C-DAC admission to PG Diploma Courses through C-CAT – February 2018 Batch

February 2018 Batch

Process of Admission to Post Graduate Diploma Courses of C-DAC
• PG Diploma in Advanced Computing (PG-DAC)
• PG Diploma in Mobile Computing (PG-DMC)
• PG Diploma in Embedded Systems Design (PG-DESD)
• PG Diploma in IT Infrastructure, Systems & Security (PG-DITISS)
• PG Diploma in System Software Development (PG-DSSD)
• PG Diploma in Big Data Analytics (PG-DBDA)
• PG Diploma in Internet of Things (PG-DIoT)
• PG Diploma in VLSI Design (PG-DVLSI)
• PG Diploma in HPC System Administration (PG-DHPCSA)
• PG Diploma in Biomedical Instrumentation & Health Informatics (PG-DBIHI)
• PG Diploma in Geoinformatics (PG-DGi)

Set up in 1988, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) is a scientific society of the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India, carrying out Research and Development (R&D) in IT, electronics and associated areas. Different thematic areas of C-DAC’s research include high performance computing, grid and cloud computing, multilingual computing, professional electronics, software technologies, cyber security, health informatics, ubiquitous computing, and education & training.

Presently C-DAC is offering postgraduate diploma courses through its training centres located in cities such as Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Karad, Kolkata, Mohali, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, New Delhi, Noida, Patna, Pune and Thiruvanantha-puram. Each year, thousands of students and professionals are trained at these centres, enhancing their knowledge-base and equipping them with the latest methodologies in advanced computing so as to make their mark in the ICT industry. So far more than a quarter million students have passed out from C-DAC. Many of them are successful employees of multi-national and premier Indian ICT companies today, and many more have become booming entrepreneurs.

List of C-DAC’s PG Diploma Courses, Fees and Eligibility Criteria
The list of CDAC’s Post Graduate Diploma courses and their eligibility criteria is given in Table 1. Details of these courses are given in Section 17 of this Admission Booklet.

C-DAC’s PG Diploma courses are full-time courses of 24-week duration. The fee for all PG Diploma courses (except PG-DBDA) is Rs. 80,000/- + Goods & Services Tax (GST) on it as applicable at the time of payments. The fee for PG Diploma in Big Data Analytics is Rs 1 lakh + GST.

Common Eligibility Criteria for all the PG Diploma Courses of C-DAC
• Graduate in Engineering or equivalent (e.g. BE / BTech / 4-year BSc Engg / AMIE / DoEACC B Level) in IT / Computer Science / Electronics / Telecommunications / Electrical / Instrumentation.
• Post Graduate Degree in Engineering Sciences with corresponding basic degree (e.g. MSc in Computer Science, IT, Electronics)
In addition to the common eligibility criteria given above, candidates with the course- specific qualifications mentioned in Table 1 are ALSO ELIGIBLE for the particular courses. Minimum percentage of marks required in the qualifying examination is also stated in Table 1. The minimum percentage of marks will be considered as per the norms of the university from where the candidate has graduated.

C-DAC’s PG Diploma courses and their eligibility criteria

CATEGORY I (Section A in C-CAT)
PG-DGi Post Graduate Diploma in Geoinformatics • Common eligibility criteria, OR
• Post Graduate Degree in Applied Sciences/ Geography/ Geology/ Physics/ Computational Sciences/ Mathematics or allied areas
50 %
CATEGORY II (Sections A+B in C-CAT)
PG-DAC Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Computing • Common eligibility criteria, OR
• Graduate in any discipline of Engineering or equivalent, OR
• Post Graduate Degree in Physics/ Computational Sciences/ Mathematics or allied areas, OR
• Post Graduate Degree in Manage­ment with graduation in Science/ IT/ Computer Applications
50 %
PG-DMC Post Graduate Diploma in Mobile Computing • Common eligibility criteria, OR
• Post Graduate Degree in Mathematics or allied areas, OR
50 %
PG-DSSD Post Graduate Diploma in System Software Development • Common eligibility criteria, OR
• Post Graduate Degree in Mathematics or allied areas, OR
55 %
PG-DITISS Post Graduate Diploma in IT Infrastructure, Systems & Security • Common eligibility criteria, OR
• Post Graduate Degree in Mathematics or allied areas, OR
55 %
PG-DBDA Post Graduate Diploma in Big Data Analytics • Common eligibility criteria, OR
• Graduate in any discipline of Engineering or equivalent, OR
• Post Graduate Degree in Mathematics/ Statistics/ Physics/ MBA Systems, OR
55 %
PG-DIoT Post Graduate Diploma in Internet of Things • Common eligibility criteria, OR
55 %
PG-DHPCSA Post Graduate Diploma in HPC System Administration • Common eligibility criteria, OR
• Post Graduate Degree in Mathematics or allied areas, OR
55 %
CATEGORY III (Sections A+B+C in C-CAT)
PG-DESD Post Graduate Diploma in Embedded Systems Design • Common eligibility criteria 55 %
PG-DVLSI Post Graduate Diploma in VLSI Design • Common eligibility criteria 55 %
PG-DBIHI Post Graduate Diploma in Biomedical Instrumentation & Health Informatics • Common eligibility criteria, OR
• BE in Biomedical related fields
55 %

