India – Namibia relations are traditionally close, warm and friendly, characterised by active bilateral cooperation. There is broad potential for cooperation between both countries, particularly in Information Communication Technology and their shared desire to translate this potential into concrete measures.
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between India & Namibia for the creation & operation of India Namibia Centre of Excellence in Information Technology (INCEIT) for training in specialised areas of Information Technology. The government of India initiated a proposal for the setting up of CEIT with the intend of having international outreach for imparting ICT education in Namibia. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) signed an Agreement on July 16th 2018 for the setting up of an India Namibia Centre of Excellence in Information Technology (INCEIT) at Namibia University of Science & Technology.
The India Namibia Centre of Excellence in Information Technology (INCEIT) is equipped with state-of-the-art IT infrastructure. It boasts two fully functional training labs with modern facilities including Desktop Computers, Laptops, Printers, Software, Interactive White Board, Video Conferencing, TV, Projection System, Student Feedback response to enhance the learning environment.
The Centre is additionally equipped with a CDAC PARAM Supercomputer with High Performance Computing (HPC) Applications. The facility will boost current research on High Performance computing.
The INCEIT offers Council approved Certificate Programmes accredited at NQF Level 7, with the latest courseware for the training of Teachers, Students, Government officials and Working Professionals.
The INCEIT has an experienced Centre Head and two Trainers from CDAC seconded for two years for course delivery and centre coordination. The Team of INCEIT also consists of a Namibian Deputy Centre Head, secretary and six Namibian Master Trainers trained in CDAC for the delivery of the programmes.
The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) is a scientific society of the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India specifically carrying out R&D in IT, Electronics & associated areas. C-DAC has defined the common methodology towards building the concept of a premier R&D organisation and identified opportunities for establishing linkages across disciplines, to create a broad portfolio of technologies under one umbrella. This portfolio envisages a range of technologies such as High Performance Computing including Scientific Modeling and Visualization, Multilingual Computing, Applied Artificial Intelligence and Speech Processing, Software including Multimedia, Graphics and Database Technologies, Power Electronics and Agri-electronics, Embedded Systems and VLSI Design, Health Informatics, Geomatics, Cyber Security, Digital / Broadband and Wireless Networks, e-Governance and ICT for Digital Divide and Education & Training including e-Learning.
The Namibia University of Science and Technology formerly known as the Polytechnic of Namibia, is an institute of tertiary education in the city of Windhoek, Namibia. Established in 1996, NUST is ranked as the best higher education institution in Namibia, since 2002 (PMR Africa) and was awarded most innovative institution / organisation in Namibia (PMR africa 2014 and 2016). The Namibian University of Science and Technology has won numerous local and international awards.
Vision: NUST is a premier university of science and technology preparing leaders for the knowledge economy.
Mission: NUST is a responsive university creatively meeting the needs of students, society and the economy, through multiple pathways for excellent education, applied research, innovation and service in collaboration with stakeholders.