3534HPU to get National Knowledge Network soon
- Aug 8, 2011HPU to get National Knowledge Network soon
Tribune News Service
Shimla, August 7
The Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) took the first step to have access to the National Knowledge Network (NKN) when it received the router 7 switch from the NKN.
In charge of networking Dr Dharinder Sharma formally received the router 7 switch from DK Gupta, senior manager of NKN.
Vice-Chancellor of the university ADN Bajpai, while presiding over a meeting of officials of the Centre and the university, said here today the NKN installation process would be completed soon and the modern infrastructure to be set up at a cost of Rs 2.5 crore would usher in an era of enabling the institution to reach and cater to the needs of the people living in the remote tribal belts of Himachal Pradesh.
Bajpai said the university had taken a leap further with Union Minister for Communication and IT Sachin Pilot fulfilling the promise to integrate it with the NKN within one week of his visit. The project had saved the university nearly Rs 50 lakh, which otherwise would have to be invested by it. He said the university would submit detailed projects and proposals to the ministry to improve connectivity and help computerise the examination system, providing Internet to all the hostels and digitisation of the library.
He thanked the minister for acceding to the request for providing Close User Group mobile phone facility for the university employees, non-teaching staff and teachers.
The university will be the eighth institution in the country to have the facility of knowledge transfer through video conferencing and data transfers, which will be a boon for the hill state with severe geographical constraints.