Madurai Kamaraj University is all set to commission the Gyan Vani FM Radio to broadcast educational programmes for students.
The transmission trials will start in the next few days and the formal launch is expected to take place on September 15, the birth anniversary of former Chief Minister C.N. Annadurai.
“We want to complete the trials by the end of August. The university has made investment to acquire digital technology and hi-tech sound proof room for the FM Radio Station project,” R. Karpaga Kumaravel, MKU Vice-Chancellor, told The Hindu.
According to him, MKU will become the first conventional university in the State to have the Gyan Vani FM Radio Station.
Various plans had been drawn up to reach out to students in and around Madurai effectively through useful educational programmes.
Among the technical education universities, the Anna University has a similar radio station for education purposes.
Career counselling, personality development, academic programmes and awareness modules would be among the programmes to be broadcast through the radio station, Dr. Karpaga Kumaravel said.
According to university officials, the FM station coverage will be for a radius of around 90 kilometres and the varsity will take the help of All India Radio also for transmission.
The major beneficiaries of Gyan Vani will be the students pursuing courses through distance education.