Prez Pratibha Patil to visit Mumbai on Feb 29

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Mumbai, Feb 29 (UNI) President Pratibha Patil will pay a one-day visit to the city on February 29 to inaugurate the FM Campus Radio service of Mumbai University.

Visiting the city for the first time after taking over as the President, Mrs Patil would also inaugurate the University's health centre at a function to be held at the Cowasjee Jehangir Convocation Hall.

The new campus radio station called RADIO MUST (Mumbai University Student's Transmission) would be available on 107.8 GHz and restricted to a three km radius of the campus. However, it could be accessed worldwide through Internet, according to an official release here today.

The FM network would comprise a mix of information and entertainment, broadcasting community-related programmes as well as public lectures and discussions dealing with students' issues.

Classroom lectures would also be beamed from a later date. The channel would be on air between 0900 to 1100 hrs, 1300 to 1500 hrs and 1900 to 2100 hrs.

Community radio broadcasting was opened up for academic institutions through a policy introduced in December 2002. Following the expansion of scope in 2006 to include NGOs as well, the community radio activity has picked up pace in the country. Already 27 campus radio services are in operation, with the Anna University, Chennai's Anna FM being the first to go on air on February 1, 2004.

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