NKN playing a vital role in resolving the pollution crisis

In its battle against bad air quality in the country, the government has launched a national knowledge network comprising IITs and other institutes to support the national clean air programme (NCAP) aimed at reducing air pollution by 20-30 per cent in the next five years.

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NKN playing a vital role in resolving the pollution crisis

NKN: A BOON FOR SCHOLARS OF INDIA AND BHUTAN

It is crucial to connect scholars and academics beyond borders, so that creativity and talent of our students bring them at par with the best in the world. Cooperation between India’s NKN and Bhutan’s DrukREN, which became a reality yesterday, will serve this purpose Hon'ble Prime Minister of India at Royal University of Bhutan, August 2019

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NKN: A BOON FOR SCHOLARS OF INDIA AND BHUTAN

Digital literacy drive needs more funds

The government has prepared a draft 100-days action plan which includes National Policy on Electronics 2019 — new schemes to the Cabinet. National Policy on Software Products 2019 — launch of Registry; Digital India Infoway (National Government Network and National Knowledge Network 2.0)

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Digital literacy drive needs more funds

Future Lies in Digital Transformation

“The future lies in Digital Transformation & more importantly, it has comfortability and eases to offer services to the citizens. The motto being ‘Power to Empower - Digital India’ campaign is made highly successful by connecting rural areas with high-speed internet connectivity across the nation”, said Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao, MoS

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Future Lies in Digital Transformation

JIPMER launches nano drone to spruce up healthcare via NKN

JIPMER will operate the drone using the internet connectivity provided by National knowledge network supplied by the National informatics centre, Puducherry.

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JIPMER launches nano drone to spruce up healthcare via NKN

NKN has recently introduced Network Time Protocol (NTP) as one of its services

NKN has recently introduced Network Time Protocol (NTP) as one of its services

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NKN has recently introduced Network Time Protocol (NTP) as one of its services

Total No. of Institutes connected under NKN: 1735

Total No. of Institutes connected under NKN: 1735

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Total No. of Institutes connected under NKN: 1735

India's NKN, Sri Lanka's LEARN connect with high capacity Net

Hon'ble Law and IT Minister Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad on the first day of his visit, inaugurated the gigabit connectivity between the National Knowledge Network of India and LEARN network of Sri Lanka. This dedicated high speed internet connectivity will boost the collaboration among the academic institutions of India and Sri Lanka.

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India's NKN, Sri Lanka's LEARN connect with high capacity Net

Video Launch - A Journey of NKN

On the occasion of 4th NKN Annual Workshop a video - A Journey of NKN was launched. To view the same click know more

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Video Launch - A Journey of NKN

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The initial impetus for creating the National Knowledge Network was provided by the office of Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India, and the National Knowledge Commission. Given the critical nature of the initiative, NKN was recognized as a priority and supported by the President and the Prime Minister. Subsequently, a large number of stakeholders including Experts, Potential Users, Telecom Service Providers, Educational and Research Institutions collaborated extensively to develop the NKN.

The task of operationalizing the NKN was entrusted to a High Level Committee constituted by the Department of Information Technology, with support from a Technical Advisory Committee.

HIGH LEVEL COMMITTEE (HLC)

The HLC acts as the enabling agency for the implementation of the NKN. It has successfully translated the vision of Department of Information Technology into a concrete implementation plan for the establishment of the NKN. Besides providing the strategic direction, HLC also coordinates and monitors the activities pertaining to the NKN. In the recent past, the HLC has played a pivotal role in the resolution of key challenges faced by the implementation team.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

NKN being a time bound project, it was felt that the decisions on issues that might arise during its implementation, need to be answered in a timely manner. In order to achieve this, the Chairman HLC, suggested constituting an Executive Committee. The Executive Committee under the Chairmanship of Dr R. Chidambaram would be responsible for taking decisions on implementation issues.

TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (TAC)

In the First Meeting of the High Level Committee for Establishment of National Knowledge Network held on May 16, 2008, it was recommended that a Technical Advisory Committee under the chairmanship of Prof S V Raghavan be formed. This Expert Group, under the chairmanship of Prof S V Raghavan, was to draft a blue print for setting up a Knowledge Network which included the architecture of the Network, the ways and means for its implementation and the financial implication for setting up of such a network. This group met several times to prepare the detailed project report on NKN and was presented to the HLC for its approval. NKN's Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) has been the driving force behind the design and architecture of the NKN. TAC has been continually ensuring that NKN is designed for high reliability, availability and scalability, keeping in mind the unique requirements of the network in future.