NIOS’ new studio, inaugurated by Dr. D Purandeswari, Minister of State for Human Resource Development, will be used to record programmes for Vidya Darshan to telecast programmes with NCERT at a 12-hour stretch each
The hub of national news channels, radio stations, NOIDA, has seen the launch of a channel ‘Vidya Darshan’ on 13th April 2011. A Recording Studio, set up in premises of the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), was inaugurated by the Honourable Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Dr. D. Purandeswari. Staff members from NIOS headquarters, Regional Centre Delhi and CWC were present at the occasion.
The Studio will be utilised for recording programmes for the proposed The Studio will be utilised for recording programmes for the proposed 24×7 School Education Channel, VidyaDarshan. While the NIOS proposes to telecast its programmes for 12 hours at a stretch, the NCERT will take up the remaining 12 hours in this channel. The NIOS has been utilising the electronic media to make the teaching and learning process more effective and efficient.
Audio and video programmes produced by the NIOS are significant components of the multi-channel package offered by NIOS. These programmes are also broadcast and telecast on Gyanvani and Gyandarshan channels. Further, the NIOS being one of the apex organizations for the flagship programme of Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) to universalise secondary education, the setting up of the Studio is a step in the direction of building its own infrastructure. Dr. Purandeswari, in her inaugural speech emphasized on the strong role to be played by the Open Schooling System at various levels in the implementation
of the Right To Education Act. She urged the NIOS to shoulder this responsibility with credibility and quality to reach out to about 80 lakh children who are out of school. She also pointed out that the 24×7 channel would be an innovative method to make learning interesting for learners by including interactive sessions to capture the interest of learners.
Appreciating the NIOS initiative to start a Community Radio Station soon, she felt that the NIOS should innovate and investigate new ways such as increased use of technology to reach out to the learners. Dr. S.S Jena, Chairman, NIOS, in his welcome address spoke about the milestone achieved by the NIOS in the form of the Recording Studio in its premises. He hopes that the NIOS would now be able to produce quality audio and video programmes to supplement its self learning material popularly referred to as “Teacher in Print”. Programme ended with vote of thanks by Sri G.G Saxena, Secretary,