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Soon we may get a dedicated full time Education Channel, solely catering to the needs of the School Education and adult literacy. This information was given by the Minister of State for Human Resource Development Dr. D. Purandeswari, in a written reply to a question, in the Lok Sabha.
The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) have submitted a proposal for launching 24X7 television channel to cater to the needs of school education and adult literary.
The details are as under:
(i) Upgradation of equipment
(ii) Establishing production facilities (studio and communication link with the earth station)
(iii) Augmenting manpower requirement
(iv) Development of e-content
(v) Mapping of programme available with other agencies (Private, NGO and other government agencies)
The Central Institute of Educational Technology, National Council of Educational Research and Training, New Delhi and the National Institute of Open Schooling, NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh will be the lead partners. The Department of Adult Education and its sister agencies in the States, State Institutes of Educational Technology, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sanghatan, Novodaya Vidyalaya Samiti and other educational agencies in the Centre and the States will be invited to participate and contribute.
Hopefully such a new channel would go a long way in helping the school children in in development of their educational career.