SWAYAM Prabha is an initiative of the Ministry of Human Resources Development to provide 32 High Quality Educational Channels through DTH (Direct to Home) across the length and breadth of the country on 24X7 basis.
It has curriculum-based course content covering diverse disciplines. This is primarily aimed at making quality learning resources accessible to remote areas where internet availability is still a challenge.
The DTH channels are using the GSAT-15 satellite for programme telecasts.
The SWAYAM PRABHA has new content everyday for at least (4) hours which would be repeated 5 more times in a day, allowing the students to choose the time of their convenience. The channels are uplinked from BISAG, Gandhinagar. The contents are provided by NPTEL, IITs, UGC, CEC, IGNOU, NCERT and NIOS. The INFLIBNET Centre maintains the web portal.
The DTH Channels covers the following:
|Channel No.||Channel Name||Route/Parent|
Channels 01-10 are managed by CEC, New Delhi.
|1||Channel 01: VAGEESH: CEC/UGC: Humanities- 1, Language and Literature||EMRC, EFLU, Hyderabad|
|2||Channel 02: SANSKRITI: CEC/UGC: Humanities- 2, Arts, History, Philosophy and related Subjects||CEC, New Delhi|
|3||Channel 03: PRABODH: CEC/UGC: Social Science -1, Sociology, Political Science and related subjects||EMRC Jodhpur|
|4||Channel 04: SAARASWAT: CEC/UGC: Social Science - 2, Education, Psychology, Home Science and related subjects||CEC, New Delhi|
|5||Channel 05: PRABANDHAN: CEC/UGC: Social Science - 3, Management, Library Science, Information Science and related subjects||MCRC Jamia Milia|
|6||Channel 06: VIDHIK: CEC/UGC: Social Science - 4, Law, Legal Studies, Human Rights and related subjects||EMRC Patiala|
|7||Channel 07: KAUTILYA: CEC/UGC: Economics, Commerce and Finance||EMRC Ahmadabad|
|8||Channel 08: ARYABHATT: CEC/UGC: Physical sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and related Subjects||EMRC ,University of Calicut|
|9||Channel 09: SPANDAN: CEC/UGC: Life Sciences, Botany, Zoology, Bio-Science and related subjects||EMRC, Kashmir University, Srinagar|
|10||Channel 10: DAKSH: CEC/UGC: Applied Sciences, Allied Physical and Chemical sciences and related subjects||EMRC, Anna University, Chennai|
Channels 11 to 18 are Managed by NPTEL
|11||Channel 11: NPTEL: Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and related Subjects||IIT Kharagpur|
|12||Channel 12: NPTEL: Civil Engineering and related subjects||IIT Delhi|
|13||Channel 13: NPTEL: Computer Science and Engineering||IIT Kharagpur|
|14||Channel 14: NPTEL: Electrical engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering and related subjects||IIT Delhi|
|15||Channel 15: NPTEL: Engineering Sciences and general subjects for engineering||IIT Madras|
|16||Channel 16: NPTEL: Humanities, Social Sciences and Management||IIT Kanpur|
|17||Channel 17: NPTEL: Mechanical Engineering and related subjects||IIT Kanpur|
|18||Channel 18: NPTEL: Mathematics, Physics, Metallurgy and related subjects||IIT Tirupati / IIT Madras|
Channels 19 -22 are managed for high School students by IIT Delhi and is called IIT PAL
|19||Channel 19: IIT PAL: Biology||IIT PAL 1 IIT Delhi|
|20||Channel 20: IIT PAL: Chemistry||IIT PAL 2, IIT Delhi|
|21||Channel 21: IIT PAL: Mathematics||IIT PAL 3. IIT Delhi|
|22||Channel 22: IIT PAL: Physics||IIT PAL 4, IIT Delhi|
Channels 23 to 24 are managed by IGNOU New Delhi.
|23||Channel 23: IGNOU: Liberal Arts and Humanities||IGNOU, New Delhi|
|24||Channel 24: IGNOU: Agriculture, Vocational and Allied Sciences||IGNOU, New Delhi|
Channel 25 is managed by the NIOS, New Delhi.
|25||Channel 25: NIOS: D.El.Ed (Regional Language)||NIOS, New Delhi|
Channel 26 is managed by IGNOU New Delhi.
|26||Channel 26: IGNOU: State Open Universities’ programs||IGNOU, New Delhi|
Channels 27 and 28 are managed by the NIOS, New Delhi.
|27||Channel 27: NIOS: Secondary School Education||NIOS, New Delhi|
|28||Channel 28: NIOS: Higher Secondary School Education||NIOS, New Delhi|
Channels 29 is managed by UGC-INFLIBNET,Gandhinagar.
|29||Channel 29: UGC-INFLIBNET (PG Subject's & YOGA)||UGC-INFLIBNET,Gandhinagar|
Channel 30 is managed by the NIOS, New Delhi.
|30||Channel 30: NIOS: Gyanamrit||NIOS, New Delhi|
Channel 31 is managed by NCERT.
|31||Channel 31: NCERT: School and Teacher Education||NCERT, New Delhi|
Channel 32 is managed by IGNOU and NIOS jointly
|32||Channel 32: IGNOU and NIOS: Teacher Education||IGNOU and NIOS, New Delhi|
To know the schedule of programmes, click here
To watch the LIve programmes, click here
Source : Swayam Prabha Channel