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Campus click on Wi-Fi button
- From 2013, 24 Ranchi University constituent colleges to take wireless Internet leap

Colleges under Ranchi University (RU) will gradually be Wi-Fi enabled from 2013 onwards so that every nook and cranny of their campuses are connected to the Internet.

Addressing the inaugural session of a daylong seminar on “e-governance in higher education” jointly hosted by the RU and Union ministry of communications and information technology in Ranchi on Friday, vice chancellor L.N. Bhagat said they were pushing to make “24 constituent colleges” IT-enabled.

Tourism minister Vimla Pradhan as chief guest, IT secretary N. N. Sinha as guest of honour and additional director IT (Government of India) Praveen Chandrekar attended the seminar.

“IT can no longer be ignored as it has emerged as a tool for information, activism, research and overall development the world over. It is now a part of everyone’s life. It is time that the education system gets hardwired in their functioning for everyone’s greater good,” Bhagat said.

The RU vice chancellor added that a start had been made.

“We have fully automated our university library that helps students access books, journals and resource materials in one place. We have extended IT-related governance and education in 24 departments. Now, we are focusing on equipping all our 24 constituent colleges with IT in the coming days. The seminar is in this direction, to increase awareness and chalk out ways on adopting effective steps,” he added.

Pradhan, in her address, also stressed on the importance of information technology and the need to tap it for proper growth of young, vibrant minds.

Sinha, on his part, assured full cooperation to the varsity “whenever needed” in its IT-related endeavours.

“IT-related projects are a prime focus of our government now. A slew of activities is ongoing in different stages across all departments. Right from prison management to delivery of services for public good, uplift of panchayat bhavans and more, IT is our friend,” said Sinha.


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