Central Government and IIT Bombay set to announce a Centre of Excellence for Gaming

It is scheduled to come into effect at the start of the new season in 2021 itself.

Central Government and IIT Bombay set to announce a Centre of Excellence for Gaming
Image Credits: ANI / IIT

Gaming grew exponentially around the world over the last year and India is moving ahead towards a positive direction as well. The government is consistently evolving its presence in esports and gaming. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed India to lead the digital gaming sector and is in the works to develop career opportunities in online gaming. Only last month, Esports and Gaming policies were discussed at the Lok Sabha.

Now, according to an ANI report, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar has stated that the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting will work with IIT Bombay to create a Centre for Excellence in Gaming and Related Areas.

The minister also confirmed that the Centre is well along in the process of planning this initiative and is scheduled to go into operation at the start of the new session in 2021.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi is passionate about preserving and perpetuating Indian values, heritage, and cultural ethos, and is putting in the immense effort so that the children and youth of our country are made aware of our rich culture and tradition,” said Prakash Javadekar. “We can also introduce those values via modern technology and put it to optimum use.”

The minister further added, “The solution is to create our own games and apps in line with #MakeInIndia for the world so that these are adopted the world over for their basic values that are an integral part of our Indian ethos. This effort by the Modi government will fructify and lead the nation into creating new games that promote our Indian cultural ethos.”