The HRD Ministry on 8 October 2013 announced that it will launch 50 DTH educational channels soon. All these channels will be different from the existing programmes on air including Gyan Darshan as new one will be more interactive.
All these channels will air programmes which will be live and not pre recorded. The Ministry also announced that the new initiatives will be one of the largest anywhere in the world of its kind. Later, the number of these channels will increase to one thousand.
The Ministry already spent over one billion US Dollar for ICT. Over 400 universities and twenty thousand colleges have been linked with bandwidth. It is important to note that the Ministry may approach AICTE to make on-line education mandatory and integral part of education system. S.S. Mantha, chairman, AICTE focused on promoting quality initiatives in the country.
The one day workshop was organized by the HRD Ministry with AICTE. More than 150 engineering colleges from the National Capital Region of Delhi participated in the programme.