There is no age restriction for admission to C-DAC’s PG Diploma courses. Candidates who have appeared for the final examination of their qualifying degree in 2017 will also be considered for admission to the above courses. By qualifying in C-DAC’s admission tests of December 2017, such candidates can apply for provisional admission in February 2018 batch, subject to the condition that:

  • All parts of their qualifying degree examination shall be completed by the date of joining the course, and
  • Proof of having passed the qualifying degree with at least the required minimum marks shall be submitted at C-DAC by 31 May 2018.

Important Note: Candidates are required to ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria of the courses for which they are applying. In case a candidate is found to be non-eligible during any stage of the admission process or course delivery, his/her admission will be cancelled with immediate effect. The penalty clauses as given in the section Cancellation & Refund will be applied to such candidates.

Region-wise distribution of cities in C-DAC’s Common Campus Placements (CCPP)

CCPP Region Cities of the Training Centres attached in CCPP
Bengaluru Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, Thiruvananthapuram
Hyderabad Hyderabad
Mumbai Mumbai, Navi Mumbai
Noida Mohali, Noida
Pune Bhubaneswar, Indore, Jaipur, Karad, Mumbai (TICA), Nagpur, Nashik, New Delhi, Patna, Pune

C-DAC’s Common Admission Test (C-CAT)

Admissions to all PG Diploma courses of C-DAC are done through C-DAC’s computerised Common Admission Test (C-CAT). Candidates have to apply for C-CAT online at www.cdac.in or acts.cdac.in. Every year, C-CAT is usually conducted in June (for August admissions) and December (for February admissions). Candidates who clear the December 2017 C-CAT will only be considered for admission to C-DAC’s PG Diploma courses of February 2018 batch on the basis of their C-CAT ranks and centre/course preferences.

C-CAT Schedule
C-CAT for admission to the February 2018 batch of PG Diploma courses will be held on 10 December 2017 and 17 December 2017. Candidates may choose one of these dates as per their convenience/availability while filling the online application. The tentative schedule for different test papers of C-CAT is given in Table 8.

Tentative schedule of December 2017 C-CAT (Slot timings may vary slightly. The final timings will be printed on the admit cards.)

C-CAT Dates Test Paper Morning Slot Timings Afternoon Slot Timings
10 December 2017 ; 17 December 2017 Section A 9:30 am – 10:30 am 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Section B 10:45 am – 11:45 am 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Section C 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Cities where C-CAT will be conducted in December 2017

Agartala (10 Dec 2017 only) Ahmedabad (17 Dec 2017 only) Allahabad (17 Dec 2017 only) Bengaluru Bhubaneswar
Chennai Dhanbad (10 Dec 2017 only) Hyderabad Indore Jaipur (17 Dec 2017 only)
Karad Kochi Kolkata Lucknow (10 Dec 2017 only) Mohali
Mumbai Nagpur Nashik Navi Mumbai New Delhi
Noida Patna Pune Raipur (17 Dec 2017 only) Ranchi (17 Dec 2017 only)
Silchar Solapur (17 Dec 2017 only) Thiruvananthapuram Vijayawada (17 Dec 2017 only)

C-CAT Examination Fee
For candidates who opt (in the online application) to use their own laptops for C-CAT, the examination fee for Category I (Section A) is Rs. 1000/-, for Category II (Sections A & B) is Rs. 1200/-, and for Category III (Sections A, B & C) is Rs. 1400/-. A computer usage charge of Rs 200 will be added to the fee if the candidate opts in the online application to use the computer of the C-CAT centre. Candidates may note that the C-CAT examination fee once paid is not refundable. C-CAT examination fee structure is illustrated in Table 10.

