CDAC C-CAT 2018 Result declared

CDAC C-CAT 2018 – The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) Common Admission Test (C-CAT 2018) result is out. It may be recalled that the C-CAT 2018 Examination conducted by the CDAC on December 9 and December 16 this year. The results are available on the official website The online counselling has commenced on December 29. What is more, the CDAC will announce the first round of seat allocation on January 7. While the admission of those who are selected through the first allocation round will be released by January 16, the second allocation list will be out on January 21.

Commencement of Courses

Classes for the PG Diploma courses will commence on February 19 next year. Furthermore, the admissions to PG Diploma courses of CDAC are being executed through C-DAC’s computerised Common Admission Test (C-CAT). Every year, C-CAT is usually conducted in June (for August admissions) and December (for February admissions). C-CAT is conducted by CDAC for admission to PG Diploma courses in Advanced Computing, Big Data Analytics, Biomedical Instrumentation and Health Informatics, Embedded Systems Design, Geo-informatics, HPC Systems Administration, IT Infrastructure, Systems and Security, Internet of Things, Mobile Computing, System Software Development and VLSI Design courses.


The C-DAC is the premier R&D organisation of the Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) for carrying out R&D in IT, Electronics and associated areas.  Different areas of C-DAC had originated at different times, many of which came out as a result of the identification of opportunities. The formation of C-DAC in 1988 itself was to make Supercomputers in the context of denial of import of Supercomputers by the USA. Since then C-DAC has been undertaking the building of multiple generations of Supercomputer starting from PARAM with 1 GF in 1988.

In tandem, C-DAC started building Indian Language Computing Solutions with setting up of GIST group (Graphics and Intelligence based Script Technology); National Centre for Software Technology (NCST) set up in 1985 had also initiated work in Indian Language Computing around the same period.

Electronic Research and Development Centre of India (ER&DCI) with various constituents starting as adjunct entities of various State Electronic Corporations had been brought under the hold of Department of Electronics and Telecommunications (now MeitY) in around 1988. They were focusing on various aspects of applied electronics, technology and applications.

With the passage of time as a result of a creative ecosystem that got set up in C-DAC, more areas such as Health Informatics, etc., got created; while right from the beginning the focus of NCST was on Software Technologies; similarly C-DAC started its education and training activities in 1994 as a spin-off with the passage of time, it grew to large efforts to meet the growing needs of Indian Industry for finishing schools.

C-DAC has today emerged as a premier R&D organisation in IT&E (Information Technologies and Electronics) in the country working on strengthening national technological capabilities in the context of global developments in the field and responding to change in the market need in selected foundation areas. In that process, C-DAC represents a unique facet working in close junction with MeitY to realise nation’s policy and pragmatic interventions and initiatives in Information Technology.

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