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DA-IICT: The Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology
With its base at Gandhinagar in Gujarat, the Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DA-IICT) indicates the shift of focus onto higher education in the state. Established in 2001, it was named after the late founder of the prestigious Reliance Group. DA-IICT gained the status of a private University in 2003 under the State Act of Gujarat and in the very next year, it was included in the list of UGC universities. Unaffiliated to any government organization, the university stands independent in terms of financial aid and assistance.
Benefits of Studying at DA-IICT
DA-IICT has special provisions to facilitate International Students and NRIs to join the institution, paving way for international exposure to all students and building skills that help them to succeed at a global level. The gender-sensitive environment with a special Women Cell rules out any possibility of gender bias or sexual harassment in the campus. The green campus is beautifully landscaped with adequate attention to promote sustainable environment awareness in the students.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is one of the new upcoming engineering disciplines that is in demand in industries related to electronics, computing, communication, and information processing. DA-IICT focuses on this very field and offers enhanced careers skills to its students through research work; industrial relations; and high-quality faculty, infrastructure and course structures. The campus recruitment program of the university attracts several companies that are lured by its research ability and potential. Apart from the specific research work based on the interest of students and faculty members, the university also dabbles in consultancy work and sponsored research activities.
Some of the institutes and organizations DA-IICT collaborates with are:
* Institut Superieur d’Electronique de Paris (ISEP), France in the area of VLSI design
* Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun, for the use of sensor network technology in wildlife research
* National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad, for education, research and training in the applications of ICT in agriculture and rural development.