It is a matter of great pride for me to have an association with C-DAC, as I join and take the mantle of leading this community which is known for its technical competence and the excellent work that has been put up over the years.
C-DAC, as an organization, has done great service to the country and has built-up technological capabilities as reflected in its notable achievements in various areas of national importance. The world today recognizes C-DAC as a leading R&D organization and for its ability to take up any technological challenge. To a large extent the credit for such a realization goes to the people of C-DAC, the trust bestowed on us by the country and the visions of stalwarts like Dr. Vijay P. Bhatkar, Mr. R.K. Arora, Mr. S. Ramakrishnan and Mr. Rajan T. Joseph.
The present C-DAC has also drawn its strength from many outstanding institutions such as ER&DCI, NCST and CEDTI. Alongwith these, C-DAC has come a long way since inception and is known today for excellence in areas like High Performance Computing, Multilingual Computing, Professional Electronics, Cyber Security and Forensics, Health Informatics, Education & Training, e-Governance, and so on.
We are passing through exciting times with enormous amount of technological inventions needed by the society. C-DAC has played an important role in pioneering such innovations and will continue to play an even greater role for which the country can take pride.
At C-DAC, we believe that the benefits of our high-end research must trickle down to the common man. It will be our endeavour to ensure that, and to continue to carry out frontier research in the strategic areas as per the needs of the country.
We have always been supported by our parent Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology as well as several other agencies and collaborators, and we continue to seek their support in future. It is natural that the reputation and trust that C-DAC has earned over the years be enhanced further going forward from here.
We look forward to nurturing and establishing new relationships to meet these goals.
I would be open to suggestions from you as to how best we can leverage and enhance our capabilities to reach even greater heights.
Prof. Rajat Moona