Setting yourself apart from other schools can be difficult, even for a university that has even a small amount of name recognition. For a school that was founded in 2004, making sure you stand out in the crowded field of continuing education is a tough job. This is the tall order that India’s Mody University was facing recently.
As a private woman’s university based in Lakshmangarh, Rajasthan, India, school officials were concerned that obsolete Wi-Fi was detrimental to the learning experience of their students. Not only was this a hindrance to current schools, but it made attracting new students difficult too. For a school that has a curriculum that runs the gamut from engineering and technology to fashion design, Mody University wanted a new network that was quick, up-to-date and allowed the students and faculty to make sure they were ready for the modern world.
“Our new Cisco infrastructure and network solution enhanced the satisfaction level of users,” said Amit Pareel, System Administrator for Mody University. “When comparing institutions, students have one eye on the quality of their teaching and the other on the quality of their technology.”
And being that it’s a Cisco network, the 3500 students, 1200 faculty and staff members, and 200 research scholars received a quality network upgrade.
The Mody University infrastructure was updated with over 200 Cisco Aironet 1530 and 1700 Series Access Points, Cisco Catalyst 2960X, 3850 and 6800 Series Switches, and Cisco 5500 Series Wireless Controllers.
The results have been amazing. Prior to the new network, Wi-Fi was limited to about 45 percent of classrooms and indoor areas. Now coverage is almost 100 percent through out the entire campus—both indoors and out. The new network has allowed professors to be more creative in the ways that they teach their classes. Students have confidence to explore new ways of learning now that they know that their equipment is not a liability.
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