Centres of Excellence to be established for advances in Telecom

Technology is changing each day. To keep abreast with the changing trends a country should support institutes that are fore-runners in the frontiers of science. Keeping this in view Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology A.Raja announced the establishment of 'Telcom Centres of Excellence' in prestigious academic institutions across the country.

The work has already begun with Indian Institutes of Technology, the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad, and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, to set up such centres in public-private partnership mode. This would strengthen research and development efforts. The government on the last day of Pravasi Bharti Divas government also shared their plans to set up three new universities for children of NRIs and PIOs located in Bangalore by 2010.