Instrumentation & Engineering Department
Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology houses a large number of Molecular Biology and Biotechnological research instruments.
The principal responsibilities of the Instrumentation Engineering Division are:
- Installation, maintenance and repair of laboratory instruments in RGCB.
- Design, modification and fabrication of research instruments.
The division maintains a well equipped engineering workshop with facilities required for the repair and calibration of the sophisticated instruments. Repair up to the PCB level is done here reducing the downtime and repair costs of the instruments. Also dependence on expensive maintenance contracts has been reduced considerably as most of the essential repair works can be carried out using the in-house facilities.
- The Instrumentation Division also maintains the Centralized Instrumentation facilities, PC based security surveillance system, Biometrics Time Attendance recorders, Conferencing facilities, Communication systems, Liquid Nitrogen Plant, Incinerator, Auditoriums, convention Centre etc.
- It also carries out the supervision of 11 KV electrical substation, 340 ton AC plant and 1000 & 750 KVA DG sets. All minor electrical and air-conditioning works required by the scientific staff also carries out by the in house engineering department.
Information Technology Department
Institute’s comprehensive infrastructure includes 7 Servers, more than 300 Desktops and Laptops, Network Printers etc. and houses of one of the best computing network with constant upgradation in a bid to provide the students and staff with state-of-the art facilities. The Institute has been connected through to National Knowledge Network which provides 1Gbps leased line with multiple redundant backups.
The highly distributed computing environment at RGCB uses sophisticated computer simulation to solve problems for Staff and Research Scholars. It is managed and actively supported by the experienced engineers in the IT Department. IT department is also responsible for maintaining and administrating RGCB Website and Mail Servers. IT Department provides technical support to Staff and students within the Institute on LINUX, WINDOWS platforms and also provide software development for research groups.
Internet facilities are provided throughout the campus through 1 Gbps and 10 Mbps leased lines from NKN and BSNL respectively. RGCB has invested in a high-speed Fibre Optic Backbone with high-end security for networking across the campus. Wireless connectivity is provided at strategic locations to provide Internet access to the faculty.