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Scheme of financial assistance for setting up of Electronics and ICT Academies

The Electronics and IT sector is characterized by fastest emergence of new technologies leading to high rate of obsolescence leaving very short response time to absorb the technology, adopt the same and evolve new technologies/solutions. In addition, electronics is characterized by high velocity technology change leading to declining life cycle of products. Further, IECT is increasingly finding applications in all sectors of economy and is a key enabler in development of a country.

Keeping in view the above requirements DeitY has approved a scheme entitled "Scheme of Financial Assistance for setting up of Electronics and ICT Academies" at a total outlay of Rs. 148.47 crore to set up seven (07) Electronics and ICT Academies as a unit in IITs, NITs, IIITs for faculty/mentor development/up gradation to improve the employability of the graduates/ diploma holders in various streams, through collaboration of States/Union Territories with financial assistance from the Central Government. Out of the Seven(07) Academies, Five(05) Academies would be setup in Category ‘A’ with an annual target to train 4000 faculty and the remaining two(02) Academies would be setup in Category ‘B’ with an annual target to train 1600 faculty. Each Academy is expected to generate revenue by charging fee and taking up other activities from the second year onwards to meet the remaining cost in a gradual manner and become self-sustainable by the end of fourth year onwards.The scheme would lead to enhancement of the skills of the students in the Electronics and ICT sector.

Approval has been accorded for setting up of 07 such regional Academies in NIT Patna, (Bihar), IIITDM Jabalpur, (Madhya Pradesh), NIT Warangal, (Telangana), IIT Guwahati, (Assam), IIT, Kanpur (Uttar Pradsh), IIT, Roorkee (Uttarakhand) and MNIT, Jaipur (Rajasthan). The Department has earlier setup two ICT Academies at Tamil Nadu and Kerala respectively.

Objective of Each Academy:

  • To focus on improving the quality of faculty of institutes, colleges in the respective states/UTs by organising faculty training programmes
    • Engineering, Polytechnics etc in emerging areas of electronics & IT;
    • Arts, Commerce & Science colleges, etc on utilisation of IT tools and techniques for application in their respective domain of knowledge/learning/teaching/enhancing productivity
  • To develop state-of-the-art facilities like technical labs, well equipped library, interactive virtual learning facility, etc.

The details of the approved Academies are as under

1. Electronics and ICT Academy at IIITD&M Jabalpur (Category A)

Mentor Institute

PDPM Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing (PDPM IIITD&M), Jabalpur Dumna Airport Road, P.O.: Khamaria, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh - 482 005

States to Which Catering

Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra

Chief Investigator

Prof. Aparajita Ojha

Email: aojha[at]iiitdmj[dot]ac[dot]in

M: +919425800334

Co- Chief Investigator

Prof. Vijay Kumar Gupta

Email: dean[dot]acad[at]iiitdmj[dot]ac[dot]in

M: +919425163037


Prof. P.N. Kondekar

Email : pnkondekar @ iiitdmj.ac.in

M: +91-761-2794461


Dr. Atul Gupta

Email : atul @ iiitdmj.ac.in

M: +91-761-2794223


Dr. Prashant Kumar Jain

Email : pkjain[at]iiitdmj[dot]ac[dot]in

M: +91761-2794415

Director of the Institute

Prof. Pramod Kumar Jain Director

Email: director[at]iiitdmj[dot]ac[dot]in

Phone: 0761-2794001

Area of Specialization

IT enabled Design and Manufacturing

For more details:


2. Electronics and ICT Academy at NIT Warangal (Category A)

Mentor Institute

National Institute of Technology, Warangal, Telangana – 506004

States to Which Catering

Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Puducherry, Andaman and Nicobar Island, Goa

Academic Chair

Prof. D.V.L.N. Somayajulu, Professor of CSE

Email: soma[at]nitw[dot]ac[dot]in


M: 09849336547

Chief Investigator

Prof. N.V.S.N. Sarma – Professor of ECE

Email: sarma[at]nitw[dot]ac[dot]in


M: 09849639262

Director of the Institute

Prof. N.V.Ramana Rao Director

Email: director[at]nitw[dot]ac[dot]in

Contact No: 0870-2459216/ 2462000

Area of Specialization

Databases, Big Data Analytics, Wireless Sensor Networks, Embedded Systems and Wireless Communication

For more details:


3. Electronics and ICT Academy at NIT Patna (Category A)

Mentor Institute

National Institute of Technology Patna Ashok Rajpath, Patna, Bihar-800005

States to Which Catering

Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal

Chief Investigator

Dr. Bharat Gupta

Email: bharat[at]nitp[dot]ac[dot]in

M: 09331406964

Co- Chief Investigator

Prof. M P Singh (CSE)

Email : mps[at]nitp[dot]ac[dot]in

M: 09431789885/9431200106

Director of the Institute

Prof. Rajeev Tripathi

Email :director[at]nitp[dot]ac[dot]in

M. 0612 237 1715

Area of Specialization

Security, VLSI Design, Embedded System and Antenna

For more details:


4. Electronics and ICT Academy at IIT Guwahati (Category A)

Mentor Institute

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam- 781039

States to Which Catering

Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim

Chief Investigator

Prof. Ratnajit Bhattacharjee, Dept. of EEE


M: 09954498116

Co- Chief Investigator

Dr. Rohit Sinha, Asso. Professor, Dept. of EEE


M: 09954825080


Dr. Gaurav Trivedi, Assistant Prof., Dept. of EEE

Email : trivedi[at]iitg[dot]ernet[dot]in

Ph: 0361-2582536
M : +918011000783

Director of the Institute

Prof. Gautam Biswas

Email : director[at]iitg[dot]ernet[dot]in,

Ph: 0361-2690401

Area of Specialization

VLSI, Signal Processing, Communication, HPC, Security, Embedded Systems, RF and Microwave, Programming Languages, Big Data Analytics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Computational Biology, Computational Physics, Finite Element Method, Solar Photovoltaics and Renewable Energy, Technologies for Smart City

