The government will provide Wi-fi connectivity to all central universities under the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT) programme. The government announced the plan in Lok Sabha on December 21.
In a written reply in Lok Sabha, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister, Smriti Irani said that two central universities, Allahabad University and North Eastern Hill University are already covered under Department of Electronics and Information Technology (Deity) programme.
The government informed that the proposal to provide Wi-fi to remaining 38 central universities has been approved and will be implemented soon. "For the remaining 38 central universities, Project Approval Board of NMEICT in its 31st meeting has approved the proposal for providing Wi-fi at the cost of Rs. 335.85 crore," Irani said.
Recently, Irani aslo announced that all CBSE books and learning material will be made available online, for free, as a part of the centre's good governance efforts. The announcement was made on December 19 at a function organised at a Kendriya Vidyalaya in East Delhi. She said that the initiatives would be undertaken to ensure holistic nurturing and improve learning outcomes at these schools.