National Institute of Technology Silchar became the first location to have a center of Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC). Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (DietY), Govt of India opened this center on 21st February. Incidentally, it is the 11th Research and Development centre in the country.
J Satyanarayana, secretary Department of Electronics and Information Technology, MCIT, Government of India officially inaugurated the centre at the NITS campus. Speaking on the occasion, Satyanarayana said North East has always been a prime area of focus for development and the DietY has recognised the potential for proliferation of IT in this region.