International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 8, Part D (2015)
The role of Centre for Advanced Communication (CACM) in spreading e-Learning in India
Sandip Pal, Punit Saurabh, Sumit Das, Sanjoy Kumar Pal
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has virtually revolutionized the effective teaching and learning process. It has also given rise to the development of smart/e-classroom, which is supposed to bring a big change in the field of education. India still lacks infrastructure in its conventional education system to serve its ever growing population. Distance and e-learning programs have potential and seemingly obvious solutions to this problem. Many initiatives are now being taken for the spread of education to the rural and remotes places of India using ICT. Recently, a new ambitious initiative ‘Digital India’ is launched by the Indian government. Centre for Advanced Communication (CACM) an anchor company situated at Science and Technology Entrepreneur’s Park (STEP), IIT-Kharagpur, is presently the leading company in Eastern India working in the domain of multimedia content delivery and language application. CACM started way back in 1996 with a group of young & energetic professionals. Since its initiation the company had to overcome many hurdles and now progressing steadily under the leadership of the first author. It has its presence in 14 major states of India and has implemented over 200 major projects in the last 12 years. More than 225 language labs/e-classrooms have been developed in various regions of India catering to over 10,000 students or more. CACM has conducted more than 100 training program and has also designed and developed the largest lab in Eastern India. The company has its own application and assessment centre at the Department of Humanities at IIT-Kharagpur.
How to cite this article:
Sandip Pal, Punit Saurabh, Sumit Das, Sanjoy Kumar Pal. The role of Centre for Advanced Communication (CACM) in spreading e-Learning in India. International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(8): 190-193.