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C-DAC-ACTS Pune offers free IT courses for underprivileged minority students

To increase the opportunities available to poor minority students the Ministry of Minority Affairs of the Government of India has started a new initiative to offer job oriented training programmes through various institutes throughout India. Pune’s C-DAC, one of the premiere Government institutes for R&D in the information technology sector, will provide this training via their C-DAC ACTS (Advanced Computing Training School) center in Aundh, Pune.



ACTS is C-DAC’s existing insitute that provides IT training to graduate students. Here is an overview of ACTS from their website:

C-DAC Advanced Computing Training School (ACTS) was set up in 1993 to impart quality training in high-end technologies to existing and prospective users of advanced computing. Over the last sixteen years, the activities of ACTS have extended nationally through a network of more than 46 training centres spread across the country. C-DAC is committed to nation building through its Advanced Computing Training School (ACTS) and is the first Government Lab that has expanded its horizons globally, extending its high quality training services to countries like Mauritius, Ghana, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Myanmar,Tanzania, Dubai and Japan.

Now ACTS will start offering free training under this new scheme. The objectives of the scheme are to assist students belonging to the minority communities by way of special coaching for Coaching/training for jobs in the private sector such as in airlines, shipping, fisheries, information technology (IT), business process outsourcing (BPO) and other IT enabled services job oriented courses as per the emerging trend of employment in the private sector.

More details of eligibility criteria are given here.

Currently, two courses (both are 5 month courses) are offered:

  1. Diploma in Embedded Programming. Minimum qualification BE/ MSC. This is a 5-month course.
  2. Diploma in Java Programming. Minimum qaulification 10+3(BSc)

For more details, and other courses offered, see the C-DAC ACTS ‘Coaching for Minority Community’ site

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6 thoughts on “C-DAC-ACTS Pune offers free IT courses for underprivileged minority students”

  1. shaikh k a a says:

    the courses of minority wii be started once again.
    thanking you

  2. pravin says:

    respected sir,

    my name is pravin and i m belonging to SC(Scheduled Caste),Can their are any schemes for peopele like me.
    please Reply!

  3. moiz says:

    when the next batch will start

    1. navin says:

      Sorry, you’ll need to contact C-DAC for that information.

  4. salman moazzam says:

    I am waiting for the next course since last sixth month, so pls tell me when the next batch is started.

    1. navin says:

      Everybody asking us questions here: Please understand that we are not really connected with C-DAC in any way, and don’t really have any inside information. Please check the C-DAC site for updates, and if any information is not available on their website, please send emails to the contact addresses listed on their website.

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