Anna University of Technology, Chennai

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Department of Farm Power System Engineering

 

Department of Farm Power System Engineering this Computer Centre was established in the College of Engineering, Guindy in the year 1963, first of its kind in the Southern Region with an IBM 1620 computer system. This was serving for the academic community in the entire region for a long time. After the formation of the university, this became the university Computer Centre.In the year 1984, the old IBM 1620 was replaced by IBM 360/44 computer system, which was rendered surplus at VSSC, Thumba. This was done under a MOU with the UGC. During the Centenary celebrations of Ramanujan, the great mathematician, the centre was named as Ramanujan Computing Centre, to honour the mathematical genius.

The FERE building which housed the computer centre was occupied by the University office and also the IBM 360/44 has served its life and the card based system became obsolete. Then the centre was moved to the present location, which was partly occupied by the Institute of Remote Sensing.

More number of PC based systems were added to the centre and the activities and services have expanded, demanding more space. Additional space behind the AU-FRG Institute for CAD/CAM was occupied by RCC as RCC Annex. Even now, the space is insufficient and a new building was requested. Now a building is in progress enclosing the RCC Annex so as to have a better control.

 

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