In 1997 Agricultural Research Information System (AIRS) was conceptualized by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi. AIRS was built to address issues of electronic sharing of research data among the scientists of RAU and other State Agricultural Universities of India. The use of research information as an educational compliment to PG students of Agricultural Universities was the another issue in focus
The ARIS evolved into Center for Information Management & Computer Applications (CIMCA) on account of its enhanced responsibilities of e-communication, information management and computer applications in wider areas of agricultural education, research and extension units. CIMCA encountered the problem of establishing Local Area Network in distantly located functional units like Colleges, Directorates and Research Centers. This led to establishment of RAU Wide Area Network that addressed all these issues of data sharing and interconnection of units.
|Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR), Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner|