"National Informatics Center (NIC), Ministry of IT, India has set up the Digital Government Research Center (DGRC) at Patna Software Technology Park. DGRC is the first of its kind anywhere in the country.
DGRC was formally launched IIT Patna by the Hon'ble Minister of IT Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad on 2nd March 2017. On this occasion, IIT Patna entered into an MoU with the National Informatics Center, which will create a framework for joint publication, patenting, internships, advisory and consultancy, under the umbrella of DGRC.
IIT Patna Director Prof. Pushpak Bhattacharyya observed that one of the most attractive outcomes of this collaboration is analytics on huge amount of data at NIC which will be mined to discover useful patterns and rules and trends. One of the projects starting under this collaboration is a Deity funded project on disaster prediction - Dr. Ashok Singh Sairam and Dr. Joydeep Chandra of IIT Patna will be the Project Investigators.
In his address, Hon'ble Minister Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad outlined how India was getting transformed by the Digital India program launched in 2015 by the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India. He urged IIT Patna and NIC to make the DGRC a crowning success.
Hon'ble Minister Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad tweeted “Digital Government Research Center will work closely with IIT Patna, NIT Patna and other Academic institutions.”
MoU Between IIT Patna and National Informatics Center