Recently, The Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT), organised ‘National Workshop on Cryptology (NWC)’.



  • The workshop was conducted as part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ with the theme ‘Advancements in Cryptology for enhancing security & privacy in communication networks’.
  • NWC 2022 aimed to bring all the relevant stakeholders on a common platform to deliberate upon various contemporary themes in the field of Cryptology spanning Cyber Security, Quantum Computing, Post-Quantum Cryptography.
  • Cryptography, or cryptology is the practice and study of techniques for secure communication in the presence of adversarial behaviour.


Difference between Cryptography and Cryptology

  • Cryptography —
    • It is the study of conversion of plain text (readable format) to ciphertext (non-readable format) i.e. encryption. It is also called the study of encryption.
    • It takes place on the sender side.
    • In Cryptography, sender sends the message to receiver.
    • Cryptology is the parent of Cryptography.
  • Cryptology —
    • It is the study of the conversion of plain text to ciphertext and vice versa. It is also called the study of encryption and decryption.
    • It takes place on the sender and receiver side.
    • In Cryptology, both sender and receiver send messages to each other.


About the ‘C-DOT’

  • Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) was established in August 1984 as an autonomous Telecom R&D centre of DoT, Govt. of India.
  • It is a registered society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.
  • It is a registered public funded research institution’ with the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science & Technology.
  • Hailed as the progenitor of the Indigenous Telecom Revolution in the nation, C-DOT, with more than 3 decades of its relentless R&D efforts in the indigenous design, development and production of telecom technologies especially suited to the Indian landscape, have been in the technology forefront and has significantly contributed to the Indian Telecom Networks Digitisation.
  • C-DOT as a torch bearer of indigenous telecom R&D continues to develop latest technology products in areas like Optical, Switching, Wireless, Security and Network Management while also working on futuristic technologies like M2M/IOT, 5G, AI, etc.
  • C-DOT reiterates its unequivocal commitment to the betterment of countrys telecom sector by working towards realising the objectives of various flagship programs of the Government of India that include Digital India, Make in India, BharatNet, Skill India, Startup India and Smart Cities.