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The Systems Department of Madras School Economics has the state-of-the-art computing facilities with latest hardware, software and supporting equipments. The Systems Department is managed and supported by fully self-contained Systems Department with professional systems staff having proven track record in handling any level of troubleshooting and carefully planned vision for future computing needs.

The activities of System Department include in-house Software/Web development, Publishing, CD-ROM Authoring, Technical assistance in data conversion arising from time to time apart from routine system support and maintenance.

All computers are connected to robust, network-tuned Compaq / HP servers via campus-wide 100/1000 Mbps Ethernet based local area network with strong network backbone and high-speed switches and routers. The institute has a complete Intranet, Internal mailing, Instant Internal Messaging and alerting system, which helps users in communicating with each other within the campus. The Computing center is fully equipped with latest peripherals like CD-Writers, Tape Drives for data backup. A high-resolution true color HP scanner caters to the requirements of users in data extraction from printed documents and in creating multimedia and graphic rich presentations. The institute has wide range of LCD, Slide and Over Head Projectors for any type of presentations. Several HP LaserJet printers are provided for the use of faculty, staff and students.

Well connected and high specification computer labs with free WiFi all over the campus

The Systems Department also supports full-fledged state-of-the art Web & System Facility center with latest Intel Xeon processor based Compaq/HP Servers with CISCO routers and Hardware firewalls on a campus-wide Fiber Optic backbone. The web access is provided with leased line of 200Mbps Internet connection and the students in the hostel can also access the network facilities via WI-FI. The campus network has been extended to the hostel rooms. The institute will shortly launched the existing Library Information system via the web site in the form of Online Library for public access.

The Computer Committee consisting of Director, Faculty, System Staff, Administrative Officer handles issues pertaining to computer facilities.

The System Staff

Mr. Biswajit Sahu
Systems Manager

Mrs. Geetha

Mr. Senthil Kumar N
System Analyst

MSE has the following licensed software:

The Statistical / Econometric packages at the institute include:

MS Office 2003

Windows XP Professional

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Acrobat Standard

Adobe PageMaker

Macromedia Studio MX

Oracle 9i Database Server and

Microsoft Exchange Server


Stat Transfer 8.0

EViews 7




MapInfo Professional


All the software are accessible to all users throughout the campus.

Databases Subscribed

The institution subscribes to several databases for use by faculty and students. The data sets are managed by Database Management Group (MSE-DBMG) and Systems Staff for up-to-date information and effective use.

MSE-DBMG is an in-house attempt to provide online secondary data support to the students, researchers and faculties. It is our belief that it would turn out as a unique platform for the in-house users to share their individual information with the MSE community. Keeping in mind the diverse nature of issues in economic research, attempt has been made to cover almost all the issues/sectors. The information provided through the common platform, goes through close scrutiny of the respective committee (for its ingenuity, source specification and legality issues attached with the sharing) before it is uploaded in the common server. Initially it has started with the in-house availability of secondary data, however we are in the process to procure and disseminate more need based data.

The following Databases (offline) are available at MSE:

Online Databases

EPW Annual Survey of India (ASI) 1973-74 to 1997-98

EPW National Account Statistics (NAS) 1950-51 to 2002-03

EPW Domestic Product of States of India 1960-61 to 2006-07

Census Data Circon India Datasets

Capitaline Database

Econlit – Journal Database

International Monetory Fund Data

National Sample Survey (NSS) unit record data

National Account Statistics – State Domestic Product

National Family Health Survey (NFHS) – Part 3






World Bank data

Global Economic Monitor portal (GEM)

World Bank e-Library

MSE Digital Library (Intranet)