Television

DD, AIR broadcast educational content, virtual classes

These classes help students during this lockdown

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MUMBAI: India's public Broadcasters – Doordarshan and All India Radio – are broadcasting virtual classes and other educational content through their regional channels across the country to help students during this lockdown period.

The broadcasting is being done in collaboration with various state government institutions on TV, radio and YouTube.

In the absence of school classes, these virtual classes are helping students, especially the tenth and twelfth standard students in preparation for their board and competitive examinations.

Doordarshan Kendras that are broadcasting virtual classes are Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Gujarat, and Jammu and Kashmir.

The virtual learning through DD and AIR include curriculum-based classes for primary, middle and high school level students. Many of these classes also help students prepare for their engineering and medical entrance examinations.

To keep the learning interesting, apart from the curriculum content, virtual classes in a few states include story telling by eminent personalities and quiz shows.

With an aim of inculcating discipline in students sitting at home, most of these classes start early morning and a few are repeated in the afternoon.

All India Radio stations that are broadcasting virtual classes are Vijaywada, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Tiruchirapalli, Coimbatire, Puducherry, Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirunelveli, Panaji, Jalgaon, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Parbhani, Aurangabad, Pune, Nagpur, Mumbai, Gangtok, Guwahati, Bikaner, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaipur.

The Stations broadcasting educational content are Bhopal, Chennai, Kozhikode, and Thrissur.

On an average, any DD channel airs 2.5 hours of educational content daily and any AIR channel 30 minutes of educational content daily.

Also, a total number of hours of daily content across DD Network is 17 hours and 11 hours across AIR network daily.

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