Delhi University's Cluster Innovation Centre (CIC) will get its own software technology park in the next academic session.
The varsity has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Software Technology Parks of India (STPI). According to the agreement, undergraduate students will be given the opportunity to train in IT and electronics and entrepreneurship at the park.
The STPI will also help overhaul the university's network which will get unlimited bandwidth in the next four months.
"The varsity will benefit a great deal from this partnership with the STPI. We will soon have seamless Internet facilities in all colleges and entities of the university bringing the benefits of the National Knowledge Network closer to each student while contributing to it as well," said Dinesh Singh, the DU vice-chancellor.
The CIC is not the only place where the innovation centre will be set up. The varsity is also thinking about opening units in other areas of the city where it owns land.
"The facility will be available to all DU students, not just those in the CIC. Students can come up to the technology park with an idea and we will give them support in terms of software, hardware and training for entrepreneurship," Singh added.
The project is the latest of a slew of changes at the university. It is aimed at providing the students of the four-year-degree programme with a hands-on training. Students who take up honours courses in electronics or computer science will also get places for practical training.
The costs of the project have not been worked out yet.
The STPI will not charge the university for its services. DU is also in talks with nationalised banks to support those students financially who have a promising entrepreneurship plan.