Gyandarshan - Gyanvani - e-gyankosh

A satellite based TV channel devoted to educational and developmental needs of the Indian society


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Delhi, INDIA
IN India

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About the project Edit

In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

eGyankosh is an exclusive dedicated initiative to digitize the entire course curriculum of IGNOU and make it available to all.

What is the social value of this project? Edit

Through these multifarious technological interventions, IGNOU is putting maximum efforts in extending its reach beyond the borders of the country and facilitate international students. What is laudable is IGNOU's continuous pursuit in providing higher and quality education using digital tools and technologies and reaching out to the unreached.

What is the potential of this project to expand and develop? Edit

Manthan Award South Asia 2008 > Award Winners, E-Education
There is hardly any example of any university in India which uses all possible media tools and applications to reach out to those who want to be educated. IGNOU is an example which uses print, radio, TV, Web/Internet to reach out to the masses. After having deployed various TV channels, EduSat, Community Radio, IGNOU is at task through eGyankosh to utilize digital media to the best of its possibility.

What was the triggering factor of this project? Edit

Gyandarshan, Gyanvani and Edusat are pioneering moves by Indira Gandhi National Open University to bring about notable changes in the age old education system through web casting facilities.

What is the business model of this project? Edit

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), established by an Act of Parliament in 1985, has continuously striven to build an inclusive knowledge society through inclusive education. It has tried to increase the Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) by offering high-quality teaching through the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode.

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