MeghRaj - Cloud Services of NIC

In order to utilise and harness the benefits of Cloud Computing, Government of India has embarked upon an ambitious initiative - "GI Cloud" which has been named as 'MeghRaj'. The focus of this initiative is to accelerate delivery of e-services in the country while optimizing ICT spending of the Government. This will ensure optimum utilization of the infrastructure and speed up the development and deployment of eGov applications. The architectural vision of GI Cloud encompasses a set of discrete cloud computing environments spread across multiple locations, built on existing or new (augmented) infrastructure, following a set of common protocols, guidelines and standards issued by the Government of India. Two Policy reports viz., "GI Cloud Strategic Direction Paper" and "GI Cloud Adoption and Implementation Roadmap" have been prepared by DeitY. The reports are available at: for download. more...

Video Conferencing

NIC-Kerala Video Conferencing Network has one IP based State-Of-the-Art Multi-Point Conferencing Systems and 18 (SIO-Office, Training centre, NODC, SDTC-Kochi and 14 NIC District Centres) High Definition Video Conferencing equipment for Multi Point Video Conferencing. One HD VC equipment is installed at CS-Office & one EVCS (Executive Video Conferencing Systems) installed at DGP office for interaction with Cabinet Secretaries and Chief Secretaries/DGPs of other States. One HD VC system is also installed at Kerala Raj Bhawan for interaction with Rashtrapati Bhawan. Desktop based video conferencing solutions are also providing by NIC Kerala to the user departments. more...

Network Services

NIC Kerala is providing High Speed NICNET / Internet connectivity, Turnkey solutions for the establishment of LAN/ WAN, Mail Messaging Services, Video Conferencing, Anti Virus Support and Security Services to various Central/State/ District level Departments/ Organizations/users.

NICNET Infrastructure is equipped with the various high end technology products & solutions like Enterprise Routers, L2/L3 Manageable LAN Switches, MPLS enabled 10Gbps Backbone connectivity, 34/100/1000Mbps Leased Line connectivity to 14 District NIC Centres & SDTC Kochi from redundant Service Providers, Multi Layered Secured Architecture including Firewall and Intrusion Prevention System, Centralized Antivirus/Patch Management Servers, Multi Router Traffic Graph Analyzer etc., with Integrated Network Operation Centre functional on 24x7 basis for Network Management, Monitoring and Support services to various users.

NIC Network Operations & Data Centre (NODC) is connected over 10Gbps LL connectivity to NIC-Bengaluru, 10 Gbps connectivity to NIC-Hyderabad and over 10 Gbps connectivity to NIC- Chennai to cater to the Data Communication and Video Conferencing needs of the Kerala state. NICNET 2/4/8/16/34/100 Mbps connectivity has been extended to the following offices in the state. District Courts, High Court, CBI, PAO, FCI, CGHS, DOP, Election Offices(State & Central), RPO, JDGFT, CPWD, survey of India, RGI, BOI, FRRO, Indian Telephone Industries, Civil Supplies, etc

NIC Kerala is fulfilling the commitment in multi-dimensional ways to achieve the user satisfaction with the help of latest state-of-the-art ICT infrastructure.

Mail Services

Mails are accepted and sent in NICNET from a single entry point i.e. via the SMTP gateways. Over 8 lakh mails are transacted in a day. Once a mail is accepted in the network, based on its address, it is routed to the recipient server. Messaging services constitute one of the primary applications deployed across the network. They represent the front end of the Network. Hence, Messaging services in NICNET need to integrate the application solution, the underlying network, proactive management and maintenance in a single source solution. The Messaging solution of NICNET is scalable, easily customizable, provisioned for increasing needs while assuring optimum performance, security and reliability. Recently, NIC has rationalized the myriad of e-mail addresses offered by NICNET. more...

National Knowledge Network

The NKN is a state-of-the-art multi-gigabit pan-India network for providing a unified high speed network backbone for all knowledge related institutions in the country. The purpose of such a knowledge network goes to the very core of the country's quest for building quality institutions with requisite research facilities and creating a pool of highly trained professionals.

The NKN comprises of an ultra-high speed CORE (multiples of 10 Gbps), complimented with a distribution layer at appropriate speeds. Participating institutions at the Edge will connect to the National Knowledge Network seamlessly at speeds of 1 Gbps or higher. The network is designed to support Overlay Networks, Dedicated Networks, and Virtual Networks. Advanced applications in areas such as Health, Education, Science & Technology, Grid Computing, Bio informatics, Agriculture, and Governance will be an integral part of NKN. The entire network will seamlessly integrate with the global scientific community at multiple gigabits per second speed. more...

Web Hosting Infrastructure

IDC Delhi Our Hosting infrastructure includes a large number of powerful performance tuned and secured servers, which are well connected, to the Internet. These state-of-the-art web servers are powered by various OS platforms like Windows, Linux and Solaris.

Web Hosting is generally offered on Windows & Linux platforms. The primary domain for hosting the government websites is '.GOV.IN'. However, support is also provided in other domains such as .NIC.IN, .ORG.IN, RES.IN, .AC.IN, , .NET, .ORG, .COM etc.... .We also support state-of-the-art Web Technologies, right from CGI, PERL, ASP, ASP.NET , PHP, JSP, Servlet etc.

Procedures to follow for hosting a Website on NIC Server.

(a) For user organization/ department 
You are requested to contact your NIC Coordinator or nearest NIC Centre who shall in turn help you in hosting your Website in NIC Server.
The contact details of the NIC Web Coordinators are as follows
State/UT Web Coordinator List
Sectors( Ministry/Department) Web Coordinator List
(b) For NIC Centres
The earlier procedure of website registration by downloading the Application Form has now been discontinued and Online submission of Requests has been initiated .To access the Online Registration facility, logon to : 
Staging Server
The site has to be first tested on staging Server before launching it on Production Server. If you already have a staging server account you can use the same for uploading and testing your site. 
For acquiring a new temporary account in the staging server please logon to :
Security Audit
Once the site is tested successfully on Staging Server, it has to undergo a mandatory security audit before it is hosted on the production server. The Security auditing service is being offered free of cost by NIC to all its users and further details of the same are available at:
In case any Third party audits your website/ web application at staging area, please submit the audit report to Cyber Security Group.
Launch on Production Server
After we receive security audit clearance, you will be informed by mail.
The Web Site will be hosted after we receive your confirmation for hosting.
Remote Updation
We provide you the facility to update and maintain your site at your own will, sitting at a remote location through a highly secure remote updation facility.

The website have to be updated using a secure FTP over VPN based channel. For this purpose you need to first take a VPN Account/Connection. The complete step-wise procedure of Remote Updation is available here...

Details on the web hosting Services

Web Casting

NIC Kerala is equipped with high end streaming media technology, the concept of doing live/on-demand webcast.

With the advent of high end streaming media technology, the concept of doing live/on-demand webcast has gained popularity like never before. Webcasting an event allows you to extend the reach of your event to all corners of the world, with no limitations of physical or geographical boundaries. At NIC, we ensure that your events get an optimum webcast with flawless production quality. NIC's webcast service offers a turnkey solution for an event, bringing onsite production, hosting, and streaming to millions of online viewers. more...

Domain Name Registration

NIC is providing web hosting services to the various Indian Government Ministries/Departments/ Organisations/ Institutions as well as State Government Departments and District Administrations.
Generally the Government (Union as well as State) Web Sites are hosted on NIC.IN & GOV.IN Domains. The web hosting services are also extended on the other country level domains like .IN, AC.IN, ORG.IN etc... as well as on generic domain names like .COM, .ORG, .NET etc.  more...