Intellectual competitiveness is critical to India achieving global leadership in the information age. To build intellectual competitiveness, investment in education is an imperative. Technology education is critical ecause technology is impacting life, living and living systems like never before. Thus, technology education is like a cradle to global leadership.India can exploit the spiraling need for technology professionals and change her economic and social landscape dramatically. India's present technology professional resource base is grossly inadequate. India will need to create ten times the current resource base to succeed in the knowledge economy.The Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DA-IICT) is inspired by this vision of building intellectual competitiveness for India.