Students across the country would soon be able to watch live telecast of lectures from six IITs (Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Kharagpur, Kanpur) and some other top institutions while seated in their living rooms, with the Union human resource department launching 32 Direct-to-Home channels to cater to their needs.

The department of space has agreed to allot two transponders on a GSAT series satellite for this ambitious project, while MoUs have been signed with many institutions, which will provide lessons and content that will be beamed on these channels.

Lectures of over a dozen other premier institutions will also reach students on TV and these names are being finalised.

These channels will be freely available on Doordarshan’s Free Dish DTH platform and all that the students will need is a Set Top Box to receive them, an official said.

Source: Times of India