National Knowledge Network (NKN)


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 pipeline.



Key Services





Technical Overview


  • The architecture of NKN has been designed for Reliability, Availability & Scalability
  • 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 September 2011
  • NKN-POP was inaugurated on 21st March 2012 by Hon'ble Minister of IT, GoMP
  • As on now, 35 institutes of MP are connected from 100 Mbps to 1 Gbps