New Delhi: The government of India will launch 32 Direct to Home (DTH) education channels for providing high quality educational content to all teachers, students and citizens across the country in lifelong learning. The education channels, under the ‘SWAYAM Prabha, which has been approved by the government, will be operationalised before September 2016. Initially the programmes will be in English but after few days the programmes will be launched in regional languages also.
There will be new content of four hours every day, which would be telecast six times a day allowing the student to choose the time of his/her convenience.
Under the SWAYAM Prabha project the curriculum based course contents cover a host of diverse subjects such as arts, science, commerce, performing arts, social sciences and humanities subjects, engineering, technology, law, medicine, agriculture etc. Further, the project covers all level of education: School education, undergraduate, postgraduate, engineering, out of school children, vocational courses and teacher training.
This information was given by the Union Human Resource Development Minister Mr Prakash Javadekar yesterday (18 July 2016) in a written reply to a Lok Sabha question.