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Welcome to ERNET

Welcome to ERNET


Education and Research Network of India (ERNET India) is an autonomous society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 under the administrative control of the 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 the objective of facilitating Education and Research Institutions in the establishment of cutting-edge ICT infrastructure. It 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.

ERNET India provides services through its following three Points of Presence (PoPs) located across the country, which help in rapidly responding to the needs of the institutions in the country:

  • ERNET India HQs, New Delhi
  • VSAT Hub located at STPI, Bengaluru
  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai

These PoPs provide technical support and hand-holding to user sites. In addition to these PoPs, ERNET India has setup Regional Centres at following two locations:

  • Bengaluru
  • Chennai