Universities to get free WI-FI; UGC receives 6.18 crores for the same
Another flash of development for university students! The University Grants Commission (UGC) has been provided with the task for accessing free Wi-Fi facility across college campuses. Smriti Irani, Human Resource Development Minister, wrote in a reply, that UGC has been authorized with Rs. 6.18 crores to come up with that addition for 85,335 government colleges and government-aided secondary and higher secondary schools so far.
This initiative, called 'Campus Connect' will allow the students to connect to the virtual world for educational content and assistance, and enables them to download those for their classes and examinations purpose, along with an aim of enhancing their intellectual foundation.
She was quoted saying, "As regards schools, there is a component under the Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhijan (RMSA) for providing financial assistance to the states/UTs for internet connectivity to government-aided secondary and higher secondary schools among other ICT related interventions.”
Apart from launching this initiative, UGC has also stated several universities and colleges functioning under its managerial concerns to imply guidelines promoting Gender Equality and Ban on Chemical Abuse on Animal Skin.