On 10th February 2010, the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) announced launch of six new FM radio stations on education. These stations are addition to the already existing 31 radio stations the university owns. Operational in Agra, Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Srinagar, Trichy and Thiruvananathapuram, these new stations were launched by Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Mohan Jatua.
The FM radio station, Gyan Vani, targets to enhance and supplement the teaching-learning process by reaching across to learners through a low-cost, popular mass medium using interactive formats. The first of the Gyan Vani stations was launched in 2001. IGNOU also celebrated a decade of the launch of its educational TV channel Gyan Darshan on Wednesday. A collaborative effort of IGNOU, Prasar Bharati, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Gyan Darshan is a bouquet of four channels on vocational and technical education, higher education and sustainable development.