The free internet facility to college students comes under one of the seven resolves of Nitish Kumar led Grand Alliance government in
The project to provide internet facility through free wi-fi on all 319 colleges of the state was expected to complete by February this year but electricity supply in the institutions had proved to be major hurdle in this regard.
Now, to get rid of the power problems, Information Technology Department has decided to install solar power system in the colleges to run Wi-Fi facility.
The department stated that 255 colleges have so far connected with the internet network. The department will spend Rs 245 crores in next five years in this project.
The free internet through Wi-Fi scheme will be extended further to medical, engineering, agriculture, teachers training colleges very soon.
For this purpose, a central control room has been constructed at Beltron Bhavan. The control room will keep close eye on students’ activities through user threat management device (UTM). Students can open the websites, which are permitted by the control room, in their laptops, smart phones and tabs.
Users will get separate ID and password to connect with the Wi-Fi.