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Computer & Communication Centre


About the Centre

The Computer & Communication Centre is solely responsible for keeping the Electronic Communication & Computation related facilities available to each and every member of IIT Guwahati. The services provided by the Computer  & Communication Centre includes:

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ERNET India (Educational Research Network of  India), an autonomous society under Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communication & IT, Government of India is providing Internet access to Education and Research community in the country. ERNET is a nation-wide terrestrial and satellite network with points of presence located in major cities. ERNET backbone is being upgraded to cater for growing bandwidth requirements and the satellite network is being expanded to offer Internet access in remote areas. Focus of ERNET is not limited to just providing connectivity, but to meet entire needs of the education and research institutions by hosting and providing relevant information to their users. R&D and Training are integral parts of ERNET activities.


ERNET offers complete range of Internet services to education and research institutions. These services are available from ERNET through various connectivity options to suit different user needs. Along with this web hosting, mail hosting, domain registration etc. are also available through ERNET.


ERNET PoP at Guwahati


The ERNET backbone connects 15 Points of Presence (PoP) located all over the country. All users are connected to the nearest PoP for ERNET connectivity. Guwahati PoP is one of them situated in IIT Guwahati for the service of entire North Eastern region of India.


The current users having leased line circuit from Guwahati PoP are

  • IIT Guwahati, Guwahati
  • Tezpur University,Tezpur, Assam
  • Assam Agricultural University(Veternary College), Guwahati.
  • Centre of Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute (CIFRI),Guwahati
  • Rajib Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh


Along with this the VSAT connectivity provided in this region are

  • Plasma Atomic Research Centre
  • Institute of Advance Studies in Science and Technology
  • Tezpur University
  • CAU, Imphal
  • Arunachal University


All the connectivity through VSAT are maintained  from Bangalore (STPI), PoP of ERNET India.