Agricultural Knowledge Management Unit (AKMU) caters to meet the ICT needs of the institute by providing and maintaining the Internet, Email, Video Conferencing and other computer related facilities. AKMU also periodically updates Institute Website and Personnel Management Information System Network (PERMISnet) of the employees of the institute. AKMU provides internet conectivity to nearly 250 systems through LAN and wifi connectivity to nearly 200 users. ICAR-CIFT is presently connected with 1000 mbps lease line under National Knowledge Network (NKN) provided by Govt. of India and 10 mbps ILL from BSNL to provide all the ICT services around the clock for the employees of the Institute.
AKMU provides K7 Enterprise Security through the server for protecting from malware threats and other external sources of threats, thus improving the ICT efficiency. It also act as a gateway to protect from intrusion attacks to prevent the leakage of confidential data by adding 193 clients in the system.
AKMU properly manages ICAR-CIFT Website and it is available in the url www.cift.res.in. It highlights overall research activities and achievements of the institute and act as an interface between institute and end users. The contents of the Institute Website are periodically updating. The information on training programmes, recruitments of temporary staff, tender notices and other circulars of the institute are periodically uploading in the Institute Website to the transparency of the working condition. ICAR-CIFT has IP based video conferencing facility. It is being operated and maintained effectively by AKMU. This facility is being used for monitoring and evaluating research programmes in the Research Centres of the institute and also other organizations.
AKMU is Maintaining and updating of Personnel Management Information System Network (PERMISnet-II) of ICAR at CIFT. It contains personal, professional and referential attributes of personnel along with information on plan wise cadre strength and institutional parameters for different categories of CIFT. The information on institute cadre strength and details of individual employees in PERMISnet is periodically updated. As per the provision given, CIFT provided user name and password to the Regional Centres to update the information in PERMISnet on periodical basis.