For more details:


5. Electronics and ICT Academy at IIT Kanpur (Category A)

Mentor Institute

IIT Kanpur Kalyanpur, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh 208016

States to Which Catering

Delhi, Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana & Uttar Pradesh

Chief Investigator

Dr. B.V.Phani

Email: bvphani[at]iitk[dot]ac[dot]in

M: 9451423721

Co- Chief Investigator

Dr. Amey Karkare

Email: karkare[at]cse[dot]iitk[dot]ac[dot]in


Director (officiating) of the Institute

Prof. Manindra Agrawal

Email : director[at]iitk[dot]ac[dot]in

Contact: +91-512-2597220

Area of Specialization

Software Programming, Big Data and Analytics, Cloud Computing and Cyber Security, Industry focused IT and Management Certification Courses, MOOCS & Innovative Delivery Mechanisms

For more details:


6. Electronics and ICT Academy at Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur(Category B)

Mentor Institute

MNIT Jaipur Administrative Block –I, MNIT Campus, JLN Marg, Jaipur-302017

States to Which Catering

Rajasthan, Gujarat, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu

Chief Investigator

Prof. Vineet Sahula

Email: vsahula[dot]ece[at]mnit[dot]ac[dot]in

M: 954 9654 227

Co- Chief Investigator

Dr. L. Bhargava

Email: lavab[at]mnit[dot]ac[dot]in

M: 954 9654 231


Dr. S. J. Nanda

Email: sjnanda[dot]ece[at]mnit[dot]ac[dot]in

M: 954 9654 237


Dr. C. Periasamy

Email: cpsamy[dot]ece[at]mnit[dot]ac[dot]in

M: 9549654235


Dr. Emanual S. Pilli

Email: espilli[dot]cse[at]mnit[dot]ac[dot]in

M: 9549658131

Head, Dept of ECE, Ex-officio (Currently Prof. K.K. Sharma)

Email : hod[dot]ece[at]mnit[dot]ac[dot]in

M: 9549658228


Head, Dept of CSE, Ex-officio (Currently Prof. M.C. Govil)

Email : hod[dot]cse[at]mnit[dot]ac[dot]in

M: 95496558134

Director of the Institute

NAME : Prof. Udaykumar R Yaragatti

Email :director[at]mnit[dot]ac[dot]in

Mobile No. / Contact No. :0141 252 9087

Area of Specialization

Embedded Systems Design & Security; Computer Networking & Security, Nano-Electronic Devices & Circuits; Soft-Computing & Data Mining

For more details:


7. Electronics and ICT Academy at IIT Roorkee (Category B)

Mentor Institute

IIT Roorkee Roorkee- Haridwar Highway, Roorkee,

Uttarakhand 247667

States to Which Catering

Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand

Chief Investigator

Dr. Sanjeev Manhas (ECE dept)

Email: smanhas333[at]gmail[dot]com,


M: 9760511774

Co- Chief Investigator

Dr. Anand Bulusu (ECE dept)

Email: bulusu[dot]v[dot]anand[at]gmail[dot]com

M: 9456381138


Dr. Sudip Roy (CSE dept)

Email : sudiproy[dot]fcs[at]iitr[dot]ac[dot]in

Contact No : +91-1332-284815, +91-9410904504

Director of the Institute

Prof. Ajit K. Chaturvedi

Email : director[at]iitr[dot]ac[dot]in

Contact: +91-1332-28 5500

Area of Specialization

Electronics segment - VLSI design and Technology, FPGA based VLSI design, Microelectronics Devices, RF Circuits, Communication and Signal Processing, Analog, Digital and Mixed Signal Circuits, FPGA based Embedded Systems, Communication and Signal Processing, RF and Microwave Circuit Design Big data, Cloud, Android platform, Data Mining, Information Security, Bio Informatics

For more details:


Earlier setup ICT Academies at Tamil Nadu and Kerala

1. ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu

ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu (ICTACT), an Initiative of Government of India, Government of Tamil Nadu and Industry, is a not-for-profit autonomous organization focusing to improve the quality of students passing out of institutions in Tamil Nadu, to make them industry ready and immediately employable in the ICT industry comprising the ICT services and the ICT manufacturing sectors.

Name of CEO

Shri M. Sivakumar

M : +919500046701

Email : sivakumar[at]ictact.in

Address & Contact details of Academy

ELCOT Complex, 2-7 Developed Plots,
Industrial Estate, Perungudi,
Chennai – 600 096
Contact No. : +91-44 4290 6800
Fax : +91-44 4290 6820
E-mail : contact[at]ictact[dot]in

For more details http://www.ictact.in/

2. ICT Academy of Kerala

ICT Academy of Kerala is a Social Enterprise created in a Public Private Partnership model (PPP) for imparting ICT skills to the youths of Kerala and improve their employability opportunities in the Industry. The ICT Academy of Kerala is supported by Govt. of India , partnered by Govt. of Kerala and the ICT industry.

CEO of Academy

Shri Santhosh Kurup

Mob. +918592994200


Address & Contact details of Academy

Module No L-9

Thejaswini Building, Technopark, Trivandrum

Contact No : +914712700811

Fax: +914712700812

Email : info[at]ictkerala.org

For more details : http://ictkerala.org/



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