Centre for Imaging Technology (C-DIT) is a unique institution under Government of Kerala with diverse skill sets and achievements in the areas of Imaging Technology & ICT and their applications. Founded in December 1988 as an offshoot of Kerala State Film Development Corporation, C-DIT started its operations with two projects funded by the Government of India- one in the field of research and development in film and electronics technology and another in the area of science and development communication using video.
Subsequently, C-DIT diversified into Information Technology applications including software development and to providing IT enabled services. C-DIT has been functioning as a Total Solutions Provider in IT and Communication fields mainly in the Government sector for the last 28 years. We have also made our mark in the areas of education and training by offering a stream of courses in communication, new media production and I.T.
Initially located in a corner of the Chitranjali studio complex of Kerala State Film Development Corporation (KSFDC), C-DIT set up its own campus in 1998 in three acres of land leased from KSFDC in Thiruvallam, Thiruvananthapuram. When the activities expanded C-DIT, hired many buildings in and around the city for its operation. The search to get more space within the city was rewarded when the Government of Kerala allocated 15 cents of prime land at Pattom. The formalities to make new building at Pattom have been completed and the construction is ready to begin. The new campus will house the head office divisions as well as Technology and Communication divisions of C-DIT. The new building will use green technologies with scientific energy saving methods. C-DIT has 3 Regional Centres and they are functioning in Kayamkulam, Ernakulam and Kannur with thrust on localization of its activities for state wide projects
During the last 28years of existence, C-DIT has achieved many national and international laurels. The video productions of C-DIT cover different genres of development communication, science popularization, education, environmental awareness etc. Several of them have won the state and national awards as well as top recognition at the international festivals. The innovative TV reality show series produced by C-DIT in collaboration with Doordarshan on the achievements of local self governments and on the success stories in school education have won wide acclaim. C-DIT has planned similar series on health care.
The key role played by C-DIT in Straight Forward – the online public grievance redressel programme of Kerala Chief Minister got wide attention and acceptance. The development and implementation of the software that strongly acted behind the success of the programme was undertaken and flawlessly done by C-DIT. Similar online grievance redress portals are being planned for other ministers and departments also
The high security holograms produced by C-DIT are now being used in key sectors of Kerala including universities for issuance of certificates as well as Motor Vehicles Department for their registration certificates and in other important documents for authenticating and ensuring genuineness and security. The service of FRIENS has now become an unfailing help for payment of bills. The 300 plus C-DIT’s educational partners all over Kerala have already become and integral part of IT education in the State, since their courses got Kerala PSC recognition.
C-DIT has 3 Regional Centres and they are functioning in Kayamkulam, Ernakulam and Kannur with thrust on localization of its activities for state wide projects. The Regional Centres have adopted the policy to focus on the pragmatic localization of ICT enabled services and establishing in-house skills for supporting any initiative by the Government to simplify and expedite the process of governance by infusing information and communication technologies. Local specific activities undertaken by the Regional Centres include: E-governance software development and implementation for local agencies, website designing and development for local agencies, annual maintenance services/facility management/locally relevant IT enabled services, implementing video conferencing facility and touch screen kiosks, interactive CDs, e-publishing, animation films, video documentation of local institutions, Training in ICT sectors with tie ups with major players, Finishing school programmes, R&D tie up with local agencies, IT testing and quality assurance, consultancy in ERP, local awareness campaigns on topics like e-waste, cyber security etc.