE).
  • SARITA - Awarded as a Best Revenue System by CSI-Nihilent e-Governance Awards. Winner of Rajeev Gandhi Pragati Abhiyaan Award.
  • Society for Technical Communications, India Chapter, Merit Award to C-DAC’s Corporate Identity Manual and GraDEIT Brochure.
  • Coordinators Shri Deepak Rana (PRO) and Shri Harpinder Singh have been awarded “TROPHY INITIATOR” by the Secretary, Technical Board of Punjab and Director General CEDTI, New Delhi
  • “KARAMSHEEL UDYAMI” Awards for C-DAC, Mohali promoted Entrepreneurs on the completion of Silver Jubilee EDP
  • Rated 7th best website www.mahapwd.com under e-governance sector & bench marked by Sunday Observer
  • The website developed for the Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra received the award for the Best Website on e-Governance by CSI -Nihilent e-Governance Awards.
  • iLEAP product received PC-Quest User choice award for 6 years in succession

Special Jury Choice AwardSpecial Jury Choice Award

Smart Parking : Bagged Special Jury Choice Award and achieved 3rd position in the people choice award in ‘ICT Enabled Municipal IT Initiative of the year’ during e-India 2010

Best Excellence Award Best Excellence Award

"Best Excellence Award” of Government of Sikkim received by C-DAC, Kolkata for its pioneer initiatives in using "IT for Poverty Alleviation Program for Handicrafts and Handloom section development“ for the year 2010.

Year 2009

FICCI Award 2009-10FICCI Award 2009-10

FICCI Award 2009-10, 'Excellence in Technological Innovation’ for Cure@Home

AyuSoft was awarded for “Innovations 2009: Ideas into Practice” by IIT Bombay Alumni Association & Tie Foundations.

