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Wi-Fi for free at all Central universities

HRD Ministry sets deadline

The Centre has set the ball rolling to make Wi-Fi available for free at all Central universities by the end of July so that students can make better use of online resources to pursue academic work. While some institutions already provide Wi-Fi, the Ministry of Human Resource Development has set deadlines for the remaining institutions to provide free access to their students.

Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Vishwavidyalaya, Wardha, and E.F.L University, Hyderabad, are supposed to provide the facility by April 30. Two universities have targets for May: Central University, Odisha, by May 15 and H.N.B.G University, Uttrakhand, by May 30. By June 1, Hyderabad University will get Wi-Fi, while Tezpur University and Assam University, Silchar, will get it by June 2 and 7. Visva Bharti University, Santiniketan, West Bengal, is expected to be wifi-enabled by June 15; Central University, Jammu, by June 14; Central University, south Bihar, by June 6; Tripura University by June 13; Pondicherry University by June 14; Sikkim University and Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar, by June 15; I.G.N.T University, Amarkantak, by June 21; Banaras Hindu University by July 8; and Kashmir Central University, Manipur University, Nagaland University, Central Universities at Karnataka, Kerala and Aligarh Muslim University by July 30.

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