The Information and Communication facilities at RCB are continuously evolving within the newly established sprawling 200 acres of vast NCR-BSC Campus. An impressive array of information technologies and resources have currently been deployed with a harmonious blend of old and new– notable among these are:
Computing Facilities for RCB staff and students: Desktops/ Laptops, multifunction printers have been provided to the staff with internet connectivity. There are about 150 client machines with windows 7.0, Red Hat Linux and Mac OS X. There is a common Personal Computer in each lab for students to access various commercial off-the-shelf software such as Adobe Creative Suite 6, Systat 13, Sigma Plot, PyMol, Turnitin, Endnote x6, and Corel Draw Graphics Suite x6 for preparing manuscripts, various reports and presentations. Quick heal end point security total edition 6.0 has been implemented as protection from viruses, adware, spyware etc. Biometric Attendance System (BAS) has also been enabled for the staff, to register attendance by simply presenting his/her biometric (finger print).
Website: A very competent & experienced IT service support team has been put in place and the Centre is also in the process of developing & implementing a highly attractive, user-friendly and dynamic web-site. Basic information about the institute, academic research, infrastructure, people, news and announcements is being regularly updated on the website. All the faculty and students have access to customised online software package being used for administrative applications (e.g. Leave management system, grant management system). For the two affiliates of RCB – Biosafety Support Unit and Technology Advancement Unit IT infrastructure support is being provided by RCB team.
E-mail: The e-mail system at RCB, offers a user-friendly web based e-mail allowing users to access mails, both from inside the campus and outside. Additionally the executives and staff has email ids on National Informatics Centre servers, in compliance to the E-mail policy of the Govt of India.
Internet Connectivity: RCB has 100 Mbps shared internet leased line from National Knowledge Network offering high speed Internet connectivity in the campus, through the campus LAN. Also a 30 Mbps RF connectivity has been provisioned from an alternate service provider as a backup. RCB’s network infrastructure comprises about 1000 metres of fibre, with a 10 G backbone, 50 wireless access points, and 15 switches that provide on-campus wired connectivity. The RCB is in the process of implementing a security policy to ensure the highest levels of network health and security.
Wi-Fi Facility: The campus is fully covered by Wi-Fi through 50 wireless access points. Wi-Fi access is provided to internal users by media access control (MAC) address authentication and to visitors by separate guest accounts.
Firewall: The Campus Network is protected using Fortigate 500D - where Unified Threat Management as a primary network gateway defense solution has been implemented with traditional firewall built into an all-inclusive security product able to perform multiple security functions: network firewalling, network intrusion detection/prevention (IDS/IPS), gateway antivirus (AV), gateway anti-spam, content filtering, load balancing, data loss prevention, and on-appliance reporting.
Telephone Connectivity: The Campus has a PRI connectivity from Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited and a distribution of about 85 extensions for ease of communication within the campus and connecting with the outside world.
Audio Visual Facility: Auditorium, conference and seminar halls are equipped with a hi-tech sound and projection system, digital podium and Internet connectivity. These facilities are actively used for regular seminar series, colloquia and distinghished lectures, hands-on workshops and symposiums/conferences. In additon, projection facility has been setup in class rooms and discussion rooms for regular teaching, lab meetings and scientific discussions.
Video Conferencing Facility: RCB has an Internet based Video Conferencing Facility setup in the Seminar Hall comprising of Polycom HDX 7000 system. This facility is used for holding virtual seminars or conferences.
The Centre has been functioning in conformity with the guidelines of the Government of India with regard to guidelines on IPV6 implementation and has also been an active participant in the Government initiatives of the "Digital India Campaign".