Online Diploma in Advanced Computing (e-DAC) is a 600 hours (20 weeks duration) with minimum 6 hours online classes (theory and/or practical) daily (excluding announced holidays). The course is targeted towards engineers and IT professionals who wish to venture into the domain of advanced computing. The course aims to groom the students to enable them to work on current technology scenarios as well as prepare them to keep pace with the changing face of technology and the requirements of the growing IT industry.

The course curriculum has been designed keeping in view the emerging trends in advanced computing as well as contemporary and futuristic human resource requirements of the ICT industry. The entire course syllabus, course ware, teaching methodology and the course delivery have been derived from the rich research and development background of C-DAC.

The depth and width of the course is unique in the industry covering a wide spectrum of requirements of the ICT industry. After the completion of the course, students get great career opportunities in the field of software development in good IT companies.

Course Highlights

  • 600 hours (20 weeks duration) including theory + lab + project.
  • Minimum 6 hours per day (theory and/or lab) sessions daily (excluding announced holidays).
  • Continuous lab and internal assessments during the course.
  • Centralised course-end examinations across centres in online or physical mode as may be decided by C-DAC.
  • Syllabus designed with the latest trends in the ICT industry.
  • Expert faculty from C-DAC and ICT industry with widespread domain knowledge.
  • Tutorials, hands-on and projects relevant to the standards of the ICT industry.
  • Special training on aptitude, communication and interview skills.
  • Extensive placement orientation and region-wise common campus placements.


  • Graduate in any discipline of Engineering, OR
  • Post Graduate Degree in Computer Science, IT, Electronics, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, OR
  • Post Graduate Degree in Management with graduation in IT or Computer Science or Computer Applications, OR
  • MCA, MCM

The candidates must have secured a minimum of 50% marks in their qualifying examination

Note: There is no age restriction for admission to C-DAC’s Online Diploma courses. Candidates who have appeared for the final examination of their qualifying degree will also be considered for admission to these courses. By qualifying in C-DAC's admission tests of April 2021, such candidates can apply for provisional admission in May 2021 batch, subject to the condition that the proof of having passed the qualifying degree with at least the required minimum marks shall be submitted to C-DAC by 31 July 2021.

Note: All segments of the Online Diploma courses, viz. C-CAT, admissions, lectures, practicals, assignments, project work, quizzes, examinations, and placements shall be conducted ONLINE. Students are required to have laptops/PCs with good internet connection, webcam and microphone to effectively participate in the course from their homes or personal places. It is not advisable to join the online classes from mobile phones.

Fees and Installment

The course fees is Rs. 50,000/- + Tax (18% GST). This can be paid in installments as mentioned below. The course fees has to be paid in two installment as per the schedule.

  • First installment is Rs. 10,000/- +Tax (18% GST).
  • Second installment is Rs. 40,000/- + Tax (18% GST).

Course Structure

This course covers following modules during the training. It aims to create a strong foundation through initial modules on which further advanced technologies are based. It also focusses on developing Aptitude skills as well as communication skills that are very much essential during campus placement at the course end.

Fundamentals of Programming
Operating System Concepts
Object Oriented Programming with Java
Algorithms & Data Structures
Database Technologies
Web Programming Technologies
Web-based Java Programming
Software Engineering
Aptitude & Communication
Software Project

Important Dates

Event Date
Beginning of Online Registration and Application for C-CAT
Click here to register on C-DAC ACTS Website
15 March 2021
Closing of Online Registration & Application, and Payment of Examination Fee for C-CAT 25 March 2021
Downloading of C-CAT Admit Cards 31 March & 1 April, 2021
C-DAC's Common Admission Test (C-CAT) 03 April 2021
04 April 2021
Announcement of C-CAT Ranks 14 April 2021
Online Selection of Courses and Centres (1st Counselling) 14 to 17 April 2021
Declaration of First Round of Seat Allocation 19 April 2021
Last Date of Payment of first installment course fee (Rs 10,000 + GST) for candidates allocated seats through the first round 23 April 2021 (till 5pm)
Declaration of Second Round of Seat Allocation 25 April 2021
Last Date of Payment of first installment course fee (Rs 10,000 + GST) for candidates allocated seats through the second round 27 April 2021 (till 5pm)
Payment of caution deposit (Rs 10,000 + GST) and Online Selection of Courses and Centres (2nd Counselling) 28 to 30 April 2021
Declaration of Third Round of Seat Allocation (based on 2nd Counselling) 01 May 2021
Last Date of Payment of Balance Course Fee 04 May 2021
Last Date of Online Registration of Students 04 May 2021
Start of Online Diploma Courses across India 05 May 2021
End of Online Diploma Courses across India 21 Sept 2021
Commencement of Common Campus Placements across India28 Sept 2021