Information Technology devices take care of the computing and communication needs of IIM Ranchi. 5 Rack Mounted Servers and 3 Blade Servers hosts various Server Applications including IIM Ranchi's Academic Information System (AIS), Anti-Virus Server and other Academic Softwares. There is a dedicated Network Firewall in the infrastructure to handle Intrusion Detection and Prevention, Web & Application Filtering, Gateway Anti-spam checks, etc All servers have Microsoft Windows Server license and Red Hat Linux Enterprise License. Independent Desktops with Network and Printing facility is available for Faculty/Staffs to complete their regular tasks.
Some of the Prominent Academic/Research Software Tools used in the institute include SPSS (Statistical Data Analysis Tool), Bloomberg Terminal (for Finance/Accounting Data Analysis Tool), Turnitin (Plagiarism Tool used by Researchers) and MATLAB (used for Technical Computing). Institute also has Microsoft Volume Annual License Agreement to use various tools of Microsoft including MS-Office (different versions including O365, Office 2016), MS-Project Professional, Windows 2016 server editions, etc.
Single-Mode Fibre Optics cable connection from Main Office to Annexe/Hostel Blocks acts as the Network Backbone for the Institute. A combination of core switch and supporting Network switches helps to manage the data access and distribution across the Internal Network infrastructure. A combination of wi-fi and wired LAN (45 Mbps 1:1 internet bandwidth provided by Railtel) helps to provide Round the clock access to Network resources. IIM Ranchi has become part of the National Knowledge Network (NKN) - a state-of-the-art pan-India network implemented by the National Informatics Centre (NIC). The NKN provides 1 Gbps connectivity. Internet Facility for Hostel Block is facilitated from our Main Office via Fibre Optic cable with Radio Frequency (RF) redundancy.
Video Conferencing Facility available in IIMR Main Campus for Management Level Meetings, Faculty discussions, HR Recruitments, meeting with Vendors/suppliers, Student Placement activities across different geographies. Such remote sessions save lot of money and time of Physical Meeting. Institute also promotes using cloud-based conferencing facilities which needs just a Desktop/Laptop with a fair Internet speed so that Faculty/student can do remote sessions at their convenient location.
IIM Ranchi has 40 user capacity Computer Lab where students can access all registered Academic Softwares owned by the institute and also use the broadband facility for academic purpose.
A Computer Centre Facility with 25 user capacity is available for students at IIMR Hostel, Khelgaon.