Keeping in view the rapidly changing nature and pace of technology, and more importantly, of student preferences for a smart device, the University has decided to adopt a CYOD (Choose Your Own Device) paradigm.
As part of this initiative, the following guidelines apply:
a) It is mandatory for each incoming student to be equipped with a tablet or laptop conforming to the minimum specifications outlined below.
b) The device should have legal operating system (OS) software pre-installed as specified below. Proof of ownership of the OS should be with the student and producible on demand throughout the duration of the enrolled program or while the student is present on campus – whichever is earlier. Additionally the same should be submitted by the student at the time of registration.
c) The device should be capable of connecting to an external display device through a normal VGA port for the purposes of showing presentations etc.
d) The device should be capable of connecting to a Wi-fi network and doing Windows Active Directory domain authentication of the user.
e) The device should have capabilities of entering proxy server settings for the browser.
f) The device should have an external keyboard and be able to connect to a remote server using the RDP protocol.
g) The device manufacturer should have at least one authorized service centre or availability of requisite hardware service and support in Dehradun. The student is advised to confirm this before buying to avoid loss of study hours in the event of device malfunction.
h) A student will be responsible for taking care of his/her machine including raising tickets for warranty/AMC support; adequate insurance coverage; and be responsible for its upkeep and maintenance as well as ensuring legal compliance of the system in line with OEM/ISV licensing policies throughout the duration of the program. If there is loss/damage to the device, it will be the responsibility of the student to ensure timely rectification through the authorized service centre in Dehradun. Additionally relevant paperwork for filing an insurance claim will be the responsibility of the student.
Recommended minimum configuration/specification for laptops:
Processor : Intel Core i3 / equivalent AMD processor or higher
Memory : 4 GB or higher
Screen size : 14” or higher
Network interfaces : Wi-fi 802.11g/n; 10/100 Ethernet; Bluetooth
Ports : USB 2.0; USB 3.0; VGA; HDMI
Hard Disk : 350 GB or higher
Operating System : Windows XP/Vista/7/8 Professional Edition [Mandatory] or Mac OS (Latest version.) Proof of ownership mandatory.
Office Productivity : Productivity suite capable of creating and editing Microsoft Office documents such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc. (Microsoft Office Student Edition recommended)
Recommended minimum configuration for tablets:
Operating system : iOS/Android
Screen size : 9” or higher
Network interfaces : Wi-fi 802.11g/n; Bluetooth
Storage : 32 GB or higher
Interfaces : Ability to connect USB drives; Ability to connect to external projection device through VGA port
Keyboard : External (wired or wireless)
Applications : Office Productivity suite with capability to create and edit Microsoft office document formats such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
a) A charge of Rs. 5,000/- (rupees five thousand only) will be payable towards provisioning of appropriate software, internet access charges and IT application support services to the student.
b) The University will install a managed antivirus on each laptop/device (as applicable) entering the University network. This is for optimizing bandwidth used during virus definition updates and to ensure the device does not become a security threat affecting other users on the network. This installation is mandatory and the device will not be allowed on to the network without this.
c) The University maintains appropriate access control systems that will prevent a student machine to connect to the University network should the machine not be in compliance with acceptable policies – specifically: The machine should have a legal, appropriately patched operating system, and a legal antivirus updated with the latest definitions and patches.
d) The device should be used in conformance to the Acceptable IT use policy of the University.
e) Microsoft Windows Home Basic/Premium editions will not be acceptable as these do not support connecting to a Windows Domain. The minimum level of operating system should be Windows Professional.
f) While the University will take all reasonable steps to ensure adequate application and OS support for the device, the University will not be liable for any loss of academic hours due to hardware malfunctioning / improper functioning due to incorrect specification of the device.