Computer Centre

About

The Computer Centre was established in the year 1992 under a sanction by the UGC. As a central facility, it caters to the teaching/ learning, research needs of various Schools, Departments, Centres, UGC-HRDC, Directorates, Community College and also the needs of administrative sections of the University.

As an academic centre it is primarily catering to the teaching/learning and research needs of the various departments of the University in the areas of ICT and especially that of Computer Science department. The Centre is engaged in

  • Teaching/learning  programmes of the department of Computer Science 
  • Establishment and management of the IT infrastructure of the University
  • Offering IT Enabled Services (ITES) to the University Community
  • In-house software requirements and Training in the areas of ICT

The Centre works on all days of the year including holidays.

Staff Details

Systems Manager & Head

Marie Stanislas Ashok

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Ph: 2654251
eMail: ashok.cce@pondiuni.edu.in

Systems Analyst

K. Palanivel

Ph: 2654650
eMail: kpalanivel.cce@pondiuni.edu.in

Programmer

W.J. Kalesha

Ph: 2654850
eMail: kalesha.cce@pondiuni.edu.in

Senior Technical Assistant

S. Kanagalingam

Ph: 2654488
eMail: kanagalingam.cce@pondiuni.edu.in

Senior Technical Assistant

B. Rasan

Ph: 2654249
eMail: rasan.cce@pondiuni.edu.in

Senior Technical Assistant

P. Chinnachamy

Ph: 2654666
eMail: chinnachamy.cce@pondiuni.edu.in

Technical Assistant

S. Balan

Ph: 2654816
eMail: balan.cce@pondiuni.edu.in

Technical Assistant

A.Ganabathi

Ph: 2654816
eMail: ganabathi.cce@pondiuni.edu.in

Lab Assistant

B.Chithra

Ph: 2654816
eMail: chithrab.cce@pondiuni.edu.in

Theory
The Computer Centre staff regularly offer courses to the students of Department of Computer Science ever since its inception in the year 1992. It also offers project guidance for M.Tech. (Computer Science & Engg.), M.Tech. (Network & Internet Engineering), M.C.A. and M.Sc. (Computer Science) students.

Besides it has handled courses for programmes offered by Library & Information Sciences, Centre for Electronic Media, Statistics, Banking Technology and International Business. Staff of the centre also serve as members of :

  • Programme Committee in Computer Science Department
  • Board of Studies in Computer Science & Engineering
  • Board of Examiners in Computer Science & Engineering

Lab

The Centre offers support for the establishment/conduct of computer labs for other Non-Computer Science departments such as Physics, Chemistry, Biological Sciences and Management.

RESEARCH

The Centre staff are actively involved in research in collaboration with the Dept. of Computer Science and published several research papers in various International Journals/Conferences.

APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING

The Centre offers one year Apprenticeship Training (PASAA) to candidates who passed out of ITI – COPA Trade as per the mandatory requirements of the Ministry of Labor, Govt. of India since 2006. The Centre has trained so far 9 batches of apprentices successfully and also assisted them in placement. All India Trade Test for this training is also conducted by the Computer Centre.

Campus Network

  • The campus-wide computer network – Intranet was first established in the year 1998 connecting the then existing 4 buildings on the campus through Optic Fibre Cable (OFC). By the year 2005, the intranet connected 9 buildings
  • In the year 2008, a major thrust was given to networking under the Integrated Communications Network (ICN) project and connected 47 buildings on the campus situated on either side of the East Coast Road
  • This network integrates data, voice and video (IP enabled) services. The network is gigabit switched one with Optic Fibre Cable (OFC) running to a distance of about 31kms
  • Each building is provided with Structured Data Cabling (SDC) for wired access 
  • VoIP phones are provided, using SIP server, Communication Gateway and Communication Manager and SIP Phones in all the recently constructed buildings
  • In the year 2010-2011 the schools/departments/centres and the Academic Staff College (ASC) in the newly established Silver Jubilee Campus (110 acres) got connected through ICN Phase 2 project
  • Campus wide Wi-Fi enabled services provide extended access to resources on the network on anywhere, anytime basis

Internet

Internet access is being provided through intranet since the year 2001 and the bandwidth has steadily been enhanced, over the years, to meet the growing needs of the University from 1 Mbps to 240 Mbps. This is provided all through the year on 24 x 7 basis.

