VISAKHAPATNAM: GITAM University has subscribed for 1Gbps (1000 Mbps) internet bandwidth under the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT) of the Union Ministry of HRD for Indian Universities.

A MoU was signed between GITAM University and BSNL on the university campus here on Wednesday. “GITAM is the first university in South India to subscribe for this high bandwidth,” said General Manager of BSNL Visakhapatnam Telecom District P. Nagaraju after signing the MoU.

With this high-speed bandwidth, GITAM students, faculty and researchers would be able to access information and knowledge that was available on Internet with blazing speed.

Under NMEICT generation of knowledge, modules in all subjects for all classes in higher education domain would be fully funded by the Central Government. The objective of the scheme was to provide high-quality personalised and interactive knowledge modules over the Internet and intranet and through satellite communication for all the learners in higher education institutions, said GITAM University Vice-Chancellor G. Subramanyam. The university would be provided a local area network (LAN) of 400 nodes which would be connected via 1 Gbps link to the National Knowledge Network (NKN) port. Union Ministry of HRD has identified 419 universities in the country to implement this NMEICT through BSNL. But only a few institutions responded. According to Mr. Nagaraju, GITAM was the 9th university in the country to implement the project.