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Computer Centre

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Brief Introduction

Computer Centre at BITS-Pilani Hyderabad Campus facilitates access to Information Technology (IT) resources and communications networks amongst the user community within the campus. Computer Centre provides IT facilities/services to augment academic ambience of the institute. IT staff strives to expand, and maintain the existing Campus wide LAN spreading kilometres of fibre backbone with over 5000 data-ports. The network is built using Cisco three-tier architecture with wired and Wi-Fi access to users. All hostel rooms, staff housing, laboratories, class rooms, offices, and research labs are wired. Wi-Fi is available at places where there is a mobility pattern of users like, library, academic blocks, placement seminar halls, technology business incubator, director offices, lecture theatre complexes, auditorium, work integrated learning programs division, board room, telepresence class rooms, TP meeting room, and student activity centre. The Internet connectivity is available from three different links, 155 Mbps, 110 Mbps and 760 Mbps fibre leased lines. The load on these two links is balanced by a Radware load balancer along with fine-grained application level control to ensure end-user Quality of Experience (QoE). For ERP and Telepresence facilities, separate MPLS links are available. The campus data network is integrated with voice solution from Avaya call manager to facilitate around 300 IP telephones within the campus. A Cyberoam is used as a Universal Threat Management (UTM) device at the periphery with features like web filtering, user authentication, anti-virus, anti-spam etc. IT staff also creates and manages official e-mail IDs for all students, staff and faculties using Google’s centralized e-mail solutions. An e-mail account in the e-mail solution offers 25GB mail storage space, 5GB file storage space, collaboration tools, file sharing, personal web pages, calendaring etc. There is a Virtualization platform available for students to experiment with their assignments/projects. Computer Centre also manages the other server class hardware (clusters, storage area networks etc.) procured by various Principal investigators of different projects in the entire institute. Computer Centre also conducts BITSAT every year with sizable applicants writing their online entrance test at Hyderabad campus. Computer Centre also maintains 2 labs with 7 partitions to provide centralized computing facilities to the students, six laboratories and two research laboratories for Computer Sc. Department. These labs/terminal rooms have around 450 computers (Desktop and Workstations). It also maintains ERP Disaster recovery rack that serves ERP needs of Pilani, Goa, and Hyderabad campuses. 

Computer Centre has following servers- IBM eServer BladeCentre with SAN running on Windows Professional edition, Ubuntu Compute server, and FTP servers. All the PCs are on the LAN and can connect to any of the compute servers. The development tools available are: TC Plus, Jdk 1.8, Visual Studio, Compilers (gcc/g++ & Sun’s JDK), Script Interpreters (Tcl/Tk, Perl 5.0, gawk). Other development tools include (GNU Assemblers, flex, flex++, X-Development tools), Oracle and graphical viewers (gsview, gimp, X-fig, xpdf, xdvi). Netsim network simulator, and Symantec Antivirus are also available. All users can work on Linux environments. With these computing facilities, laboratory work for courses like Computer Programming, Data structures, Operating Systems, Computer networks etc. are being conducted. All these above computers are connected to uninterrupted power supply for safe operations. Computer Centre also maintains Tele-presence facility that is used to connect Pilani, Goa, Dubai and Hyderabad campuses (faculty/students) for organizing tele-meetings, research discussions, and conducting classes through tele-presence mode. 
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  • Services offered

    • Computing facilities with around 450 Computers in Computer Centre terminals.
    • Computing Facilities for faculty members.
    • Virtualization infra for Computer Sc. & Engineering students.
    • Telephone services ( i.e. VoIP) for faculty members and Offices
    • E-mail server for all staff members and students.
    • Internet facility (155 + 110 + 760 Mbps leased lines with LBR) for the campus community.
    • Campus-wide LAN and MPLS for Telepresence and ERP.
    • Telepresence interactive classes for the students from all BITS campuses and meetings amongst faculty and staff across campuses. 

  • Activities

    • Day-to-day maintenance of computer labs.
    • Providing technical services (related to computers) to other departments and individual staff.
    • Maintaining LAN, Servers, CISCO, Extreme Network components and Internet connections.
    • Maintenance of Telephone services for the Institute.
    • VMware computing facility for CS students.
    • Conducting the BITSAT exam for students every year.

  • Computer Centre Nucleus

    Prof. R Gururaj
    Faculty In-charge
    Computer Center(CC)
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    CC Technical Team:
    Mr. Ajay Gaikwad
    IT Manager  
       - IT Infra Projects
       - IT Service 
    IT Infra Projects: 
    Managing new Projects (Designing, Planning and Implementation) from negotiations and cost estimation till         completion of the project.
    Monitor Workflow and make timeline adjustments as needed.
    Develop status reports, cost estimates and resource plans.
    IT Service: 
    Answering end user calls/ mails regarding usability issues and software issues.
    End User Support for IT related issues.
    Monitoring for day to day IT requirements of the organization such as user management, IT trouble shooting,       help desk and advice. 
    Managing VMware Infrastructure environment ESXi/ESX 5.1.0 Server with 300 Virtual Machines.
    Mail Id:
    Mr. Ramesh
    Jr. Network Administrator
    Campus-wide network maintenance 
    Server Room maintenance 
    Firewall Management
    Monitoring Network traffic and issues
    IP Phones (Call Manager)
    Mail Id:
    Mr. V L Narasimha PULI
    Campus Website (Web Master)
    Campus Mail & Server Administrator
    Systems, System software
    Mail Id: 
    Mr. Ramachandra Sarma
    CAD Lab 
    Mail Id:
    Mr. Vamsi Krishna
    Computer Centre Lab
    Mail Id: 
    Mr. Sandeep Guttula
    Campus wide network maintenance (Extreme Network)
    IP-Phone Issues 
    Mail Id:
    Mr. Mohammad Khaja Sultan
    Computer Centre Lab
    Mail Id:  
    Mr. Sai Pavan Vikas
    Systems Hardware & Software
    Mail Id:   
    For any suggestions or complaints, please mail to or contact 040-66303828 

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