Recently Prakash Javadekar said that the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting is associating with IIT Bombay to form a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in gaming and other related areas.

This announcement was made while addressing a virtual exhibition and prize announcement of “Khel Khel Mein” which us a Pan Maharashtra toy or game project design competition. Prakash Javadekar highlighted that the government of India is at an advanced stage of preparation. This CoE in gaming will come into effect when the new session will begin in 2021.

Need of Centre of Excellence

Prakash Javadekar highlighted that there are games like PUBG, Free Fire and other games on which is played on mobile and other gadgets. There games are “violent, explicit and addictive in nature”. These games also creates a complex in mind of children. Javadekar also said that, criticising such games is not the solution. There is a need to create our own games and apps in order to comply with the “Make in India initiative”. The CoE will help in achieving this motive.

Make in India initiative

The GoI’s Make in India initiative in order to encourage the companies to manufacture in India. It also turns the dedicated investments into manufacturing. It was launched with the approach of creating a conducive environment for investments and to develop a modern and efficient infrastructure. This initiative also seeks to open up new sectors for foreign capital. It targets the 25 economic sectors to create jobs and to enhance the skills. This initiative was launched with the aim of transforming India into a global hub in the field of design and manufacturing.

IIT-Bombay to form Centre of Excellence in Gaming IIT-Bombay to form Centre of Excellence in Gaming