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Jamia to be 100 percent wifi: VC

New Delhi: Vice Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia University Prof. Tal’at Ahmad said while talking to UNI that this university will soon become a totally wifi-enabled central University and this will be the first central university of the country, with its entire campus wi-fi enabled. He said that in order to make the entire campus of this University wi-fi we had entered into an agreement with UGC, HRD ministry and National Information Centre in August this year and for this UGC had also given Rs. 8.7 crores. He said that in two only months we made 40 percent of the campus equipped with wi-fi facility and soon we will provide 100 percent wi-fi facilities to students of this University and it is hoped that this work will be completed in the beginning of the new year (2017) and with this it will become first wi-fi equipped central university of the country, adding that so far no central university is fully equipped with wi-fi facilities. He said that now there are 17,500 students and 880 teachers. After being fully equipped with wi-fi facilities all students and teachers will benefit and with the inclusion of Jamia in National Digital Library Network, they can also read books of this Library on the internet. It may be stated that 74 educational institutions of the country are members of this Digital Library Network and Jamia too has become its member recently. He further said that Jamia has become a University which is fully based on web and the entire process of seeking admission in it has become on-line so much so that even the process of applying for hostel accommodation also has fully been made online. He said that recently the (central) cabinet has approved the scheme of National Educational Electronic Fund but Jamia already enjoys this facility even before the implementation of this scheme and any student can download the electronic print of his certificate or marks sheet.
 

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 December 2016 on page no. 14

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