Satellite education facilities extended in NE engineering colleges

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Agartala, Jan 3 (UNI) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), in association with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai, has launched a major initiative to provide satellite-based education facilities to engineering colleges in the Northeast.

Official sources said here today that the ISRO had set up more than 45 broadcast and interactive networks, covering 20 states, including the NE states, across the country in EDUSAT network.

More than 30,000 classrooms had been provided connectivity through EDUSAT and the number was increasing steadily, providing satellite-based tele-education facilities to students and teachers of the engineering colleges across the country.

The faculty was based at IIT, Mumbai, by the ISRO, which would provide satellite bandwidth and instal ground equipment at various recipient institutes in backward states of the country while the IIT would arrange for delivering full-fledged courses on various engineering topics through its faculty on the network, officials added.

Earlier, the Tripura government had installed satellite-based education for the students in 50 selected schools of the state while computer education was extended in about 70 per cent high schools.

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