The Bihar state government has launched a scheme for the students this year. Under this scheme college students will get free WiFi in their colleges across the state. The scheme namely Free WiFi in Colleges will allow students to download books and study materials from external source up to 1 GB per day.
- The aim of the scheme is to make the students tech-friendly and also to encourage digitization, mainly in the rural areas. Many colleges in urban areas have internet access unlike rural colleges. This scheme will focus more on rural educational institutions.
- The scheme will provide 10 GB data per month. Each student can download or use data up to 1 GB per day. The internet access will only be available for downloading books and study materials. Authority has stated that social network will be prohibited from this scheme.
By implementing the scheme all the students will get access to the internet, hence they will be able to download their necessary study materials.
To stop students from misusing the internet in colleges and accessing social network or pornographic instead of study materials, special care have been taken. All the social networking sites including adult content providers will be blocked by the WiFi source or command centre under the scheme.