Welcome to Computer Networks and Internet Engineering
This Division works in the areas of computer networks and Internet technology. Staff members of this Division have considerable experience in the areas of internetworking technologies, private networks and satellite-based data networking. Currently the Division is active in the areas of network management, active networks, caching technologies, network security and in design and development of private networks.
The Division is an active participant of the Dept. of Electronics (DoE) project named Education and Research in Computer Networking (ERNET). The Division had played a major role in the pioneering days of ERNET (1986-1994), running India's first and only Internet gateway to the world and distributing email to all participating institutions. The Division has contributed significantly to the creation of a full-fledged Wide Area Network under the ERNET. The Division continues to operate the primary name servers for India's Internet domain (IN) and for ERNET. India's domain registration activity is handled by this Division.
Simultaneously with its work for ERNET, this Division took the responsibility for making widely available to Indian business and industry the know-how it had gained on setting up and operating networks using the TCP/IP family of protocols. This consultancy activity has grown over the years. Responsibilities being handled by this Division include consulting for a major, Internet Service Provider from the beginning of their project. It also includes planning, designing, and helping with the implementation of a number of all India networks for the financial services sector of the economy.
This Division offers opportunities for faculty members of universities and colleges to do their Ph. D., with the help of the work environment and guidance available at C-DAC,Mumbai. One Ph. D. of this type has been completed, and another is in progress. In addition, the Division supports Ph.D level research by Visiting Software Engineers and/or staff members.