Good news for engineering students in country. If they were not able to make in IIT, still they can use the best faculties of IIT Bombay. The IIT-B and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) are planning to provide live transmission of the lectures of IIT-B to the engineering colleges across the country. It is possible with the help of exclusive satellite for education – Edusat. The facility will be available from January 2008. colleges of neighbouring countries can also avail it.
For getting the signals, receivers will be installed at the colleges that will receive the encrypted signals transmitted from IIT-B and will recollect it. This will be a two side transmission and students at these remote locations can interact with faculties also.
Although, open courseware is already available from IITs and IISc. Banglore, this will be first time in India when live cases will be available. IGNOU is providing the virtual support to its students at selected centres through this facility.
Nearly 100 colleges have already joined ISRO for the project. The receiver will be supplied by ISRO and costing nearl 3.2 lakhs. It is expected that other engineering institutions will also join it shortly.
Source : Timesofindia
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