17 May 2024

One-Day Program on Digital Signatures and PKI


Date: 17th May 2024

Location: School of Computer Science and Information Technology (SCSIT), Indore

A one-day program focusing on Digital Signatures and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) was organized by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) Bangalore in association with Symbiosis University of Applied Sciences, Indore. The event was hosted by the School of Computer Science and Information Technology (SCSIT) and saw a gathering of eminent personalities from academia, industry, and government.

The event commenced with the arrival of the Chief Guest, Shri Arvind Kumar, Controller of Certifying Authorities (CCDA) from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. Shri Arvind Kumar delivered the keynote address, highlighting the critical role of digital signatures in securing online transactions and the importance of PKI in ensuring data integrity and authentication in the digital age.

Dr. N.M. Biradar, the Vice Chancellor of Symbiosis University of Applied Sciences, Indore, attended as the Special Guest. In his address, Dr. Biradar emphasized the need for academic institutions to integrate advanced technologies like PKI into their curriculum to prepare students for the challenges of the digital era.

The program also featured Shri Balai and Mohhaband Misba, scientists from CDAC, who served as Guests of Honor. They provided in-depth presentations on the technical aspects of digital signatures and PKI, discussing their implementation, benefits, and potential challenges. Their sessions included live demonstrations and case studies that illustrated the practical applications of these technologies in various sectors.

The event included interactive sessions where participants engaged with the speakers, asking questions and discussing the future trends and developments in the field of digital security. The program concluded with a panel discussion on the future of digital identities and the evolving landscape of cybersecurity.

The one-day program was highly informative and provided valuable insights into digital signatures and PKI, fostering a deeper understanding among the attendees about the significance and implementation of these technologies in safeguarding digital transactions.


The event was a resounding success, marked by insightful discussions and expert presentations. It underscored the collaborative efforts between academia and industry in advancing the knowledge and application of digital security technologies. The organizers, CDAC Bangalore and Symbiosis University of Applied Sciences, Indore, along with the hosting school, SCSIT, received commendation for their efforts in bringing such a significant topic to the forefront.