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Noida: AKTU colleges to get free Wi-Fi on campuses by July

Technical and medical education minister held a meeting with AKTU representatives in Lucknow recently regarding free Wi-Fi on campuses

noida Updated: Jun 27, 2017 23:23 IST
Vaibhav Jha
Vaibhav Jha
Hindustan Times
Over 168 colleges affiliated with the university are located in Gautam Budh Nagar and Ghaziabad.
Over 168 colleges affiliated with the university are located in Gautam Budh Nagar and Ghaziabad.(Sunil Ghosh/HT File Photo)

Colleges affiliated with Dr Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) will get free Wi-Fi service in their campuses by the end of this month, said Ashish Mishra, the spokesperson of the university.

The issue was discussed in a recent meeting held between Ashutosh Tandon, state technical and medical education minister, and AKTU vice-chancellor Dr Vinay Pathak and registrar Dr Rakesh Verma at the university’s Lucknow campus on Friday.

The meeting was held to inspect the workings of the university as the BJP-led state government completed 100 days.

Free Wi-Fi service in institutes affiliated with the state university was one of the promises made by the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections earlier this year.

“We had signed a memorandum of understanding with Reliance for internet services. By June end, all institutes will get Wi-Fi service that can be availed by students free of cost,” said Ashish Mishra, spokesperson, AKTU.

Over 800 colleges are affiliated with AKTU across the state of which 168 colleges are located in Gautam Budh Nagar and Ghaziabad.

“Directors of all affiliated institutes have been asked to get free Wi-Fi services in their campus for the benefit of students. They have also been asked to issue all their tenders through the internet and put them online in order to ensure transparency,” said Tandon.

According to university representatives, institutes have been asked to install Wi-Fi services in their campuses at the earliest.

The minister had also asked the university officials to ensure that institutes install water harvesting systems and solar panels for renewable electricity.

He further emphasised on the need to ensure that the university concentrates on research.

“AKTU was founded with a vision to promote research and innovation among the students. With this intent, it is important to focus on improving infrastructure of the institutes and give more space to research-based studies and courses,” said Tandon.

First Published: Jun 27, 2017 23:23 IST