IIT Madras develops indigenous mobile operating system ‘BharOS’

BharOS indigenous mobile operating system

India is now going to compete with Android and iOS with the help of indigenous mobile operating system “BharOS”. This mobile OS prepared by IIT Madras has now got the green signal from the Government of India.


Union Minister for Information Technology, Communications, Electronics and Education Dharmendra Pradhan tested the indigenous operating system BharOS developed by the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT).

Union Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnav was also present on this occasion. He said, “There will be problems along the way and there are many people around the world who will create problems and do not want any such system to succeed…”.

BharOS, the new mobile operating system, focuses on privacy and security. This mobile operating system is software that will be the main interface of any smartphone in the same way as Google’s Android or Apple’s iOS.

BharOS services are currently offered only to organizations that have strict privacy and security regulations in place, and whose users have experience in handling sensitive information while conducting confidential communications through restricted apps on mobile phones.


BharOS was created by JandK Operations Pvt Ltd (JandKops), developed by IIT Madras Innovative Technologies Foundation, a company established by IIT Madras under section 8 (not for profit). The Foundation is funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, under the National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NMICPS).