Bandwidth Upgradation

S/NYearBandwidthISP
12014-2015240 Mbps (1:1)M/s BSNL
22013-2014220 Mbps (1:1)M/s BSNL
32012-2013220 Mbps (1:1)M/s BSNL
42011-2012200 Mbps (1:1)M/s BSNL
52010 – 201164 Mbps (1:1)M/s BSNL
62009 – 201032 Mbps (1:1)M/s BSNL
72008 – 20098 Mbps (1:2)M/s STPI
82007 – 20088 Mbps (1:2)M/s STPI
92006 – 20078 Mbps (1:2)M/s STPI

NKN

NKN

Pondicherry University is connected to the National Knowledge Network (NKN) since January 12, 2011. All online journals hitherto rendered by UGC- Infonet consortia are now made available on NKN. This network helps to foster closer collaboration with all the members of the knowledge network – universities, colleges and premier research institutions across the country through intranet, thereby saving enormous costs.

Computer Centre is the nodal centre for NKN.

EDUSAT

EDUSAT

  • The Computer Centre assisted in the establishment of EDUSAT for the UGC Academic Staff College now known as HRDC.
  • The services under EDUSAT are made available to the university community, especially to the participants of various programmes conducted by the Academic Staff College
  • Orientation on usage of EDUSAT services provided to participants who attended various orientation / refresher programmes

Computer Labs Established

COMPUTER LABS ESTABLISHED

The Centre assisted in the design and establishment of computer labs for the various departments as per the decision of the University Administration.

YearName of Dept./Centre
2013-2014
  • Electrical Wing – Admin Building
  • Office of the Dean, CDC, Admin Building
2012-2013
  • Computational Lab – Dr.R.Padmanaban, Chemistry
  • GIS Facility – Computer Lab – Ecology
  • IPLS Building – DBT – IPLS Project
  • Computer Lab, Dept. of Mathematics
  • Project Cell, Admin Building
2010-2011
  • UGC ASC
  • UMISARC
  • School of Tamil
  • PG Centre Karaikal (Additional)
  • Dept. of Banking Technology
  • Dept. of International Business
  • Dept of Tourism Studies
  • Dept. of Commerce
  • Dept. Mass Communications
  • Dept. of Physical Education & Sports
  • Dept. of Ecology
  • Dept. of Management Studies (Additional)
  • Dept. of Statistics (Additional)
  • Dept. of Mathematics (Additional)
  • Dept. of Chemistry (Additional)
2009-2010
  • School of Education
  • Dept. of Food Science & Technology
  • Dept. of Computer Science (Additional)
2008-2009
  • Dept. of Biotechnology
  • Dept. of Library & Information Sciences
  • Dept. of Chemistry
  • Dept. of Statistics
  • Dept. of Management Studies
  • Integrated M.Sc. Lab
  • Central Library
  • Dept. of Mathematics
2007-2008
  • PG Centre, Karaikal
2006-2007
  • School of Social Sciences

SCIENTIFIC/ TECHNICAL

IN-HOUSE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

Software developed In-house

  • Grade Sheet Processing for Academic Section
  • Faculty Recruitment System – Recruitment Cell
  • On-line Application for Admissions to all PG and Research programmes using FOSS tools launched in 2006
  • On line Results Publication – Arts & Science, Engineering, Medical, Entrance Results, etc using FOSS tools
  • Web portal of Pondicherry University, DDE and Academic Staff College using FOSS tools in June 2007, later revamped in the year 2009 and 2011
  • Complaint Tracking System (Best Student Project Award from TCS) using FOSS tools developed and launched in June 2010
  • Mail Server built using Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) tools and launched in the year 2007
  • Web site for Puduvai Vaani Community Radio Station (CRS) launched in December 2009
  • Electrical Engineering Management System for Electrical Services launched in December 2013

Developed by outsourcing (development only)

  • New Web portal of the University as per Web 2.0 developed and launched in August 2011
  • Online Registration for Examinations (B.Tech.) in the year 2009-2010 using open source tools
  • Hostel Management System launched in June 2011
  • Results Processing System for Academic Section May 2011
  • Public Grievances Redressal launched in the year 2012
  • Purchase Automation (under testing & implementation)
  • Hindi version of the University web portal launched in 2012
  • Development of new web portal with Online payment for students of DDE in June 2013
  • New Web portal for Affiliation Wing
  • On-line Application for Admissions to all P.G and Ph.D programmes launched in 2014
  • Surveillance security system launched in 2014

DNS REGISTRATION, WEB HOSTING & SERVER LOCATING SERVICES

DNS Registration services for various units of the University are rendered by the Computer Centre such as :

Computer Centre also does Web content hosting for the various units of the University: UGC ASC, Dean Students Welfare, Alumni, FM Community Radio Station, Directorate of Distance Education, Community College

SERVICE CO-ORDINATION

Service co-ordination is offered by the Centre for the maintenance of

  • Computer Systems & Peripherals
  • Campus Networking
  • Internet
  • SIP Phones
  • Wireless

