The Union Human Resource Department has reportedly planned to launch 32 Direct-to-Home channels that will telecast lectures from six IITs as well as certain other reputed institutes. The ministry is working towards launching these channels by the end of August this year. So you will have access to these lectures sitting in the comfortable confines of your home.
“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.