City-based Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) has launched a new software that facilitates e-learning via set-top boxes (STBs).
Eighty e-learning courses will be made available using the tool by C-DAC in collaboration with the Pune University's Educational Media Research Centre (EMRC), a spokesman of the premier R&D organisation of the central government said.
The software launch, which marked the 26th foundation day (April 11) of C-DAC, offers distant learning facility to the interested segments of population, who can watch and learn through television wide-ranging topics from governance, healthcare, entertainment to commerce.
C-DAC functions under the Ministry of Communications & Information Technology (MCIT).
"Most e-learning software programmes at present run one-way. This software, however, is interactive and the users can get themselves engaged in it through quizzes and other programmes," the spokesman said.
Another software released by C-DAC relates to network management. It detects any unusual activity of computer users and initiates action against the user who indulges in it. This will be mainly applicable for local and wide area networks.
C-DAC has also developed a tool which can be used by pathology laboratories engaged in human blood sampling. It executes the task with minimal human assistance, using the "automatic bio-chemistry analyser" technology making the test faster and cost-effective, the spokesman added.
"We are exploring new capabilities in high performance computing and coming years will see more citizen-friendly products from C-DAC," Director-General of C-DAC, Rajat Moona said.