Year 2008
  • Uddhavesh B. Sonavane, Sai Kumar Ramadugu, Rajendra R. Joshi (2008) : Study of Early Events in the protein Folding of Villin Headpiece using Molecular Dynamics Simulation, J. Biomol. Struct. Dynamics 26(2) 203-214. (Cover page of the journal carries the image of the work done in the manuscript (Stride Analysis plot )
  • C-DAC, Knowledge Park, Bangalore is certified for its compliance to ISO 9001: 2008 standard for its Quality Management System (QMS) adoption and implementation.
Year 2007
  • Scientists of C-DAC, Kolkata have won the “Computer Society of India Trophy – Regional 1st Runners-up- East, Regional Competition for Young IT Professionals 2007, during the competition held at Science City, Kolkata on November 24, 2007 for the paper entitled “EBGM Based Face Recognition System - a State-of-the-art Steganalysis Software”.
  • System Software Development Group (SSDG) members from C-DAC, Bangalore bagged Best Poster Award for their work on ‘GARUDA: THE INDIAN NATIONAL GRID PROJECT’ in 3rd IEEE International Conference on ‘eScience and Grid Computing’ in e-Science 2007 held during December 10-13, 2007 at Bangalore, India.
Year 2006
  • C-DAC’s pavilion bagged the award for the best-designed pavilion at the exhibition out of 120 stalls set up at the 93rd Science Congress held during January 3- 7, 2006
Year 2005
  • C-DAC’s Text to speech and Text to Braille Application- Shruti Drishti received the Golden Icon Award for Exemplary Implementation of e-Governance Initiatives for the year 2004 in the category of ‘Trail Blazing application of the year’ from the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Govt. of India at Bhubaneshwar on February 3, 2005.
  • Silver Medal for Exemplary Leadership & ICT Achievement of the year – New Entrants at the 8th National Conference for C-DAC’s KAVERI software in February 2005
  • "Computer Society of India Trophy – Regional 1st Runners-up – East, Regional Competition for Young IT Professionals 2005, for the paper entitled" Stego Check - a State-of-the-art Steganalysis Software for Steganographic Images” during the competition held at Science City, Kolkata on November 26, 2005
  • The Govt. of Maharashtra awarded the 1st prize in the Human Resources Development for IT category to C-DAC, Pune in the Maharashtra State IT awards 2005. The awards have been constituted by the Govt. of Maharashtra in memory of late Prime Minister, Mr Rajiv Gandhi on his birthday (August 20).
Year 2004
  • C-DAC participated in the 'Pride of India' Science Expo organized in conjunction with the 91st session of the Indian Science Congress at Chandigarh during January 3-7, 2004. The C-DAC Stall was declared the 'Best Informative Stall' at the Science Expo.
  • Shri R. Mukherjee, Shri A. Sikder, Shri Argh De of C-DAC, Kolkata were awarded the winners Trophy for the “Young IT Professional Awards (YITPA) 2004” in Sixth Eastern Regional Contest, Kolkata held on 27th November, 2004 organized by the Computer Society of India, Eastern Zone, Kolkata.
  • The Corporate Website of C-DAC (http://www.cdac.in) has been reviewed in the "Organizations" category and chosen to bear the 2003-2004 Golden Web Award presented by I.A.W.M.D. (International Association of Web Masters and Designers).
  • IBM achievement award for bagging the largest storage project in the country was presented to C-DAC on February 12, 2004.
  • Mr. K. Jithesh, Senior Research Fellow at the TDIL (Technology Development in Indian Languages) Resource Centre, Malayalam at C-DAC, Thiruvananthapuram has been selected for the Young Scientist 2004 Award at the 16th Kerala Science Congress held at Kozhicode during January 29-31, 2004. His paper on “Layout Analysis and Character Recognition of Printed Malayalam Documents” was adjudged the best paper in the Engineering and Technology category of the Science Congress. Organized annually by the State Council for Science, Technology and Environment, Govt. of Kerala, the Kerala Science Congress is a landmark event highlighting the Science and Technology activities carried out by universities, research institutions and other organizations in the state.
  • C-DAC was awarded the Maharashtra IT Award as a meritorious IT enterprise in the category IT R&D by the Government of Maharashtra on August 20, 2004. The award was presented by Shri Sushil Kumar Shinde, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra to Shri S. Ramakrishnan, Director General, C-DAC.
  • C-DAC, Knowledge Park, Bangalore was awarded the 6th IETE Corporate Award for Performance Excellence in Software-2004 by the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers. The award was presented by Prof. K. K. Agarwal, President, IETE to Mr. Mohan Ram, Centre Head, C-DAC, (KP) Bangalore at the 47th Annual Technical Convention of the IETE held at Ahmedabad. C-DAC, (KP) Bangalore was conferred the award for its outstanding performance in the field of software in the country through excellence in the visualization of engineering problems & writing software solutions, optimum utilization of resources, sound management practices and other initiatives.
  • Corporate Communication Team at C-DAC, Pune has bagged two awards in the Technical Communication Competitions 2004 organized by the India chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC), on December 03, 2004. The Corporate Communication Team has bagged the awards for its Geomatics Solutions Development Group (GSDG) Brochure in the Technical Art Competition - Informational Materials Design category and for its Shruti Drishti Brochure in the Technical Art Competition - Promotional Materials Design category. This is the third time in a row that the Corporate Communications Group at C-DAC, Pune has been awarded the coveted STC awards.
Year 2003

PARAM PadnmaPARAM Padma ranked 171 in TOP 500 Supercomputers

The 21st Top500 List was introduced during the International Supercomputer Conference (ISC2003) in Heidelberg, June 24-27, 2003. C-DAC's Tera Scale Supercomputer PARAM Padma figures in this list at rank number 171.

  • Two Society for Technical Communication (STC) – India Chapter Awards for its Phoenics Brochure in the Technical Publications – Information Materials category and for its PARAM Padma Brochure in the Technical Art – Information Material Design category on December 12, 2003.
  • Gold Icon Award in the ‘Exemplary e-Governance initiative’ category for SARITA at the 7th National e-Governance Conference at Chennai during November 13-15, 2003.
  • C-DAC received the CSI-Nihilent Award 2003 for the ‘Best Technical Company in e-Governance’ at a formal ceremony organized by CSI-Nihilent at Pune on June 14, 2004. Dr R A Mashelkar, Director General, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) presented the award to C-DAC in the form of a Letter of Merit and a Memento. This is the third award for C-DAC from CSI-Nihilent in a row. This year, the awards, had attracted as many as 70 entries in the various e- Governance categories. During the year C-DAC developed Portfolio Management System (Asset Analytics), Vehicle Tracking and Information System (VTIS) in two Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) buses along the Pune-Nasik route, Matrubhasha, Vartalaap, CMS4C, Vyapar and BharateeyaOO.o., ICT Centre at Lao PDR.
  • Shri S. K. Das Mandal and Smt. B. Pal, from C-DAC, Kolkata, won the first position at the Eastern Zonal Competition for young IT professionals held by Computer Society of India with their research works in Bengali Text to Speech (TTS) Synthesis. Later, representing the Eastern Zone, Shri S.K. Das Mandal received the National Award of the same competition (i.e. young IT professionals held by Computer Society of India) held at Mumbai in March 2003 presenting the same research works.


