Seminar Hall

Conference Hall




Laboratory Block
Equipments Available in the Laboratory
BOD Incubator C H N S O Element Analyzer
Electrophoresis systems Gel documentation system
Seed germinator Stereo zoom microscope with mounted camera
Water purification system Water bath and Micro centrifuge
Thermal Cycler

Nursery Related Facilities

Mist Chamber Shade House
Medical Plant Nursery Medical Plant Nursery
Pot-Culture Experiment to Study Allelopathy Red sanders Germplasm Bank
Red sanders nursery Red sanders Vegetative Multiplication Garden

Information Technology Cell


The Information Technology (IT) Cell was created in the Institute. The roll of the IT cell is to provide/maintain network (LAN and WAN) facilities and to strengthen the computer activities with latest facilities in the Institute by procuring the necessary Hardware and Software. The cell is also responsible for arranging training to the Officers/Scientists/Staff members of the Institute whenever it is required. Following facilities are being provided by the IT cell.

Local Area Network (LAN)

IFB has established Local Area Network (LAN) at its campus. A high speed 100mbps Switched Ethernet fibre backbone is used. The LAN at the Institute is distributed in admin and laboratory buildings with one fibre optic backbone. Switch is connected to the router. The UTP Enhanced CAT-5 cable connects the nodes to the working switches and hubs. There are around 50 nodes spread all over the campus.

Wide Area Network (WAN)

A virtual private network (VPN) at IFB campus is currently being provided by ICFRE through Bharath Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) as an Internet Service Provider (ISP). The bandwidth currently available is 2 mpbs. The Web Site of the Institute, globally accessible on http://ifb.icfre.gov.in is developed, hosted and maintained by the IT Cell.

A virtual private network (VPN) is a computer network in which some of the links between nodes are carried by open connections or virtual circuits in some larger network. The link-layer protocols of the virtual network are said to be tunneled through the larger network when this is the case. One common application is secure communications through the public Internet, but a VPN need not have explicit security features, such as authentication or content encryption. A VPN may have best-effort performance, or may have a defined service level agreement (SLA) between the VPN customer and the VPN service provider. Generally, a VPN has a topology more complex than point-to-point. The distinguishing characteristics of VPNs are not security or performance, but that they overlay other networks to provide a certain functionality that is meaningful to a user community.

Facilities and Services

Though each division/section is well equipped with computers and printers wherein all the officers/scientists/office staff have been provided a computer and printer, there are several general facilities which are being provided by the IT cell. These are described below.

  • Scanning
  • Colour Laser Printing
  • Small Data Backup through External/Internal DVD-Writer

The cell is also responsible for conducting training on computer applications from time to time to enhance the computer skills of officers and office staff of the Institute.