The University Grants Commission (UGC) has been sanctioned Rs 6.18 crore for providing Wi-Fi facility in universities, disclosed Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani in Parliament.
In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, the HRD minister said, “So far, 85,335 government and government-aided, secondary and higher secondary schools have been approved for coverage. The government proposes to provide Wi-Fi facility in universities through a programme 'Campus Connect'.”
The minister also said that the Wi-Fi facility would help students have access to educational content available on the web and download the same for learning and enhancing their knowledge base.
While talking about inclusion of the school in Wi-Fi list she said "As regards schools, there is a component under the Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhijan (RMSA) for providing financial assistance to the states/UTs for internet connectivity to government-aided secondary and higher secondary schools among other ICT related interventions,"