19 States Using Satellite Communication For Education: Dr Jitendra

New Delhi, July 22: Union Minister of State , Dr Jitendra Singh today informed the Rajya Sabha that 19 States of India are using satellite communication for education.

In reply to a question, the Minister, who is also In-Charge Department of Space and ISRO, stated that besides the 19 States, the Andaman & Nicobar Islands are also beaming the education contents in digital mode under the Teli-education Programme of Department of Space and ISRO. 

The reply further stated that the Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Applications and Geo-informatics (BISAG-N) is also beaming 51 educational channels using satellite communication.

In addition to this, the Space sector also opened Indian Institute of Remote Sensing and is actively involved in training beneficiaries (such as UG/PG and Doctorate students, working professionals, academicians, school teachers and school students) on Space Technology and its Applications using digital platforms. 

 

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