NCERT gets EduSat hub to boost teachers’ trainingJuly 14th, 2008 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Monday set up a ‘mini hub’ for dissemination of information via Edusat (education satellite) at the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) to facilitate better teachers’ training programmes across the country. NCERT director Krishna Kumar inaugurated the hub and said that thousands of teachers will benefit with the training provided through EduSat.
Kumar said this would enhance the NCERT’s efficiency and effectiveness to reach out to its target audience base.
“Earlier, we used to depend on ISRO’s hub at Ahmedabad to air our teachers’ training programmes but from today onwards we have our own hub that will facilitate interaction between teachers across the country via the satellite,” NCERT spokesman B.C. Patro told IANS.
Vasudha Kamat, joint director of Central Institute of Educational Technology (CIET), said the mini hub will help them set up direct link with 100 Satellite Interactive Terminals spread across the country.
“With the increase in the bandwidth, in addition to the 100 CIET centres, about 120 centres from the Consortium of Educational Communications (CEC) will be operative through this mini hub,” Kamath added.