Five major research and development
(R&D) programmes have been identified as the key technologies where
the Institute would concentrate its resources. They are
The common thread that runs
through these R&D programmes is the information superhighway : Lightwave
Technology is the physical foundation for information superhighway.
Networking Technology deals with the planning, management, routing, and
traffic control of information superhighway. Wireless Communications
is the most important technology for accessing information superhighway.
Video/ Multimedia Technology and Human Language Technology play a pivotal
role in providing new information services and stimulating the demand for