RailTel IITR Centre of Excellence in Telecom (RICET) at IIT Roorkee
India got its 8th Telecom Centre of Excellence on 5th Jun 2013 with Dept. of Telecommunication, RailTel Corporation & IIT Roorkee signing a tripartite MoU for establishing RailTel IIT Roorkee Centre of Excellence in Telecom (RICET). RailTel shall sponsor the TCOE for doing research & development in the field of “ICT & Broadband Applications”.
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee has the distinction of being the first Institute of technology to be setup in the country which over the years has gained unique expertise in the field of Electronics, Telecommunications, IT, etc. and has helped executing several projects of government, semi-government and private organizations with high degree of commitment and responsibility.
Already seven TCOEs are working in the country established by all major Telecom operators in partnership with premier institutions like IITs & IIMs. Over 28 innovations and products have been developed in various fields of telecommunication by the existing TCOEs which are available for commercial roll out. With the establishment of the 8th TCOE, upper north India also got its first TCOE in the region.
This TCOE shall go a long way to fulfil the objectives enshrined in NTP 2012 to take total broadband connections to over 600 million connections by 2020 through enhancing country’s talent pool, creating an environment of technology innovation, securing and managing the national information infrastructure during peace/disaster and ensuring economic uplift shall get a major boost with this TCOE. Setting up of country wide network of Centres of Excellence (“COE”) in telecommunication domain in Indian Institutes of repute will go a long way in fulfilling this need.
RICET will work on R&D in the field of development of infrastructure, applications, services & technology in the domain of broadband & ICT for providing affordable services to the citizens with high network availability. This shall include in-house development of applications, customizing applications/services for specific use as per local requirements or through collaboration with national/international organisations.
Presently following projects have been taken up under RICET:-
|SN||Name of Project||Research Headed by|
|1.||Pilgrim Tracking System||Dr. M Mishra & Dr. D Patel|
|2.||Agricultural Information System||Dr. Dharmendra Singh, Dr. D. Ghosh and Dr. Sandeep Kumar|
|3.||Delivering Secured and Energy Efficient Multimedia streaming services anywhere and anytime for Mobile Broadband Users||Dr. Sateesh K Peddoju|