I.      Introduction 

Department of Information Technology (DIT) since its inception has been giving importance to research and development.  Promotion of research & development efforts in electronics and related fields in the country has been one of the major activities of Department of  Information Technology.


II.    Name of scheme(s)


1.     Microelectronics & Nanotech Development Programme          

2.     Technology Development Council

3.     Convergence, Communication & Strategic Electronics            

4.     Components & Material Development Programme

5.     Electronics in Health

6.     Human Computer Interface - TDIL

7.     E- Commerce & Info-Security

8.     IT  for Masses (Telemedicine)

9.     Media Lab Asia

10.  Photonics Development

11.  Industrial Applications




         Supports Research and Development projects for promotion of indigenous technologies in identified  thrust areas.


III.           Who can submit a proposal


Academic Institutes, Research Laboratories and Industries with proven track-record in R&D may submit proposals for consideration of funding by Department of Information Technology.


IV.           When and how to submit a proposal


Application for submitting a project proposal for consideration of financial support by DIT are to be made in the prescribed FORMAT and three copies are required to be sent to the concerned contact person depending upon the area of the project proposal any time during the year.


V.            Areas of research support


         Information Technology (Hardware/Software)

         Convergence, Communication & Broadband   Techniques

         Micro-electronics & Photonics

         Industrial Electronics

         E-Commerce & Information Security


         Electronic Components & Material

         Strategic Electronics

         Rural Application

         Health & Biotechnology

         Materials and Components including Microwaves & Millimeter waves

         Emerging Areas of Information Technology

         Human Computer Interface/Language Technology


VI.           Components of grant


Staff salaries, capital equipment, components & consumables, travel, overheads, contingencies.


VII.         Items not allowed out of grant


Building and infrastructural facilites.


VIII.        Mechanism of implementation and monitoring


Evaluation and appraisal of project proposals is done through a Working Group consisting of eminent scientists and industrial experts and academicians, who recommend the proposals for consideration of funding by DIT.        


A Project Review and Steering Group (PRSG) comprising of representatives from DIT and other experts periodically monitors the project in  technical and financial aspects.


IX.           Contact Address

Rounded Rectangle: The Secretary
Ministry of Communications & Information  Technology
Department of Information Technology
Block-6, Electronics Niketan, CGO Complex
Lodi Road, New Delhi  110003
Tel. No.:                 (011) 24364041
Fax No.                   (011) 24363134