All 38 central universities to have Wi-Fi campus by Sept
Come September and all 38 Central universities would have Wi-Fi services for the students at a very economical rate so that students can make better use of online resources to pursue their academic work. As per the latest report, seven varsities have already started providing Wi-Fi services, while rest 31 central universities would have Wi-Fi services on its campus latest by August 31.
The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) was the first such varsity that started providing Wi-Fi facility to its students, followed by IGNOU, Central universities of Jharkhand and Gujarat. The campuses of GG University, Bilaspur, Central University, Rajasthan and Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Vishwavidyalaya, Wardha turned out to be Wif-Fi on Wednesday, while EFLU, Hyderabad would roll out Wi-Fi services from May 15.
"The charges are very nominal as a student would have to pay just Rs 90 per month for availing the Wi-Fi services. The Internet is a basic need nowadays and students need better internet connectivity for research work, reference materials, etc. Providing Wi-Fi connectivity to all 38 Central universities would cost the Human Resource Development Ministry about Rs 10 crore annually," an official said.
According to the target set by the HRD Ministry, there are seven varsities that have been listed at the bottom to provide the Wi-Fi services on the campuses.
The universities that have been given the deadline to start the Wi-Fi services by August 31 include Delhi University; Banaras Hindu University, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh; Jamia Milia Islamia University, New Delhi; Central University, Himachal Pradesh, Central University South Bihar and Central University Jammu.