Vikaspedia is a knowledge portal targeting specific country needs in the domain of social development. This multilingual portal is developed as a single-window access to information, products and services, with specific objective of reaching the ‘un-reached’ communities of India, especially poor. It catalyses the use of ICT tools for knowledge sharing, leading to development.
Vikaspedia seeks to bridge the gap between the poor and development, by providing links to government, civil society groups / NGOs and private institutions. The ultimate goal is to create a service-oriented, people-friendly and demystified Information Technology (ICT) for Development in service of communities through country-wide collaborations. As the rural landscape in India is set to take the advantage of the flourishing ICT initiatives pioneered by various institutions, more specifically the Common Service Centres (CSCs), Vikaspedia offers the much required content and services in local languages that makes the difference in the lives of the people.
This portal is developed as part of the India Development Gateway initiative of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India and implemented by Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Hyderabad.
Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) was established in March 1988, as a Scientific Society of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (formerly the Department of Electronics), Government of India. C-DAC, is primarily an R&D institution involved in the design, development and deployment of electronics and advanced Information Technology (IT) products and solutions including the celebrated PARAM series of super computers.
C-DAC, Hyderabad, is engaged in research in the domains of e-Security, e-Learning, Supply Chain Management, Open Source Software, VLSI and Embedded Systems Design.