GSAT-3 satellite, more commonly known as EDUSAT, was launched on 20th September 2004 by the Indian Space Research Organization
(ISRO). This ambitious project was mainly intended to meet the demand for satellite communication based distance education system for
the country. It was aimed at providing connectivity to schools, colleges and other academic institutions. The program is primarily meant to
support non-formal education. Due to failure of EDUSAT (GSAT-3) satellite in March-2010 and in order to provide continuity of services,
ISRO allocated satellite bandwidth to all Tele-Education networks in INSAT-4CR Ch#2, Ch#4 and Ch#12 (total 96 MHz) with 5 networks
operating on time sharing basis.
Satellite Name: INSAT 4CR
Frequency (Ku-band) : 11.680 GHz
Symbol Rate: 2968
Polarity: Vertical
Department of Collegiate Education, as an eLearning initiative, introduced Tele-education
through EDUSAT during the year 2007 on a pilot basis by installing Receive Only Terminals
(ROTs) at 142 locations. A state-of-the-art broadcast studio with virtual class room
arrangement is setup for production and telecasting education programs through EDUSAT
satellite. 198 new RoT’s have been setup in colleges during the year 2013-14.
Currently the State of Karnataka is provided with one EDUSAT
Hub and is  allocated with 2 "one-way Audio and Video"
Receive-Only-Terminal (ROT) Channels and 2 "Two-way Audio
and Video" Satellite Interactive Terminal (SIT) Channels. DCE,
together with the Department of Technical Education, uses one
of the ROT Channels for EDUSAT network.

The Department of State Educational Research and Training
(DSERT) is the care taker of the HUB installed in its campus
and is located at the following address.

    #4, 100ft Ringroad
    Banashankari 3rd Stage
    Outer Ring Rd, Hosakerehalli Layout
    Bangalore, Karnataka 560085

Technical Parameters of Satellite Currently used for Tele-
education Program :
A special program for interaction between Heads of the Department and the College staff is being conducted every 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month between 4.30 pm and 5.30 pm.
"JNANATARANGA" - EDUSAT Broadcast Studio is cinstructed jointly by the Departments of Collegiate Education and Technical Education
The  Commissioner   for   Collegiate  Education  Shri B. G. Nandakumar in one of the Interaction Programs

A total of 304 Government First Grade Colleges across the state are in DCE's EDUSAT program network. Recorded and Live education lectures are being telecasted regularly  between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm on all week days. Students and faculty from colleges can interact with the live sessions by sending SMS to the dedicated mobile numbers.
Edusat Program Schedule

for January 2017
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