Reliance Jio Will Partner with Mumbai University to Offer Free Wi-Fi across 833 Colleges

Reliance Jio is leading the digital revolution in India and preparing the country to embrace a digital life. Although services like data, voice calling, and Wi-Fi facilities were something that a large segment of people in the country were unable to afford, the scenario has now changed. Jio has been at the forefront of this change by eliminating voice call charges and offering data plans at economical rates.

Free Wi-Fi access in colleges

The company has taken yet another step in this direction by collaborating with Mumbai University to provide free Wi-Fi to students and staff members. As per the plan, the project will be extended to the 833 colleges that are affiliated with Mumbai University. Each student and staff member is expected to receive 20 MB of free data every day. According to the MoU that was signed between the University and Jio, there will be a positive effect on facilities for online payment of fees, canteen coupons, and stationery. The functionality of smart classrooms will also receive a boost because of the move.

Application process

Vice Chancellor of Mumbai University, Sanjay Deshmukh finalized the contract between Reliance Jio and Mumbai University for free Wi-Fi services. The project is estimated to cost approximately Rs. 175 crore. The distribution of services will happen in two phases. The first phase will involve activating the services in 500 colleges by the 28th of December, 2016. In the second phase, the list of pending colleges will have the Wi-Fi facilities operational by January 2017. Vice Chancellor, Sanjay Deshmukh released a statement regarding the Wi-Fi installation process. He stated that applications for the Wi-Fi facilities need to be sent across to Mumbai University by the interested colleges. This should be done before the 28th of December, 2016. He believes that the tie-up with Reliance Jio will greatly benefit staff and students around colleges in Mumbai.

In addition to Wi-Fi services, Jio also has plans to improve the functionality across educational institutes by introducing JioMoney services. These services will facilitate cash-free transactions and also help in keeping a track of records, besides other things.

JioChat promotional offer

Jio is also conducting a promotional drive for its application JioChat. Notifications are being sent across to Jio customers to invite friends to the JioChat app in exchange for free movie tickets. The top 5 customers who invite the most number of acquaintances can also win JioFi 4G hotspot devices. This offer will be active from the 28th of November to the 4th of December, as per reports. JioChat is one of the trending messaging apps on the Google Play store. Users can engage in messaging, voice or video calls, and even initiate group video calls.

Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Jio is rapidly emerging as an industry leader. The brand successfully garnered more than 50 million subscribers within a few months to rank as the leading carrier network in the country because of its impressive user base. Applications like JioChat as well as the Jio Happy New Year Offer will further expand its reach in the country.


Reliance Jio will help Mumbai University open free Wi-Fi services across 833 colleges.


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