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Information Technology Group

IT Group of CSIR-CMERI has expertese in state-of-the-art technology in the area of Information Technology. It plans, creates and maintains latest available IT infrastructure for providing secure and quality services to the CSIR-CMERI community for betterment of R&D output. The section plays a vital role in R&D supports to research projects, researchers, staff members and students of the Insitute. The section also offer various technical support services like assistance on network services, in-house applications, and efficienntly resolves IT-related issues.  IT Group of CSIR-CMERI also undertake consultancy and plan projects in IT and allied area of research.


IT Group is a service-oriented unit, catering to the needs of other divisions and sections of CMERI. Major Activities of IT Group includes

  • Internet Connectivity to all Scientists, Staff and Students of CMERI.
  • Intranet based service facility through merinet.cmeri.res.in.
  • Video Conferencing facility.
  • Database creation/Maintenance.
  • Website Maintenance, Bulletin Board, Career related Notice.
  • E-mail and Messaging System.
  • HR Repositories.
  • BOPT training to various students of college and universities.
  • Digital India sponsored project design and implementation

Division Head


  • Mr. Rajesh P. BarnwalM.Tech. (IIT-Kgp), Ph.D. (Pursuing)

    Senior Scientist

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    Qualification: M.Tech. (IIT-Kgp), Ph.D. (Pursuing)

    Specialisation: Cyber Physical Systems, Network Security, Cloud Computing, Machine Intelligence

    Phone: 91-343-6452090

    Email: r_barnwal[at]cmeri[dot]res[dot]in

Technical Staffs

The IT Group works for the planning, modernization, operation and management of following infrastructure:

  • Data centre to provide support to IT services in the lab.
  • National Knowledge Network (NKN) internet connectivity of 1 Gbps and multi point leased line of BSNL.
  • In-house set up, configuration and system administration of linux based servers including mail, web, proxy server, DHCP, DNS, Intranet, Database and data Back-up to facilitate IT services.
  • Multi-vendor contract management for AMC of Servers, Thin-clients, Desktops, Laptops, Printers, Scanners etc. at office, Medical centre, Estate Office, Guest House, School of Mechatronics and Academic Hostel.
  • A gigabit fibre optics backbone network solution at various locations across the CMERI campus and providing CAT6 based Ethernet LAN to connect ~1000 network based devices i.e. computers, servers, laptops, ip cameras, attendance machines, printers.
  • Planning for upgradation and distributions of corporate LAN (Local Area Network) facilities in the campus.
  • Maintenance of Intranet and Internet website of CSIR-CMERI.
  • Security solutions including a Unified Threat Management (UTM) system for multi-level firewall, anti-virus and anti-spam solutions.
  • A Telephone Link is established throughout the CMERI Campus for voice communication between staffs and outside agencies.
  • Maintenance and Operation of Centralized Video Conference facility.
  • Extending Internet browsing facility to visitors, students and other staff members of the Institute.
  • Guidance and Supervision of various university students for their vacation training and thesis work
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Last updated : 27 Mar, 2017