Background and Introduction

National Center of Excellence in Technology for Internal Security (NCETIS) at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay has been setup under  Government of India's flagship Digital India program. It is targeted towards developing indigenous technology and self sufficiency in the broad areas of Electronics System Design Manufacturing (ESDM) in the strategic sector of internal security.

It has been felt that India needs a long term and focused approach to develop technology to meet its internal security challenges- specially to address the requirements of state and central police forces and agencies involved in public safety and disaster management. Internal security has distinct requirements in terms of complexities and challenges as the threats arise on account of various factors such as social structures and inherent inequities; therefore, a different approach would be essential.  NCETIS is expected to address this national requirement.