NEW DELHI: All educational institutions having Satellite Interactive Terminals
(SITs) or Receive Only Terminals (ROTs) can now receive educational programmes
from EDUSAT, the first Indian satellite built exclusively for serving the educational
sector, and can interact and ask questions through audio-video conferencing or
text mode or through telephone.
education is being imparted via the satellite by the University Grants Commission
(UGC) through the Consortium for Educational Communication (CEC). The ground infrastructure
had been largely created by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) which had
invested Rs 890 million in the programme till December 2006.
states and Union territories had earlier last month committed to sign memorandums
of understanding with the ISRO and the Human Resource Development within the next
two months. Only 14 states and union territories are so far using the satellite.