Khulna University of Engineering & Technology

খুলনা প্রকৌশল ও প্রযুক্তি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়

Office of the Chairman Central Computer Center


Central Computer Center (CCC) aims to provide state-of-the-art computing, networking and uninterrupted Internet services to the educational, research and administrative community of KUET. It is the central hub of unique software solutions, hardware support and high-speed Internet through the campus-wide optical fibre backbone network.

CCC was established in 1988 under the supervision of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. At the time of the inauguration, it had only six IBM desktop computers which were donated by BEXIMCO. In 2006, it was turned into an independent section to provide superior service in a renovated standalone building. In 2016, a newly created ICT cell was attached with CCC to enhance the development of integrated ICT support to automate different services of the university. Currently, this focal point of the university is supervised by a Chairman.

Now, CCC provides 24/7 computing & network support with hardware and software services from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on working days though few of them are available till late hours. It has a strong IT infrastructure of unlimited bandwidth from Bangladesh Research & Education Network (BdREN) along with the 300 Mbps broadband line from Bangladesh Telecommunication Company Limited (BTCL) as redundant. It is equipped with the latest technology like core switch, distribution switch, access switch, router and firewall. At present, there are about 3500 network nodes through Wi-Fi and LAN connection for more than a thousand simultaneous users. The LAN internet service is restricted to the students, teachers and officers with MAC address validation. And, the Wi-Fi connectivity secured with unique username and password for all the students, teachers and officers. Along with the academic area connectivity, the campus area network is extended from the student hall to the residential area of teachers and officers through the campus-wide optical fibre backbone network with redundancy.

There is a software support team for the analysis, design and development of different applications according to the demand of the university. CCC also has strong hardware and network support teams for different academic departments and administrative sections. CCC manages distance learning theatre which is well-equipped for video conferencing with more than 60 participants. There is a plan to extend the redundant broadband line from 300 Mbps to 500 Mbps in near future.

Central Computer Center manages a High Definition Visual Computing and Multimedia Laboratory with 30 Windows-based high-definition computers. The students, teachers and officers of the university uses this laboratory for thesis works, laboratory works, researches, gaming contest, training programs and different design & drawing contests. Another windows based programming laboratory with 30 computers is dedicated for conducting student programming sessional classes of the academic departments. CCC is enriched with a datacentre where 25 high configuration server computers for hosting university core services like the website, DNS servers, payment system, academic system, hall system, utility services, transport systems and other automated services. The server racks equipped with a KVM switch to manage and monitor the servers. Academic departments are facilitated with installation their services in the datacentre for high-computational research purposes.