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The University is interconnected with the help of an ATM network and a Gigabit network with a fibre optic backbone cable allowing data rates of 155 Mbps and 1 Gbps. The backbone links 38 buildings of the Campus to the Department & Hostels. Central switches and servers provide high speed computing as well as Internet and e-mail facilities. Departmental switches in each of these buildings provide users access to Central Computing and the Internet, right at their Desktops.

Internet has come to India in a big way. In pursuing it's tradition of keeping in step with modern technology, the department provides Internet access at a speed of 24 Mbps. The Internet connectivity is through ERNET & Reliance Communications. These facilities are available to the Panjab University Campus Community through a Campus Wide Network which has its centre in the DCSA .

Panjab University has been identified as a Level-III National High Performance Computing Centre under the ICOSER project of TIFAC, Department of Science and Technology. It is among the Seven such centres being setup around the country and is the only one in northern India. The Department of Computer Science and Applications is hosting these facilities like Domain Name Server (DNS), Webserver, Proxy Server, mail servers etc. for Panjab University. A Wide Area Network connectivity is also provided through fiber optic link through ERNET, India and fiber link through Reliance Communications.

This provides a 24 Mbps link which will be used for interconnecting the other ICOSER centres and also provide additional Internet access. The Super Computing facility is available at the department through a number of Sun Workstations to be used as Access Stations.

The Department of Computer Science is maintaining the following Laboratories:

  • PC laboratories are well equipped with a large number of Pentium IV systems connected to the Campus Wide Network (centered at the Department of Computer Science and Applications) as well as the Internet. It also has several stand-alone Pentium systems. The lab equipped with an HP Laserjet printers and Modi Xerox Network Printer. Two HP Scanners supplement the Hardware present in the lab.
  • The Sun Solaris Laboratory has 10 Sun Ultra 10's Creator 3D workstations with latest compilers. The systems are connected to the Campus Wide Network and to parallel computing machines.

Enquiry No(s): 1800-180-2065, +91 172 2534818, 2534866 (from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm & 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm on working days including Saturday)

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