Swayam Prabha to Provide Educational Content in Homes

India's Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister, Prakash Javadekar
India’s Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister, Prakash Javadekar

The Government of India has approved a project to launch ‘Swayam Prabha,’ which aims to start 32 Direct to Home (DTH) Television Channels for providing educational content to teachers, students, and citizens across the country for their lifelong learning.

This information was given Monday by India’s Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister, Prakash Javadekar.

According to him, 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 their convenience.

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The main features of Swayam Prabha:

  • Curriculum based course content covering diverse disciplines such as arts, science, commerce, performing arts, social sciences, and humanities subjects. The content will also cover engineering, technology, law, medicine, agriculture, and so on.
  • Covers all levels of education: School education, undergraduate, postgraduate, engineering, out of school children, vocational courses, and teacher training.

According to Javadekar, the 32 channels are proposed to be launched before September 2016.

Initially the programmes will be in English but with the passage of time, the programmes will be launched in regional languages also.

Photo courtesy: Ministry of HRD

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