In the era of digital revolution, advanced IT Infrastructure is a need of time for every academic institution. In view of this, institute has provided state of the art and well maintained IT Infrastructure to students and faculty members. This includes an advanced server with SAN storage, computer labs with efficient computing infrastructure on different platforms, gigabyte LAN, Wi Fi facilities, all required and advanced legal system and application softwares, CCTV surveillance facilities, biometric attendance system, etc. Due to this state of the art IT Infrastructure, institute campus is the technologically adept campus.
Mail Server and Client
The E-mail facility is managed through Google which provides us web based email client, built in chat facility, Google docs, Google apps, Google sites and few other facilities as well. Every faculty member is been given e-mail ID on spce.ac.in domain. It is proposed to provide institutional e-mail ID to each student once the new institutional server is installed.
The Institute's network is linked to the Internet via a set of dedicated leased lines enabling round-the-clock Internet connectivity on the campus. The internet leased lines are availed from different service providers so that the provision of redundant ISPs is there in order to have seamless connectivity across the campus. All the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from whom the Institute has procured Internet bandwidth have installed fibre optics link from the campus to their hub. This ensures very high quality of bandwidth to the Internet. The Institute has 40 MBPS bandwidth to the Internet. It is technologically equipped to increase it up to 100 MBPS as and when the need for more bandwidth arises. We are also in process of obtaining a dedicated line of 100 MBPS as part of Govt. of India’s National Knowledge Network (NKN) project. There is a dedicated internet browsing center within the library for students. This internet browsing center is open to students during all working hours and even beyond office hours in order to have access to information available on internet as when required.
DSPACE (Digital Repository)
All important administration documents are available and hosted in digital format on a server named as DSPACE. This is a digital repository of all documents. This server runs on open source software. The documents can be searched easily using a keyword. The documents and data segregation, department wise, community wise, etc. is supported. This facilitates centralized data storage accessible from institution intranet.
It is also proposed to have additional lab with Thin Client Configuration for students to have seamless connectivity with NPTEL Server. The NPTEL Videos are hosted on a dedicated server to facilitate learning.
There is a wide variety of software packages available to the students and faculty for their academic and research work. These packages include several technical softwares such as MATLAB, Simulink, CATIA, Ansys, AutoCAD, MS Office Suite, project management, etc. An environment of wide variety of operating systems such as Windows 7 Professional, Windows NT Server 4.0, Windows 2000 Server and LINUX has been established to make students familiar with latest operating systems.
Apropos to mandatory requirements of AICTE, college has informative website www.spce.ac.in. The information on website is regularly updated. Students, faculty members and all stakeholders access website regularly. Apart from statutory information, website also hosts useful academic resources for students, such as exam papers, scheme and syllabus, NPTEL Videos, academic schedule, exam schedule, etc.
E-Mail :- firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phone Number :- 022-26239270
Extension :- 206 and 217.
There are more than 200 High End personal computers connected over the campus LAN under some of the latest Network Operating Systems running on some of the latest Xeon based Rack Servers. A very high capacity Network Storage facility integrated with an automated data backup and recovery system caters to the data storage requirement of all the users. Every faculty member, every lab and almost every staff member is provided with a printer. There are sufficient numbers of LCD projectors and high quality scanners to facilitate teaching learning process. Every student and faculty member has a high end networked personal computer or laptop at his or her disposal.
The entire campus has been Wi-Fi enabled to provide mobility to the users in accessing various services available on institute's network. This Wi Fi network allows faculty, staff and students to log on to the Internet at any point of time. This wireless layer (wi-fi) is placed on top of highly dense network with high level of security using username password based authentication. A Firewall is also placed to provide higher security. A storage server with VPN based access and username password based authentication is also in place.
The institute also has gigabyte LAN with fibre optics backbone having more than 200 nodes connected onto it. All the computer laboratories are on this institute wide LAN. There are more than 15 high end manageable network switches which handle the internal data traffic. The computing facilities are available on different platforms, such as MS Windows and LINUX. The campus network is supported by 2 high speed servers with SAN Storage. This server also supports labs running Linux and open source software for providing the necessary services. These servers provide a core layer of services like Internet access, and file/print services, etc. for every workgroup (faculty, students, staff, etc.).
Apropos to guidelines from Hon’ Supreme Court of India and Hon’ Mumbai High Court, institute has also implemented campus wide CCTV Surveillance system for safety and security of all the stakeholders and property. This CCTV installation in our premises follows all the statutory guidelines to protect privacy of individuals. In case of any concerns regarding breach of individual’s privacy, they can contact IT Infrastructure Management Committee. The video recording of the camera under concern is made available to the individual after approval from competent authority. In case of any untoward incident reported, the video recording is accessed, only to the authorized IT Person, with prior approval of competent authority
Biometric Attendance System
The attendance of all faculty members and staff is maintained in a iris based biometric attendance system.
Digital Smart Board
Total 12 numbers of Class rooms of the SPCE are equipped with Samsung’s Digital smart Boards to enhance and make teaching and learning process easy.
These digital smart boards provides a smooth Pen to Paper like writing experience in variety of colour, style and width. Brush mode allow to create art at the stroke of a brush in water and oil painting, flexible erasing with finger or palm.
Digital boards provides teachers with smooth and familiar pen to paper writing experience. It expands creativity without sacrificing comfort. With the two different painting modes, water and oil painting, it enables enhanced realistic expressions and more details art work.
Other advantages of Smart classes with the Samsung Digital Boards are:
- It improves classroom management
- Minimise the need for eyes on the back of one’s head
- Provide academic and digital learning
- Multiple choice tests
- Waking up students with smart technology
- Flexible image editing
- Instant writing after capturing sources
- Simple usability
- Presentation is effortless
- Comprehensive connectivity with computer support
- Precise visuals with powerful operations
- Large audience sharing
- Various inputs and easy sharing
- Extended usability
IT Infrastructure Committee
In order to manage this IT Infrastructure, institute has also constituted a IT Infrastructure Management Committee.
SR. NO. MEMBERS AFFILIATION ROLE IN THE COMMITTEE 1 Mr. S. J. Sawant Librarian Chairperson 2 Prof. Kunal Bhavsar Workshop Supdt., Mech. Engg. Dept. Member 3 Prof. Ms. Prajakta Joshi Asst. Prof. Elect. Engg. Dept. Member 4 Prof. Snehjit Kumbhar Asst. Professor, Civil Engg. Dept Member 5 Prof. Vinod Sharma Asst. Prof. F. Y. Dept. Member 6 Mr. Ashish Jaiswal System Administrator Member Secretary