Swayam Prabha, a scheme to allow 32 Direct-to-home (DTH) channels to broadcast programs for school and university students has been given clearance by the Union HRD ministry. The scheme is all set to be launched from August likely by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
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Introduction Swayam Prabha
The scheme, once launched will allow students from across the country to access classroom lectures on their TV sets. The telecast of classroom lectures from different institutions on different subjects will be provided on 32 channels.
How Swayam Prabha will Help Students
The interactive study content including pictures, videos and diagrams will be delivered by the subject experts appointed by the ministry. After watching the content, students can call on toll free helpline number to clear their doubts. The subject experts appointed by the government will be paid on an hourly basis to produce the good quality content.
There is a plan of live broadcasting of classroom lectures from IIT Mumbai, Delhi, Kharagpur, and Kanpur to the DTH channels.
The scheme is likely to help students across the country and learn & understand key concepts while sitting at home. As per the Ministry official, there are more than 3 crore youth pursuing higher education in India but the standard is not uniform. There are issues being raised about the quality access of education.
The study content or the educational programmes of high quality will be broadcasted throughout the day on a total of 32 DTH channels. “Every day, there will be new content of at least four hours that would be repeated six times a day, allowing students to choose the time of their convenience,” the official said.