Category-wise C-CAT examination fee

Course Category C-CAT Paper(s) Examination fee for own laptop users Examination fee for centre’s computer users
I A Rs. 1000/- Rs. 1200/-
II A+B Rs. 1200/- Rs. 1400/-
III A+B+C Rs. 1400/- Rs. 1600/-

After filling the online C-CAT application form, the examination fee may be paid online through the ‘Make Payment step on the main menu of the online application. No cash or cheque or demand draft (DD) will be accepted towards payment of C-CAT examination fee.

Important Dates
Important dates related to admission to C-DAC’s PG Diploma courses of February 2018 batch through the C-CAT of December 2017.

No Event Dates
a Beginning of Online Registration and Application for C-CAT 29 October 2017
b Closing of Online Registration & Application, and Payment of Examination Fee for C-CAT 30 November 2017
c Downloading of C-CAT Admit Cards 7-14 December 2017
d C-DAC’s Common Admission Test (C-CAT) 10 December 17 December 2017 2017
e Announcement of C-CAT Ranks 28 December 2017
f Online Selection of Courses and Centres (1st Counselling) 28 December 2017 – 4 January 2018
g Declaration of First Round of Seat Allocation 8 January 2018
h Last Date of Payment of first installment course fee for candidates allocated seats through the first round 15 January 2018 (till 5 pm)
i Declaration of Second Round of Seat Allocation 19 January 2018
j Last Date of Payment of first installment course fee for candidates allocated seats through the second round 24 January 2018 (till 5 pm)
k Payment of caution deposit and Online Selection of Courses and Centres (2nd Counselling) 1-7 February 2018
l Declaration of Third Round of Seat Allocation (based on 2nd Counselling) 9 February 2018
m Last Date of Payment of Balance Course Fee 16 February 2018
n Registration of Students at Training Centres 19 February 2018
o Commencement of PG Diploma Courses 20 February 2018

Address and Contact Details of C-DAC Training Centres where PG Diploma Courses are offered.

Name of Centre & City Address Contact Person Email & Tel No.
AIT (YCP) Mumbai 5th Floor, Y.B. Chavan Centre, General Jagannathrao Bhosale Marg, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021 Brig. (Retd) S.N. Guptan ycpait@vsnl .com 022-22817976
Astric Centre of Excellence, Patna Pratiksha Bhavan, Khajpura, Bailey Road, Patna, Bihar 800014 Mr. Prabhat Kumar Sinha atcpatna@astric.in


Bytes Softech New Delhi T-8, Okhla Industrial Area, Phase-II, New Delhi 110020 Mr. Raju Tiwary enquiry@bytessoftech.com


Career Foresight Patna 1st Floor, Anam Plaza, Shalimpur Ahara South Gandhi Maidan, Near Reserve Bank of India, Patna, Bihar 800001 Mr. Vishal Kumar vishalk@careerforesightatc.in


C-DAC Bengaluru (Knowledge Park) Knowledge Park, No.1, Old Madras Road, Near Byappanahalli Metro Station, Bengaluru 560038 Ms. Binu George ; Ms. M Savithri actsb@cdac.in


C-DAC Bengaluru (Electronics City) No. 68, 4th Cross, Electronic City Phase 1, Hosur Road, Opp. BSNL Telephone Exchange, Bengaluru 560100 Ms. Reshma Shet course_blrec@cdac.in




TIDEL Park, 8th Floor, D Block (North), No.4, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Taramani, Chennai 600113 Mr. Varun T chnacts@cdac.in




No.1, Shiv Bagh, Satyam Theatre Road, Ameerpet, Hyderabad 500016 Ms. Simi P simip@cdac.in




