To convert the existing information into knowledge base, the Birsa Agricultural University has created ‘ARIS Cell-cum-Computer Centre’ in each faculty of the University connected with its main Computer Centre. ARIS Cell, being the hub for IT based facility for University, has been furnished and equipped with modern ICT equipments like High End Servers, Networking Devices and 24 hours uninterrupted power backup systems. The smooth functioning of the ARIS Cell of the faculty made a remarkable impact in the work culture and mind-set of students and scientists/teachers in tune with the technological developments brought in by IT revolution.Presently the ARIS Cell is connected with LAN/Wi-Fi as well as Broadband and having 15 modern computer systems. Computer peripherals such as Printers, Scanners, web cam and application software’s are available for the users. The cell is also acted as Nodal office for a NAIP (ICAR) project “Strengthening Statistical Computing for NARS”. Virtual classroom will also be used for conducting, the trainings for staff like Online teaching, online meetings and development of e-learning modules, etc. Staff at ARIS cell (Agriculture)

  • C. S.Mahto, Officer- in-Charge
  • Norma M.Tirkey, Computer Assistant
  • ShriSikander, Lab Attendant

The main objectives of ARIS cell are:

  • To impart quality education to the UG and PG students of all the colleges of the University and to develop human resource specialized in various aspects of Computer Science.
  • To provide networking and internet facilities at the faculty level.
  • To put information close to manager and scientists who will use it.
  • To improve the capacity of research organization to organize, store and retrieve information relevant to their mandates.

IT Based Facilities:

  • Internet and E-Mail connectivity to all Students, Scientists / Officers and other faculty members of the Faculty through LAN and Wi-Fi.
  • Existing campus LAN(Intranet) connected to National Knowledge Network (NKN) through 1 Gbps link.
  • Internet facility is made available at every LAN node through proxy server with 100 Mbps speed and also through Broadband connection back-up.
  • In order to cater scientific community for their statistical analysis work is being executed, the cell has procured a number of readymade licensed statistical software such as Statistical Analysis Software (SAS) and Indostat for LAN computers.
  • LAN is authenticated for viewing and requesting the resources (abstracts, full text book, online Journals) on J-Gate at (Consortium on e-Resources in agriculture).
  • Access to IP authenticated portals of IASRI, New Delhi for online analysis of Agricultural research data and Data-mining.
  • Centralized Network printing facilities.

Technical Services:

Staffs of ARIS cell are engaged in providing following technical services:

  • Conducing computer-training programme for faculty staffs and students.
  • Maintenance of all LAN/Wi-Fi &computer related equipment of the faculty.
  • Campus LAN (Intranet) maintenance and its connectivity supervision.
  • Maintenance of official E-mail database of the employee.
  • Guidance to explore/download course materials from e-Resources in Agriculture and e-Learning Portal on Agricultural Education of ICAR.
  • Teaching of Computer related courses of UG, PG and Ph. D. degree programmes.
  • Assisting the staff and students of the Faculty in doing Statistical Analysis through Advanced statistical software.
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