HRD Ministry: 32 DTH channels to telecast IIT lectures live

In its new initiative, HRD (Human Resource Development Ministry) Ministry is contemplating to launch 32 Direct-to-Home channels, which would provide live telecast of lectures from six IITs and some other top institutions.

The Department of Space has agreed to allot two transponders on a GSAT series satellite for the project. MoUs have already been signed with premier institutions, which will provide lessons and content for these channels.

Speaking to PTI , a senior official said, "The government is focusing on using 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.


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HRD: 32 DTH channels to telecast IIT lectures live

Lectures of more than 12 premier institutions will reach students on television. Students can listen to lectures freely on Doordarshan's FreeDish DTH platform.

Committee chaired by Director, IIT Gandhinagar worked on the finer details of the project and said that the channels are likely to be on air in a couple of months.

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