The solutions were provided by Convergent Wireless Communications
Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) Belagavi, Karnataka with more than 16 years tradition of excellence in Engineering & Technical Education, Research and Innovations has gone in for total revamp of their networking infrastructure.
The university with 202 affiliated colleges, one constituent college and 17 Autonomous colleges with undergraduate courses in 35 disciplines, PG program in 94 disciplines and Ph.D.& M.sc ( Engg.) with research programs in 592 departments was facing some challenges in their existing network.
The University has 13 Quality Improvement Programme (QIP) centres in various affiliated colleges and 16 extension centres for offering PG programs. Being one of the most sought after Technical University in the country their network infrastructure was running with legacy speed using 1G uplinks and 10/100 access speed and the core network was running without any redundancy. The overseeing committee of VTU recommended, to upgrade the existing infrastructure to 10G uplinks and all the users to 1G, and to have 2 core switches for redundancy as the network is very critical.
“In line with the advancement in technology and being the pioneer in technological education, it was imperative for VTU to keep pace with the changing technologies and make its IT Infrastructure resilient ” says Prof.S.A Angadi, Network Head of VTU who himself spearheaded the upgradation of network infrastructure. University, with an enrolment of over 4 lakh Engineering Students, in the various institutes affiliated to the University, can now provide faster access of information to its students, faculty and guests.
The network was implemented by Convergent Wireless Communications, head-quartered at Bangalore “It was very challenging to upgrade / replace the existing networking infrastructure without disturbing the existing network even for a day and this required a team of skilled resources. We are happy that this was accomplished in a record time to the utmost satisfaction of University”, says Mr. Anil Trikannad Director of Convergent Wireless Communications.