State-of-the- art Information Technology tools take care of the computing and communication needs of IIM Ranchi. 5 Rack Mounting servers with necessary accessories host a variety of servers including IIM Ranchi’s website. Check Point Firewall handles Intrusion Detection and Prevention, Content and Application Filtering, besides managing Antivirus, Antispyware, and Gateway Anti-spam etc. All servers have Microsoft Windows Server licence and Red Hat Linux enterprise licence. Every computer in the computer lab has Windows 7 and is equipped with antivirus as well as laser printer and scanner.
The network backbone is designed with Single Mode Fibre Optics cable and the internal network is equipped with Cisco 3750 Core Switch and Cisco 2960 Access Switches. The academic block is internally connected through Wi-Fi as well as wired LAN (10 Mbps 1:1 internet bandwidth provided by RailTel) to support round the clock access to the resources on the network.
The remotely located hostel is connected to the academic block through a Virtual Private Network (VPN). The hostel area also has 24×7 network access through Wi-Fi as well as wired LAN (20 Mbps 1:1 internet bandwidth provided by RailTel) and is equipped with network printer. Both the academic block and the hostel area use Cisco Aironet 1242 series and Dlink DWL – 3200 secured Wi-Fi connectivity.
Recently, 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 out of which 100 Mbps is allocated for Internet bandwidth and the rest for Intranet bandwidth to provide interuniversity and NKN pool connectivity.