"Pursue your goals even in the face of difficulties,
and convert adversities into opportunities."- Dhirubhai Hirachand Ambani
The Dhirubhai Ambani Foundation (DAF) has established the Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DA-IICT) at Gandhinagar in the western Indian state of Gujarat.
The institute was flagged off in August 2001, when 246 students were admitted through an all-India entrance exam for a four-year undergraduate programme in Information and Communication Technology. Postgraduate programmes were added from academic year 2002-03 onwards. In the coming years, the institute will also offer a wide range of training and research programmes and continuing education programmes for working executives as well as practicing professionals.
A number of new facilities have been created including additional floors for teaching, research laboratories, lecture theatres, a sports complex, a cultural centre and food courts. Hostel accommodation for students is being created on the campus. The Resource Centre (Library) is also under construction.