IT solutions provider Sun Microsystems India and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi are launching an e-governance centre on the IIT campus here to focus on development of non-proprietary software.
The Sun-IIT Delhi Centre of Excellence is an outcome of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the institute and the IT company in September 2006.
The centre has been set up with an objective of carrying out research in related areas of e-governance and educating the stakeholders, including senior government officials, defence officials and other people who are a part of the e-governance system.
“This centre is an apt platform to further the cause of open source and open standards, both of which are extremely relevant for the government and Sun's expertise and propagation of these two areas are well-known,” said M.P. Gupta, a professor at IIT Delhi.