MoU signed between Bhaskaracharya National Institute of Space Applications and Prasar Bharti
On November 4, 2020, the Prasar Bharati and Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Applications and Geo-Informatics signed a Memorandum of Understanding. Under the MoU, all the 51 DTH education channels will be available as DD co-branded channels to all DD Fresh Dish viewers.
The 51 DTH channels includes Swayamprabha, E-Vidya for Class 1 to 12, DigiShala, Vande Gujarat, etc. The channels are to provide quality educational programmes to rural and remote households. These services are to available free of cost for all the viewers 24/7. This will aid the GOI to achieve its target of providing “Education to all”.
Swayam and Swayam Prabha
SWAYAM is Study Webs of Active Learning for Young Aspiring Minds (SWAYAM). It was launched in 2017. The webs were launched by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (now Ministry of Education). It provides an integrated platform and portal for online courses. The main aim of SWAYAM is to ensure that every student in the country gets access to best quality education at affordable cost.
The scheme is being implemented by the Ministry of HRD. It provides 32 high quality education channels. The channel streamline curriculum-based course content. It was mainly launched to make quality learning resources to remote areas where internet is still a challenge.
The DTH channels under the programme uses GSAT-15 satellite programme for telecast.
It is a TV channel launched by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology to promote cashless transactions. It is a channel that informs citizens about digital payment ecosystem, processes and benefits. It is a satellite channel managed by Door darshan and is made available through GSAT15.
The channel will inform citizens about digital payment options through step by step demos using UPI, e-wallets, USSD and Aadhaar-enabled payment system and cards. The services of the channel is available in English and Hindi.