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Information Technology Group

IT Group is dedicated in providing quality IT services to the CSIR-CMERI community. We play a vital role in supporting scientists, staff and students in carrying out their daily tasks. We offer various technical support services like assistance on network services, in-house applications, and address IT-related inquiries.

We make every effort to respond to all received queries to the IT Lab within one business day, and aim to respond to urgent cases more rapidly.


IT Group is a service-oriented unit, catering to the needs of other divisions and sections of CMERI. Major Activities of IT Group includes

  • Internet Connectivity to all Scientists, Staff and Students of CMERI.
  • Intranet based service facility through merinet.cmeri.res.in.
  • Video Conferencing facility.
  • Database creation/Maintenance.
  • Website Maintenance, Bulletin Board, Career related Notice.
  • E-mail and Messaging System.
  • Institutional Repositories.
  • BOPT training to various students of college and universities.
  • Digital India sponsored project design and implementation

Division Head


  • Mrs. Maw Nandi SarkarM. Tech (Mech. Design & Production)

    Principal Scientist

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    Qualification: M. Tech (Mech. Design & Production)

    Specialisation: Process Plant Systems, Reliability & Safety Evaluation

    Phone: +91-343-6452069 / +91-343-2563034

    Email: mawns[at]cmeri[dot]res[dot]in

  • Mr. Rajesh P. BarnwalM.Tech. (IIT-Kgp), Ph.D. (Pursuing)

    Senior Scientist

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    Qualification: M.Tech. (IIT-Kgp), Ph.D. (Pursuing)

    Specialisation: Cyber Physical Systems, Network Security, Cloud Computing, Machine Intelligence

    Phone: 91-343-

    Email: r_barnwal[at]cmeri[dot]res[dot]in

  • Mr. Saikat Kumar ShomeB. Tech (Computer Science & Engineering); M. Tech (Mechatronics); Ph D Engg (Persuing)


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    Qualification: B. Tech (Computer Science & Engineering); M. Tech (Mechatronics); Ph D Engg (Persuing)

    Specialisation: Mechatronics

    Phone: 0343-6510253

    Email: saikatkshome[at]cmeri[dot]res[dot]in

Technical Staffs

The IT Group configures and manages

  • Data centre to provide support to IT services in the lab.
  • National Knowledge Network (NKN) internet connectivity of 1 Gbps and multi point leased line of BSNL.
  • In-house set up, configuration and system administration of linux based servers including mail, web, proxy server, DHCP, DNS, Intranet, Database and data Back-up to facilitate IT services.
  • Multi-vendor contract management for AMC of Servers, Thin-clients, Desktops, Laptops, Printers, Scanners etc. at office, Medical centre, Estate Office, Guest House, School of Mechatronics and Academic Hostel.
  • A gigabit fibre optics backbone network solution at various locations across the NPL campus and providing CAT6 based Ethernet LAN to connect ~1000 network based devices i.e. computers, servers, laptops, ip cameras, attendance machines, printers.
  • Planning for upgradation and distributions of corporate LAN (Local Area Network) facilities in the campus.
  • Maintenance of Intranet and Internet website of CSIR-CMERI.
  • Security solutions including a Unified Threat Management (UTM) system for multi-level firewall, anti-virus and anti-spam solutions.
  • A Telephone Link is established throughout the CMERI Campus for voice communication between staffs and outside agencies.
  • Maintenance and Operation of Centralized Video Conference facility.
  • Extending Internet browsing facility to visitors, students and other staff members of the Institute.
  • Guidance and Supervision of various university students for their vacation training and thesis work
  • Wireless solutions are provided to various Departments/Divisions/Sections in CMERI campus.
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    Last updated : 1 Feb, 2018