NKN is a state-of-the-art multi-gigabit
pan-India network for providing a unified high speed network backbone for all
knowledge related institutions in the country. 1500+ institutes to be connected;
connectivity to 774 institutes has already been provided.
Ten (10) more institutes like medical colleges etc. are likely to be connected
within next few months.
For special interest groups, NKN enables Virtual Private Network (VPN)
NKN provides international connectivity to its users for global collaborative
research. Presently, NKN is connected to:
► Trans Eurasia Information Network (TEIN3)
► Similar connectivity to few other research networks is in the
The architecture of NKN has been designed for Reliability, Availability &
The backbone connectivity of the network starts from 2.5 Gbps and progressively
moves onto 10 Gbps between 7 Super core (fully meshed) locations across India.
NKN services started in MP in the year 2010 and NKN-POP is operational since
NKN-POP was inaugurated on 21stMarch 2012 by Hon'ble Minister of IT,
As on now, 35 institutes of MP are connected from 100 Mbps to 1 Gbps