ICTACT – Information and Communication Technology Academy of Tamil Nadu is a society formed by a consortium of Government of India, Government of Tamil Nadu & Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
ICTACT is a non-profit autonomous organization, registered under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act, 1975, located in Chennai, which has embarked on the novel path of improving the quality of students passing out of educational institutions in Tamil Nadu, the focal point being to make them industry ready and immediately employable in the ICT industry comprising the ICT services and the ICT manufacturing sectors.
The main objective of ICTACT is to train around 5000 Higher education teachers of the Engineering, Arts and Science Colleges, ITI and Polytechnics across Tamil Nadu in three years. This program is expected to benefit over 2,50,000 students. Beyond the first three years, it is expected that ICTACT shall be self-sustainable through the income from program fees and contributions from voluntary donors, both industry and individuals.
It is also proposed that other regional headquarters and infrastructure for ICTACT shall be planned in subsequent phases. ICTACT is expected to establish itself as a Virtual University.