Sun Microsystems India Private Limited and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) have jointly announced the setting up of the Sun-IIT Delhi Centre of Excellence in E-governance at the IIT Delhi campus. The centre is an outcome of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by Sun and IIT in September 2006.
The objective behind setting up this Centre of e-Governance is to carry out research in related areas of e-Governance and to educate the stakeholders who broadly include senior government officials, defence officials and other people who are a part of this e-Governance system and thus contribute to better social infrastructure, lowered cost of running the government, enhanced security and thereby better quality of life for the citizens of India. Further, the Centre will also showcase latest technology innovations and solutions to the Government and also evaluate the impact of technology on the government and society and formulate appropriate Information Technology (IT) policy papers.
The Centre has also been organizing various workshops to showcase the latest technologies which are suitable for the implementation of E-governance in the country including National Seminar on Open Document Format (ODF), Workshop on Datacentres and Workshop for Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).