Now free Wi-Fi in HP University for thousands of its students in 14 hostels: ADN Bajpai

SHIMLA- After a long wait, free Internet facility will be available to more than 1,000 students residing in 14 hostels of Himachal Pradesh University (HPU).

Vice-Chancellor of the university Prof ADN Bajpai said the students would be able to use this facility for academic purposes and pursue their research in most effective manner.

He said the university had achieved the milestone of providing internet facility in all the hostels and lauded the efforts of the campus networking team in making this project functional.

Bajpai said the Campus Wide Local Area Network project worth 62 lakh was started by the BSNL and its partners on May 30, 2014, under the National Mission on Education through Information Communication Technology (NMEICT) Scheme of the MHRD with 400 nodes and 8 km of optical fibre.

He said as on today, 38 buildings were connected to the HPU campus-wide optical fibre networking, including 14 hostel buildings, which have free internet facility along with the facility of free e-journals saving worth crores of rupees per annum of the university. In addition, university guest house, new CEO building, HPU Business School, new biotech building, new UIIT building are also connected.

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