Swayam Prabha Yojana: DTH project for educational excellence

Swayam Prabha: Having the highest number of young population in the world, India has a tremendous opportunity to transform its economy if these youth are properly educated and equipped with

Raju Choudhary

Swayam Prabha

Swayam Prabha: Having the highest number of young population in the world, India has a tremendous opportunity to transform its economy if these youth are properly educated and equipped with skills necessary to let them enter the job market.

As we are moving from agrarian society to Industrial economy, the utilization of the largely available human resources is one of the biggest challenges the government encounters. Majority of the youth has no access to quality education which could be due to various reasons being lack of financial resources one of them. Considering the challenges in the form of geographical expansion of the premier institutions, it would be not possible to serve the needs of the youth unless we use the technology effectively. So, with a view to provide access to quality educational content, government of India’s ministry of HRD has come up with a project called “Swayam prabha”. The project was launched on 9th July 2017 by the then president Shri Pranab Mukharjee.

Swayam Prabha

What is Swayam Prabha?

Swayam Prabha is an initiative by the Ministry of Human Resource Development under which 32 DTH channels are made available to telecast the live lectures on various subjects. Direct to home Television (DTHTV) is a method of streaming television by means of signals transmitted from direct broadcast satellites. Signals are transmitted using Ku band and are completely digital with high picture  and stereo  sound quality. These are available across the country at no cost to the end users.

Under this project high quality educational content produced at various intuitions arranging from IITs to open universities.

Every day, there will be new content of at least 4 hours which would be repeated 6 times a day, allowingthe student to choose the time of his convenience.

Swayam Prabha Channel

Content Coverage under Swayam Prabha:

1. School education ( Class 9 to 12 ) modules:

The content of this category is produced to facilitate  teacher training and teaching and learning aids to children to make  them understand  the  subjects  better  and  also  help  them  in  better  preparedness  for  competitive  examinations  for  admissions  to  professional  degree  programmes.

2. Curriculum based content:

The content under this category would cater the needs of various disciplines such as arts,  science,  commerce,  performing  arts,  social  sciences  and humanities  subjects,  engineering,  technology,  law,  medicine, agriculture  etc in higher education domain.

3. For life long learners:

Curriculum and content that meet the needs of lifelong learners

Channel details:

NoChannel TittleChannel co-ordinatorWeb link
1Channel 01:

CEC/UGC: Humanities- 1, Language and Literature

EMRC, EFLU, Hyderabad (The English and Foreign Languages University)Click to view
2Channel 02:

CEC/UGC: Humanities- 2, Arts, History,Philosophy and related Subjects

CEC, New DelhiClick to view
3Channel 03:

CEC/UGC: Social Science -1, Sociology, Political Science and related subjects

CEC, New DelhiClick to view
4Channel 04:

CEC/UGC: Social Science – 2, Education, Psychology, Home Science and related subjects

CEC, New DelhiClick to view
5Channel 05:

CEC/UGC: Social Science – 3, Management, Library Science, Information Science and related subjects

EMRC / MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia, New DelhiClick to view
6Channel 06:

CEC/UGC: Social Science – 4, Law, Legal Studies, Human Rights and related subjects

EMRC, Punjabi University
Click to view
7Channel 07:

CEC/UGC: Economics, Commerce and Finance

EMRC, Gujarat University,AhmedabadClick to view
8Channel 08:

CEC/UGC: Physical sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and related Subjects

EMRC ,University of CalicutClick to view
9Channel 09:

CEC/UGC: Life Sciences, Botany, Zoology, Bio-Science and related subjects

EMRC, Kashmir University, SrinagarClick to view
10Channel 10:

CEC/UGC: Applied Sciences, Allied Physical and Chemical sciences and related subjects

EMRC, Anna University
Click to view
11Channel 11:

NPTEL: Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and related Subjects

IIT KharagpurClick to view
12Channel 12:

NPTEL: Civil Engineering and related subjects

IIT DelhiClick to view
13Channel 13:

NPTEL: Computer Science and Engineering

IIT KharagpurClick to view
14Channel 14:

NPTEL: Electrical engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering and related subjects

IIT DelhiClick to view
15Channel 15:

NPTEL: Engineering Sciences and general subjects for engineering

IIT MadrasClick to view
16Channel 16:

NPTEL: Humanities, Social Sciences and Management

IIT KanpurClick to view
17Channel 17:

NPTEL: Mechanical Engineering and related subjects

IIT KanpurClick to view
18Channel 18:

NPTEL: Mathematics, Physics, Metallurgy and related subjects

IIT Tirupati / IIT MadrasClick to view
19Channel 19: IIT PAL: BiologyIIT PAL 1 IIT DelhiClick to view
20Channel 20: IIT PAL: ChemistryIIT PAL 2, IIT DelhiClick to view
21Channel 21: IIT PAL: MathematicsIIT PAL 3. IIT DelhiClick to view
22Channel 22: IIT PAL: PhysicsIIT PAL 4, IIT DelhiClick to view
23Channel 23: IGNOU: Liberal Arts and HumanitiesIGNOU, New DelhiClick to view
24Channel 24: IGNOU: Agriculture, Vocational and Allied SciencesIGNOU, New DelhiClick to view
25Channel 25: IGNOU: CultureIGNOU, New DelhiClick to view
26Channel 26: IGNOU: State Open Universities’ programsIGNOU, New DelhiClick to view
27Channel 27: NIOS: Secondary School EducationNIOS, New DelhiClick to view
28Channel 28: NIOS: Higher Secondary School EducationNIOS, New DelhiClick to view
29Channel 29: QEEE: QEEE 1 (Live classes in Engineering and Technology)IIT MadrasClick to view
30Channel 30: NPTEL: MathematicsIIT MadrasClick to view
31Channel 31: NCERT: School and Teacher EducationNCERT, New DelhiClick to view
32Channel 32: IGNOU and NIOS: Teacher EducationIGNOU and NIOS
New Delhi
Click to view

One can see the list of courses via https://swayam.gov.in/publiccourse

And the list of faculty here https://swayam.gov.in/Faculty

For more details, visit https://swayam.gov.in


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