EDUSAT is the satellite exclusively devoted
to meet the demands of educational sector.
It was launched on September20, 2004 by
Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) to
meet ever increasing demand for an
interactive satellite-based distance
education system for the country. It has
revolutionized classroom teaching through IP
based technology. EDUSAT has five KU band
transponders providing spot beams, one KU
beam transponder providing national beam and
six extended C-band transponders providing
national coverage beams.
A project in collaboration with ISRO &
UGC-CEC, the Centre provides an opportunity
to the teachers and the students to
contribute and share their knowledge under
one roof in the form of Virtual Classroom.
The virtual classroom functions through
EDUSAT. Teachers, from far off places can
interact live with students through video
conferencing. The students reap the benefits
without being present physically in the
classroom. 68 Satellite Interactive
Terminals (SITs) and Receive Only Terminals
(ROTs) are installed across the country for
the above-mentioned project.
Students can also enjoy the
facility to choose a subject and the expert,
to deliver a lecture. under the facility of
‘Lecture on Demand’.
The recorded lectures delivered during
the EDUSAT transmission are also available