Key Topics

Telecom Centres of Excellence, a PPP Initiative conceptualized in May 2007 and brought into existence by February 2008 with the signing of 7 MoUs between DoT, participating premier Academic Institutes and the sponsors from the Telecom Industry. The idea of Telecom Centres of Excellence germinated with the shared realization, by the Government and the Telecom Industry, that a high growth trajectory of telecommunications was essential for the overall progress of the country. The TCOEs set up in Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode, an excellent example of the Government, the Academia and the Industry working together for the sustained growth and progress of the country. The TCOEs adopted a two tier organization structure consisting of a central Governing Council for strategic decision making and local Core Groups, with full autonomy, for managing TCOEs’ affairs.


  • Application oriented Telecom R&D and Innovation jointly with the Industry
  • Capacity building through “Training the Trainers”& “Entrepreneurship Development”
  • Think Tank activities for Policy Advocacy towards Governance & Regulation of Telecom Sector
  • Influencing Global Standards to cater to Indian needs

Vision Statement of TCOEs

To enable all Indians benefit from telecom technology for improving their quality of life and to strive to make India a leader in telecom over the next decade.

Mission Statement of TCOEs

To create synergy amongst the academia, telecom industry and the government for creation of new services/applications, generation of IPR, development of manufacturing capability, global telecom standardization activities, and promotion of entrepreneurship. To address the technological and managerial challenges facing the Indian operators in reaching all sections of society through affordable solutions, providing world class services, and having a global presence.