Golden Web Awards"Golden Web Awards 2003-2004

C-DAC's corporate website (www.cdac.in) has been chosen to bear the Golden Web Award, which is one of the most prestigious and respected international web awards."

Year 2002


PC Quest User Choic AwardPC Quest Users Choice Award - Best Indian Language Software

(6th consecutive year)



CSI Awards in two categories:

  • Best Website of PWD, Government of Maharashtra
  • Best Revenue System 'SARITA', Government of Maharashtra



Merit AwardSociety for Technical Communications,
India Chapter

Merit award to Corporate Identity Manual



Merit Award to GraDEITSociety for Technical Communications,
India Chapter

Merit award to GraDEIT Brochure


Year 2001


Bangalore IT.com 2001Second Prize for Best utilization of the given space and good color combination

Bangalore IT.com 2001



Best Indian Language SoftwarePC Quest Users Choice Award - Best Indian Language Software

(5th consecutive year)


Best reseller AwardBest Reseller Award
by PCI Geomatics, Canada



Shri Guruji AwardShri Guruji Award

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Jankalyan Samiti (Maharashtra State) recognized C-DAC for its pioneering contribution in research.

The award, consisted of a memento, citation and cash of Rupees Fifty-One Thousand.


Best Language Software by Smart Computing


Wipro Award 2001 CSI - Wipro Award-2001 - Best Packaged Application (First runners-up)


Karthikeyan Pillai and Chetan Kumar bagged the first and the fifth place in the Inquiz IT and Brand Equity Quiz 2001, respectively.

Year 2000

ISM 2000, GIST:

CSI Infosys AwardCSI - Infosys Award-2001 - Best Shrink Wrapped Product (Second runners-up)


CSI Infosys Award 2CSI - Infosys award - Best SHRINK-WRAPPED Software Product





ISO 9001 certificate


PC Quest Users Choice Award - Best Indian Language Software

(4th consecutive year)


Best Exhibition Stall at ELITEX 2000, organized at Habitat Centre, New Delhi

ISM 2000, GIST:

Best Computer Package HindiBest computer package in Hindi



Best Computer PackageBest Hindi Computer Package
at Awards for Excellence in Electronics



Awarded by Sun MicrosystemsAwarded by Sun Microsystems
in recognition of its tremendous contribution as Sun Enterprise Distributor and towards a successful New Millennium - January 2000



Best Reseller Award 2Best Reseller Award
by PCI Geomatics, Canada


Year 1999


Sunshine AwardSunshine Award from Sun Microsystems, Asia South



Bronze medal by Sun Microsystems, South Asia for marketing the suite of Sun products in India



Best Exhibition Stall at ELITEX 1999, organized by Department of Information Technology, New Delhi


CSI runners up award - Best SHRINK-WRAPPED Software Package - 1999


PC Quest User Choice AwardPC Quest Users Choice Award - Best Indian Language Software

(3rd consecutive year)



Computer World Smithsonian Award, Washington, USA

For C-DAC's decade long R&D effort in the field of Machine Translation (MANTRA)

Year 1998


PC Quest User Choice Award 2PC Quest Users Choice Award - Best Indian Language Software

(2nd consecutive year)



CSI AwardCSI award - Best SHRINK-WRAPPED Software Package - 1998


Year 1997

PC Quest User Choice Award 3iLEAP, GIST:

PC Quest Users Choice Award - Best Indian Language Software
(1st year)