ANNA UNIVERSITY-KBC CENTER FOR INTERNET AND TELECOM TECHNOLOGIES:
The AU-KBC Center for the Internet and Telecom Technologies has been established at the MIT Campus in May 1999 through the donation of RS.1.00 crore Dr.K.B. Chandrasekhar, Chairman and Co-founder of Exodus Communications, USA. The infrastructure includes a 256 kbps Internet access over a 2 Mbps based line, high-end server with broad-based Networking. The research activities of the center are to investigate on cryptography, Network security, Internet Access over the power line medium and many others. In addition, the KBC foundation has donated another 0.5 crore Rupees towards setting up a state-of –art java lab at the center and 1.5 crore rupees for the campus networking and video conferencing facilities. One of the goals of the center is to link value-addition to the Domain-knowledge possessed by the faculty and the students of our University in diverse Domains through the use of the Internet and I.T Tools/Technologies. There are a number of ways in which this can be attempted, such as:
Enhance/extend the range and scope of the Instructional Process, including the concept of remote-classrooms, web based learning, etc, Convert the domain knowledge into prototype(h/w or s/w) having market value , such as Algorithms, Design Tools, Software Packages, Databases Product Designs, etc.. Convert the domain knowledge into services of value to the public and government such as GIS–based services.
Form professional networks, specialists’ groups etc, on the Net to promote community interaction and professional growth. The center has received funding from various agencies to the tune of Rs.432.00 lakhs.
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