The AKMIT Cell

Agricultural Knowledge Management and Information Technology (AKMIT), originally funded by the ICAR as Agricultural Research Information System (ARIS), was set up in 1998 in Jorhat campus as a Central Facility for the entire university for providing IT support to all departments, research and extension units, and the colleges under the Assam Agricultural University. Currently the AKMIT Cell is providing the following service to the university community, which can be broadly defined under three categories:

  • Software Solutions
  • Networking Services
  • Server Provisioning
Software Solutions

The AKMIT cell develops and implements most of the software solutions/websites required by the university in-house. The following are the software/websites developed by the AKMIT cell.

    • AAU Official Website:
    • The entire AAU official website ( has been developed and being maintained by the AKMIT Cell. The website is a dynamic one where all data are console driven. The most important part of the website is the content management system for the admin users, departments, KVKs, RARS and Faculty / Scientists without compromising the data security and privacy.
      • Departmental Panel
      • Each establishment/department has been provided with an admin panel through which they can upload the necessary information on the website and also validate the data uploaded by the people under their control.
      • Faculty / Scientists Panel
      • A well-defined admin portal is provided for all the faculties/scientists for updating their profile information.
    • Research Progress Report
    • Each faculty member engaged in research work (Ad hoc, AICRP) has to submit a monthly Research Progress Report (RPR) to the Director of Research through their immediate controlling officer. The whole process has been made online by the AKMIT Cell, and the system is running smoothly.
    • Online Admission System
    • The online admission portal for admission into all 9 (nine) constituent colleges and all the degree programmes has been developed and is maintained by the AKMIT cell. Through this portal, the applicants get themselves registered and fill-up the application form online. The admit cards for appearing in the entrance examinations are issued through this system only considering the centre preferences of the students.
    • Counselling System
    • The whole admission process to all the colleges is software driven – starting from allocating seats based on the credentials of the candidate to collecting fees online as well as report generation of the whole admission cum counselling process for use of the different departments/ colleges. This counselling software has been developed and being implanted by the AKMIT cell.
    • Online Payment System
    • The AKMIT cell, in collaboration with the SBI, has established a module for the online payment of fees. This single module can collect fees to any account of any establishment using the pooling account distribution system with the mapped accounts. Currently the module is being used to collect fees for the office of the Registrar, Dean FA and Weed database. The facility is being made available to all the establishments of the university in a phased manner.
    • AAUCloud
    • The AKMIT Cell had introduced a cloud-based storage system, similar to DropBox, Google Drive etc., named AAUCloud, for all the establishments and the faculty members and employees, so that data belonging to the university can be kept securely within the premises of the university.
    • Online Recruitment System
    • The AKMIT Cell supports the AAU authority in various recruitment drives by providing a platform for online filling up of the application forms (separately for each cadre) by the prospective candidates, online scrutiny of the application forms and preparation of the summary statements for use of the concerned authority.
    • Online Grievance System
    • The AKMIT Cell had developed an online Grievance Management System for the University through which any stakeholder can lodge his/her grievances to the concerned authority.
    • Online ID card Application System
    • The AKMIT Cell provides ID cards to all employees and students of the university. An online application system has been created for the same and cards are issued as and when a validated request is received.
    • Online AAU IT Inventory
    • The AKMIT Cell had developed a system for collecting and storing all IT equipment details e.g., Computers, Network Printers, Printers etc.
    • AAU Library Attendance system
    • The AKMIT Cell had developed attendance system for Rev. BM Pugh Library, AAU, Jorhat. The system uses AAU ID card based authentication for entering the user attendance.
    • IUMS System
    • The University procured an Integrated University Management System (IUMS) for the management of all administrative and financial transactions in online mode. The AKMIT cell has implemented the system and provides required support to the system. The system modules are as follows:
      • Asset and Estate Management
      • Employee Portal
      • GPF & Pension Management
      • Store & Purchase
      • Bill Tracking System
      • Establishment
      • Human Resources Management System
      • Budget Management
      • Financial Accounting
    • Software Procured and implemented
    • The AKMIT Cell has implemented the Google Workspace for Higher Education (free of cost) and Microsoft 365 cloud services to provision Windows operating system and office software as well as Collaborating platforms in the university and is responsible for the regular upkeep of the systems.
    • Online Convocation
    • Because of the COVID pandemic, Convocation in 2022 was organized in a hybrid mode. The AKMIT cell designed and delivered the platform for the application of degree recipients, their fee collections as well as the online attendance of the UG students in the Convocation process.
    • Software Platforms currently under Development stage are:
    • Online Guest House Management System
    • Online Document Management System
    • Online Alumni System
    • Online Central Database Management System
    • Software Platforms currently under planning stage are:
    • Online Academic Management System
    • Online Campus Recruitment System

All the administrative and academic buildings of all the campuses of the university are connected through the Campus Area Network. The Jorhat, Khanapara, and Raha Campuses are connected to the Internet through the National Knowledge Network (NKN). Locally available broadband connections are being used in other college campuses, Research Centres and KVKs.

In Jorhat Campus, we have connected 21 numbers of buildings through Optical Fibre connectivity. All the 14 hostels are connected wirelessly through WiFi. The day to day maintenance of the complex Campus LAN is handled by the AKMIT Cell.

SERVER Provisioning

AKMIT cell hosts and maintains all the server services in-house. Currently AKMIT cell has 7 numbers of Servers and 3 numbers of physical storage servers which are used to provide various solutions as follows.

Currently, AKMIT cell is hosting the following official website:


All the sites are secured with end-to-end SSL encryption.

Several DNS, Application and backup servers have been deployed and are being maintained by the AKMIT Cell.

Constitution of the Cell

The AKMIT Cell operates under the administrative control of the Registrar with the following personnels:

  • Dr. Ananta Saikia, Professor and in-charge, AKMIT Cell
  • Mr. Prantik Gautam, Information & Technical Officer
  • Mr. Anirban Singha, System Administrator
  • Mr. Sandeep Chanda, Programme Assistant (Computer)
  • Mr. Aditya Rajkhowa, Programme Assistant (Computer)