The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay has launched satellite based tele-education facilities in the country in association with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
The EDUSAT network will provide satellite-based tele-education facilities to students and teachers of the engineering colleges across the country. ISRO has already signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IIT in this regard on November, 2007. More than 50 colleges, including IITs, several National Institutes of Technology (NITs), VJTI Mumbai, Samrat Ashok Technology, Salem, and Delhi College of Engineering will start receiving tele-education programmes from January, 2008. In the EDUSAT Network, ISRO has set up more than 45 broadcast and interactive networks covering 20 states, including North-Eastern ones and islands of the country. So far, 30,000 classrooms are receiving connectivity through EDUSAT.