Some of the salient features of the NKN are
- Establishing Connectivity for Knowledge and information sharing.
- Enabling Collaborative Research in emerging areas such as Climate Modelling.
- Facilitating distance education in specialized fields such as medicine, emerging high tech areas covering info-bio-nano technology.
- Facilitating an ultra high speed e-governance backbone for information sharing.
More information on NKN website: http://nkn.gov.in/home