Plot E 2/1, Blok – GP, Sector – V, Saltlake Electronics Complex, Bidhannagar, Kolkata 700091 Mr. Asok Bandyopadhyay info-kolkata@cdac.in 033 23573950


A-34 Industrial Area, Phase VIII S.A.S. Nagar, Mohali, Punjab 160059 Ms. Amritpal Kaur enquiry-mohali@cdac.in




Mumbai (Juhu)

Gulmohar Cross Road No. 9, Juhu, Mumbai 400049 Ms. Sudha Iyer ; Ms. Varsha Karkare entrance -mumbai@cdac.in 022-26201606/574/488



Sector 7 – CBD Belapur, Next to Bharati Vidyapeeth, Near Kharghar Rly Stn, Navi Mumbai 400614 Ms. Rekha S ;

Ms. Mohini More





B-30, Sector 62, Institutional Area, Noida 201307 Ms. Sudeshna Bhatnagar ; Ms. Anjali Khandelwal recpacad-noida@cdac.in




ACTS, C-DAC Innovation Park, 5 th floor, Sr. No. 34/B/1, Panchvati, Pashan, Pune, Maharashtra 411008 Ms. Deepa Pusalkar ; Mr. Prakash Devkule – Fees/Refund actssupport@cdac.in


Software Training & Development Centre (STDC), Technopark Campus, Kariyavattom P O
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695581


Name of Centre & City Address Contact Person Email & Tel No.


Dr. D.Y. Patil Educational Complex, Sector 29, Near Akurdi Railway Station, Pradhikaran, Nigdi, Pune 411044 Wg. Cdr. (Retd) P.V.C. Patil iacsd@vsnl.com




Commerce Centre, 3rd Floor, Plot No. 16, Rambaug Colony, Opp. Krishna Hospital, Paud Road, Kothrud, Pune 411038 Ms. Vaidehi.Datar coordinator@infowayltd.com


Institute of Emerging Technology, Pune Office No. 401, A Wing, 4th Floor, Manikchand Galleria, Swastik Society, CTS No. 996, Model Colony, Shivajinagar, Pune 411016 Mr. Sangram Patil info@netcomedu.in




1278, 2nd Floor, Suyog Plaza, Above McDonalds, Near Sai Petrol Pump, J.M. Road, Deccan, Pune 411004 Mr. Nachiketas Bhatkar contact@know-it.co.in




4th Floor, IDCO Towers, 1 Janpath, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751022 Mr. Alok Mishra lakshya@lakshyatraining.org


MET – IIT Mumbai Bandra Reclamation, Gen. Arun Kumar Vaidya Chowk, Bandra (West), Mumbai 400050 Mr. Nilesh Shirke metiit@met.edu




MET – IIT, Bhujbal Knowledge CityAdgaon Nashik, Maharashtra 422003 Mr. Rajesh Kumar info iit@bkc.met.edu 0253-2303203


IT-23, Sitapura Industrial Area EPIP, Opposite RIICO Office, Near Globe Circle, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302022 Dr. Manoj Kumar Sharma info@netcomedu.in


Orlando Academy Indore 20-21 Press Complex, First Floor, Behind Danik Bhaskar, A.B. Road, Indore, M.P. 452001 Mr. Kunal Kansal info@orlando.co.in


Soft Polynomials Nagpur 3rd Floor, Sanganak Bhavan, 4-A, North Bazar Road, Dharam Peth Extn. Gokul Peth, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440010 Mr. S.M. Deshpande infocdac@softpolynomials.com




Anuda Chambers, 203 Shaniwar Peth, Near Gujar Hospital, Karad Maharashtra 415110 Mr. Prashant Lad siitkarad@sunbeaminfo.com




Sunbeam, Plot No. R/2, Behind Hotel Fulora, Market Yard Road, Gultekadi, Pune 411037 Mr. Nitin Kudale siit@sunbeaminfo.com




Thakur College of Engineering and Technology, A Block, Shyamnarayan Thakur Marg, Thakur Village, Kandivali (East), Mumbai – 400101 Prof. D.A. Pardasani tica@thakureducation.org 022-6730 8277


5th Floor, Vidyanidhi School, Vidyanidhi Road, JVPD Scheme, Juhu, Mumbai 400049 Ms. Savita Thakur training .vita@gmail.com 022-26255629

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