What is the Name of the First Computer Made in India?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 9th, 2023

The name of the first computer made in India is the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Automatic Calculator (TIFRAC). It was created at the Mumbai-based Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. The pilot machine was created in 1950, and work on the final machine didn’t start until 1955. Jawaharlal Nehru gave it a name and commissioned it in 1960.

First Computer in India

It included 1,700 germanium diodes, 2,700 vacuum tubes, and 12,500 resistors. A massive steel rack measuring 18 feet x 2.5 feet x 8 feet housed the vacuum tubes. An auxiliary output to the computer analog and digital display of both graphs and alpha-numeric symbols was provided by a cathode ray tube display system.

  • To provide additional output to the computer for the analog and digital display of graphs and alpha-numeric symbols, a cathode ray tube display system was created.
  • The computer’s input/output control panel was a manual console.
  • TIFRAC’s software was created using a series of 0s and 1s as commands.
  • The first digital computer in India was a British-made HEC 2M machine that was installed in the Indian Statistical Institute in Kolkata in 1955.
  • Technically, the first computer in India was a small analog computer created by this institute in 1953.

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