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The University of Calicut is the largest University in Kerala. Established in the year 1968, it is the second university to be set up in Kerala. The University aims to nurture excellence in education and research in its catchment areas of Northern Kerala, historically consigned to the periphery of Kerala’s academic map. The University lays its emphasis on fostering quality human resource and promoting productive research that benefit both local communities and wider humanity. The University was created through a Government plan bifurcating Kerala University. As per the plan, the four post-graduate departments of the University of Kerala operating in Calicut were annexed to the new University along with fifty four constituent colleges spread across seven northern districts. With ‘Nirmaya Karmana Sree’ as it motto, the University has been able to surmount all challenges and emerge as the largest residential cum affiliating University in Kerala. With 30 post graduate departments and 373 affiliated colleges it has become a beacon of hope and enlightenment for hundreds of thousands of young men and women in North Kerala.
This year the college plans to go digital. According to news reports, private firm Huawei has collaborated with Calicut University to make the University digital. With the deployment of Wi-Fi, the Calicut University will acquire the status of first E-enabled University in Kerala.
It was reported that Batch configuration consists of up to 200 access points and centralized Access Controller supporting about 10,000 users on a single Policy Center Server having capacity to support one lakh users. The network consists of features like real time location topology, Wireless Network Security Detection, Built-in reporting tools and also customized reports
The Wi-Fi deployment will be followed by the setting up of 160 access points. These access points will be deployed at the seminar complex for visitors to the University; in the library complex as well as in hostels and individual education departments, to provide 24×7 internet facilities to students. The University aims to get 16,000 online, in its efforts to provide each person affiliated with the University online.
Calicut University aims to get the campus high speed Wi-Fi connectivity solution to help students’ access internet anywhere anytime and at good speed. The solution supports the integration of both wired and wireless networks.