“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,” a senior official from the ministry shared recently.
It is being heard that the department of space has decided to allocate two transponders on GSAT series satellite for this project. MoUs have been signed with the institutions that have agreed to provide the content to be aired on these channels. The channels would supposedly be available on Doordarshan’s Free Dish DTH platform. Only a Set Top Box would be required to air them.