BHUBANESWAR: In a bid to boost effective connectivity, the Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) has put in place a video conferencing network which will establish a link between the State Government, the University and its constituent colleges by the end of September.
The need for a better communication model was discussed at BPUT’s last board meeting. National Informatics Centre (NIC) was given the responsibility to set up the video conferencing network which will link the Governor’s Office, BPUT Vice-Chancellor’s office, Employment and Technical Education and Training (ETET) Department and the five constituent colleges under BPUT in the first phase.
The five constituent colleges are College of Engineering and Technology (CET), Government College of Engineering (Keonjhar), Government College of Engineering (Bhawanipatna), Parala Maharaja Engineering College (Berhampur) and BPUT’s own campus in Rourkela.
The first phase of the project is expected to cost `2.5 crore.
BPUT Registrar Mihir Nayak said the new communication network will not only enable faster communication between the State Government and the University but also make it easier for the ETET Department to monitor the progress of the constituent colleges.
Earlier, it used to take an unusually long time to communicate with far off colleges like Government College of Engineering (Bhawanipatna) and BPUT headquarters in Rourkela. Now, the delay will be eliminated, Nayak added.
Work on the first phase of the project is expected to be completed by September-end. For the second phase of the project, affiliated colleges of BPUT will be linked to the main connection.
NIC has been given the responsibility to provide the base facility for video conferencing network in 150 technical colleges including five Government engineering colleges. It will also look after the maintenance of the network for five years.