Agricultural Knowledge Management and Information Technology (AKMIT), originally funded by the ICAR as Agricultural Research Information System (ARIS), was set up in 1998 in Jorhat campus as a Central Facility for the entire university for providing IT support to all departments, research and extension units, and the colleges under the Assam Agricultural University.
Currently the AKMIT Cell is providing the following service to the university community, which can be broadly defined under three categories
- Software Solutions
- Networking Services
- Server Provisioning
The entire AAU official website (www.aau.ac.in) has been developed and being maintained by the AKMIT Cell. The website is a dynamic one where all data are console driven. The most important part of the website is the content management system for the admin users, departments, KVKs, RARS and Faculty / Scientists without compromising the data security and privacy.
- Departmental Panel : Each establishment/department has been provided with an admin panel through which they can upload the necessary information on the website and also validate the data uploaded by the people under their control.
- Faculty / Scientists Panel : A well-defined admin portal is provided for all the faculties/scientists for updating their profile information.
The AKMIT Cell has implemented the Google Workspace for Higher Education (free of cost) and Microsoft 365 cloud services to provision Windows operating system and office software as well as Collaborating platforms in the university and is responsible for the regular upkeep of the systems.
The AKMIT Cell had introduced a cloud-based storage system, similar to DropBox, Google Drive etc., named AAUCloud, for all the establishments and the faculty members and employees, so that data belonging to the university can be kept securely within the premises of the university.
Softwares In Service
All the administrative and academic buildings of all the campuses of the university are connected through the Campus Area Network. The Jorhat, Khanapara, and Raha Campuses are connected to the Internet through the National Knowledge Network (NKN). Locally available broadband connections are being used in other college campuses, Research Centres and KVKs.
In Jorhat Campus, we have connected 21 numbers of buildings through Optical Fibre connectivity. All the 14 hostels are connected wirelessly through WiFi. The day to day maintenance of the complex Campus LAN is handled by the AKMIT Cell.