National Knowledge Network (NKN)

National Knowledge Network (NKN) is a state-of-the-art multi-gigabit pan-Indian resource-sharing network aimed at digitally connecting all national universities, colleges and research establishments to create “country-wide virtual classrooms”. National Informatics Centre (NIC) is the implementing agency of NKN.

Facts

Sri Lanka to become first country to be connected to NKN through Gigabyte (GB) optical fibre network.  Recently, India has excluded Pakistan from the list of SAARC member countries with which it will be connecting its National Knowledge Network (NKN).

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