TRAINING

  • Conduct of regular User Awareness programmes for the faculty, research scholars and students and non-teaching staff of the University on ICT, Wi Fi usage, SIP phones, etc.
  • Conducted 3-weeks training programmes for the non-teaching staff of the University on ICT, electronic document preparation using MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint
  • Attended 10 days training progamme on Multimedia at Electronic Media & Multimedia Research Centre from 27th May.2013 to 6th June 2013
  • Conducted 1 day training programme on “VM Ware” on 14th June 2013
  • Conducted 1 day training programme on Electrical Engineering Management System for Electrical Services on 3rd July 2013
  • Conducted 1 day training progamme on Task Management & Statistical Reporting using Analou Software on 25th July 2013
  • Conducted 1-week training programme on LINUX and Mail Server from 12th September 2013 to 18th September 2013
  • Conducted 1 day Orientation programme for Technical Personnel on Moodle on 5th December 2013
  • Conducted 1 day Workshop for faculty of affiliated colleges on “E-learning using A-View” on 11th December 2013

OTHERS

  1. Assist various departments of the University in computerizing their activities.
  2. Consultancy/Contractual work relating to use of computer facilities or developing software, e-governance, networking, selection of IT staff, etc.
  3. Provided on site ICT support for various events conducted by the University and other government agencies:
  • International Mathematics Conference CIMPA during 2010
  • South Zone Vice-Chancellors Conference.
  • Pondicherry Union Territory Police Officers Meet (connecting senior officers in Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam) during April 20-21, 2009

 

 
  • Web Services
  • Internet Services
  • e-mail services
  • Video Conferencing / Live Webcasts
  • VoIP Intercom
  • Electronic Surveillance
  • Biometric Attendance System
  • EMS
  • Complaints Management
  • Admissions
    • Online Application and Computer Based Testing Methods Entrance Exam
    • Online Admissions to PG Programs
  • Social Media
    • Twitter
  • The following Workshops/Training are conducted by the Computer Centre regularly. Some of them are:

    Sl.NoName of the EventDuration
    1Workshop on Mobile Applications Development using Android – A Practical Approach1 day
    2Orientation Programme on E-Learning using Moodle1 day
    3Workshop on E-Learning using A-VIEW1 day
    4National Workshop on Network Tools & Open Source (WONTOS 2012)1 week
    5Training Programme on Computer Operations to Group ‘D’ Employees1 month
    6Training Programme – Electrical Engineering Management System1 day
    Short Term Training on Computers for Neighboring Villages’ Women1 month

    Events conducted through Online / NKN

    S.NoName of the Event
    1Video Conference with the Directors / Vice-Chancellors of all Centrally Funded Institutions of Dept. of Higher Education
    2President’s Address to the Students & Faculty members of Central Universities/ Institutions through Video conferencing using National Knowledge Network (NKN)
    3First meeting of the Advisory Committee of Pondicherry University Renewable Energy & Sustainability Cell (PURE&SC)
    by G. Poyyamoli, Associate Professor, Dept. of Ecology & Environmental Sciences
    4Vice-Chancellor’s Interaction Programme with MHRD
    5Electoral Reforms in India by Shri. Navin B. Chawla, Former Chief Election Commissioner of India
    6Online Inauguration of Special Training Programme at Karaikal Campus of Pondicherry University
    7President’s Address through Video Conferencing to Faculty Members & Scholars.Students of All Central Universities through NKN
    8Interaction with Mr. Mani Shankar Aiyar – South Asia Foundation (SAF) Chairperson
    9Join the Conversation with Mr. Sam Pitroda, Adviser to the Prime Minister & Chairman, National Innovation Council and Ms. Nandita Das, eminent Film Director and Actor through NKN
    10Finance Committee Meeting with Mr. A.K Singh, MHRD
    1123rd Convocation Speech by His Excellency Honorable Shri. Pranab Mukherjee, President of India

 

Services rendered by the Computer Centre are listed below : 

  1. Proxy Services – Only eligible Users can avail authentication to access Proxy 13.
  2. e-mail Services – Provided to the Faculty, Officers and Research Scholars

Interested and eligbile users are to FIRST Register and then make a request to avail the above facilities/services

 Instructions to Register

  1.  Click New User
  2. Enter University ID Number (issued by Library)
  3. Enter valid e-mail ID (furnished for Library ID card issue) 

 ( Forgot e-mail ID? Click Here)
 
 4. Then password will be sent to the e-mail ID furnished

  1.  Now login with the Password 
  2. Choose the Service ( Proxy or e-mail )

Working Hours

Working Days  –  9:00 AM to 5.30 PM

Holidays  –  10.00 AM to 5.00 PM

Contact

Intercom : +91-413-2654-247/248 

eMail: head.cce@pondiuni.edu.in

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