UGC-Infonet was an ambitious programme of UGC to interlink all the Universities in the country with state-of-art technology . The Network was switched to BSNL backbone w.e.f 1st April 2010 and renamed as UGC Infonet 2.0.
On the scheme, 10 Mbps(1:1) Leased line was being established in 182 universities by using Fiber to provide Internet Services. INFLIBNET was responsible for executing and monitoring the entire project. Since the UGC-INFONET mainly provides Internet bandwidth, a pre-requisite for delivery of scholary content subscribed through the UGC-INFONET Digital Library Consortium, National Knowledge Network is rolled out to meet the heavy demand of Intenet bandwidth in universities.The scheme has now been withdrawn and all universities are migrated to NKN/NME-ICT projected. The site is maintained for giving information about UGC Infonet.
INFLIBNET Centre has proposed the modified format for UGC Infonet scheme to provide financial support to universities for augmenting IT Infrastructure which include Video conferencing facilty as well.