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CMS Corner

Infrastructure

CMS has a fully-equipped National Office in New Delhi, a campus in Noida and a Regional Office in Hyderabad with state-of-the-art research, documentation, data services and training facilities. It also has a network of field researchers across all the states of the country with a strong contact base across the globe.

Centrally located campus
Located in the heart of New Delhi, the CMS National office has its own five-storey building, which has proximity and ready access to several important organisations, data sources, and several government departments and facilities. CMS also has well equipped in-house data processing and high-end computation facilities, with broadband connectivity along with sophisticated software tools for statistical analysis. An impressive new campus has also been recently built at Noida, on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border.

CMS has a dedicated team of 26 people in its Operations team to ensure CMS can execute large scale national and international projects with remarkable efficiency. This team manages four critical operations of the organization including:

  • IT & Systems
  • CMS Knowledge Centre
  • Electronic Data Processing (EDP)
  • Administration, Human Resource & Accounts

CMS Knowledge Centre
As a research organisation, CMS has been in the business of creating and sharing knowledge that is required for policy and strategy decisions. We have consistently focused on sharing this body of knowledge through regular seminars, publications and articles, both internally as well as externally.

The CMS Knowledge Centre will further consolidate and streamline this endeavour by creating more avenues for sharing and using new IT tools. This team will create better systems and means for documentation and retrieval of CMS work through a knowledge management system.

It will also be responsible for better presentation, designing and editing of content. For external communication and sharing, this team will create more internet-based information tools. Developing and strengthening media relations will also be in its agenda.

The Prof Everett M Rogers Knowledge Centre
The center has over 6400 books and reference reports like Economic Survey, CMIE, Human Development Report, National Family Health Survey, Census of India, NSO, NSS, and the Election Commission. It subscribes to a large number of national and regional dailies and magazines and varied journals. Scanning, documentation and analysis of content is done on daily basis. The centre is more a “knowledge management centre” where one access any reference publication or work online from any where on any subject. CMS is in the process of becoming a member of various online library networks.

IT & Systems
CMS IT team performs a variety of functions that ranges from installing applications to designing complex computer networks, information databases as well as management and administration of entire systems. IT team also helps in integration of other technologies such as the use of cell phones, televisions, etc.

CMS uses leased line for internet connectivity. CMS Research House is fully Wi-fi enabled with 2 mbps leased line. CMS IT team manages 12 websites of the organisation.

CMS IT Team is equipped with latest infrastructure facility like 4 IBM Xeon servers, 1 Watchguard firewall, 4 Managed Switches, 65 desktops, 20 laptops, 2 HP colour printers, 3 b/w printers, 2 NAS, 3 DVRs, 2 scanners, 1 Fax, 11 portable HDD’s, etc.

Audio-Video Resource Centre
The CMS Audio Visual Resource Centre (AVRC) is a state-of-the-art archive of documentaries, films and audio spots on environment and developmental issues. It also maintains the master copies of the audio visual resources produced by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Govt. of India.

The centre collects, collates and archives these valuable resources held by dispersed organisations and individuals,to effectively disseminate the materials/ information to connoisseurs, TV Channels, concerned organisations, educators, schools, laypersons, etc. all over the country. The CMS AVRC computerised catalogue is available on the CMS website: www.cmsindia.org/cmsavrc.

CMS AVRC has dedicated space at RESEARCH HOUSE, Saket Community Centre, New Delhi, which houses over 4,000 films. The AVRC is accessible to schools, colleges, researchers and others during the office hours. The facility includes DVD players, Plasma TV sets and a computerised catalogue of films. Special arrangements are made, as and when required, for viewing the films which are available in Betacam and DVCAM formats.

Electronic Data Processing (EDP)
The electronic data processing team specialises in providing data entry, data clean, validation and analysis required for preserving large-scale quantitative and qualitative data.

Administration, Human Resource and Accounts
The Administration, Human Resource and Accounts team supports and maintains the systems and resource requirements of various teams so that all the teams run their operations smoothly.