ERNET together with Centre for development of Advanced computing (C-DAC) has completed the Proof of Concept phase of Project GARUDA under which connectivity has been established at 45 academic and research institutions (spread across 17 cities) on 2.4 Gbps high-speed communication backbone to enable these institutions to carry out research and engineering in technologies , architecture, standards and application in Grid computing. ICARNet- an overlay on the ERNET Network-is a programme of the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR ) to interlink all its institutions across the country and provide access to internet, email and digital libraries.274 agriculture education and research institutions have been connected at varying bandwidths( 128 Kbps to 2 Mbps). ERNET has setup and commissioned IP based Video Conferencing and IP telephony System at 23 ICAR Institutes over the ERNET Network. ERNET India is also setting up a secure Data Centre to host education related material including research papers, theses, and database of the students and teachers of the research and educational Institutions.