Information technology plays a critical role in India today and has helped to transform India’s image from that of a slow-moving, developing economy into one of a global hub of innovation.
India is one of the major technology capitals of the world, with 2.5 million people directly employed in its information technology sector. The government is integrating technology into political and social life through the Digital India campaign, which aims to make government services available to citizens electronically. Initiatives of this type have changed the Indian communications landscape and worked to improve accessibility. Today, India’s telecommunication network is the second largest in the world, and India has the world’s third largest internet user base.
The initiative engages the intersections of technology and communications through research, teaching, and programming.
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