About Edusat Hub (Women's College )
Government College for Women , M.A.Road Srinagar joined the elite club of Institutions with facilities of Satellite Based Education by setting up of an Edu-Sat Hub for Kashmir Valley in the College and subsequent establishment of 59 SIT's located in various Degree Colleges , DIET's Higher Secondary, Polytechnics and ITI's of Kashmir Valley.
The virtual classes with two way audio - video interactive facilities are being conducted and beamed to various institutions located in backward areas like Karnah , Drass and Kargil etc to ensure quality education .
Education Satellite System
Objectives of Education Satellite System to meet the Challenge of Number and Quality through:
Providing Effective Teachers Training.
Supplementing the Curriculum based Teaching.
Greater Community Participation and Monitoring.
Providing Access to Quality Resource Persons.
Strengthening the Distance Education
Taking Education to Every Nook & Corner of the Country.
Providing Access to New Technologies.
India’s educational programme got a fillip on 20 September 2004 with the successful launch of EDUSAT, launched by Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F01) and from the launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, AP. EDUSAT is an indigenously designed satellite, which is exclusively devoted to the field of education. This is a path-breaking effort in the concept of tele-education. EDUSAT was placed in the 36,000 km high geostationary orbit and co-located with INSAT-3C and KALPANA-1 at 74° East longitude. The satellite weighing 1950 kg at lift off, including 1110 kg of propellants for orbit raising and maintenance is designed to provide service for seven years.
Satellites can establish the connectivity between urban educational institutions with adequate infrastructure imparting quality education and the large number of rural and semi-urban educational institutions that lack the necessary infrastructure. Besides supporting formal education, satellite systems can facilitate dissemination of knowledge to the rural and remote population about important aspects of health, hygiene and personality development and allow professionals to update their knowledge base as well.
Thus in spite of limited number of trained and skilled teachers, the aspirations of the growing student population can be met through the concept of tele-education. In the third phase, EDUSAT network is expected to become fully operational. ISRO will provide technical and managerial support in the replication of EDUSAT ground system to manufacturers and service providers. EDUSAT will be able to support about 25–30 uplinks and about 5000 remote terminals per link. While ISRO will provide the space segment for EDUSAT system and demonstrate the efficacy of the satellite system for interactive distance education, content generation is the responsibility of the user agencies. The quantity and quality of the content would ultimately decide the success of EDUSAT System. To help in this, ISRO, in cooperation with the user agencies, has already organized 5 conferences at regional level and one at the national level to create awareness about EDUSAT and its capabilities. Minakshi De, 35, Garpar Road, Kolkata 700 009, India.
Following is the Programme schedule for lecture delivery through EDUSAT NETWORK KASHMIR DIVISION with effect from 16/04/2012. All the Heads of the participating Institutions, SIT Coordinators/Operators are requested to ensure student participation as per the schedule.
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