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Panel Discussion on Net Neutrality Vs Free Basics
A special panel discussion on “Net Neutrality vs Free Basics” was held on February 1, 2016 at SDMIMD, Mysuru organized by Mysore University Information and Library Science Alumni Network (MILAN) in association with Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD).
Mr. Sathyanarayana and other panel members Dr. Shalini R. Urs, Executive Director, International School of Information Management (ISiM), University of Mysore, Mysuru; Mr. Kalpesh Mehta, Founder, Starsoft-India, Mysuru; Dr. Sudhir Sosale, Director, Centre for Training in Advanced Technologies, National Institute of Engineering (NIE), Mysuru; discussed several aspects of this highly important and emerging issue. The general feeling was that this should be selectively free, and not absolutely free. Experts said that TRAI should protect the rights of netizens in using Internet and realize the true agenda behind Free Basics. It should give opportunity to act or mislead the public in use of Internet. TRAI should uphold the core ideologies of Net Neutrality to give Freedom for Information Access to the Internet users in general, Young India in particular.
The discussion was moderated by Prof. Malathi Sriram, Chairperson – PGDM, SDMIMD.
Earlier Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD addressed the gathering and highlighted the importance of discussion on such contemporary topics in an academic environment. Dr. P.Y. Rajendra Prasad, President – MILAN delivered the vote of thanks.
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