The universities have been benefited with the creation of ICT infrastructure worth Rs 15 crore for Wi-Fi enabled services
Osmania University in Hyderabad and North Eastern Hill University in Shillong are among the five varsities selected by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity) for creation of ICT infrastructure under the Digital India project.
Accordingly, the two universities have been benefited with the creation of ICT infrastructure worth Rs 15 crore for Wi-Fi enabled services.
Celebrating the fourth anniversary of Digital India Program on Monday in the national capital, IT and Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad remotely inaugurated the Wi-Fi services at Osmania University and North Eastern Hill Universit.
Osmania University becomes Wi-Fi enabled
Osmania University also announced in a press release that it has become a Wi-Fi enabled campus with 1,379 hotspots covering the entire campus — administrative, academic and amenities areas covering 113 buildings.
The new ICT infrastructure is likely to benefit more than 12,000 students, scholars, faculty and staff of the university. It will also help them get access to e-books, online libraries and journals, open education resources and study material available worldwide.
It has been claimed as one of the premier programmes of the Digital India initiative to transform India into a digitally empowered nation. Such a move is expected to bridge the digital divide through effective utilization of ICT facilities empowered by hi-speed broadband-enabled digital services.