The Excise Minister, K Babu has said that in a bid to enhance its functioning, the Excise Department is keen on availing services provided by the Centre for Development of Imaging Technology (C-DIT). The Minister was speaking at the inaugural function of the C-DIT regional centre at Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium in Kochi.
“The expertise of C-DIT will prove useful to the department while implementing the proposed Right to Service Act,” the minister added.
The Minister noted that C-DIT has a major role to play in spreading the knowledge as well as in ensuring transparency in governance. “I hope C-DIT will fully utilise the possibilities that a fast-emerging IT hub like Kochi has to offer,” he said.
Starting February 23, the C-DIT Regional Centre will offer an Advanced Diploma Course, certified by embedded and mobile software giant Wind River, in Systems Modelling for three separate streams – Assembly Language, Embedded C on Red Hat Linux and C on Windows. Pranab Jyothinath, Registrar of C-DIT, has stated that the centre will feature Red Hat’s first educational lab for employability enhancement.
On March 26, an Advanced Diploma course in Quality Management and Test Automation on IBM Tools will be launched at the centre. According to sources, the centre will have the country’s first IBM software engineering lab for academic training, disclosed the officials.