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Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology
Government of India
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Education and Research Network of India (ERNET India) is an autonomous society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 under the administrative control of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India and is functioning under the overall control and guidance of its Governing Council. The Hon’ble Minister for Electronics & Information Technology is the Chairperson of the Council and the members have been chosen from premier Academic & Research institutions, Government organizations and Professional bodies.

ERNET India is a not for profit organization with objective to facilitate Education and Research Institutions in establishment of cutting edge ICT infrastructure. It has brought the Internet to India way back in the year 1986.

ERNET India is serving in the areas of ICT Project consultations, Terrestrial and VSAT networks, Domain registration for education & research institutions, Web-hosting services, Setting up of smart virtual classrooms/ digital classrooms including high resolution e-classrooms for medical colleges/ hospitals, Eduroam services for educational institutions, Setting up of Wi-Fi campus in universities and also works in other contemporary and emerging technologies. ERNET India also carries out collaborative R&D projects with premier academic institutions focusing on Next Generation Networking technologies in the areas of Quantum Communication, LiFi, Tactile Internet, IoT and other relevant domains.