Mysore University First Wi-Fi Enabled In Bangalore

By Ashwathi

1st Wi-Fi Enabled University In B'lore
In the whole Bangalore city it s only the Mysore University which is the first Wi-Fi Enabled university. By this it has added another feature by becoming the first to do so. It also became the first institution to introduce internet services in a bigger area compared to any other universities.


The facility enables individuals access Wi-Fi while sitting in classrooms, campus or at hostel rooms 24*7 free of cost. The facility is expected to benefit research scholars and students. Through Wi-Fi, students can access UoM's digital library which has over 5,000 books.

The University's information and communication division (ICD) has introduced wireless network (Wi-Fi) in the 80 acre campus through a 100-foot tower. Carrier-class wave multi-input and multi-output technology (MIMO) drives the project.

Explaining the project, G Hemanth Kumar, professor and chairman of Department of Studies in Computer Sciences, said the Wi-Fi project has been funded under Institution of Excellence Scheme by University Grants Commission and the installation has cost Rs.64 lakh.

MIMO ill provide free maintenance for three years, and BSNL and a private internet provider will grant internet service he added. Students have been allowed to avail Wi-Fi service even in classroom for academic purpose.

He further explained that, Already 300 persons, including students, research scholars, teaching and non-teaching faculty have enrolled for internet connection which is on trial. The facility is likely to be inaugurated in the coming month.

‘Security Measures' has also been taken care of. He stated that physical address of the device (laptop) of the user has been collected before allotting them an ID. A user can avail the facility only in his/her device by using that user-specific ID. Once, enrolled, the user can avail the service for eight months.

Moreover, a monitoring system is also been installed, which will indicate who the user is. Certain websites, including those of social network will be blocked. However, the user can access their e-mails. Each user can browse with 2 mbps speed with a downloading speed of up to 512/kbps.

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