Research and development activities in the electronic materials domain have been pursued in various institutions in the country. However, a clear focus to undertake client relevant R&D activities lies only with C-MET. This uniqueness of C-MET can be judged through its objectives laid down during its establishment. All the developmental programs undertaken and carried out during previous plans and current 12th Plan are in accordance with these objectives. Various process and product technologies were developed in the area of electronic materials through all these years but a major stumbling block was the after effects of
globalization and open market scenario immediately after the formation of C-MET. Understanding this scenario, new knowledge based methodologies have been evolved to increase the partnership of end users like industries and strategic sectors in C-MET’s technical program.