Education, knowledge, information and communication are at the core of human progress, endeavour and well-being. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has an immense impact on virtually all aspects of our lives. The rapid progress of ICT opens completely new opportunities to attain higher levels of development. The capacity of these technologies to reduce many traditional obstacles, especially those of time and distance, for the first time in history makes it possible to use the potential of these technologies for the benefit of millions of people in all corners of the world. That said, it is recognized that ICT should be regarded as a tool and not as an end in itself. Under favourable conditions, the technology can be a powerful instrument, increasing productivity, generating economic growth, job creation and employability and improving the quality of life of all. In this centre of excellence, we aim
Research Themes and Goals
At CoE in ICT, the research focus is "Functionality and Cost-Driven" Research and Development. Capturing the requirements and specifying the functionality of the devices/technologies is the starting point of any problem statement. The primary agenda to carry out research on developing low-cost device design and technology development to fulfil the social requirements. So at the technology standpoint, we stress on Embedded Design, System Integration and Hardware Benchmarking. The mentioned theme sets the following set of research areas and goals for us.
The CoE-ICT is an inter-disciplinary venture. It hosts the top-notch scientists with a background ranging from Mathematical Sciences, Natural Sciences to very applied fields of Systems Engineering, and other disciplines of Engineering. Since it works to solve social problems, and these problems are highly inter-disciplinary in nature, you are encouraged to participate in CoE-ICT if you satisfy minimum qualifications.