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Coming: direct to home coaching for students, IIT aspirants

The Centre will formally launch Swayam Prabha — a project for telecasting “high-quality educational programmes” through 32 DTH channels — here on Sunday at a National Convention on Digital Initiatives for Higher Education.

The project envisages 24X7 access to educational content.

“Every day, there will be content of four hours that will be repeated six times, thus covering all 24 hours of the day. This will allow the student to choose a time of his own convenience,” said an official. “The channels will cover curriculum-based course content covering arts, science, commerce, performing arts, social sciences, engineering, medicine, law, agriculture, etc.”

The courses will address both high school and secondary school students of Classes 9 to 12 and help them understand the subjects and prepare for competitive examinations.

The content would also include IIT-PAL modules, aimed at helping students of Classes 11 and 12 prepare for the IITs by developing a strong conceptual understanding.

The Hindu had reported in June 2016 that the government was conceptualising IIT-PAL to take IIT coaching to the homes of IIT aspirants as many students cannot afford expensive, private coaching.

The project will also telecast teacher-training content.

The Swayam Prabha project has been completed with the active participation of the Bhaskaracharya Satellite Application Centre and Geoinformatics, Gandhinagar, and ECIL, Hyderabad.

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