Jamia to get 100% Wi-Fi coverage

The MHRD sanctioned Rs 8.75 crore for making the campus completely Wi-Fi

Written by Aranya Shankar | New Delhi | Updated: August 4, 2016 1:09 pm
Some students click photograph while at the Jamia campus. Express photo Some students click photograph while at the Jamia campus. Express photo

Jamia Millia Islamia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to make the campus a 100 per cent Wi-Fi zone, the university said in a statement on Wednesday. The Ministry has sanctioned Rs 8.75 crore for the “upgradation” of Wi-Fi facilities.

“Prof. Talat Ahmad, Vice-Chancellor has signed a MoU with the MHRD, Government of India, University Grants Commission, and National Informatics Centre Services Inc. (NICSI) for up gradation of Wi-Fi facilities on the university campus. The MHRD sanctioned Rs.8.75 crores for making the campus completely Wi-Fi,” the university said in a statement.

“With this move, the reach of Wi-Fi on JMI campus will be scaled-up from existing 40 per cent to almost 100 per cent. Moreover, it will enable high speed wireless access to internet and intranet resources to Jamia faculty, research scholars, students, staff, official visitors and university guests on any-where-any-time basis across the administrative and academic zones on campus,” it further said.

The MHRD has also agreed to pay a consultancy fee of 5 percent to NICSI for the “augmentation of the Wi-Fi facility”.

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