TAMIL NADU

Pondy varsity in UGC network

Pondicherry Nov. 13. The Pondicherry University, launched through an Act of Parliament in 1985, has been identified and selected by the University Grants Commission (UGC) for its network programme. The UGC is providing full grant to complete the project under a time-bound programme.

A university communication said here today the UGC had evolved the network project for integration and virtual enhancement of the academic infrastructure in educational and research institutions in the country.

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the UGC with the ERNET India, attached to the Union Communications, Information and Technology Ministry.

The network would be used to provide value-added service and would contain applications of innovative systems such as the digital library and distance learning facility.

The Pondicherry University is the first institution to be brought in the network in the first phase of the programme, the communication said.

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