Information Technology is unarguably the defining force of this millennium, and XLRI is poised to break new ground as the most e-enabled Business School in India. The initial focus of being system friendly has now resulted in a virtual flood of e-initiatives. Beginning with the up gradation of infrastructure like marching towards Wi-Fi campus, supplemented by the introduction of new courses, workshops, seminars, live projects and setting up a Centre for e-Business that aims to facilitate industry-academia interface. Thus enabling the creation of whole new batch of tech-savy managers with the skills to integrate technology solutions to the workplace environment has begun.
The computing resources at XLRI include latest servers and workstations, a state-of-the-art campus network and 500 MBPS raw bandwidth WAN connectivity. There are high-end servers, which host the XLRI web page, Mail and SNTP server, Oracle, Lotus notes, SAS, DB2 and other software.
Apart from value added learning of different packages, access to various database, electronic journal and software, XLRI is providing Web hosted SAP solution for hands on ERP through University Alliance programme.
XLRI has GIGABIT Fiber backbone throughout the campus to support the Institute`s local area network. Every student is equipped with a laptop/desktop in his/her room and has round the clock access to intranet as well as internet. Entire academic activities such as e-bulletin board, e-discussion forum, grades and feedback, on line leave application, course outline, electives, handouts, class schedule are made available to the faculty, students and the administration on their desktop. Apart from the individual nodes, more than 500 units of latest Pentium workstation, scanners, laser printers or desk jet printers, close circuit camera, multimedia projectors, digital camera to serve the desk need of faculty, student's computer centre, classrooms, examination hall, auditorium, library and various administrative offices. The institute also has its own video conferencing facility through dedicated ISDN lines.