Going a step further with ‘Digital India’ mission, the Union Human Resource Department (HRD) would be soon starting 32 Direct-to-Home channels for catering to the needs of students.
With this development, students across the country would be able to watch live telecast of lectures from six IITs and some other top institutions while seated comfortably at their homes. To make this progressive project a reality, the department of space would be allotting two transponders on a GSAT series satellite. Moreover, MoUs have been signed with many institutions, for providing lessons and content that will be aired on these channels
With this project in place, the government wants to utilise space technology to expand the reach of high-quality education. Through the 32 DTH channels, the aim is to ensure that live classrooms can be transmitted from ten ‘Teaching Ends’ out of which six will be IITs located in Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Kharagpur, Kanpur and Guwahati. Additionally, lectures of over a dozen other premier institutions will also reach students on their TVs.
These channels will be freely available on Doordarshan’s Free Dish DTH platform and all that the students will need is a Set Top Box to receive them.