Hyderabad: The Osmania University is one of the 5 Universities in the Country selected under ‘Digital India’ Project by the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India.
Accordingly, the University is benefitted with creation of ICT infrastructure worth of Rs. 15 crores for Wi-Fi enabled services with 1379 hotspots for entire campus includes administrative, academic and amenities areas covering 113 buildings.
This facility going to benefit the more than 12,000 students, scholars, faculty and staff of university campus and helps them to access the e-books, online libraries and journals, Open Education Resources and Study Material available globally. This will enable to enrich the academic environment under ‘Connectivity Anywhere’ in Universities as a part of ‘Digital India’ mainstream requirement for higher studies.
On the occasion of 4th Anniversary Celebrations of ‘Digital India’ Program, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minster for Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology and Law Affairs, Government of India formally launched the Wi-Fi services at Osmania University, Hyderabad along with North Eastern Hill University, Shillong on Monday.
This is one of the programs of Digital India initiative for transforming India into digitally empowered society by ensuring digital, access, digital services, digital communication and bridging the digital divide through effective utilization ICT facilities through Hi – Speed Broad Band enabled Digital Services.
Vice-chancellor Prof S. Ramachandram and Nodal Officer of the Wi-Fi enabled Project, Osmania University thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister for Electronics & Information Technology and Law Affairs for selecting to sponsor the creation of Wi-Fi enabled infrastructure and launching of its services in Osmania University. (INN)