History of Computing in India: 1955–2010


The history of computing in India is inextricably intertwined with two interacting forces: the political climate and government policies, mainly driven by the technocrats and bureaucrats who acted within the boundaries drawn by the political party in power. Four break points occurred in 1970,1978,1991, and 1998 that changed the direction of the development of computers and their applications and affected the growth of IT in India.